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  • Tampa International Airport Flies High in Rankings
    January 28, 2016
    Tampa International Airport (TIA) is paving way for a bigger and better experience. Traffic patterns at TIA continue to shift as its $1 billion expansion project , expected to finish 2017, continues to develop. Crews have closed one lane of the Blue departure entrance and one lane of the inbound parkway to put support columns in for the new automated people mover. With these lane closures and change in future traffic patterns, TIA asks that drivers are mindful of the 25 mph speed limit around
  • Tampa International Airport
    January 22, 2016
    Positive reviews pour in for Tampa International Airport, ranking it a 4.5 out of 5 star on the Yelp user-generated review site . It’s a nice compliment to their No. 2 ranking by travelers for having the best customer service and No. 5 in the world. TIA has more than 900 online comments posted about TIA from local, national and international travelers. Many reviewers post photos along with their comments, sharing why they love Tampa’s airport so much. Free Wi-Fi, private...
  • Ice Skating
    December 7, 2015
    Here in Tampa Bay, we’re more like to have a green Christmas than a white one. But we can still dream. And thanks to the miracles of modern snow-making, we can have a white Christmas of our own, even if we experience it in shorts and flip-flops. Tampa’s Downtown on Ice (daily starting at 4 p.m., noon on Sundays) Cue the “Charlie Brown” jazz and strap on your skates. Tampa Bay’s annual pop-up skating rink has returned to downtown for the holidays. The weather...
  • Coast Bike Share 1 Credit: Kevin Wiatrowski
    October 14, 2015
    Just 10 months into serving Tampa Bay, Coast Bike Share already has logged more than 100,000 miles of customer trips. As of Oct. 1, Coast recorded 37,577 trips and 13,820 active members, more than half of them visitors from outside the Tampa Bay area. Coast has 300 bikes and 30 stations spread across downtown and adjoining neighborhoods, such as Ybor City and Hyde Park. It recently expanded service to the University of South Florida campus north of downtown. It's also working with HART,...
  • Big Cat Rescue
    September 4, 2015
    Sometimes it is tough to find fun stuff for both the kids and the adults, BUT we have you covered. Check out 10 awesome things you can get into with the whole family. 1. Big Cat Rescue - The largest big cat sanctuary in the world. It is awesome! 2. Dinosaur World - After recent expansions there are tons of life size dinosaur exhibits for the kids to enjoy. 3. The Florida Aquarium - One of the best aquariums in the nation is right here in Tampa, not to mention an amazing outdoor play area and
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    August 10, 2015
    This past weekend brought sunshine and the opportunity to bike the Tampa Riverwalk. The ride began at Water Works Park and I crossed the bridge to Ulele and wove my way through the dense oaks with a sense of anticipation. As I made my way past the Straz Center for the Performing Arts , I contemplated on how much this city and this downtown had changed in the dozen years since I chose to make it my home. The Tampa Museum of Art , the Glazer Children’s Museum and Curtis Hixon Waterfront...
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    July 29, 2015
    Regardless of the time of year there are always tons of fun activities going on in Tampa Bay. Outstanding Restaurants Fun fact, Tampa Bay is the launching pad for many national restaurant concepts. We have dozens of delicious spots popping up all the time and some of the most creative chefs in the country. 2. Rich History Tampa has no shortage of interesting history, from the rise of cigars in the early 1900s to becoming a hot spot for music in the 40s and 50s, there is something for
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    June 3, 2015
    Take a virtual ride on Busch Gardens Tampa 's iconic Serengeti Express as the steam engine makes its loop through the theme park -- keep an eye out for the steel legs of SheiKra, Cheetah Hunt and Montu as the train makes its circuit. Then it's on to the Serengeti Plain, Busch Gardens Tampa's home for dozens of African species -- from A (antelopes) to Z (zebras). Busch Garden Tampa's Serengeti Express has always been one of my family's favorite parts of the park: fun for...
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    May 29, 2015
    THE ILLUSIONISTS – WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE (Friday to Sunday) Broadway’s best-selling magic show comes to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, filling the stage at Morsani Hall with a mix of magic acts that range from amazing and unbelievable. AMERICAN CHRONICLES: NORMAN ROCKWELL (closes Sunday) This is the last chance to see works by iconic American painter Normal Rockwell continue their visit to the Tampa Museum of Art through the end of May. Take the chance to see first-hand...
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    May 28, 2015
    Hold onto your seat: The Cobra's Curse is coming to Busch Gardens Tampa . Park officials announced this morning that they'll open Tampa Bay's newest thrill ride in 2016. The Cobra's Curse will lift riders 70 feet in the air to start, then launch them out over the Serengeti Plain spinning all the while. “This isn’t your ordinary spin coaster. In true Busch Gardens style, we’re putting a twist on this attraction and taking riders on an unforgettable and...