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Discover the Tampa Bay area's best beaches for swimming, fishing, shelling and romantic strolls at sunset.
Tampa Bay's top shoppping malls include WestWhore Plaza, Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Westfield Countryside Mall, Largo Mall and Westfield Sarasota Square.
Looking for a park in Tampa? Here are the top 10 parks in the city based on amenities offered.
Tampa has Italian restaurants aplenty and here are the Tampa Expert's choices for the top 10 Italian eateries.
If you are planning on enjoying dinner and a show and just happen to want that show to be a Broadway performance and the food to be delicious then head to Maestro’s Restaurant to eat before heading to the theater for your entertainment.
Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend? You've come to the right place! Here are the hot spots in Tampa for Labor Day Weekend.
There are several spots to see and be seen at on Tampa's South Howard Avenue, more commonly known as Soho. Here's a look at the best bars in Soho.
Whether you're planning for the end of the year or next weekend, you'll find a list of all of the Tampa Bay events we could find here on the Tampa Events Calendar. There is always something going on in Tampa.
There are plenty of local movie theaters in the Tampa Bay area. Local movie theaters include theaters screening Hollywood blockbusters as well as independent and foreign films, special engagements and IMAX presentations.
For the first time in the park’s 53-year history, visitors to Christmas Town will experience all-new evening attractions, shows and shopping from 6 to 11 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Nov. 30 through Dec. 23.
If you are going to be visiting the downtown Tampa area and looking for a spot to grab a drink or bite to eat, here are some places to consider.
With school out kids are going to be looking for things to do this summer. Here's a list of some of the summer camps available in Tampa Bay.
Learn about the charm of Haslam's Book Store in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Here is a list of five restaurants in Tampa Bay with a waterfront view.
Hope Children's Home has been serving the Tampa community for more than 40 years taking in children that have been “discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned.”
Looking for some Irish-style revelry? Check out these Tampa Bay area Irish Pubs.
Tampa Bay Museum Exhibits in March 2009 – Guide to Tampa Bay Museum Exhibits in March 2009, including current information on exhibits at the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and the The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
Dinner Theatre - Early Bird Dinner Theatre, in Clearwater, is one of Tampa Bay's best values when it comes to enjoying a tasty dinner buffet and taking in an entertaining production put on by a professional theater group.
This is a listing of the June 2013 Events at Tampa Theatre.
Looking for something to do in Downtown Dunedin? Here are some of the Tampa Guide's favorite places to go, things to see and things to do in Downtown Dunedin.
Since 1962, residents and visitors alike have flocked to the sandy white beaches of Fort De Soto County Park in Pinellas County.
This is a restaurant review by the Tampa Bay Guide of Wright’s Gourmet House.
Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, kayaking or fishing, the Tampa Bay area offers plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Florida State Parks - There are more than a dozen Florida State Parks and Historic Sites in the Tampa Bay Area.
Tampa Bay's top art museums including the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Tampa Museum of Art, and Contemporary Art Museum at University of South Florida.
The Victorian Christmas Stroll is an annual event held at the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa that introduces guests to what an old-fashioned and traditional Victorian Christmas is like.
As a country we will never forget what happened that fateful day September 11, 2001. Now, 10 years later the Tampa Bay area still hosts annual events in memory of those we lost. Here are where the events in Tampa Bay are being held.
Looking for a great place for sushi? Here are my top five picks for the best sushi spots in Tampa Bay.
La Casa della Pasta is an Italian Dining Gem Hidden in Plain Sight
Tampa Bay Halloween Events – Guide to Halloween Events in Tampa Bay
If you are looking for a concert venue in Tampa Bay you have come to the right place. This is part one of two to the list of concert venues in Tampa Bay.
Grocery Stores Near USF Tampa Campus
Tampa Bay buffet reviews: CiCi's Pizza Buffet, Crazy Buffet, Fresh Harvest, Laughing Cat Bistro, and Lupton's Restaurant.
Looking for the TV Stations in Tampa Bay? You've come to the right place!
EATS! American Grill in South Tampa is a little eatery that packs a big punch with bold flavors and wonderful fare. Read my full review of EATS! Also
The Shops at Wiregrass will host a Live Style-Off Fashion Show celebrating Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.
These are the March Classes at the Industrial Arts Center
Main Street in Dunedin boasts a number of unique shops, art galleries and restaurants and exhibits the city's distinctive Scottish ambiance. Page 3.
Here's a quick look at Kobe Steakhouse.
Looking for something to do for date night but not quite sure what to do? You've come to the right place. This is part one of a series of articles filled with date ideas for couples in the Tampa Bay area.
Need a pint or a quart? Here are 10 Places to Grab a Beer in Tampa Bay.
Tampa has Mexican restaurants aplenty and here are the Tampa guide choices for the top Mexican eateries.
National Margarita Day is February, 22. Looking for a great place to celebrate the holiday? Here are 10 spots to get a margarita in Tampa Bay.
Here's what's going on in Tampa Bay for Halloween
Looking for things to get you in the holiday spirit in Tampa Bay? Just because there is no snow doesn't mean you have to be a Scrooge! Here are 10 Christmas Activities in Tampa Bay.
Congratulations! You're getting married. One of the first things you're going to need is a marriage license. Here are some things you need to know about obtaining on in Tampa Bay.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is home to a vast collection of art, the Museum of the Circus, the Cà d'Zan, the historic Asolo theater and gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay. The Ringling Museum is the legacy of John and Mable Ringling.
Side Splitters Comedy Club and The Tampa Improv are the best places in Tampa to watch a comedy show.
Looking for a Breast Cancer Fundraiser in Tampa? You've come to the right place. Here's a list of the breast cancer awareness events in Tampa Bay.
Looking for something to do for date night but not quite sure what to do? You've come to the right place. This is part three of a series of articles filled with date ideas for couples in the Tampa Bay area.
This is the Tampa Guide's Review of her experience with Cèsar A. Lara, M.D. Center for Weight Management.
Looking to eat healthy and still be able to dine out? Here are some healthy food options in Tampa Bay.
A listing of events happening in October in the Tampa Bay area, featuring festivals, music, theater, stage, concerts and a variety of Halloween celebrations.
The 12 annual Tampa Theatre Winefest will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, 2013.
There is nothing better than nursing a martini while gossiping with friends, hanging out with a hot date or enjoying a great meal. Here are the top 10 places to enjoy a martini in Tampa.
Hillsborough River State Park, a 3,950-acre park found six miles south of Zephyrhills in Hillsborough County, offers a wide range of activities including hiking, swimming, canoeing and fishing.
The following are Tampa Bay events, September 8-14. If you're looking for something fun to do in September, you've come to the right place.
The Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association will hold its Tenth Annual Home Tour on Saturday March 17, 2012.
The following are Tampa Bay events, September 15-21. If you're looking for something fun to do in September, you've come to the right place.
Looking for something to do for date night but not quite sure what to do? You've come to the right place. This is part five of a series of articles filled with date ideas for couples in the Tampa Bay area.
Located at 1111 N Mcmullen Booth Rd in Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to presenting the finest in performing arts and also providing performing arts education to all segments of our community.
Pollution and progress conspired to nearly destroy the Tampa Bay estuary. Several organizations, with the help of community volunteers, are working to restore the bay and safeguard it from environmental tragedy.
Tampa Bay Halloween Events – Guide to Halloween Events in Tampa Bay. Page 2.
The following are Tampa Bay events, September 22-30. If you're looking for something fun to do in September, you've come to the right place.
Accessible only by private boat or by ferry from nearby Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island State Park boasts white sand beaches, great for sunbathing, swimming and shelling.
Tampa Bay Area County Parks - A comprehensive list of Pinellas County Parks. The Pinellas County Parks and Recreation Department maintains 4,159 acres of the county's most beautiful examples of pristine Florida landscapes.
A guide to some of the events happening in September in the Tampa Bay area, featuring festivals, holiday events, music, theater, stage and concerts.
A comprehensive list of Hillsborough County Parks; Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department manages more than 70,000 acres of parkland.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa is a great place for locals to eat, drink, dance and play.
Nude Nite Tampa will be held at at VF Warehouse located at 1601 North 39th St. March 6, 7 and 8, 2014. Tickets are available online or at the door. Admission
This is a list of the Tampa Guide's top picks for Sandwich Spots in Tampa Bay.
Located in Lutz, The Vine offers a relaxing atmosphere where time seems to slow down and cares are poured away.
Eating at Melting Pot may seem out of your price range, but the Tampa Guide figured out a way to dine there for under $20!
Bored with the usual national movie theater chains? Here are 5 places in Tampa Bay to watch a movie that are a little different from what has become the norm.
The Tampa Guide caught an amazing St. Pete Sunset at Sloppy Joes on the Beach located inside the Bilmar Beach Resort. Here is the guide's review of the beach bar.
St. Petersburg Hotels & Motels: A guide to lodging in St. Petersburg.
Looking for something to do for date night but not quite sure what to do? You've come to the right place. This is part four of a series of articles filled with date ideas for couples in the Tampa Bay area.
Bernini is a refreshing change of pace from the clubs and bars of Ybor City and a great place to have dinner with friends or that special someone.
Not your run-of-the-mill malls, these hot shopping spots offer patrons everything from upscale boutiques and fashion stores to quaint gift shops and fine dining.
