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.


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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