Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Sports & Outdoors
  • Frozen Four 2016
    Their team may have dropped to Quinnipiac in the first semifinals round, but there's no doubt the fans of Boston College had a great time here in Tampa Bay last weekend. How do we know? Let's check with the folks at BC Interruption , hub of all things BC Hockey: Let us be the zillionth to say: the Frozen Four and Tampa are a perfect fit, and Tampa needs to permanently be in the rotation going forward. Can't get any clearer than that. What makes a great Frozen Four destination?...
  • Riverwalk
    Larry Elliston and our friends at VISIT FLORIDA give downtown's Tampa Riverwalk the star treatment . Have you spent time on the Riverwalk? What are you waiting for? Rent a bike from Coast Bike Share or bring your own , or pedal your way up the Hillsborough River on a Tampa Bay Water Bike . It's a great place for a morning jog, a post-lunch walk or a sunset stroll. Take a break at the Sail Pavilion , where you can pump up your tires, have a quick snack or just watch the people go by....
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    Regardless of the time of year there are always tons of fun activities going on in Tampa Bay. Outstanding Restaurants Fun fact, Tampa Bay is the launching pad for many national restaurant concepts. We have dozens of delicious spots popping up all the time and some of the most creative chefs in the country. 2. Rich History Tampa has no shortage of interesting history, from the rise of cigars in the early 1900s to becoming a hot spot for music in the 40s and 50s, there is something for
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    Busch Gardens Tampa has a special deal for season-pass holders and the people who call them friends: Pass holders can get up to two friends each into the park this summer for $25 a piece. Sounds like a recipe for fun during Summer Nights. Prepare to have lots of friends, pass holders. The deal is one of two Busch Gardens Tampa announced this week: $15 Busch Gardens Bucks with a 2015 Fun Card For a limited-time, receive $15 Busch Gardens Bucks when you buy a 2015 Fun Card online. Guests can
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    Who needs a car when you can get to dinner by boat? Just in time for getting outside on the Fourth of July, the City of Tampa has opened three boat docks and a kayak launch at Water Works Park just north of downtown. The park sits next to Ulele , one of Tampa Bay's newest and most popular restaurants. So whether you cruise, kayak or stand-up paddleboard your way along the Hillsborough River, you can now make Water Works Park a stopping point. The new docks expand Tampa Bay's public...
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    Tampa Bay Lightning (you may have heard of them -- they're in a little hockey tournament these days) owner Jeff Vinik got the profile treatment from the New York Times on Sunday (image above is from that story) -- with the emphasis on his vision for Tampa Bay's Channel District bordering his teams home ice, Amalie Arena . Vinik plans to invest $1 billion -- with an assist from Bill Gates' investment arm -- in 40 acres now dominated by parking lots and empty post-industrial...
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    First we had Bayshore Boulevard's 4.5 miles of unbroken pedestrian pathway. Then the Tampa Riverwalk's final major section opened in March, created another 2.5 miles of biking, running and walking space through the heart of the city. Now comes the newest addition to Tampa Bay's growing network of biking and pedestrian trails: The Selmon Greenway. The Greenway opened last weekend amidst the fanfare, hubbub and hoohaw of our first RiverFest. We'll forgive you if you missed your...
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    TripAdvisor users have ranked Tampa eBoats the top outdoor activity in Tampa Bay. We can understand why after reading review like this from Anna K. from Oakland, Calif.: We rented an eboat for 4 hours. We toured the bay, harbor, and river. The staff are awesome. Very friendly, funny, and helpful. They tell you all you need to know to drive your boat and give you a map. The boat is great and the sights are beautiful. Tampa eBoats, based at the public docks outside the Sail Pavilion and Tampa
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    In its first 100 days, Tampa Bay’s Coast Bike Share system has already racked up enough miles to nearly circle the globe. The for-profit system’s organizers say that as of March 16, Coast Bike Share had nearly 3,260 riders. Together, they pedaled almost 24,000 miles. The bulk of the riders – nearly 3,000 of them – are one-day riders who rent the bikes on the spot for quick trips of a couple miles. The rest are founding members or monthly subscribers. Coast has 300 of...
  • sportstravel
    Think Chicago is the best sports town in America? Think again. The folks at Seat Geek and Hotels.com have crunched the numbers to determine the best American cities for Sports Travel and Chicago barely made the top 10. Tampa, however, landed the No. 4 spot thanks to the city's desirable location and affordable ticket prices for sporting events . The study put the average price of a hotel room and a ticket to an event in Tampa at $166. This video breaks down how list was determined.