TIMPANO Italian Chophouse is a must after a day of shopping in South Hyde Park, before a night of clubbing on Howard Avenue or simply for happy hour after work. This is the Tampa Guide's Review of TIMPANO Italian Chophouse.
The four beaches that make up the north beaches of Tampa Bay include Clearwater Beach, Sand Key Park, Indian Rocks Beach and Tiki Gardens-Indian Shores Beach. Here's everything you need to know about these four beaches.
This is a listing of several of the Ruth Eckerd Hall's September 2014 Events. The Ruth Eckerd Hall is located at 1111 N Mcmullen Booth Rd in Clearwater.
The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts houses collections of European, American, Pre-Columbian and Asian art and photography. The Museum of Fine Arts is found in downtown St. Petersburg on the waterfront.
In Tampa Bay you probably won't ever find snow during the winter months, but with great weather throughout the holidays comes the unique opportunity to play in the sun, visit zoos and visit Busch Gardens. This year Busch Gardens is giving visitors lots of reasons to visit the park for Christmas.
With summer comes lots of free time. Looking for something to do to fill that time? You've come to the right place. This 10 part series gives you an idea of 100 things to do in Tampa Bay this summer.
Sometimes we just need a cupcake. Here's a listing of places in Tampa Bay to have your cupcake and eat it too.
Military Museum - The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo opened its doors in 2008 and boasts a vast collection of military memorabilia.
If you are looking for a concert venue in Tampa Bay you have come to the right place. This is part two of two to the list of concert venues in Tampa Bay.
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders can enjoy free admission to select museums this summer in Tampa Bay.
A guide to some of the events happening December 1-7 in the Tampa Bay area, featuring festivals, holiday events, music, theater, stage and concerts.
Looking for something to do for date night but not quite sure what to do? You've come to the right place. This is part two of a series of articles filled with date ideas for couples in the Tampa Bay area.
MOSI, Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry, offers more than 400 exhibits, live science demonstrations and an IMAX theater.
Tampa Bay Club Sport is a group of adult sports leagues that includes soccer, softball, flag football, golf, basketball, kickball, volleyball, cornhole, boot camp, paddleboard, bowling and tennis.
The Caliente 2014 Bare Dare 5K will be held Sunday, May, 4, 2014 at Caliente Clothing Optional Resort in Land O' Lakes. If you dream about running through
Home of the Cultural and Natural History Center, Weedon Island Preserve features a 45-foot observation tower, 6,600 feet of ADA accessible boardwalk, more than 3 miles of hiking trails and a canoe launch and paddling trails.
Looking for a spot that the whole family can enjoy? Here are 5 spots that will keep the whole gang entertained.
Here's everything you need to know about the 2013 Festival of Chocolate at MOSI.
If you can make it over to Cooper’s Hawk Winery in Tampa before the end of happy hour you will be delighted by the selection of discounted appetizers and wines.
If you are looking for a great deal for happy hour or for a late night’s snack at International Plaza then Brio Tuscan Grille is the place to go. This is the Tampa Guide's review of BRIO Tuscan Grille.
Armani's is known for its authentic and delicious Northern Italian cuisine, sophisticated dining setting and its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Tampa Bay.
This is a review of the Tampa Guide's first time in a speed boat.
Looking for a spot that the whole family can enjoy? Here are 5 more spots that will keep the whole gang entertained. This is part two of family friendly spots in Tampa.
The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg is home to the most comprehensive collection of works produced by the Spanish surrealist. The Dalí Museum preserves the artist's legacy, making his work available for the enjoyment and education of visitors.
The historic downtown district of Tarpon Springs boasts restaurants and antique shops. Page 9.
Looking for a place to play Mini Golf in Tampa Bay? Here's a listing of places to whack a ball with a putter.
Vizcaya Restaurante and Tapas Bar is a Spanish cuisine and tapas full liquor bar and lounge located in Tampa.
Here is a quick look at Coyote Ugly Saloon.
This is a preview to the Tampa Bay Expert Review of Kelp Sushi Joint.
Every February residents of Tampa get a little State Fair crazy.
Tampa concerts - The March Tampa area concert lineup includes performances by the Florida Orchestra, Elton John, Billy Joel, Brittney Spears and Arlo Guthrie.
Ever wondered how people are chosen to ride the Fan Zam at Tampa Bay Lightning home games? There is more than one way to get your Zamboni on!
In January 2014, the Florida Orchestra will perform hits from Beethoven, Brahms and James Bond. This is a listing of their January 2014 schedule.
Werner-Boyce Salt Springs - Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park, found in Pasco County near the city of Port Richey, is one of the most recent additions to the Florida State Park system and currently offers a nature trail, restroom facilities and inshore saltwater fishing.
Located in St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum chronicles the history of the Holocaust, honoring the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives by teaching all its visitors the value of human life in the hope of preventing future genocides.
