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Category - Family Fun
  • Christmas Bayshore Skyline
    November 1, 2017
    This year, the Season of Lights is the reason to be in Tampa Bay! Experience Florida's Most diverse destination with special holiday flavor. From the historic brick streets of Ybor City to the modern high-rises lining the sparkling Hillsborough River, Tampa Bay twinkles with life. Treasure awaits. Christmas Centro Ybor Holiday Tree Lighting Ybor City, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. | Ring in the holidays with Tampa Bay's first tree lighting of the season in the heart of historic Ybor City. Come...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Salt Lake City skyline
    March 15, 2017
    Folks living west of the Rockies just go another non-stop route to sunny Tampa Bay! This week, Delta Airlines and Tampa International Airport announced a new flight from Salt Lake City starting at the end of this year. The new flight links the deserts of Moab with the lush green cypress-lined Hillsborough River and the mountains and canyons of Park City with the peaks and valleys of Busch Garden Tampa Bay's roller coasters. Tampa Bay can also be the gateway to manatee encounters in Crystal
  • Busch Gardens' Falcon Fury
    January 20, 2017
    Spring Break is right around the corner, and Tampa Bay has plenty of fun for those seeking to soak up some Florida sun. Take your pick: Gasparilla Season The first two weeks of March are the best time to visit Tampa Bay: the weather is beautiful, the humidity is low and Gasparilla Season is in full swing. This year, the season's three marquee events -- Gasparilla International Film Festival, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and Gasparilla Music Festival -- all overlap between March 2 and...
  • Manatee Lowry Park
    January 19, 2017
    Now's the perfect time to get in touch with Tampa Bay's cuddliest aquatic mammal, the West Indian Manatee. The hefty herbivores spend most of the spring and summer lounging about offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. But sure as the changing of the seasons, as soon as the days get shorter and the water temperatures begin to drop into the 70s -- (that's cold for Florida) -- the manatees make tracks upstream to springs and power plant outfalls where they'll stay toasty for the...
  • Blacklight Run
    June 21, 2016
    You may associate 5Ks with getting up way too early and digging out that activewear you use, well, not as often as you should. No more. The growing popularity of themed runs such as The Flavor Run, The Blacklight Run, Color Blast, Singles Run, and Insane Inflatables are coming to Tampa and are changing the face of fun runs. Each of these races puts fun first and running second by offering plenty of distractions and attractions throughout the race course. The atmosphere at these events is
  • New York Yankees Spring Training
    April 11, 2016
    The New York Yankees plan to invest $40 million in Steinbrenner Field, their 20-year-old Spring Training home here in Tampa Bay. The investment means the Yankees will continue to get themselves ready for Opening Day well into the middle of this century. According to the Tampa Bay Times : The renovations will include new concourses in the outfield and the addition of “social gathering areas” and more shade, according to a press release. There will also be improvements to the Yankees...
  • Vicari
    March 17, 2016
    Visit Tampa Bay has teamed up with Vicari to bring one lucky car enthusiast and their guest to Tampa for the Vicari Collector Car Auction . Held April 1-2 at the Florida State Fair Grounds Expo Hall, Vicari promises a variety of classic cars sure to please any gearhead. For the serious car buff, you’ll even have a chance to bid on a 1972 Dodge Challenger built by Chip Foose on “Overhaulin’ .” While you’re at the Fairgrounds’ Expo Hall, the Southeast...