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Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Sports & Outdoors
  • Manatee swimming underwater at ZooTampa
    Tampa Bay has some of Florida's best urban adventures, but it's also home to amazing outdoor experiences just minutes from downtown's glittering towers. Paddling, bird-watching, animal interactions -- they're all waiting for you to discover when you unlock Tampa Bay. A River Runs Through Paddle Into The Past Slip silently through ancient cypress forests on a Canoe Escape along the wild upper reaches of the Hillsborough River. The same river that carries pleasure boats through...
  • Lightning Flag
    Before the puck drops at Amalie Arena tonight, hockey fans will discover 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 -- now with a beautiful new tap room just steps from the arena doors. Want to go behind-the-scenes? Visit the Mother Ship and take a...
  • Waterfront Paddle Boarding
    Summer is here, and the heat is on. Luckily, Tampa Bay is a waterfront community that knows how to keep its cool. We have plenty of ways to enjoy the water, whether you want to be in it or on it. Adventure Island | Are you brave enough to take on Vanish Point, Adventure Island’s newest drop slide? You’ll be swept off your feet as the floor under you is pulled out, leaving you to plunge down a 70-foot freefall then through 425 feet of spiraling tubes. You’ll also get the...
  • Running Tampa Bay
    Here in the hip, urban heart of Florida's Gulf coast, you can take a break without breaking your active, healthy routines. Outdoor activities and good-for-you food abound. So there's no reason to fall behind on your miles or your diet while you're here. Here's how: Go running | No sense letting a good run go to waste, especially if you can rack up the miles and learn something new at the same time. Go! Running Tours are 7 km and 10 km and take in some of Tampa Bay's most...
  • Coast Bike Share Tampa hub with multiple bicycles waiting to be ridden.
    With blue skies and beautiful weather, now's the perfect time to take Tampa Bay on two wheels. Tampa Bay has won praise from bicycle advocates for its work creating an urban environment that's friendly and safe for cycling. People for Bikes specifically lauded downtown’s Cass Street bike corridor, which runs through the north side of downtown toward Ybor City. A matching corridor now runs along Jackson Street on the south side of the urban core. Both corridors are sheltered...
  • Magic Carpet Glide Riverwalk
    Tampa Bay's unique blend of culture, cuisine, craft brewing, natural beauty and outdoor opportunities puts adventure at our fingertips. Why go it alone when you can hire a guide to give you an insightful angle on this dynamic, diverse destination? We have plenty of tours to choose from. Where do you want to go? Into the Wild Canoe Escape Minutes from downtown's modern glass towers, ancient cypress forests and blackwater rivers take visitors to another world -- one where alligators...