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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Caffeine Coffee Inside
    September 29, 2017
    Happy National Coffee Day! Tampa Bay has gained a national reputation for its booming craft beer business. Lately, craft cocktails at places like Franklin Manor and Florida Cane Distillery have begun to catch the public taste buds. But there's another drink that Tampa Bay takes pride in: coffee. Maybe it's our century-plus of Cuban history laced with cafe con leche, or it could be the all-nighters pulled by our growing tech start ups. Either way, locally roasted hand-crafted coffee has...
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    September 22, 2017
    Another Tampa Bay autumn is at hand. The kids are back to school, and the work-a-day grind is calling. Now's the time to make an escape and raise a glass to Fall here in the hip, urban heart of the Gulf coast of Florida. Cigar City Brewing Co. | Tampa Bay has older craft breweries, but none as famous as this one . The name harkens back to Tampa Bay’s history as the Cigar Capital of the World. The flavors on tap include Cuban espresso beans among the offerings. Cigar City has won...
  • USF Contemporary Art Museum
    August 24, 2017
    Museum lovers will find plenty to please them at downtown's most notable cultural institutions, Tampa Museum of Art and the Henry B. Plant Museum. For a deeper dive into Tampa Bay's history and culture, try some of the region's more unique repositories of history, art, and education. You'll find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Tampa Firefighter Museum 720 Zack Street This museum will put a gleam in the eye of any f an of first responders . The museum is housed...
  • Memory Makers Chelsea Albrecht
    August 15, 2017
    Chelsea Albrecht On-site manager Tampa Bay Water Bike Co. For people who love working outside, few places around Tampa Bay are better for that than the waterfront by the Tampa Convention Center. That's where you're find Chelsea Albrecht handling the comings and goings at Tampa Bay Water Bike Co . The California native is a Jack (or better yet, a Jill) of all trades and even works out of a floating office! Where are you from? San Diego, California. How long have you lived in Tampa Bay?...