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  • Couples Weekend
    October 3, 2017
    The kids are back in school, the summer crowds are gone: Now’s the perfect time for a couple's get-away in Tampa Bay. Florida’s most diverse destination has just the right combination of food, sun, and fun for Fall. Unlock Craftober Here in Florida’s hub for craft brewing, skilled artisans create unique drafts accented with local flavors like citrus, Cuban coffee, and blueberries. Get your passport to the local craft beer action and discover the creativity that has put...
  • VTB App composite
    July 13, 2017
    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 wait times, show times, 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 about...
  • Ferry
    November 16, 2016
    Tampa Bay's new Cross Bay Ferry, which had its maiden voyage Nov. 1, will offer free rides between Tampa and St. Petersburg on each third Sunday through April, starting Nov. 20. Frontier Communications is sponsoring the trips. Frontier also is sponsoring free "Test the Water" rides to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21, 22, and 23) between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Tickets are on sale. Full ferry service began, Nov. 4. A 7-day scheduled...
  • Cross Bay Ferry
    November 2, 2016
    Tampa Bay's new Cross Bay Ferry, which had its maiden voyage Nov. 1, will offer free rides between Tampa and St. Petersburg on each third Sunday through April, starting Nov. 20. Frontier Communications is sponsoring the trips. Frontier also is sponsoring free "Test the Water" rides to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21, 22, and 23) between St. Petersburg and Tampa. Tickets are on sale. Full ferry service starts this weekend, Nov. 4. Full 7-day...
  • Ferry
    August 4, 2016
    Visitors and locals will soon have a fun new way to get around the Tampa Bay region -- and do it with a water view to boot. As of this week, the final votes are in on a plan to run a high-speed ferry between downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg 20 miles across the bay. The 98-foot vessel will carry up to 149 passengers. It will dock at the Tampa Convention Center on the Tampa side of the bay and in the Vinoy Basin on the St. Petersburg waterfront. Plans call for operating the foot ferry
  • Hyde Park Village
    July 12, 2016
    We see you, walking around Tampa, waving around your phone all over the place – you’re playing Pokemon Go. Yes, you, we know you are, you can’t help yourself. It’s fun, addicting and a great excuse to get out of the house and explore your surroundings. We’ve put together a handy list of some of our favorite spots that now double as Pokemon Go gyms. Datz Undo your time at the real gym and chow down on a Cheesy Todd while your Pokemon battle it out at this South...
  • Busch Gardens Tampa
    January 26, 2016
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay now offers multi-park ticket packages with its sister attraction SeaWorld Orlando to better accommodate visitors who are looking to go to multiple amusement parks. The new Choose Your Adventure ticket option simplifies planning your next vacation. You can get either a 2-visit ticket for $99 or a 3-visit ticket for $109. The Choose your Adventure multi-park ticket is valid at SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island Tampa Bay. But
  • Tampa tree lighting
    November 17, 2015
    You won’t have to dash through any snow to enjoy all the cheer in Tampa this holiday season. Bookmark this list and you’ll be jingling all the way through the holidays. Centro Ybor Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. Grab a complimentary hot chocolate from Hamburger Mary’s before snapping a photo with Santa beside a 34-foot Christmas tree. Tampa’s Downtown on Ice Friday, Nov. 20 through Jan. 3 (except Thanksgiving) | Hours vary All the fun of ice...
  • Brews by the Bay
    October 12, 2015
    UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, Brews by the Bay is SOLD OUT! But you still have time to enter top win until 11 p.m. Wednesday. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Explore a coral reef; step
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    August 12, 2015
    The Travel Channel's newest show, " Thrill Factor ," takes on Falcon's Fury, Busch Gardens Tampa 's newest thrill ride in an episode airing tonight at 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. "Thrill Factor" hosts Tory Belleci and Kari Byron (of Mythbusters fame), take their scientific know-how on the road to explain how thrill rides work and the effect they have on our bodies when we ride them. First up, they buckle in for the ride to the top of Busch Gardens...