Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Things to Do
  • 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...
  • Florida Aquarium
    August 29, 2016
    The Sunshine State can't always live up to that name . Lucky for us, Tampa Bay has plenty of ways to get stay out of the rain while having fun. So put the umbrella away and step inside these 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 or build a robot You might want to skip the hurricane simulator just this once. Glazer Children's Museum : Downtown's...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Epicurean Spa Evangeline
    November 6, 2015
    Expedia.com and Visit Tampa Bay partnered up to feature some of the most romantic ways to spend a getaway around the “Big Guava.” Solo trips are fun and family vacations are unforgettable, but there’s nothing like spending a getaway with that special someone. We’re always in the mood for spicing up our relationships through travel, so we teamed up with Visit Tampa Bay to explore the passionate side of this city. We got the scoop on some of the most romantic places to...
  • 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
    September 16, 2015
    L’EDEN FRENCH CAFÉ AND BAR GRAND RE-OPENING (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday) Celebrate the addition of authentic French Cuisine to the local restaurant scene this Friday. L’Eden French Café and Bar will be re-opening under new ownership, Priscilla Vincent, who recently moved to Tampa Bay from Paris to manage the restaurant. The event includes an introduction by Vincent and city council member Mike Suarez, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and free champagne...
  • 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
  • Photography Museum
    September 3, 2015
    Labor Day is here, marking the end to another fun-filled summer here in Tampa Bay. Whether you’re looking to spend some quality time with the family or hit up the party scene, we have something for everyone. Discover all the treasure that awaits. UNDER THE SEA WITH PHOTOGRAPHY (6 p.m. Friday) Celebrate photography this Friday, Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts . This month’s featured Artist, Bob Blanchard, will be unveiling his latest exhibition: Marvels...