Conveniently located and easily accessible, this performing arts center is located downtown beside the scenic Hillsborough River and offers patrons a variety of Broadway shows, musicals, plays, concerts, operas and special events in four theaters. Indulge in pre-show dining while enjoying scenic views of Tampa at Maestro's, where you can dine under the stars on the Riverwalk Promenade or inside at The Cafe, which operates when Broadway shows are featured. Call the 24-hour events line for current information on upcoming shows, tickets, directions, parking and dining.
Located in downtown Tampa across the river from the University of Tampa and near Riverwalk, the Glazer Children's Museum provides plenty of fun and entertainment for children. The museum offers a full range of games, workshops and interactive exhibits. Craft activities, story time, parades, and fun fitness and aerobics are just a few of the daily programs accessible to children. Monthly events are scheduled with special themes, guests, face painting, demonstrations and exhibits designed just for kids. Food, snacks and beverages are available at the Tiny Bites Café.
A visit to The Blueberry Patch will feel like a family party in your uncle's garden! Actually in the backyard of a huge home, when the lights come on at sundown, this place looks like something out of a fairytale. Small, colorful lights and shinny decor on hanging tree branches make you feel like an elf under a Christmas tree! The band members and the staff here are all dressed in psychedelic colors, adding to the festive atmosphere. Hidden away, this is one of the state's oldest escapes for artists, poets and musicians. This is where like-minded people come together to share and socialize, a concept termed "shareviving" here. The concept of this place stemmed from owner Dallas Bohrer's love for art and artists, and his desire to encourage sharing. Live musical and social events are held four times a month, and every Saturday is volunteer day. Call for details on performances.
Located on the waterfront within the Progress Energy Center for the arts, the Mahaffey Theater offers a dramatic backdrop, as well as an unparalleled view of Tampa Bay. It hosts performances from Broadway, the Florida Orchestra, including family shows, ballet, jazz, opera, and symphonic and popular music. It's one of the most recognizable landmarks in St. Petersburg and is located within walking distance of fine shops, eateries, and museums. The beach isn't too far either.
Home to the Tampa Bay Rays since 1996, Tropicana Field was built in 1986 and has hosted Davis Cup tennis, arena football, basketball, and concerts featuring some renowned musicians. It seats more than 45000 people for baseball and features "entertainment streets" with food, a kids' play area, a bank and a rotunda resembling Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. Tours of the facility are also available on prior request.
George M. Steinbrenner Field is famously known for being a training home for the New York Yankees and is home-ground for the Hawks Baseball team. Spread across more than 30 acres, this 11,000 seater stadium hosts a lot of trade fairs, concerts etc. besides its share of sports events. With a pub, suites, gift-shop, this stadium can safely be termed as state-of-the-art.
Established in 1902, Tampa Elks Lodge is one of the oldest charity organizations in Tampa, FL. The venue has a lot of facilities like conference rooms, ballrooms, etc and they are associated with the University of Tampa and organizes various outreach programs for the welfare of the community. Some of the projects include providing homes for the homeless, medical facilities for the war veterans, educational facilities for underprivileged kids, etc and they have made a remarkable contribution to the development of the community.
Shiny neon lights and eight screens spewing out your favorite flicks await you at Zota Theatres Britton 8 cinema in South Tampa. Check the website or call for more details on advance bookings, show times and rates. Then, sit back with a tub of corn and a soda, to spend a couple of hours in the movie world!
Like other members of this chain, AMC Westshore Plaza 14 in Tampa has all the amenities that make movie-watching a memorable experience. An ATM facility on the premises will take care of those sudden gastronomical or shopping whims. The automated box office is another unique feature of this movie house. Digital surround sound and stadium seating make sure you get the best of that action-packed thriller. All this within the posh environs of the Westshore Mall, make it a popular haunt for youth and families, so make sure you book your tickets early enough. Check the website for more details.
Centre Club has a warm casual ambiance which allows business professionals and community leaders to unwind , relax and entertain in an exclusive lounge atop the Urban Centre Towers. The club also offers facilities for conferences, business meetings and a co-working lounge and organizes enriching programs of talks and lectures by guest speakers. Dining at the club's in-house restaurant on superb "Floribbean" cuisine is a pleasure, given the remarkable service and beautiful setting.
If you are a vintage car enthusiast, then the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is a must on your itinerary when visiting the city. Opened in 2005, their collection is a range of automobiles from the 1920s through to the 1930s that were known for their engineering marvel. These cars were the pioneers of that era that set a trend for the future of vehicles. It features cars from all across the world such as the E from France, Tatra T87 from Czechoslovakia, DKW Meisterklasse from Germany and the American Ruxton.
This 5,000 square foot gallery space offers a collection of canvas prints from various artists with the option of onsite framing. Browse local and international artists work while the kids are kept occupied by the complimentary DVD collection and Xbox in the children's area. The gallery specializes in home and office art consultations and even offer installation services.