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  • AC by Marriott Westshore Rendering
    January 19, 2018
    Tampa Bay visitors will find a hotel renaissance underway over the next year or so as the destination adds hip new brands, reinvigorates our best-known properties, and makes plans for new builds and new flags. A treasure trove of creature comfort awaits. Here are some of the highlights: New The stylish 175-room AC by Marriott adds a bit of European flair to the upscale West Shore District, putting visitors within easy reach of luxury shopping at International Plaza and Westshore Plaza, iconic
  • Memory Makers Sheila Haynes
    January 18, 2018
    SHEILA HAYNES: Housekeeper, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk With apologies to poet William Carlos Williams, so much depends on fresh towels and clean sheets tucked just so under a pillow. Your mom doesn't live at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk . Lucky for
  • Paddleboard TCC
    December 18, 2017
    Make 2018 the year you discover Florida’s Most diverse destination with fantastic food, superb shopping & amazing adventures for the entire family. Treat your taste buds to Tampa Bay flavors New in 2018 , food halls bring a dynamic vibe to historic Tampa Heights. Sample mouth-watering fare at Hall on Franklin or Armature Works , both iconic buildings reborn as stylish, modern eateries. Tampa Bay’s has earned a reputation as a foodie favorite. In Seminole Heights, new in 2018...
  • A view from the stands at New York Yankees spring training baseball
    December 13, 2017
    Sure as the turning of the seasons (as in Hockey Season, Football Season and Baseball Season), pitchers and catchers return to the Tampa Bay are February 13 for Spring Training with the rest of the players following close behind. Whether you're rooting for the hometown Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees or another Grapefruit League team, g et your scorecards ready for another six more weeks in the sun. Between games, get out and discover the great things Tampa Bay has in store for you....
  • Jose Marti Park Ybor City Cuba
    December 11, 2017
    Have you booked your ticket to Havana on Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa International Airport? How about your Royal Caribbean cruise to Cuba aboard the Empress of the Seas, which will leave from Port Tampa Bay? Or Carnival's 4-day cruise with an overnight stay in Havana? Despite recent changes to rules governing travel to Cuba, Tampa Bay's connection to the island remains strong. As of November 2017, nearly 88,000 people have traveled between Tampa Bay and Cuba since flights...
  • New Years Fireworks
    December 6, 2017
    For those keeping score, Tampa Bay has gotten a lot of attention lately, earning its position among the most popular cities in the US. This dynamic community continues to grow its reputation as Florida's most diverse destination, with a mix of experience hard to find elsewhere. Whether it is a simple stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk, a heart-pumping ride on a rollercoaster, or filling your cravings with one of our many gourmet eateries, you'll discover the just what you seek in Tampa Bay....
  • VTB App composite
    December 4, 2017
    Packing your smart phone for your trip to Tampa Bay? (Who are we kidding -- of course you are!) Keep Florida's most diverse destination at your fingertips through these apps that will make the most of your stay. Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Discovery Guide | Tampa Bay's hometown theme park makes it easy to keep up with wait times, show times, and even reminds you where you parked your car! The QuickPay feature lets you use your phone to pay for purchases and users receive alerts about...
  • Memory Makers Tom Miracle Zamboni
    October 4, 2017
    Tom Miracle: Ice Operations Manager, Amalie Arena Where are you from? Fort Wayne, IN How long have you lived in Tampa Bay? I moved down here October of 94. I opened the building September 6, 1996. I've been in the building working 21 years. I've
  • Riverwalk cyclists
    October 4, 2017
    Now's the time to take Tampa Bay on two wheels. Tampa Bay recently joined nine other cities around the country winning praise from bicycle advocates (we're #10 on the list) for its work creating an urban environment that's friendly and safe for cycling. People For Bikes specifically lauded the new Cass Street bike corridor, which runs through the north side of downtown toward Ybor City. The corridor is a sheltered two-lane course that keeps bikes separated from car traffic while...
  • Couples Weekend
    October 3, 2017
    The kids are back in school, the summer crowds are gone: Now’s the perfect time for a couple's get-away in Tampa Bay. Florida’s most diverse destination has just the right combination of food, sun, and fun for Fall. Unlock Craftober Here in Florida’s hub for craft brewing, skilled artisans create unique drafts accented with local flavors like citrus, Cuban coffee, and blueberries. Get your passport to the local craft beer action and discover the creativity that has put...