The 8 P’s of Conquering Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla

Avast, me hearties! January be the time to heave to and prepare yourself for Gasparilla, Tampa Bay’s annual pirate party! As they have every year since 1904, legendary pirate José Gaspar and his band of rapscallions will sail the nation’s only fully functional pirate ship, the José Gasparilla, into the heart of our community with…
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Have a Healthy and Active Holiday in Tampa Bay

Here in the hip, urban heart of Florida’s Gulf coast, you can take a break without breaking your active, healthy routines. Especially as the humidity drops in the autumn, now’s the time for outdoor activities – including dining al fresco by the sparkling water. There’s no reason to fall behind on your miles or your…
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Tampa Bay’s Cocktail Culture

Tampa Bay’s cocktail culture can be as simple as a classic gin and tonic or as elegantly complex as a drink infused with smoke from a hand-rolled Ybor City cigar. In the hip, urban heart of Florida’s west coast, visitors discover an amazing range of palate-pleasing potables that capture the essence of a place where…
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Halloween in Tampa Bay

Nobody this side of Transylvania jumps into Halloween like Tampa Bay. We can make your blood run cold and the hair stands up on the back of your neck. Or we can tone it down for more family-friendly fun like the community costume parade or trick-or-treating on the Tampa Riverwalk. The ghoulish goodness is yours…
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Unlock Adventures in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay has some of Florida’s best urban adventures, but it’s also home to amazing outdoor experiences minutes from downtown’s glittering towers. Paddling, bird-watching, animal interactions — they’re all waiting for you to discover when you unlock Tampa Bay. Paddle Into The Past Glide silently through ancient cypress forests on a Canoe Escape expedition along…
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Dining on the Water in Tampa Bay

In a community built on Florida’s biggest bay, it’s easy to find dinner and drinks with stunning water views in Tampa Bay. Downtown sits at the confluence of the Hillsborough River and the bay, creating many opportunities along the Tampa Riverwalk. In the West Shore district, your seat offers expansive views of the bay and…
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Top 10 Things to do in Tampa

We hear about Tampa all the time since it’s just an hour’s drive west of Orlando on I-4. But what happens there? You’ll be surprised! We wanted to find out all that Tampa has to offer. So here are our Top 10 things to do in Tampa! 1. Busch Gardens This African themed park is…
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Fun with Kids in Tampa

If you’re planning a day to explore Tampa with the kids, you’ll have to start early to get to it all . But as a destination that boasts Florida’s most kid-friendly attraction, it’s well worth it! Morning To start your day off like a Tampanian, eating breakfast at Datz  is a must. This funky restaurant…
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