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Activities & Tours

Kozuba Craft Distillery

1960 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg FL 33712
727-201-9078
Attractions

Florida Holocaust Museum

55 5th Street South
St. Petersburg FL 33701
727-820-0100   Fax: 727-821-8435

Florida International Museum

244 Second Avenue N
St. Petersburg FL 33701
(727) 341-7900   Fax: (727) 341-7908

Great Explorations

1925 Fourth Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704
727-821-8992

Busch Gardens

Busch Blvd
Tampa FL 33613
800-221-1339
Beaches

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach FL


St. Pete Beach is a 4.5 mile long stretch of sandy beach located on Long Key, a barrier island off the coast of St. Petersburg. On the southern tip of St. Pete Beach is Pass-a-Grille, a historic district that started as a fishing village and includes the historic Don Cesar Hotel. Also called “the Pink Castle”, the Don Cesar is known for its rich history and famous clientele. St. Pete Beach offers a wide variety of shorelines, art galleries, restaurants and bed & breakfasts to draw tourist from all over the world


Fort Desoto Park

Tierra Verde FL


Fort Desoto Park’s North Beach was named America’s best beach in 2005. Fort Desoto Park occupies 1136 acres on five interconnected islands in southern Pinellas county and is named for the 1898 Fort built for the Spanish-American War. Fort Desoto has several ruined buildings open for the public, as well as four 12 inch mortars and two 6 inch rifled artillery pieces. Both North Beach and East Beach have made the top ten list numerous times. Fort Desoto Park has two fishing piers, paved bike trails, picnic areas, a boat ramp, and camping areas.


Casinos

Hard Rock Casino

5223 North Orient Road
Tampa FL 33610
813-627-7625
Entertainment & Nightlife

The Chic-a-Boom Room

319 Main Street
St. Petersburg FL 34698
727-736-0206

Side Spliters Comedy Club

12938 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa FL 33618
813-960-1197   Fax: 813-960-1459

The Florida Orchestra

101 S. Hoover Blvd
Tampa FL 33609
813-286-1170   Fax: 813-286-2316
Restaurants

Ponce de Leon

95 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg FL 33701
727.550.9300   Fax: 727.895.2287
Transportation

Tampa International Airport

5503 West Spruce Street
Tampa FL 33607
813-870-8700

Around Tampa Bay, Florida

DISNEY KEEPS SMALL NUMBER OF WORKERS HOME OVER CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
The workers recently returned from a trip to Italy. - Ashley Carter


CHEF'S KITCHEN: CONCH FRITTERS AND SUMMER BURGER
The Shack Riverfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar's Conch Fritters and Summer Burger. - Allison Walker Torres


SEAWORLD ATTENDANCE, REVENUE CONTINUE TO RISE WITH NEW CEO
The company is adding new attractions at its parks every year. - Ashley Carter


ON THE TOWN: "SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL" BRINGS GROOVY 60'S STYLE TO STRAZ STAGE
SHOUT! The Mod Musical is opening at the Straz Center on Wednesday, February 25. - Kim Leoffler


BOB IGER STEPS DOWN AS DISNEY CEO; BOB CHAPEK TAKES OVER
The announcement was made late Tuesday afternoon. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY REVEALS MENUS FOR EPCOT FLOWER AND GARDEN FESTIVAL
The festival runs March 4 through June 1. - Ashley Carter


SEAWORLD ORLANDO'S ICE BREAKER COASTER REACHES TWO MILESTONES
The new coaster is scheduled to debut this spring. - Ashley Carter


ADVENTURE ISLAND SETS OPENING DATE FOR SOLAR VORTEX
The new attraction will be America's first dual tailspin water slide. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY TO ADD "IMPOSSIBLE" PRODUCTS TO THEME PARK MENUS
Disney is expanding its plant-based food options. - Ashley Carter


2020 FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS WEEK
The 85th Florida Strawberry Festival takes place February 27 through March 8. - Spectrum News Staff


