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3 Tampa Luxury Hotels Perfect for a Staycation “Getaway”

“We live where you vacation” is a well-worn cliché about the Tampa Bay area, but it’s based in undeniable reality. Especially at this time of year — after the spring break crowds have gone home but before the breathtaking summer humidity truly sets in — there’s no better place to plan a vacation than your own city. Whether you’ve introduced COVID-conscious traveling to your lifestyle or not, staycations have become a great break from the everyday with some tangible benefits for a local hospitality industry that is only beginning to recover from the pandemic. We could all use a little break after...

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Tampa’s Front Desk: April 2021

TAMPA THEATRE REOPENS FOR LIVE AUDIENCES Exactly one year after its closure in response to COVID-19, the historic Tampa Theatre opened for in-person movies on March 11. The reopening comes with new restrictions, including limiting each screening to no more than 200 people and requiring masks and routine temperature checks. Moviegoers will use an app to order popcorn and other concessions from their seats, and the pre-show, performed on the 96-year-old Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, will also return. An aerial shot of the Tampa Edition (PHOTO: Strategic Property Partners) THE TAMPA EDITION REACHES NEW...

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Tampa Front Desk: March 2021

TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART UNDERGOES $12 MILLION RENOVATION  To accommodate Downtown Tampa’s growing community, the Tampa Museum of Art announced the finalization of plans to begin a $12 million renovation. Funded entirely by private donations, the renovations aim to expand the museum’s education programs and gallery space. Construction is slated to begin in May. However, no closures are anticipated. After it was moved to Orlando due to the pandemic in 2020, WrestleMania is making its way back to Tampa.     PHOTO > WWE, INC. WRESTLEMANIA 37  RETURNS  TO TAMPA Under new safety protocols that have...

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Top 7 Boating Activities in Tampa

Brought to you by Boatsetter Tampa Bay and the surrounding area offer a wealth of watersports and sightseeing activities out on the water. Cruise around Tampa Bay, and you’ll be treated to breathtaking aquamarine waters, palm trees, and white sand within view of high-rises in the downtown district. Sail to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico or down inland waterways to see an even wider variety of wildlife, anchorages, and natural beauty. Add a few of these activities to your next sailing adventure to get a real taste of Tampa Bay. Don’t own a boat? Boatsetter is a peer-to-peer platform that connects...

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12 Places to Watch Super Bowl LV in Tampa (Plus 3 Ways to Enjoy it from Home)

The Super Bowl is back again, and this time Tampa Bay is playing host right here at Raymond James Stadium. With the stadium capacity limited, chances are very slim you’ll be catching the action in person. So we’ve rounded up all the best places to see Super Bowl LV, from kickoff to the halftime show and beyond, with a cold drink and tasty snack in hand. And if you’re staying in? We’ve got options to make the most of your at-home viewing experience, too. Any watch parties we missed? Email . GOING OUT Hattricks 107 S. Franklin St. | (813) 225-4288 | hattrickstavern.com Once...

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12 Things to Know About Super Bowl LV

Super Bowl LV is happening February 7, 2021 Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. Our hometown Tampa Bay Bucs are heading to their second Super Bowl. Meanwhile, the defending champs from KC are returning to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year and their fourth time ever. Super Bowl LV marks the first time in history that one of the competing teams will be playing at their home stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get the home field advantage in one for the...

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Salt Shack Has a Boatload of Toys for Tots this Holiday Season

Brought to you by Salt Shack Salt Shack held their first Toys for Tots fundraising event on December 10. At the event, local Marines assisted in accepting toys and monetary donations for Toys for Tots while also educating guests about the origin and impact of the charitable organization. Salt Shack is honored and privileged to be able to use their environmentally safe, waterfront property to support local children during the holiday season. With the generosity of the supportive Tampa Bay community, they are working toward their goal of filling up the Salt Shack boat to the brim with toys. Toy...

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The Tampa Bay Fishing Report: December/January 2021

Tampa Bay is blessed with water. And when it comes to fishing, we’re blessed with every type of water that fish like to inhabit. Whether it is under one of our numerous bridges; along our beautifully green mangrove shorelines; on the flat waters of the bay; or out in the gulf, Tampa Bay has multiple options for those of us who enjoy the pursuit of fishing. Our waters are also loaded with many species of fish, including game fish and aquarium-looking tropical fish — as well as two of our most iconic marine mammals, bottlenose dolphins and manatees. Just as each fishing trip is a unique journey,...

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The Savannah College of Art and Design is Coming to Tampa

Brought to you by the Savannah College of Art and Design The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a leader in art and design education, and a top choice for students looking for an exceptional education and life-changing career opportunities. The university is incredibly diverse, with more than 15,000 students representing all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. Many of our talented students and successful alumni are from Tampa and the surrounding metropolitan area. Founded in 1978, SCAD offers more programs of study and specializations than any other art and design university...

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8 Places to Watch the World Series Games in Tampa

Tampa Bay sports are continuing to dominate this year. With drink specials, activities and blow-up TV screens, check out where you can cheer on the Rays in the World Series this week around the region. For each game in the series, the first pitch will be at 8:08 p.m. Any watch parties we missed? Email . St. Pete Pier 800 2nd Ave. N.E. St. Petersburg The newly renovated St. Pete Pier will be hosting the team’s official watch party for every Rays-Dodgers World Series game. Gates open at 6 p.m. with 400 socially distant “pods” with no more than six people...

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