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  • Outdoors Canoe Escape
    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 flow through the heart of...
  • Refinery Seminole Heights External
    Ranked among the top foodie destinations in the U.S., Tampa Bay is home to fantastic steaks and seafood, but vegetarians can find plenty to tempt their taste buds as well. That's why Wallethub has ranked the region among its top vegetarian destinations in the U.S. Tampa Bay has risen three spots since 2017. So if you're looking for a meat-free meal, try these options popular with vegetarian visitors. Heights Public Market at Armature Works Tampa Heights' popular gathering place...
  • NCAA Women's Final Four
    April blossoms with fun and adventure in Tampa Bay! Between the blue skies and the sparkling waters, you'll find a trove of activities waiting to be discovered. Pick a bouquet of your favorites! March 30 Tampa Pride Pardon us while we get a jump on April with a little carry-over from March. Conquer Tampa Bay with PRIDE when the nation's first LGBT pride festival of the year kicks off in historic Ybor City. The family-friendly parade begins at 9 a.m. and travels down Seventh Avenue,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shopping
    Black Friday is over, but the holiday shopping goes on! Make every dollar count and find that perfect gift for just the right person at Tampa Bay's coolest shopping venues. Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center Step out of the office and into this stylish shop in the heart of downtown. You'll find keepsakes for the Tampa Bay fan on your holiday gift list. Hats, locally made food -- even jewelry made from Ybor City bricks! You'll find a smaller version among the pop-up shops at this...