University of Tampa and Great running
I loved going to school in Tampa, and running here is great. If you can stand the very hot and humid summers you may enjoy running in the Florida sunshine too. Whatever your activity, your sure to enjoy the sunshine
Super Bowl parties for 2009 in Tampa
The game is only3 hours long but the parties run for 3 days. Be sure to explore all that Tampa has to offer for sports and other activities.
Party-wise though..here's a start.
There will be parties galore throughout the weekend--many private,
some public, and most a little pricey.
Super Bowl parties will be spread throughout the Tampa Bay area:
Thurs. Jan 29---P Diddy hosts the "Champipons of the Good Life" party
at The Venue in St. Petersburg with tickets starting @ $200.
Promoters say it will be a "Vegas Fight Night" themed extravaganza
with famous athletes and celebrities. Inside guests will be greeted
by costumed ring girls and casino dealers to create a real Vegas vibe.
Friday Jan. 30th--- Deion Sanders & P Diddy host "Legends of the Good
Life" Party at The Venue in St. Petersburg with tickets again
starting @ $200. Promoters say this will be a night of celebrating
excellence in sports with some of the world's most decorated and
recognizable athletes.For more information visit
Fri. Jan 30th--The 6th Annual Leather and Laces Party hosted by Kim
Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra held at Jackson's in
Tampa with tickets starting at $270. For more information visit
www.leatherandlaces.com. Promoters call this a fun and sexy party
that will include music by L.A. based DJ Tendaji Lathan and
performances by Cirgue USA. Past celebrities at this event have
included Kid Rock, Brooke Burke, Heidi Klum and Jeremy Piven.
Fri. Jan. 30th--Seminole Hard Rock's Revolution Party at Floyd's
inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa with
tickets starting at $125.For more information visit
Promoters say this star-studded event will be hosted by Kevin Dillon
of HBO's Entourage, Boris Kodjoe of Showtime's Soul Food, Khloe
Kardashian of E's Keeping up with the Kardashians and Vida Guerra,
one of Playboy's most celebrated cover models. Playboy's 50th
anniversary Playmate Colleen Shannon will also be the featured DJ.
Hard Rock also toutes this as the only late night party place in
Tampa with the party going until 6AM Saturday morning.
Fri. Jan. 30th the "Under the Veil" Celebrity Party hosted by
Jermaine Dupri and Aqib Talib will be held at the Museum of Science
and Industry in Tampa with tickets starting at $300.For more
information visit www.undertheveilparty.com
Promoters say this star-studded event will feature appearances by
Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Vivica Fox, Megan Good and Antonio Tarver.
The event will cover 5 floors and 30,000 square feet with multiple
DJ's providing evening entertainment
Fri. Jan 30th---The MAXIM Party held at The Ritz Ybor City is an
invite only party and MAXIM says SIRIUS XM hosts Covino & Rich will
broadcast live from the red carpet during this party. This is
generally regarded as one of the best Super Bowl parties. Past
celebrities and athletes at this affair have included Cindy Crawford,
Rande Gerber, Vanessa Minillo, Adam Sandler, Steve Nash, Reggie Bush,
Kim Kardashian, Stacey Keibler and Heidi Montag
Sat. Jan. 31---"Icons of the Good Life" Party hosted by Sean "Diddy"
Combs Held at The Venue in St. Petersburg and tickets start at $200
For more information visit www.goodlifeexperience.com. Promoters say
this diamonds and pearls themed gala will give you the opportunity to
show off your gems, don your pearls and sip champagne with a
celebrity guest list only Diddy can provide
Sat. Jan 31---"Saturday Night Spectacular" hosted by Kevin Costner
and NFL Great Michael Strahanat The T Pepin Hospitality Centre
Tickets start at $875 per person. For more information visit
Promoters tout this as the "ultra premiere event" with more than 50
athletes and celebrities expected to attend. Costner will not only co-
host the event, but he will also perform live with his ban Modern
West. Starship SuperGroup starring Mickey Thomas, Bobby Kimball of
ToTo, Jimi Jamison of Survivor and Skip Martin of Kool & The Gang and
The Dazz Band will also rock the night away. Cirque USA performers
will also perform during this event. The Saturday Night Spectacular
will also benefit the Matthew Tryson Bryant Foundation, which was
created by Tampa Bay Bucs kicker Matt Bryant and his wife Melissa in
honor of their 3-month-old son Matthew Tryson, who passed away in
September of last year.
Sat. Jan. 31---Nelly and Antonio Tarver's Celebrity Super Bowl Party
Held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa with tickets
starting at $300. For more information visit
www.undertheveilparty.com. Promoters say this ultra VIP party will
feature celebrities, athletes and women of unbelievable beauty. The
event will cover 30,000 square feet over 5 floors with 4 DJ's.
Here is a website guide to parties...(note:Playboy is not hosting a
party this year).
Me, I'll be attending the big NFL Players Party on Friday night and then who knows where I will end up???? Look for photos though....
In the meantime, take care, travel safe and have safe fun!
Ann, The TravelSlut :-) Bring $$$$ for Super Bowl week and comfortable walking shoes as parking will be limited.
Take Flight in a Stunt Plane
This is a non profit organization that offers flights in restored aircraft including a
T-6 Texan and an Open cockpit stearman biplane
They provide flying lessons, quiet flights or breath-taking adventures
Flights start at $195 and leave out of the Zephyrhills Airport
Take A Hike II - a few favorites
Hillsborough River State Park
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa (813) 987-6771
12.3 miles of trails live oaks, hickory trees and sabal palms, lining the Hillsborough River. River Rapids Nature Trail is 1.2 miles and wheelchair and stroller accessible in some areas. The 3.4-mile Florida Trail goes along the river & into the woods. 1.1-mile Baynard Trail features a boardwalk segment with views of the river. 1.6-mile Wetlands Restoration Trail is for hikers and bikers, winding through woods of oaks, hickory and pine trees. It connects with the 5-mile-long Fort King Trail.
Begin at the foot of the old Gandy Bridge on the Tampa side, or on the Pinellas County side
2.6-mile trail over Tampa Bay to see boats, dolphins and shorebirds. OK for walkers, bikers, joggers and skaters.
Bayshore Boulevard Greenway
Bayshore Boulevard, lined on one side by mansions and on the other by a 4.5-mile sidewalk running along Tampa Bay. Walkers, joggers, skaters and people pushing baby carriages and walking dogs. Drinking fountains and benches line the seawall in spots.
Suncoast Parkway Trail
Paved trail stretches 41.3 miles through Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties. Trailheads are situated along the Suncoast Parkway at Lutz Lake Fern Road, State Road 54 and other places. (see www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/regions/westcentral/trails/suncoast.htm for all the trailhead locations). Walkers, bikers and rolllerbladers allowed. Rest areas feature interpretive signs identifying native plants.
This is a place where gothic people gather. It is a dark and dirty club on two floors with an awesome 1st floor bar. Despite the fact that some of the people who go there look weird [let's name a regular guest, a guy in a black thong and a women's black negligee], it is a safe place. People are friendly and you don't have to look gothic to go there. It is an 18 and up club. People wear underwear, leather, silver dresses, evening robes, anything. Myself, I usually wear my wide blue pants and a tanktop and nobody cares. In general, wear anything you feel comfortable in, but nothing light colored, for you will get it dirty.