A Sports Lovers' Guide to a Spring-Time Vacation in Tampa Bay

A Sports Lovers’ Guide to a Spring-Time Vacation in Tampa Bay

Spring is in the air, and with that, means gorgeous Florida weather and flocks of visitors to the area. For sports lovers in particular, this is the best time of year because so many of the area’s sports teams are in the midst of their seasons. And believe it or not, you can watch them all, if you plan accordingly. Here’s a sample schedule (and warning – this isn’t for the faint at heart!)

Thursday, March 24 – Arrive at Tampa International Airport or St. Pete-Clearwater Airport, preferably in the morning, so then you’ll have the afternoon to unpack, rest, and soak up the sun at the beach. At night, enjoy dinner at the Wine Cellar, one of the area’s more upscale restaurants located in North Redington Beach.

Friday – Drive to Tampa to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field, one of the most beautiful baseball complexes in the world. Afterwards, walk across the street to check out Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USF Bulls. For dinner, check out Lee Roy Selmon’s on Boy Scout Road to get a taste of Buccaneer history. Who knows? You may just even run into the Hall of Famer himself!

Saturday – Travel to downtown St. Petersburg for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The racetrack is located right on the St. Petersburg waterfront, giving visitors a spectacular view of the area. Afterwards, cool off for a drink or an ice cream cone at the Pier. Then enjoy dinner at Red Mesa Cantina or 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House.

Sunday – Catch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Baltimore Orioles in Dunedin. Afterwards, check out some of the charming restaurants in downtown Dunedin. Try Cafe Alfresco …

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Great Sports Sites Allow People To Come Together Socially

Great Sports Sites Allow People To Come Together Socially

For anyone who is absolutely sports mad, there are sites out there which encourage like- minded people to come together and eat, drink and breathe sports. Indeed, some of the events on these websites are taking place all round the world. Some people will even go on a sports vacation because they just love sports even when they have down time. Bucket lists on the sites allow people to make up a kind of wish forum so that they can be reminded of where they want to go when time and money allows.

On these websites are the top one hundred and fifty sporting events which people have all said that they find the most interesting. What they then do is to fill out their ‘passport’ of where they have actually been to and the inventory of where the next places to visit are.

Indeed, these sports fans get points for every venue that they have been and this adds up to different badges being displayed on the site. Those who have done a lot and have visited many places and sports activities have gained the maximum score of seven hundred points. Once there, they are inducted into the sports Hall of Fame!

But there is more to these sites than just gaining points of course. Anyone who wants to visit these kinds of events can actually book the travel arrangements through the site itself. They not only get great discounts, they also get to know others who use the same sites as well and this sets up a network of friends who all have the same things in common, that is, sport!

There are all kinds of filters and search options on the site which allows for people to work out which avenue they would like to …

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