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03-13-2013, 05:59 PM
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The party deck is fun. I know they've had some live music out there before. There's really nothing else around, though. Downtown is kinda dead and if you don't wanna go to Ybor then you're probably not gonna go to SoHo or a place like The Hub or Fly Bar.

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03-13-2013, 06:00 PM
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So, mid-April in Tampa = beach weather?
Yes. It's basically beach weather right now.

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http://www.baynews9.com/content/news.../forecast.html

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03-13-2013, 07:05 PM
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Yes. It's basically beach weather right now.
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03-18-2013, 01:37 PM
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West... Harbor... you mean the Westin Harbor Island? Give us an idea of the exact hotel you'll be at and we'll get you pointed in the right direction.


We're staying at Best Western Bay Harbor...

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We're staying at Best Western Bay Harbor...
Ohh! You're off the CC bridge headed towards Clearwater. I'm not too sure whats available to watch the game over in that area, just a little north of you would be a world of beer and a few other things in a little area called Westchase, might be able to catch the games on TV there. I'm sure there is something across the bridge towards Clearwater, too, but i'm drawing a blank after yesterdays festivities. Downtown has Hattricks, which is always awesome but can sometimes be packed.

OH! If you head towards the airport there is a mall there, two actually - one of them is called International Plaza, lots of bars and stuff in there, Bar Louie usually has something going on, lots of TVs. Good beer selection, solid food. Champps is another.

If I can think of more, i'll follow up later tonight.

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03-18-2013, 03:56 PM
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Awesome!

This will be my first visit to your lovely state, very exited!

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03-21-2013, 01:52 PM
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Hey guys,

Thursday next week I'll be joining my girlfriend who's currently staying in Charleston, SC, until Sunday, March 30th. We'll rent a car and then on Monday our great ~2 week odyssey through Florida will begin. After stays in Miami, Key West and Fort Myers/Cape Coral we'll head for Tampa for 5 or 6 days. During that time we will - of course - go to the Lightning games against the Senators and the Penguins (I already have the tickets).

But besides the beaches and the Lightning, are there any locations or activities we shouldn't miss out on? Our hotel is on (or near) Pelican Island, we're 27 and 24 and we have a car.

Cheers


BTW: Where's the best spot to buy Lightning stuff? Inside the TBTF?

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03-21-2013, 02:43 PM
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BTW: Where's the best spot to buy Lightning stuff? Inside the TBTF?
Pretty much, yeah.

I always recommend going to The Dali Museum in St Pete to anyone visiting (see avatar). It's awesome, cheap and close enough that you can go before or after the beach.

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03-26-2013, 02:21 PM
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Hi Guys!

Just got back, and I had a wonderful time in your city! Had dinner at Jackson's and ended up catching the game at our hotel at Hogan's.

Good food, and the Jets won!

Thank you Tampa! Hope to be back soon.

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03-27-2013, 11:23 AM
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Hey does anyone know where the visiting team skates/practices? The Devils have been down there all week and are practicing there tomorrow. Would it just be at the arena or the practice facility?

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03-28-2013, 07:03 PM
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Hey guys,

But besides the beaches and the Lightning, are there any locations or activities we shouldn't miss out on? Our hotel is on (or near) Pelican Island, we're 27 and 24 and we have a car.

Cheers


BTW: Where's the best spot to buy Lightning stuff? Inside the TBTF?
Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are pretty fun. Not necessarily something you "shouldn't miss out on," but if you're looking for something you can have a nice time at those places.

As far as places to get Lightning stuff, the forum is the best bet if you're looking for anything more than just the typical MSL/VL/Stamkos shirts and jerseys that you can get at any normal Lids Locker Room location. Unfortunately, you'll pay an astronomical amount there. My Conacher shirt cost almost $38 after tax there.

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03-31-2013, 04:34 PM
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I will be in Tampa for a few days on April 24th and 25th to watch the the Tampa/Toronto game and also want to take the kids to the beach. What is the best beach not to far from the rink?

Also what is the cheapest hotel walking distance to the hotel?

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04-05-2013, 03:12 PM
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Hey Tampa Fans,

coming in peace. Making holiday in the states (Florida) and want to ask you guys, if there is a chance to see players from Tampa or Ottawa (will be at the game on tuesday) before the game or after the game (shirt signing, picture)? If there is a chance, can you guys tell me, where this place is going to be? Would be very thankful...

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04-11-2013, 07:25 AM
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team veiwings

Hey guys, me, my father and my younger brother are down here in tampa and are going to watch the Pittsburgh vs. Tampa game today. me and my dad thought it would be awesome if we could see the players before they hit the ice. me and my dad done it last year at one of the leafs game and wondered if we could do it here again for my little brother. if you have any information please feel free to post it would be really appreciated guys

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09-12-2013, 12:01 PM
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Hey all,

Just wondering the hotels you'd recommend in Tampa, I'll be driving up from Miami to catch the Flyers/Lightning game Nov. 27th.

I hear the atmosphere is good there. looking forward to it.

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09-20-2013, 07:34 AM
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10-12-2013, 05:00 PM
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Montrealer going to a Bolt's game, parking/directions advices.

Hello all,

I'll be staying near Orlando next week and I already purchased tix for Tuesday's game against the LAK.

I'm looking forward to feel a different atmosphere than the Bell Center!

Anyways, what do you locals suggest as driving directions from Orlando, any\tips\tricks ? At what time should I leave if I want to catch the warmup and all ?

Google maps says it's ~2h from where I am. Is the traffic bad as hell inbound on I-4W at around 4-5pm ?

Any recommended parking spots to ? I don't mind walking to get to the rink.


Thanks you Bolts fans.

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10-12-2013, 05:10 PM
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I would leave Orlando no later than 4, especially if you want to make warmups. Traffic can be snarly that time of day on I4. I'm a little compulsive about being early though.

Somebody else would know better where to park, I always park downtown (Jackson) and hike it. Be aware that downtown Tampa is a bunch of one way streets if you go that route. The meters are free after 6:00 pm. Or they were last season, haven't been down there yet this year.

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10-12-2013, 09:47 PM
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Leave before 4. Orlando traffic around rush hour is horrendous. There's a couple garages around the area. I always use the one near the Aquarium and Hooters because Hooters validates your chip and its like 6 or 7 bucks after that.

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10-14-2013, 07:33 PM
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Thanks guys

I will leave at 14:00 to be sure and anyway we have to grab lunch before the game.
Any good restaurants recommandations walking distance from the arena ?

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10-15-2013, 02:17 PM
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LIke the damned, I'm in Orlando for early November, and having never been south of the Mason-Dixon Line, I"m wondering what I should be checking out in the area (the area being Tampa Bay/Orlando/Jacksonville)

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10-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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Will be alone in tampa for the day on Saturday. Will be taking in the bruins game but have the entire day to kill. Anything around the arena that I could do?

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Will be alone in tampa for the day on Saturday. Will be taking in the bruins game but have the entire day to kill. Anything around the arena that I could do?
Before the game, go to Chanelside(area next to the arena), go to Wet Willies, Drink 3 call-a-cabs, enjoy the rest of your night

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Before the game, go to Chanelside(area next to the arena), go to Wet Willies, Drink 3 call-a-cabs, enjoy the rest of your night
The guy said he had the entire day to kill. Along with a hefty percentage of brain cells and any bacteria/living organisms inside the body, 3 call-a-cabs will kill an entire day. It may also make you hallucinate while showing off a red tongue.

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