UNIVERSAL ORLANDO SHARES NEW IMAGES OF DOCKSIDE INN AND SUITES
The new hotel will make its debut on March 17. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY SETS OPENING DATE FOR MICKEY SHORTS THEATER
The experience will debut with an exclusive new Mickey short. - Ashley Carter


ON THE TOWN: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT "MEAN GIRLS" AT THE STRAZ
Tina Fey has turned her hit movie “Mean Girls” into a musical and it’s on stage through this weekend at the Straz Center. - Kim Leoffler


DISNEY ROUNDS OUT LINEUP FOR EPCOT'S GARDEN ROCKS CONCERTS
The concerts take place during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. - Ashley Carter


SCOTT WEINGER, VOICE OF "ALADDIN," COMING TO MEGACON ORLANDO
The fan convention runs April 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center. - Ashley Carter


FLORIDA ON A TANKFUL: HISTORIC FLORIDA THEATER A STAPLE IN DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE
The 1927 theater was one of 13 other theaters on the Jacksonville riverfront, now it is the only historic theater to remain in the city. - Caitlin Wilson


BABY YODA ANIMATRONIC TOY TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL
The toy moves its hands, lifts its arms and makes noises. - Ashley Carter


MCDONALD'S UNVEILS SCENTED CANDLES THAT SMELL LIKE QUARTER POUNDER
Scents include pickle, ketchup, cheese and beef. - Ashley Carter


FLORIDA ON A TANKFUL: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BOGGY CREEK AIRBOAT ADVENTURES
Discover what Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures has to offer. - Caitlin Wilson


DONALD DUCK, ORANGE BIRD PASSHOLDER MAGNETS COMING TO EPCOT FLOWER & GARDEN
The festival runs March 4-June 1. - Ashley Carter


REGAL EAGLE SMOKEHOUSE OPENS AT EPCOT
The restaurant features barbecue dishes from across the country. - Ashley Carter


DAVE BAUTISTA, WRESTLER AND GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY, COMING TO MEGACON
One of the guardians of the galaxy is coming to Orlando in April. - Spectrum News Staff


SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY'S WORSHIP GROUP REACHING LOFTY MUSICAL HEIGHTS
Musical students and staff with Southeastern University Worship have been writing and recording music for several years. - Stephanie Claytor


ON THE TOWN: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EPCOT'S BACKSTAGE GREENHOUSES, TOPIARIES
5 things to know about Epcot's backstage greenhouses and topiaries - Allison Walker Torres


ON THE TOWN: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT "SPIRIT LINES"
“Spirit Lines” is currently on display at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg. - Kim Leoffler


HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE TO LAY OFF 118 EMPLOYEES AS STAGE SHOWS END
The attraction is also shutting down most of its departments. - Ashley Carter


"DOCTOR WHO" STARS BILLIE PIPER, CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON SET FOR MEGACON
The convention will take place April 16-19. - Ashley Carter


BUSCH GARDENS TO CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS THIS WEEKEND
The event will feature themed food and entertainment. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY TO GIVE CINDERELLA CASTLE A "GOLDEN" MAKEOVER
The makeover is set to be completed this summer. - Ashley Carter


FLORIDA ON A TANKFUL: SHARE A KISS UNDER ST. AUGUSTINE'S LOVE TREES
The love trees of St. Augustine hold a unique lore and legend. - Caitlin Wilson


FORMER DOME GRILL SLATED TO BECOME THREE-STORY RESTAURANT
Getting a major overhaul to become the Central Park Food Hall. - Trevor Pettiford


ON THE TOWN: CIRQUE ITALIA'S WATER CIRCUS IN LAKELAND
The new 2020 tour of Cirque Italia’s Water Circus is in town this weekend in Lakeland. - Kim Leoffler


DISNEY'S ANIMAL KINGDOM TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
The celebration will include special activities and entertainment. - Ashley Carter


UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS LAUNCHES "LET YOURSELF WOAH" CAMPAIGN
The new brand campaign features Kenan Thompson and Arturo Castro. - Ashley Carter


UNIVERSAL ORLANDO HIRING FOR 1,500 POSITIONS
Part-time, full-time and seasonal positions are available. - Ashley Carter


CONTEST OFFERS OVERNIGHT STAY IN DISNEY'S CINDERELLA CASTLE SUITE
The contest benefits the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. - Ashley Carter


MYTHBUSTERS' ADAM SAVAGE HEADED FOR MEGACON ORLANDO
The fan convention will be held April 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center. - Ashley Carter


MEGACON ORLANDO ADDS ALICIA SILVERSTONE TO CELEBRITY LINEUP
The fan convention will take place April 16-19. - Ashley Carter


ON THE TOWN: TAMPA BECOMES WALKABLE ART MUSEUM THROUGH MURAL PROJECT
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.mJerry Cahill let’s his painting do the talking. - Ashley Paul


BUSCH GARDENS' TIGRIS MAKES USA TODAY'S 10BEST LIST
The coaster was named one of the best new attractions of 2019. - Ashley Carter


SEAWORLD REACHES $65 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN "BLACKFISH" LAWSUIT
The lawsuit claimed former executives misled investors about the film's impact. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY WORLD RAISES PRICES ON ANNUAL PASSES
The price increase went into effect Tuesday on the official Disney World website. - Ashley Carter


"STAR WARS" STAGE SHOW ENDING AT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away is coming to an end, Disney says. - Ashley Carter


BACKSTREET BOYS BRINGING DNA WORLD TOUR TO TAMPA
The Backstreet Boys have announced a second North American tour that kicks off July 10 in New York. - Spectrum News Staff


WHO ARE THE YOUNGEST OSCAR WINNERS OF ALL TIME?
Young Hollywood has certainly provided years of entertainment but how well have they been rewarded for it? - Rick Adams


BRAD PITT, LAURA DERN, 'PARASITE' WIN AT ACADEMY AWARDS
Brad Pitt has won his first acting Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards. - Associated Press


SCI-FI, ANIME, COMIC BOOK FANS GATHER AT 6TH ANNUAL SPACE COAST COMIC CON
Last year's event was canceled due to Hurricane Dorian. - Greg Pallone


DISNEY SHOWS OFF MARQUEE FOR MICKEY & MINNIE'S RUNAWAY RAILWAY
The new attraction officially opens March 4. - Ashley Carter


SEAWORLD MAKING CHANGES TO DOLPHIN SHOWS
Trainers will no longer ride on the dolphins. - Ashley Carter


CITY WORKS EATERY OPENS AT DISNEY SPRINGS
The new restaurant is located next to the NBA Experience. - Ashley Carter


RESERVATIONS FOR DISNEY'S STAR WARS HOTEL TO OPEN LATER THIS YEAR
The multi-day vacation experience is set to debut in 2021. - Ashley Carter


DOCUMENTARY ON SPACE GHOST ACTOR ACCEPTED INTO 2 FILM FESTIVALS
A short documentary by a Florida Southern College professor about voice actor and artist George Lowe has been accepted into two film festivals. - Rick Elmhorst


DISNEY: FASTPASS+ RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE FOR MICKEY & MINNIE'S RUNAWAY RAILWAY
The new attraction opens March 4 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. - Ashley Carter


BUSCH GARDENS RELEASES LINEUP FOR FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The festival also features 25 new food items. - Ashley Carter


SEAWORLD ADDS SEAN PAUL, VANILLA ICE TO SEVEN SEAS FESTIVAL LINEUP
The festival kicks off February 7. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY ANIMATRONIC LOSES HAND ON CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS
A picture posted to social media shows the animatronic without a hand. - Ashley Carter


