Gateways / February 04, 2012 Best Hotels in the Country…
Best Hotels in the Country…

Tampa Bay is Home to one of them

Did you know that Tampa Bay is home to one of the 2012 Best Hotels in the country? Well if not, we are here to tell you that The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel has earned recognition as one of the 2012 Best Hotels in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The 2012 Best Hotels rankings recognize hotels with a record of high customer satisfaction and an exceptional reputation among published travel experts. U.S. News established Best ..»

Editor's Pick / February 03, 2012 Celebrate Valentine's Day at Busch Gardens
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Busch Gardens

Forget the flowers and chocolate, Busch Gardens has a Valentine's Day for your sweetheart.

Busch Gardens is hosting a Valentine-Themed Sergenti Night Safari, where you will get the chance to enjoy savory appetizers and adult beverages before and excursion through Edge of Africa and end your special night with champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries. During the venture through the Edge of Africa, you will witness the active nighttime behaviors of hippos, lions and hyenas, lit by moonlight and handheld lanterns. Then, on the Serenget ..»

Gateways / February 02, 2012 Best restaurants to watch the sunset
Best restaurants to watch the sunset

Here are our favorite places for closing the day on a pleasant note.

Sunsets on the Gulf Coast are spectacular from any beachside viewing spot. But you can kick it up a notch by watching the golden orb sink below the horizon from a pub or a restaurant where music, libation and food enhances the experience. And before it gets too hot and humid, now is the time to get out. The Hurricane: The Rooftop Patio at the restaurant on Pass-a-Grille has been a favorite sunset viewing spot for years. Located on the third floor ..»

Readers Buzz / February 02, 2012 Free tow, ride home after Super Bowl parties
Free tow, ride home after Super Bowl parties

No need not risk spoiling the fun with a DUI or accident.

Football fans celebrating Super Bowl this weekend have and option if they get drunk. AAA automobile club will once again sponsor “Tow To Go” in conjunction with Budweiser beverages. The free service provides towing for drivers who are too inebriated to drive. Anyone, AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to Go ride through Sunday, Feb. 5. Tow to Go provides a confidential ride and tow home from any bar or restaurant, free of charge, to anyone who ..»

Articles / February 02, 2012 Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts
Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts

America’s highest-rated outdoor fine art and fine craft shows

Artists and art lovers from all parts of the country migrate every winter to the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, where the country’s most accomplished artists and rising stars vie for the $15,000 Raymond James Best of Show Award and an additional $59,500 in prize money. Held annually during the first weekend in March in downtown Tampa, it is a true showcase. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mi ..»

Articles / February 01, 2012 20th Anniversary Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival
20th Anniversary Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

February 18 to February 19, 2012

Schedule a stop in Dunedin, Florida on your travel itinerary the weekend of February 18th & 19th, 2012 because the 20th Anniversary Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival is just one spectacular event you can’t bare to miss. Located in one of Tampa’s most desirable suburbs, Dunedin, Florida, this show stopping craft festival will be hosted along Dunedin’s historic Main Street and will showcase some of the country’s finest crafters the nation has to offe ..»

Exhibits / February 01, 2012 Ancient Egypt--Art and Magic
Ancient Egypt--Art and Magic

opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Ancient Egypt never ceases to fascinate. Its elaborate religion, art, and ritual make it at once foreign and compelling. Now a new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, showcases some of the highlights of this unique culture. Ancient Egypt--Art and Magic: Treasures of the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art brings to the public eye one of the greatest private collections of Ancient Egyptian art. These 100 choice pieces from th ..»

Articles / February 01, 2012 New Seeds Festival 2012
New Seeds Festival 2012

Open to Four Full Days with ‘Martine Locke’

New Seeds Festival Artistic Director Suzanne Willett has announced an extraordinary lineup of performance artists confirmed for the second annual New Seeds Festival to be held from Friday, Mar 23 through Saturday, Mar 31 at the Smith Black Box Theatre. Tickets to the festival go on sale Monday, January 23 at 12:00 a.m. EDT at www.NewSeedsFest.org. The New Seeds Festival 2012 will showcase socially relevant female artists to inspire, empower and e ..»

Gateways / February 28, 2010 Clearwater Beach’s Sandpearl Resort
Clearwater Beach’s Sandpearl Resort

Need a break in the routine?

A quick easy vacation is as close as Clearwater Beach’s Sandpearl Resort. No need to hop a plane for the islands – stay local and feel like you’ve escaped to a tropical paradise. Just over the bridge on the north end of Clearwater Beach, Sandpearl Resort offers beautifully appointed rooms, a pristine beachfront location, a pampering spa, and casual and fine dining. Revive the spirit, connect with loved ones, celebrate a special occasion or simply ..»

Articles / February 06, 2010 New Home for The Tampa Museum Of Art
New Home for The Tampa Museum Of Art

Since its inception, museum planners knew that the Tampa Museum of Art's original building was too small for its collection. Proposals for expansion or relocation were the subject of discussion and controversy for years. Several different plans were proposed either by the city of Tampa or the museum board, including: in 2001, architect Rafael Vinoly designed a dramatic $76 million building which would have included a huge metal canopy overhanging ..»