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.
Operated by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, this free electric shuttle service will pick you up within the urban core and ferry you to your final destination within Downtown, Channelside (home to the Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, and Port Tampa Bay cruise terminals), University of Tampa area (home to Oxford Exchange and Henry B. Plant Museum), and Harbour Island (home to Cafe Dufrain and The Westin Harbour Island). The vehicles seat up to 7 and come with an on-board information system to help you choose your adventure.
Whether you're at Amalie Arena to cheer on the Stanley Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning or for a concert by the world's biggest stars, having this app on your phone with make the entire experience that much better. Users can pay for food and merchandise through the app's mobile wallet. Season ticket holders can transfer their benefits to friends and family members if they can't make the game.
Lovers of luxury cars will want to add this app to their phone for when they arrive at Tampa International Airport. The airport's $2 billion expansion includes a new rental car facility that recently added this Audi-based rental service. The perqs include on-board wi-fi and GPS, no lines, and no paperwork.
TBT Things to Do
An off-shoot of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay's regional newspaper, Things To Do helps you fill those empty hours during your stay with locals-only fun, whether you're looking for last-minute concert tickets, restaurant reviews, date night ideas, hip new art shows, or kids' activities. Things To Do has you covered.