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  • Lightning Flag
    December 1, 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...
  • Shopping
    November 20, 2018
    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...
  • TampaTheatre Christmas Ornament
    November 15, 2018
    You'll treasure your holiday when you visit Tampa Bay. For one thing, the weather outside is far from frightful -- and you can go ice skating in shorts! Winter Village Downtown's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park transforms into a warm-weather winter wonderland as the annual Winter Village opens November 16. Visitors can shop for unique holiday gifts at the pop-up shops. The kids can slurp hot cocoa while they watch movies outdoors . And, of course, there's the enormous outdoor skating...
  • Mustaches of Ybor City Movember
    November 9, 2018
    In honor of Movember , we remember the mustaches that helped make Tampa Bay the amazing place it is today. Henry B. Plant The arrival of Henry Plant's railroad in the mid-1880s opened a major land connection between Tampa Bay and the rest of the world. Until then, traveling to and from Tampa Bay had been either by ship (we are still the largest port in Florida) or by stagecoach along rough wilderness roads. Together Plant's railroad and steamship line made Tampa Bay the bustling hub of...
  • Elevage Chef Chad Tampa's Table
    November 6, 2018
    Tampa's Table has been set just for you. Within the pages of Visit Tampa Bay's incredible new culinary journa l, you'll unlock dozens of recipes created by the destination's best and brightest chefs. But that's not all, beyond the amazing creations in the book, you'll find online this our web-exclusive recipe by Chef Chad Johnson of Elevage in Hyde Park. Tampa's Table: A Culinary Journey Through Tampa Bay is available for sale online , at the Unlock Tampa Bay...
  • Robert Indiana TMA Love
    November 6, 2018
    Now is the time to unlock Tampa Bay's amazing art and culture! Discover stunning sculpture by world-famous artists, inspiring performances on stage and screen, and thought-provoking works of photography. Tampa Museum of Art The Season of Love is in full swing at Tampa Museum of Art with the opening in October of a retrospective on the life of Pop artist Robert Indiana , whose striking, monumental "LOVE" sculptures can be found all around the museum. Like Indiana, Japanese artist...
  • Refinery Seminole Heights External
    October 18, 2018
    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. The Refinery There may be a pig on the facade, but this popular neighborhood outpost...
  • Bicyclist on a sunny day on the Riverwalk Credit: Keir Magoulas
    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...
  • 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