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  • USF Contemporary Art Museum
    August 24, 2017
    Museum lovers will find plenty to please them at downtown's most notable cultural institutions, Tampa Museum of Art and the Henry B. Plant Museum. For a deeper dive into Tampa Bay's history and culture, try some of the region's more unique repositories of history, art, and education. You'll find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Tampa Firefighter Museum 720 Zack Street This museum will put a gleam in the eye of any f an of first responders . The museum is housed...
  • Ice Cream Cones
    August 1, 2017
    Tampa Bay has earned national headlines for its great food and craft beer. Now you can add awesome ice cream to our taste temptations. In Tampa Bay, ice cream comes rolled, layered, fruity, spiced, vegan or served in doughnut cones. Thanks to the folks at Armature Works and Astro Ice Cream, we’ll even have liquid-nitrogen frozen ice cream this fall. And the best part: in Tampa Bay, we enjoy our ice cream year-round. Here are some of our favorite spots: South Tampa/Downtown The Hyppo 702...
  • Dinosaur World
    July 14, 2017
    Tampa Bay's urban core is a hip, happening place with lots to recommend. But the beauty of this destination is that the slow lane is just down the road. Go east, yon traveler, and discover some of the treasures that await away from the bright lights of the big city. Dive, hunt, and swing Ease your way into the unknown with a stop in Brandon, Tampa Bay's biggest suburb. Take Adamo Drive (U.S. 60) east to Falkenburg Road, then south a bit to Palm River Road. There, you'll find a...
  • Memory Makers Captain Larry
    July 12, 2017
    Larry Salkin Captain Tampa Water Taxi With all the urban excitement downtown Tampa offers, it's easy to forget a world of wildlife lies just a few feet from the Tampa Riverwalk. As founder, owner and operator of Tampa Water Taxi Co. LLC, Captain Larry Salkin (that's him on the left with CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg ) knows that world intimately. He travels the waters of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River taking visitors on tours of the sparking waterfront and on the hunt for the...
  • Memory Makers Dwinell Oulette
    May 23, 2017
    Tampa Bay is filled with people who make it their job to help visitors have a good time and make great memories during their stay here. Some of them work in the spotlight, having daily interactions with visitors. Others work behind the scenes, making sure you experience the best visit you can. Either way, take a moment and thank them for their efforts. They're doing it for you. Dwinell Oullette Driver The Brew Bus Tampa Bay has earned its reputation as Florida's hub for craft brewing...
  • Jason Carroll Memory Maker
    May 3, 2017
    Tampa Bay is filled with people who make it their job to help visitors have a good time and make great memories during their stay here. Some of them work in the spotlight, having daily interactions with visitors. Others work behind the scenes, making sure you experience the best visit you can. Either way, take a moment and thank them for their efforts. They're doing it for you. Jason Carroll Executive Director Friends of The Tampa Riverwalk Over the past two years, The Tampa Riverwalk has
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    July 31, 2015
    Tampa Bay's rainy season has arrived. If you're feeling a little soggy, step inside the dry and inviting walls of one of these Tampa Bay spots: MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry : While away an afternoon in the IMAX Dome movie theater and the planetarium, then roam the exhibits for Kids in Charge, built a robot or experience the cooling breezes of the hurricane simulator. The new driverless car will transport you to around the lobby in comfort. Glazer Children's Museum :...
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    July 14, 2015
    KID ROCK with FOREIGNER (Saturday) The full name's a mouthful: Kid Rock Presents: Kid Rock’s First Kiss: Cheap Date Tour with special guest Foreigner. You’ll know all the words to all the songs, trust me. The show’s at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Go here for tickets . BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (3 p.m. Sunday) Is there anything more glamorous than Audrey Hepburn eating a croissant in a tiara? The Tampa Theatre reminds us why this picture made Ms. Hepburn such...
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    July 1, 2015
    Tampa Bay is a place built for summer. Fill every day to the fullest. Shark Week (July 5-12): Get in on some toothy fun at The Florida Aquarium , home to six different species of sharks. The week is tied to Discovery Channel’s annual festival of all things shark. SUMMER CONCERTS ‘Tis the season for rocking out at Amalie Arena and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The highlights (there’s way more where these came from): IMAGINE DRAGONS (July 10) Grammy winners bring their...