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Old 01-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Going to Tampa!!!! Any suggestions?

Hey guys Im going to Tampa, Florida for the first time and wanted to see if there are cool things to do around there? Anything around St. Petersburg??? Any LCS around there? I am already going to a Tampa Yankee vs Lakeland Flying Tigers game.
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The casino is nice.
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Ybor City.. you'll thank me later

Card shops? I'm not sure of.. an old buddy of mine has a memorabilia shop out there now.. but notta clue where lol
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The casino is nice.
I am not a big fans of casinos.
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I'm from Tampa pm me if you want to know more and what you're interested in doing.
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Lol to Ybor City.....if you want the Best steak ever, hit up Charlie's Steak house.
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Lol to Ybor City.....if you want the Best steak ever, hit up Charlie's Steak house.
shhh.. let him enjoy the surprise lol
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For sure I will go to Ybor City..... I will definetly hit up Charlie's.
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Lol to Ybor City.....if you want the Best steak ever, hit up Charlie's Steak house.
I was going to suggest Bern's...

The dessert room is an experience all by itself. And, where else can you see a $30,000 bottle of wine?
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I live in tampa and the only LCS around that I know of is Baseball Card Clubhouse. havnt been in there in a while but its a nice place.
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Baseball Card Clubhouse is probably the best shop in the area but they don't sell packs. Mike at Triple Play is a nice guy but his prices are high unless you're a regular.

Ybor City sucks lol
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I just went down there for the Eagles and Bucs game. Definitely go to Ybor City. We had a great time and good food
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Baseball Card Clubhouse is probably the best shop in the area but they don't sell packs. Mike at Triple Play is a nice guy but his prices are high unless you're a regular.

Ybor City sucks lol
yea I hate that they don't sell packs anymore. he used to a couple years ago but don't know why he stopped.
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Thanks for the suggestions!!! I now know a good LCS and good places to eat!! Anything else??
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I do not know of any card shops sadly, I have only heard of a few that are still around.

Definetly Ybor for food and Rich tampa history (although some parts off the main strip are shady do go too late).

St. Pete/Clearwater beaches.

Catch a show at Performing Arts Center (downtown)

Busch Gardnes theme park (expensive tickets imo).

The Florida Aquarium (near downtown).

Lowry Park Zoo (about 15 mins from downtown)

International Mall by tampa airport is prolly nicest mall (w/o hood rats lol).

Outlet Mall in Ellington (research stores before you go) is decent which is about 40 mins away roughly.

Enjoy the baseball game! Hope the weather is nice for you stay!

Not a big casino guy myself but it is a Hardrock so there is food and cool memorabila for pictures!
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I will second Busch Gardens. Expensive? Perhaps. Worth the admission? Definitely.
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Too bad you wont be able to see the Ted Williams Museum in the Trop. I had more fun checking that out then the game itself. It is two levels of AWESOMENESS.
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The casino is nice.
x2 I went to the Outback Bowl when Florida played Penn State a couple years ago and my hotel had $25 credits to play there

be wary of certain strip clubs there... drugged up strippers and porn playing in "VIP lounge"
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Go to the Salvador Dali museum. It is the largest collection of Dali's work in the world. If you do not know who Dali is, take some time to learn about him. If you visit this museum, you won't regret it. His work is magnificent.

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Agree with Birdmandig for most of his rec's... Depends on what you're looking for and what vibe you like though... Something for everyone really. I used to live in Tampa, moved about 5 yrs. ago, still visit often.

Nightlife:
Bay Street at International Plaza for restaurants and shopping, Blue Martini is good for a more upscale night out for drinks, dancing, and music.
Ybor City is generally for a younger crowd at night, but is decent in the afternoons and early evenings for dinner.
Anything on South Howard (SoHo district) is good for bars and restaurants as well (you'll find Bern's here)
If you like a little more laid back and still fun, I don't think you can go wrong with Channelside.

Good eats
Bern's is outstanding, but very expensive
Lee Roy Selmon's is great casual down home southern cooking with a modern twist - very reasonable prices and awesome food
Personal favorite: Bon Appetit in Clearwater... Excellent food with a gorgeous view... Also has a piano player that can play hard rock and metal songs on a grand piano... Really cool stuff

Busch Gardens is good entertainment for a theme park... Somewhat pricey but average for theme park prices

If you want strip clubs, there's always Mons Venus & Odyssey 2001 on Dale Mabry... But I personally like Thee Dollhouse... Better looking girls, IMO.

Finally, I'd say a great little dive that is fun and not that well known is SideSplitters Comedy Club in Carrollwood. You can usually call ahead and ask for free tickets and they'll hook you up. Good comics in there all the time, just a little pricey for bar food and drinks, but not horrible.

Anyhow, have a great time! Let us know how it went once you get back!
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I love all these ideas! Does anybody know if the Yankees are good at signing autographs? I know Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, and Slade Heathcott are on the team but they will probably be promoted
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I went to the shop in Clearwater which is overpriced as hell!
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Trip is exactly one week any suggestions??? Card shops? Because I am planning to open some Totally certified or Bowman
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Skate Park of Tampa might have a competition going on, would be cool to check it out. I like stopping through there.

Busch Gardens is decent if into roller coasters. Tickets aren't a bad price.

I second Ellington outlet mall. It's about 40 min north of me so don't go there too often, but last time I went they had some of the best prices I've come across at an outlet mall

I also agree with the Florida Aquarium. If memory serves me right it's right by USF.

And for some great food, take a short drive to Sarasota and go to Munchies 420 Cafe. It's been featured on Man vs Food and has some of the most out there delicious food. I've been 2 or 3 times and never left dissatisfied.

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Skate Park of Tampa might have a competition going on, would be cool to check it out. I like stopping through there.

Busch Gardens is decent if into roller coasters. Tickets aren't a bad price.

I second Ellington outlet mall. It's about 40 min north of me so don't go there too often, but last time I went they had some of the best prices I've come across at an outlet mall

I also agree with the Florida Aquarium. If memory serves me right it's right by USF.

And for some great food, take a short drive to Sarasota and go to Munchies 420 Cafe. It's been featured on Man vs Food and has some of the most out there delicious food. I've been 2 or 3 times and never left dissatisfied.

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Thanks will Definetly check out Busch Gardens and Sarasota!!!
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