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d7dot
Posts: 509
Registered: ‎06-22-2010

Getaway

MOSI

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AEligio
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎04-15-2011

Tampa Secret

Lowry Park Zoo

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nancyk33
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎06-08-2011

tampa contest

Hi. A great place to go in Tampa is Curtis Hixon Park and the Childrens museum

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halldc1
Posts: 91
Registered: ‎09-07-2011

Hidden Gem

I've heard that there are several great fishing spots.  I can't wait until my family gets a chance to go.

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Cindisa
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-21-2011

Busch Gardens And Raymond James Stadium

Busch Gardens And Raymond James Stadium
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dennis
Posts: 57
Registered: ‎06-23-2010

take in a Rays game and enjoy the beach

take in a Rays game and enjoy the beach

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peggymitchell12
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎03-31-2010

Tampa Bay

Love downtown St. Petersburg!!!  Lots going on all the time!

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southerncharm
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-21-2011

Have been a member for several years.

Have been a member for several years.

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mike89tv
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎08-25-2010

Busch gardens

Busch gardens
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southerncharm
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-21-2011

Treasure

Fort DeSoto is a real treasure.

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asckolni
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎05-04-2010

Tampa Bay

We love going to Busch Gardens, Lowery Park Zoo and Ybor City.  That's just for starters.  The beaches are great and so are the restaurants and the shopping!!!  What's not to love about Tampa Bay???

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CCARVER
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎12-08-2009

Tampa Bay

Never been there but would love to go.

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twigy3
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2011

My favorite thing...

My favorite thing in the Tampa area is the beach, especially Ft. DeSoto. It's the best place I know of to find shells.

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occgirl
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-09-2010

Tampa Getaway - Best Kept Secret

The Best Kept Secret in Tampa Bay is the Florida Aquarium.   A great day of family fun! Check out the behind the scenes Penguin Encounter.  You get to interact with the penguins in their habitat and a photographer captures the memories. Awesome!!

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jhargrave
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎06-04-2010

Hyde Park is a day's worth of fun!

You can walk around through several shops, dine in a variety of restaurants, and see a movie. Awesome!

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stacey063
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎03-20-2012

Tampa is for Cuban Food!

Great Cuban sandwiches anywhere!

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TRISTAN11
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-29-2011

MY HIDDEN GEM

My hidden gem in Tampa is Fort De Soto Park in St Petersburg.There is shade and picnic tables,which makes the heat bearable in the summer. The sand is white and pristine.Makes for a great day out!

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rtrusik
Posts: 48
Registered: ‎10-08-2010

Bucs

Catch a Bucs game

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Cindy
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-04-2009

Tampa Faves

We love to go eat at the Columbia Restaurant, the food, atmosphere, and family's history of the restaurant is so cool!   Would love to win this and experience the Columbia, and also some NEW adventures!

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kh
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎05-07-2010

La Terrasita

 
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jameiluj
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Fort Desoto and Busch Gardens!

Fort Desoto and Busch Gardens!

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wkjm61
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

WIN A TAMPABAY GET AWAY

For the best italian food and service you must try LA Trattoria Restaurant on main Street in Dunedin, FL. What an experience if i tell you anymore it won't be as fun...GO, GO, GO

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Michljones
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Arts in Tampa

My favorite place is the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.  They attract the best in Broadway tours, as well as live concerts and celebrities.  The opera is one of the best opera companies in the Southeast, and the Florida Orchestra rivals any professional orchestra in the US.

 

When in the mood for a real rock concert, the St. Pete Times Forum hosts the current touring artists.  My favorite concert there was when The Police did their reunion "Synchronicity" tour. 

 

For a fun day and night, I like any concert at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, followed by an evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Tampa.  They are literally across from each other with the interstate between.  You can take a cab to the concert to avoid parking fees and the safety of driving back and forth to the hotel.  After the show, there is usually some sort of live entertainment at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.  With their restaurants varying from counter service to five-star dining, I always find what I crave there.

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MuscoFamily
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Beaches are the best!

Been living here over 20 years and Pinellas County beaches are second to none in t his country. From Tarpon Springs to Fort Desoto, there is nothing else that compares to that strech of heaven.

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sostrander
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎05-20-2010

Channel Side is the bomb!

I have always had a wonderful time at Channel side, whenever we venture up that way. Plus there is the Tampa Bay performing Arts center & The Forum I have been to several times for Concerts.!  Busch Gardens & finally Treasure Island.  BUsch gardens for Howl of Scream my favorite. So much to see & do . Great city to visit.

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joshsgma
Posts: 401
Registered: ‎04-04-2012

TAMPA BAY GETAWAY CONTEST ENTRY

BuschGardens,AdventureIsland,LowryParkZoo, Dog Track, Amphitheatre - Great Vacation Destination! There are countless restaurants to try and flea markets to walk through. Close to beautiful Sarasota/Bradenton area. A quick drive; and I'm not too tired from the trip once i get there!

Take AAA with you for peace of mind from those unfortunate traffic events that are so common in a different community driving culture. With AAA Plus, you can even count on gas assistance if you’ve been having too much fun and forgot to watch that gas gauge! AAA Plus will come to you with a few gallons of gas. Such peace of mind!!

It takes more than one day to explore all thatTampaBayhas to offer.FortDeSotoParkis a favorite overnight camping sensation that is about mid-point betweenSarasotaandTampa. Round out your trip and be sure to check out AAA’s RV insurance options!!

These are a few of my favorite things aboutTampa.

What's that ringing noise???? Oh, of course, it’s AAA andTampaBaycalling!!! Let’s get away........... There is so much to do inTampa, it is mega-fun!!  AAA discounts make it affordable.