KIRK DOUGLAS, INFLUENTIAL ACTOR AND MOVIE STAR, DIES AT 103
The iconic star was one of the last surviving members of Hollywood's Golden Age. - Associated Press


IT'S FAIR TIME! FLORIDA STATE FAIR RUNS UNTIL FEBRUARY 17
The 2020 Florida State Fair will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds. - Spectrum News Staff


RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT DISPLAY SET FOR FLORIDA STATE FAIR
The exhibit will include shrunken heads and other odd items from Ripley's collection. - Ashley Carter


ESTEFAN KITCHEN NOW OPEN AT MARGARITAVILLE'S SUNSET WALK
The Cuban restaurant comes from Gloria and Emilio Estefan. - Ashley Carter


DISNEY'S DOMESTIC PARKS SEE RISE IN ATTENDANCE, REVENUE
The parks had a 2 percent attendance increase, executives said Tuesday. - Ashley Carter


"PARASITE" IS FIRST KOREAN FILM NOMINATED FOR BEST PICTURE OSCAR
A professor of Korean film says it's as if Korean won the World Series. - Jo Kwon


SEAWORLD ORLANDO OFFERING BOGO TICKET DEAL
Buy one SeaWorld ticket, get ticket to another park free. - Ashley Carter


WATCH: DISNEY HOSTS SUPER BOWL VICTORY PARADE AT MAGIC KINGDOM
Disney live-streamed the parade from the Magic Kingdom. - Ashley Carter


TAMPA BAY'S SUPER BOWL LV IS NOW ON THE CLOCK
Exactly one year from now, Raymond James Stadium will be packed — front and center on the world stage for Super Bowl LV. - Adria Iraheta


DISNEY DROPS NEW ACTION-PACKED "MULAN" TRAILER DURING SUPER BOWL
The movie arrives in theaters on March 27. - Ashley Carter


"BAD BOYS" TOPS BOX OFFICE FOR 3RD STRAIGHT WEEK
The film earned $17.6 million this weekend. - Associated Press


WATCH: THIS YEAR'S SUPER BOWL ADS CELEBRATE "BAHSTON," BEATS, BELOVED DOGS
Which brand did it best? Watch these Super Bowl ads and decide. - Audrea Huff


ON THE TOWN: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE "I AM" EXHIBIT IN ST. PETE
The “I Am” exhibit is currently on display at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg - Kim Leoffler


BLAIR WITCH PROJECT CO-CREATOR FILMS NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY IN BAY AREA
The Hollywood director with Orlando roots filming a new horror anthology called "Black Veil." - Josh Rojas


ON THE TOWN: HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN SEE BATMOBILE, HERBIE, ECTO-1 AND MORE
Dezerland is touted as Florida's largest indoor attraction at 1.2 million square feet. - Allison Walker Torres


DISNEY WELCOMES TWO NEW BABY ANIMALS TO ANIMAL KINGDOM
Look for them the next time you visit the park. - Ashley Carter


WILLIAM SHATNER, GEORGE TAKEI SET FOR MEGACON ORLANDO
The convention will take place at the Orange County Convention Center. - Ashley Carter


BUSCH GARDENS OFFERS PEEK AT IRON GWAZI COASTER
The new coaster is expected to open this spring. - Ashley Carter


NEW TAMPA BAY TIMES FOOD CRITIC SERVES UP LIST OF ICONIC TAMPA-AREA RESTAURANTS
Helen Freund, who compiled this list, moved from New Orleans the summer of 2019 to join the Times as its food critic. - Melissa Eichman


UNIVERSAL'S MARDI GRAS MIXES NEW FLOATS, FOOD AND MUSIC
The celebration runs February 1-April 2. - Ashley Carter


4 RIVERS SERVES UP 2 FOOD VENUES AT DISNEY'S ESPN SPORTS COMPLEX
The Grill, The COOP have arrived at the Arena. - Spectrum News Staff


