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Category - Sports & Outdoor Recreation
  • Waterfront Paddle Boarding
    June 20, 2018
    Summer is here, and the heat is on. Luckily, Tampa Bay is a waterfront community that knows how to keep its cool. We have plenty of ways to enjoy the water, whether you want to be in it or on it. Adventure Island | Are you brave enough to take on Vanish Point, Adventure Island’s newest drop slide ? You’ll be swept off your feet as the floor under you is pulled out, leaving you to plunge down a 70-foot freefall then through 425 feet of spiraling tubes. You’ll also get the...
  • Running Tampa Bay
    June 5, 2018
    Here in the hip, urban heart of Florida's Gulf coast, you can take a break without breaking your active, healthy routines. Outdoor activities and good-for-you food abound. So there's no reason to fall behind on your miles or your diet while you're here. Here's how: Go running | No sense letting a good run go to waste, especially if you can rack up the miles and learn something new at the same time. Go! Running Tours are 7 km and 10 km and take in some of Tampa Bay's most...
  • Riverwalk cyclists
    April 20, 2018
    Now's the time to take Tampa Bay on two wheels. Tampa Bay recently joined nine other cities around the country winning praise from bicycle advocates (we're #10 on the list) for its work creating an urban environment that's friendly and safe for cycling. People For Bikes specifically lauded the new Cass Street bike corridor, which runs through the north side of downtown toward Ybor City. The corridor is a sheltered two-lane course that keeps bikes separated from car traffic while...
  • Magic Carpet Glide Riverwalk
    April 10, 2018
    Tampa Bay's unique blend of culture, cuisine, craft brewing, natural beauty and outdoor opportunities puts adventure at our fingertips. Why go it alone when you can hire a guide to give you an insightful angle on this dynamic, diverse destination? We have plenty of tours to choose from. Where do you want to go? Into the Wild Canoe Escape | Minutes from downtown's modern glass towers, ancient cypress forests and blackwater rivers take visitors to another world -- one where alligators...
  • 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...
  • Kayak Canoe
    January 19, 2017
    Tampa Bay may be the hip, urban heart of Florida's Gulf coast, but it's also Florida's most diverse destination -- and that means, it's got plenty to do outside as well. Within a few minutes' drive of downtown's skyscrapers, you'll find a nearly prehistoric world with alligators dozing in the sun, migrating birds taking a break, and plenty of nature to recharge your batteries. This is the perfect time to get out and explore. Lake Lettuce Park 6920 East Fletcher...
  • Outback Bowl
    December 5, 2016
    The Florida Gators and Iowa Hawkeyes will square-off in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay's annual bowl game, now in its 31st year, pits the SEC against the Big 10 each year. This is only the fourth time Florida and Iowa have met on the gridiron. Iowa last played in the Outback Bowl in 2014 against LSU. Both teams are 8-4 with the SEC East Division Champion Gators ranked No. 17 in the College Football Playoff ranking and No. 20 in the AP Poll....
  • Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K
    November 28, 2016
    Race season is upon us here in Tampa Bay! From now until May, we'll have enough 5k's, 8k's, and half-marathons to exhaust even the most dedicated runner. Take your pick from these or find more here: December 3 Run Tampa Tinsel Run 5k/1mi Fun Runs, Gadsden Park Register Santa’s Twilight 5k, Ybor City Register December 10 Hillsborough River Marathon, Half, Quarter Register Soaring Eagle 5k/1mi, Gadsden Park, Tampa Register December 17 Jingle Bell Run 5k, Tampa Tampa BrainDeer...
  • Frozen Four 2016
    April 12, 2016
    Their team may have dropped to Quinnipiac in the first semifinals round, but there's no doubt the fans of Boston College had a great time here in Tampa Bay last weekend. How do we know? Let's check with the folks at BC Interruption , hub of all things BC Hockey: Let us be the zillionth to say: the Frozen Four and Tampa are a perfect fit, and Tampa needs to permanently be in the rotation going forward. Can't get any clearer than that. What makes a great Frozen Four destination?...
  • Riverwalk
    August 14, 2015
    Larry Elliston and our friends at VISIT FLORIDA give downtown's Tampa Riverwalk the star treatment . Have you spent time on the Riverwalk? What are you waiting for? Rent a bike from Coast Bike Share or bring your own , or pedal your way up the Hillsborough River on a Tampa Bay Water Bike . It's a great place for a morning jog, a post-lunch walk or a sunset stroll. Take a break at the Sail Pavilion , where you can pump up your tires, have a quick snack or just watch the people go by....