When ambience matters more than food that will knock your socks off, Seabreeze Island Grill and Raw Bar is a great choice.
Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar serves Modern Mediterranean cuisine with wine in four locations in Tampa Bay including Countryside, Carrollwood, Sarasota and South Tampa.
This is the Tampa Guide's review of the Sandpearl Spa located in the Sandpearl Resort Clearwater Beach.
This is the Tampa Guide's Review of Mazzaro's Italian Market.
A comprehensive list of Sarasota County Parks - Sarasota is home to some of the most in-demand beaches, trails, parks and recreation facilities in the Tampa Bay area.
Check out the Tampa Bay area's best football fields, ballparks and venues for a variety of sporting events.
Getting married? Congratulations! Here are a few venues to consider for your big day!
Want to try the food at a bunch of restaurants in Tampa Bay but don't want to visit them all? Visit a local taste event and sample dishes from many of the restaurants in the Tampa Bay area.
Feld Motor Sports will host two Monster Jam events at Raymond James Stadium in 2014.
This is the Guide Review of Mekenita Mexican Grille,a Mexican Restaurant in Lutz.
Anclote Key - Anclote Key Preserve State Park, a barrier island located about three miles northwest of Tarpon Springs in the Gulf of Mexico, boasts four miles of beautiful beaches, primitive camping and picnicking.
Brandon is a community located in unincorporated Hillsborough County east of Tampa.
Metro PCS, 1-800-ASK-GARY, and Your Southern Ford Dealers will present the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® on Saturday, February 2 at 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium.
Lowry Park Zoo hosts several events throughout the year that are not only a lot of fun, but also help fund this Tampa Bay attraction. Here’s a quick look at some of the events that are held annually at Lowry Park Zoo.
Situated across St. Joseph's Sound from Crystal Beach, 385-acre Honeymoon Island State Park boasts four miles of beach and offers visitors birding, fishing, hiking and sunbathing opportunities.
Tampa Bay New Year's Eve Parties – Guide to Tampa Bay New Year's Eve Parties, including information on St. Petersburg's First Night, Sarasota's New Year's Eve Street Party and Aqua-Eve at the Florida Aquarium.
A guide to some of the events happening in July 15-21 in the Tampa Bay area, featuring festivals, holiday events, music, theater, stage and concerts.
The seventh annual BMW of Sarasota Chillounge Night at Westfield Southgate will be held March9, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Chillounge Night Sarasota will
The view from the Seventh Avenue Fishing Pier, looking north toward Merry Pier. Page 9.
If you find yourself in Port Richey, Fla. like I did recently, I strongly suggest you head to Rum River Bar & Grill for some great cocktails and delicious hot wings.
Sea Dog Brewery has a fun vibe to it with a rustic feel. Full liquor bar, several beers to choose from and a menu complete with beer pairing ideas are just a few things that make it a great new bar in Clearwater.
Tampa Hotels & Motels: A guide to lodging in Tampa near the Tampa International Airport and Raymond James Stadium.
Located in Trinity, FL, Havana Dreamers Cafe offers up delicious and inexpensive breakfast and lunch. Havana Dreamers Cafe is also the best place in Trinity
Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro claims it is “striving to be the ultimate spot on the west side of South Tampa to get away from it all.” Unfortunately in more ways than one, the bar falls short. This is the Tampa Guide's review of Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro.
Gas station gourmet? Those words don’t seem like they fit together but that was my experience at Wawa.
Introducing Weeki Wachee: Located In: Hernando County Population: 12 (Source: U.S. Census 2004 estimate)
Myakka River - At 53 square miles, Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's premier parks. The Wild and Scenic Myakka River through the park which also boasts a rare Florida ecosystem, the dry prairie.
Alafia River State Park, found near Lithia in Hillsborough County, offers off-road mountain bicycle trails, horseback riding trails, hiking, fishing and bird-watching.
The Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm shares the St. Pete Times Forum with the National Hockey League's Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tampa - The city of Tampa is the largest metropolitan area in the Tampa Bay region and the third most populous city in Florida.
You've heard about the food truck rallies, you may have even eaten at a food truck once, but do you know the businesses behind the wheel? Here the Tampa Guide gives you a quick look at 5 Tampa Bay Food Trucks.
A guide to some of the events happening in October in the Tampa Bay area, featuring festivals, holiday events, music, theater, stage and concerts.
Tarpon Springs - the city of Tarpon Springs, a Florida community infused with Greek heritage found in Pinellas County, was the first incorporated city on the Pinellas peninsula and is the home of what was once the country's largest sponge port.
Here is a listing of the Straz Center's September 2014 Calendar of Events.
A listing of runs, dashes, 5Ks and more coming through Tampa Bay in 2014.
Looking for a bar or restaurant in Channelside? Here's a listing of what you can expect to find there.