Tampa Bay Blog

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  • Tampa Postcard
    How much can a single place cram into one month? We are about to find out. March has 31 days, and every one of them is packed with excitement in Tampa Bay. Choose your own adventure. Treasure awaits. Thru March 25 ​Bay Area Renaissance Festival 'Zounds! Step back in time when the rogues and royalty from the 16th Century claim their own corner of Tampa Bay with an amazing mix of experiences and crafts. Watch death-defying feats by acrobats. Cheer your favorite knight during the joust....
  • Tampa Museum of Art
    From a cozy dinner for two to a hand-in-hand stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa Bay is the place to spend quality time with your Significant Other this Valentine's Day weekend. We have a few suggestions to make that romantic moment to remember. DInner for Two Tampa Bay's pours its heart (and its taste buds) into delicious food. Book your candlelit table at these pillars of fine dining. Bern's Steak House | Nationally recognized by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for...
  • GMF
    When it comes to live music, Tampa Bay knows how to put on a show. From massive stadium-sized spectacles to thumping dance clubs to intimate acoustic sets, it’s easy to get caught up in the rhythm. Amalie Arena Grab a bite at nearby Sparkman Wharf on your way to a show at downtown’s star indoor concert venue. When the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning are away from the ice, the 22,000-seat arena hosts dozens of concerts each year along with spectacular performances by Disney on Ice or...
  • VTB App composite
    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 show times, a handy park map, 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...
  • Rivers Family
    The Rivers Family Gasparilla Season arrives in Tampa Bay every year with cannons blazing as Florida's only fully functioning pirate ship, the José Gasparilla, sails into downtown loaded with hundreds of colorfully dressed pirates. The annual
  • Downtown
    The American Planning Association’s Greatest Place in the U.S. The Best Place for Women Entrepreneurs. Food & Wine’s 32 Places to Eat in 2019. Tampa Bay made quite an impression on the world in 2018 as a destination to visit and do business. Here are a few of our favorite accolades from the year. December Food & Wine expects big things from Tampa Bay, which they got to know quite well this year. 32 Places To Go (And Eat) in 2019 You Should See What's Happening in...
  • Pirate Water Taxi
    One hour: Unlock one hour in downtown Tampa starting on the 2.4 mile Tampa Riverwalk which links restaurants, parks, and cultural centers like gems on a string. Begin at Ulele for a quick beer or cocktail that may be ordered to go and served in a special cup; this allows guests to drink legally along Riverwalk. Need a ride? Hop on a Pirate Water Taxi which has a total of 15 stops along the Hillsborough River. Or instead, rent your own E-boat for an hour and discover the river yourself. The
  • Felicia LaCalle
    Felicia LaCalle: Chef/Owner, Hemingway's After years of working in other people's kitchens, Felicia LaCalle struck out on her own in early 2018, opening Hemingway's Cuban restaurant in the Heights Public Market at Armature Works with a menu
  • Lightning Flag
    Before the puck drops at Amalie Arena tonight , hockey fans will discover away ways to have a cool time away from the ice in Tampa Bay. Try these ideas on for size: Grab a Beer You're in Florida's hub for craft brewing -- fantastic beer flows from practically every tap here. Pay a visit to the granddaddy of local craft brewing, world-famous Cigar City Brewing and take a tour to find out how they make their magic. Near Ybor City, Coppertail Brewing 's tasting room comes with...
  • Sparkman Wharf Credit: Keir Magoulas
    Water plays a key role in every visit to Tampa Bay. The newest exciting addition to Tampa Bay's waterfront -- Sparkman Wharf -- becomes the latest space for great outdoor recreation, dining and entertainment on the sparkling waters of Garrison Channel and the bay. Sparkman Wharf is a complete re-working of the space formerly occupied by Channelside Bay Plaza. Part of the redevelopment includes an expansive lawn overlooking the water of Garrison Channel. An outdoor stage feature local bands