CHEF'S KITCHEN: BRANZINO AND ESPRESSO PANNA COTTA BY HEMINGWAY'S
Check out these recipes inspired by Ernest Hemingway. - Allison Walker Torres


CAST OF "THE OFFICE" COMING TO MEGACON ORLANDO
The convention takes place April 16-19. - Ashley Carter


LEGOLAND FLORIDA CONTEST OFFERS TICKETS, HOTEL STAY
The contest ends February 2. - Ashley Carter


SMOTHERED AND COVERED: WAFFLE HOUSE BRINGS VALENTINE'S DINNER TO FLORIDA LOCATIONS
Does anything say Valentine's Day more than hashbrowns and eggs? - Spectrum News Staff


POLK COUNTY YOUTH FAIR HAPPENING ALL WEEK: HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON
The Polk County Youth Fair is happening all week at the Stuart Center in Bartow, located at the intersection of E. Clower Street and US Highway 17. - Stephanie Claytor


FLORIDA ON A TANKFUL: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PIONEER VILLAGE AT SHINGLE CREEK
Here are five things you should know. - Caitlin Wilson


AVAST YE! 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GASPARILLA 2020
The Gasparilla 2020 celebration has arrived. Thousands of revelers are expected to line Bayshore Boulevard Saturday for the invasion and parade. - Dalia Dangerfield


FLORIDA ON A TANKFUL: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI
The park spans more than 2,200 acres of natural Florida. - Caitlin Wilson


ON THE TOWN: "SKELETON CREW" ON STAGE IN ST. PETERSBURG
“Skeleton Crew” is currently being performed by the American Stage Theater Company in St. Petersburg - Kim Leoffler


LEGOLAND FLORIDA OFFERS DEAL ON THEME PARK, WATER PARK ADMISSION
The deal is only available for a limited time. - Ashley Carter


HERE'S WHAT THE M&M'S STORE AT DISNEY SPRINGS WILL LOOK LIKE
The new store is expected to open this year. - Ashley Carter


SUPER NINTENDO WORLD SET FOR UNIVERSAL'S EPIC UNIVERSE
The new theme park is set to debut in 2023. - Ashley Carter


SMUGGLERS RUN AT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS GETS FASTPASS OPTION
Visitors can make reservations for dates on and after February 19. - Ashley Carter


ALADDIN'S MENA MASSOUD SET FOR MEGACON ORLANDO
MegaCon Orlando will be held April 16-19. - Ashley Carter


SEAWORLD: SEVEN SEAS FESTIVAL CONCERT LINEUP REVEALED
Boyz II Men, Trace Adkins and more set to perform. - Ashley Carter


"NAUGHTY BOY:" MONTY PYTHON STAR TERRY JONES DIES AT 77
Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python troupe that revolutionized British comedy, has died at 77 - Associated Press


BTS TO MAKE WORLD TOUR STOP AT ORLANDO’S CAMPING WORLD STADIUM
The popular K-Pop group will perform in Orlando on May 14. - Alicia Soller


BEHIND THE CONSTRUCTION WALLS OF SEAWORLD'S ICE BREAKER COASTER
The new multi-launch coaster is set to debut spring 2020. - Ashley Carter


5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SEAWORLD'S NEW ORCA ENCOUNTER SHOW
The new show dives deeper into the behaviors of whales. - Allison Walker Torres


COLD SNAP CLOSES ORLANDO WATER PARKS
Central Florida is dealing with another round of low temps. - Ashley Carter


'PARASITE' WINS AT SAG AWARDS, SO DO PITT AND ANISTON
“Parasite” has officially infected this year’s award season - Associated Press


DISNEY CEO BOB IGER'S PAY DROPS TO $47.5 MILLION
In the previous year, Iger made $65.6 million. - Ashley Carter


TV PILOT WRITTEN BY SPECTRUM NEWS PRODUCER TO DEBUT AT SUNSHINE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
Nathanael Paul says he hit a low point in 2017 and wrote the show in one night. - Angie Angers


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