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  • Bucs Stadium
    December 30, 2016
    As Florida's most diverse destination, Tampa Bay has plenty to be proud of. Here are a few of the places here we got to shine. Dining & Drinks Tampa Bay remains a great place to tickle your taste buds. Bern’s Steak House, “ Outstanding Wine Program ,”James Beard Foundation No. 4 (best), Best & Worst Foodie Cities – wallethub.com 50 Pizza Capitals of America – msn.com Craft Beer 20 Florida Craft Breweries You Need to Visit – whio.com The...
  • Tampa Bay Top Ten Moments of 2016
    December 28, 2016
    2016 was a wild ride -- wilder for some than for others. Here in Tampa Bay, it was a year of big changes and fulfilled promises. We're already looking forward to 2017, which should be even bigger and better. Cross Bay Ferry For the first time in their history, Tampa Bay's two downtowns are connected by a water route. The Cross Bay Ferry began operating in November on a seasonal basis connecting downtown Tamp and St. Petersburg with a 40-minute cruise across the bay. The ferry service...
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Empress
    December 9, 2016
    Great news for those who cruise: Royal Caribbean International will begin offering trips to Cuba from Port Tampa Bay on April 30, 2017. The recently revitalized Empress of the Seas will home-port in Tampa Bay for the 2017 summer season – the cruise line’s first ever summer program from Tampa Bay. The Empress will run a series of four- and five-night sailings including port calls to destinations in Cuba. Details of the summer itineraries are TBA at the moment. Here's what RCI...
  • Ava Hyde Park Menu
    December 6, 2016
    The rebirth of Tampa Heights' waterfront Armature Works building just north of downtown now includes a star of South Tampa's restaurant scene. Ava, Hyde Park's critically acclaimed Italian restaurant, will join the collection of eateries now assembling at the soon-to-open The Heights Public Market. The Heights will be Ava's second location. Ava's executive chef Joshua Hernandez is creating a menu of pizzas, salads and paninis exclusive to the market. They'll be...
  • Outback Bowl
    December 5, 2016
    The Florida Gators and Iowa Hawkeyes will square-off in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay's annual bowl game, now in its 31st year, pits the SEC against the Big 10 each year. This is only the fourth time Florida and Iowa have met on the gridiron. Iowa last played in the Outback Bowl in 2014 against LSU. Both teams are 8-4 with the SEC East Division Champion Gators ranked No. 17 in the College Football Playoff ranking and No. 20 in the AP Poll....
  • Snow on Seventh Ybor
    November 28, 2016
    The holidays are a great time to be in Tampa Bay. Dream all you want about a White Christmas, we'll take one sunny and warm. Christmas Town 2016 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Nov. 26, 2016 through Jan. 2, 2017 Select Days from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens' signature hot...
  • Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K
    November 28, 2016
    Race season is upon us here in Tampa Bay! From now until May, we'll have enough 5k's, 8k's, and half-marathons to exhaust even the most dedicated runner. Take your pick from these or find more here: December 3 Run Tampa Tinsel Run 5k/1mi Fun Runs, Gadsden Park Register Santa’s Twilight 5k, Ybor City Register December 10 Hillsborough River Marathon, Half, Quarter Register Soaring Eagle 5k/1mi, Gadsden Park, Tampa Register December 17 Jingle Bell Run 5k, Tampa Tampa BrainDeer...
  • Cage the Elephant GMF
    November 17, 2016
    Ain't no rest when Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant headline the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival in March. The time is now, music lovers. Tickets for the 2017 Gasparilla Music Festival are officially on sale . Tampa Bay's signature music festival will celebrate its 6th year March 11-12 with another blow-out in downtown's centerpiece festival space, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. GMF will be part of a 10-day Gasparilla extravaganza that includes the Gasparilla International Film...
  • Ferry
    November 16, 2016
    Tampa Bay's new Cross Bay Ferry, which had its maiden voyage Nov. 1, will offer free rides between Tampa and St. Petersburg on each third Sunday through April, starting Nov. 20. Frontier Communications is sponsoring the trips. Frontier also is sponsoring free "Test the Water" rides to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21, 22, and 23) between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Tickets are on sale. Full ferry service began, Nov. 4. A 7-day scheduled...
  • Cross Bay Ferry
    November 2, 2016
    Tampa Bay's new Cross Bay Ferry, which had its maiden voyage Nov. 1, will offer free rides between Tampa and St. Petersburg on each third Sunday through April, starting Nov. 20. Frontier Communications is sponsoring the trips. Frontier also is sponsoring free "Test the Water" rides to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21, 22, and 23) between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Tickets are on sale. Full ferry service starts this weekend, Nov. 4. Full 7-day...