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  • Lightning Flag
    October 3, 2018
    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...
  • Howl-O-Scream 7x5
    October 1, 2018
    Aside from the annual Gasparilla pirate invasion, Halloween has to be the most popular holiday in Tampa Bay. We love a good fright, and if we can dress up to get it, that's even better. You'll find a cauldron of ways to celebrate Halloween -- some not so scary, others down right terrifying. Here are some of the top ways to curdle your blood in Tampa Bay: Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay ( Scare rating : 💀💀💀💀💀) As evening falls, the...
  • Halloween in Tampa
    September 5, 2018
    Fall is calling you to Tampa Bay. As the days grow darker and grayer elsewhere, the Sunshine State celebrates with sunny days and long afternoons by the water. Keep the gray away with an autumn adventure in Tampa Bay. A Season for the Arts A touch of the infinite comes to Tampa Bay when Tampa Museum of Art hosts “Love Is Calling,” an infinity room installation by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opening September 28. The stage is set for an autumn of the arts at the Straz Center...
  • Insta-Tampa Nice Day Mural
    August 2, 2018
    As photogenic as it is fun, the hip, urban heart of Florida's Gulf coast fills your feed with gorgeous scenery. We've narrowed the list to the most Insta-famous sites. Make your friends back home wish they were here. A post shared by alexandra louise (@sunkissedindecember) on Mar 30, 2018 at 10:56am PDT Bayshore Boulevard | Walk, run, Rollerblade or bike along this iconic 4.5-mile path. With the bay on one side and mansions on the other, each step on the world’s longest...
  • Group of friends drinking beer in Tampa
    August 1, 2018
    Another Tampa Bay summer is at hand. The kids are out of school, and the heat is on. What better time to take a break and raise a glass here in the hip, urban heart of the Gulf coast of Florida? Whether you like 'em light and bright or dark as night, Tampa Bay as the craft brew (and more) for you. Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Beer is back at Busch Gardens! Founded in 1959 as a botanical garden and brewery showcase, Tampa Bay's premier theme park became famous for offering free samples...
  • American Social
    July 11, 2018
    It's easy to find great spots for dinner or drinks overlooking the water in Tampa Bay. The confluence of the Hillsborough River and the bay create many opportunities for a table by the water downtown. In the West Shore district, your seat offers expansive views of the bay and a gorgeous sunset over the water. Channel District / Islands A post shared by American Social Tampa (@americansocial_tampa) on May 1, 2018 at 10:07am PDT Garrison Channel Many of downtown's best waterfront dining
  • Jose Marti Park Ybor City Cuba
    June 27, 2018
    Cigar roller in Ybor City Have you booked your ticket to Havana on Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa International Airport? How about your Royal Caribbean cruise to Cuba leaving 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. And while South Florida usually gets all the attention when the subject of Cuba comes up, Tampa Bay's...
  • Visitors Center
    June 21, 2018
    There's no shortage of great photo-op spots in Tampa Bay. For one thing, you can see downtown from 360 degrees. For another, we have a combination of unique architecture and waterfront locations -- a match made in Selfie Land. So grab your smartphone and head for these spots to let your friends know you were here. Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center Start your selfie safari off right in the heart of downtown where a bright yellow monument captures the pirate spirit of this destination. The
  • Aquarium Splash Pad
    June 21, 2018
    Summer is guaranteed to bring the heat. When it does, beat your retreat to any of our coolest experiences. Summer Nights | May 25-August 5 | Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay Busch Gardens is ready for big thrills and bright nights this summer! Explore the park after dark with extended park hours on select days. Dance the night away at themed party areas, indulge in a delicious summer menu, and take on the top thrill rides in the dark! Make sure to check online for extended closing times. Roaring
  • Waterfront Paddle Boarding
    June 20, 2018
    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...