Here’s how we spent Leap Day in Tampa Bay

You chose what we did with our extra 24 hours in Tampa Bay, now see how it went.

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The view from City Editor Bailey’s stroll.

Photo by TBAYtoday

Hi TBAY, City Editor Bailey here. I asked you to choose how I should spend my Leap Day in TBAY, and it turns out our readers might just have a future as event planners.

As suggested, I kicked off my extra 24 hours with coffee. I stopped by Kahwa for a latte and a croissant breakfast sandwich — an absolute must — and headed off on my Leap Day journey.

Joined by Sage the dog of course, I took a fast-paced walk around Walter Fuller Park’s beautiful loop. The trail features overhangs to watch wildlife, a butterfly garden, and access to the park’s many amenities, like a dog park and pickleball courts.

Then I headed over the bridge for a little coworking at Armature Works. No surprises here, but it was a blissfully sunny and cool day. I holed up at one of the rocking chairs on the lawn with my laptop + edited a newsletter.

TBAY readers stuck to the classics for the next pick: A meal at the riverfront Ulele. I ordered a Ribeye Sandwich, a bowl of Native Chili, plus sides of Carrot Ribbons and Karson’s Jalapeño Corn Beer Muffins. The feast was divine, but the best part was people-watching from the patio.

Finally, I headed to the Anchor Tavern in Downtown Tampa for a ice cold Blue Moon + finished off an ideal TBAY day with a strollalong the nearby Riverwalk.

Thanks for planning a truly lovely day, TBAY.

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