Howl-O-Scream 2018 begins September 21st

Are you ready to scream? Howl-O-Scream 2018 launches on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The event will last 19 nights and have new scare zones and haunted houses.

Hours run from 7:30PM to 1AM. Tickets cost $39.99 plus tax. Busch Gardens passholders will get exclusive offers to the event.

You’ll also find the monsters haunting popular rides at the theme park such as Cobra’s Curse, Falcon’s Fury, Montu, Cheetah Hunt, Kumba, and more. There is no escape from these guys.

New for 2018:

  • Insomnia: Your worst nightmares will come to life in a twisted new way at Howl-O-Scream 2018.
  • Simon’s Slaughterhouse: Cannibals will flock this haunted house and feast on humans…sounds scary. This mature section is recommended for ages 17 years or older

NO costumers are allowed at Howl-O-Scream.

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Travel Tip: Use HART 275LX to travel between Tampa International Airport and City of Tampa

If you are visiting or leaving Tampa and want to save some money on a taxi or Uber consider using HART’s new 275LX bus route.

The limited-stop service route connects Tampa International Airport to Downtown Tampa, University Area (near USF), New Tampa, and Wesley Chapel. If these are your destinations you can get much closer to them like this or grab a ride-share after you get closer to your final destination.

The limited-service should help to get you quicker to your destination and where you’re trying to visit. Downtown Tampa and The Shoppes at Wiregrass also have plenty of restaurants and things to keep you occupied.

Fares are only $2.00 each way and $4.00 a day and $65.00 for 31 days. An Uber or Lyft from Downtown Tampa to TIA would likely run you at least $20. FREE Wi-Fi is available on-board and also at bus stops.

The service operates 7 days a week and connects Hillsborough County and Pasco County.

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Once in Downtown Tampa you also can catch the Pirate Water Taxi to get access to stops along the Hillsborough River and to Seminole Heights which has some of Tampa’s best restaurants and the Lowry Park Zoo.

There is also the TECO Line Streetcar System which connects to Tampa’s Historic Ybor City. The TECO Streetcar will be free to all riders after October 7th. Also don’t miss the Christmas shows at The Shoppes at Wiregrass. Those are great.

Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel hosts Hurricane Florence relief fundraiser September 20th & September 21st

There will be a Hurricane Florence fundraiser on September 20th and September 21st at Elevage inside the Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa. The proceeds will go to the American Red Cross with funds earmarked for Hurricane Florence relief.

Elevage Executive Chef Chad Johnson says, “It may only be a drop in the bucket, but we hope that our friends in Tampa can come share a meal that will help provide a small measure of relief for our friends in the Carolinas.”

The damage from the storm is estimated to be between $17 billion and $22 billion dollars. It is among the 10 costliest hurricanes ever. 32 people have died so far from the storm, many due to flooding and falling trees.

The 3-course Prix-Fixe menu fundraiser will cost $35. Complimentary Valet is available until 7PM. The menu is available Thursday and Friday from 5PM-10PM.

Their sister restaurant Haven will also donate all happy hour sales on Thursday and Friday to the cause.

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