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shannonawalker
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-15-2011

Tampa

I love Tampa!!

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masterdisaster8
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-15-2011

sweepstake

yes we want to go to tampa ..never been to the aquarium...wow..lets go

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Bobbi9lin
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Favorite is Busch Gardens

Not a secret, but Busch Gardens is fantastic!  Lots of great thrill rides but still plenty for our small kids to do too.  Love it!

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mepps67
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-01-2012

Sporting Events

My best kept secret is that I do not like attending any sport events until my husband dragged me to a Tampa football game along with my 5 year old daughter. Needless to say, I had a BLAST....OMG!!!!!  Now I have to beg my husband to take me and my daughter. Also, I am digging "hockey" now ...who would have known...Cajun Girl from Baton Rouge

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mommajedi
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Tampa Hidden Treasure

Ok, our favorite thing to do in Tampa is to go to Splitsville downtown!  It's an upscale, adult bowling ally with a bar, billards, darts and each table has it's own bowling lane!  You can eat your entire dinner and desset right in your very own personal lane!  Come early and put your name on the list, because the lanes fill up fast!  Go for the signature pizza and homemade chocolate chip cookies with a chocolate martini!  You won't regret it!

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kickasset
Posts: 349
Registered: ‎10-27-2010

Tampa

Spring Training

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Genedude765
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

THE only thing to do in Tampa!!

Ghost tour of Tampa. Fantastic!! I like it very much. I have taen the tour 4 times in the past. I want to do it 4 times more!!

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raceman8
Posts: 848
Registered: ‎11-02-2009

ROCKY POINT ON TAMPA BAY

Rocky Point is home to a Hampton Inn with a Bahama Breeze restaurant. Great fishing and watching the ships come and go on Tampa Bay...

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diamondgurl719
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Thrills!!!

Roller coasters are a family favorite!!

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Natvic1421
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

tampa

Tampa is a fun place to have a great adventure with family and friends. Last time i went to tampa i was a little girl and i went with my mom and stepdad it was fun but its just different from going with your wonderful huband and my two kids its the best feeling you get to share, its unbelievable. I hope i get to win so i can share my experience in that water park it looks gorgeous. Thank you so much for having contests like these.
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naturegirl716
Posts: 371
Registered: ‎06-29-2011

Win a Tampa Bay Getaway

Creatures of Delight is an interactive studio.

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flmermaid
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Tampa Bay

Love Tampa, the beach, Busch Gardens & new twin grandsons are there...

Senior Member
Holman
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Columbia Restaurant inYbor City is awesome!


NickF wrote:

Win a Tampa Bay Getaway!

 

Share your best-kept Tampa secret! Perhaps your hidden gem is a fun thing to do, a great place to eat, or a great place to relax in Tampa.

 

You could win:

  • a 2-night stay in a AAA Diamond Rated hotel
  • 4 tickets to Busch Gardens
  • 4 tickets to The Florida Aquarium
  • a $500 Visa Gift Card

Reply and share your hidden gem!

 

Contest Rules: Must be 18 year of age to enter. No purchase necessary. May enter once daily. Contest ends July 29, 2012. Not valid in Puerto Rico.


NickF wrote:

Win a Tampa Bay Getaway!

 

Share your best-kept Tampa secret! Perhaps your hidden gem is a fun thing to do, a great place to eat, or a great place to relax in Tampa.

 

You could win:

  • a 2-night stay in a AAA Diamond Rated hotel
  • 4 tickets to Busch Gardens
  • 4 tickets to The Florida Aquarium
  • a $500 Visa Gift Card

Reply and share your hidden gem!

 

Contest Rules: Must be 18 year of age to enter. No purchase necessary. May enter once daily. Contest ends July 29, 2012. Not valid in Puerto Rico.



NickF wrote:

Win a Tampa Bay Getaway!

 

Share your best-kept Tampa secret! Perhaps your hidden gem is a fun thing to do, a great place to eat, or a great place to relax in Tampa.

 

You could win:

  • a 2-night stay in a AAA Diamond Rated hotel
  • 4 tickets to Busch Gardens
  • 4 tickets to The Florida Aquarium
  • a $500 Visa Gift Card

Reply and share your hidden gem!

 

Contest Rules: Must be 18 year of age to enter. No purchase necessary. May enter once daily. Contest ends July 29, 2012. Not valid in Puerto Rico.





 

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PRR
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-21-2012

Tampa itself

 
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lisalew
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎03-21-2012

Bern's Steak House

Pricey, but soooo worth it!

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nkirby
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-23-2009

I love driving over Tampa Bay!!!! It's so beautiful..

I love driving over Tampa Bay!!!! It's so beautiful..
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lormonts
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

Perogie Grill

If you like perogies...this is the place to go !!!

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electronicart
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-09-2010

Florida for the family....

I would love to take my kids to Florida :smileyvery-happy: With one in college and one in high school, vacation is not on the calendar this year. I want to win!!!

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jes
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-11-2010

Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo

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SALPUZZLER
Posts: 20
Registered: ‎12-26-2009

My Tampa Gem

I love to take bridges rides over the waters to Tampa.   Also love to go to the aquarium and Busch Gardens.  Sheila   SALPUZZLER@aol.com

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iv-robin
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-04-2011

Ybor City is the best!

Ybor City is the best!

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Jessad
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-22-2011

Anna Maria Island - the Tortuga Inn - So beautiful and the Sunsets are Awesome!

 
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Shondad
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-21-2011

Tampa Getaway

My family and I have never been to Tampa, FL. We would love to visit the beach, Bush Gardens and the Aquarium.

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TeardropCamping
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-06-2012

AHHHHHH!!!

Roller Coasters in Bush Gardens! :womanlol: