Howl-O-Scream 2020: An Experiment in Social Distancing

  B ut was it really necessary? Lets weigh the pros and the cons. Howl-O-Scream, 2020 2 020 has put us into some... Interesting times. A global pandemic has managed to bring the entire country to a halt and we're having to adapt to the new precautions and safety measures. Add to that, there is seemingly something new happening every day. With that said, Busch Gardens has decided to go ahead and run their yearly Halloween event, despite the pandemic, no doubt to try to cash in on Universal's lack of Halloween Horror Nights. They have taken away the free ticket for top tier passholders (so yes, we paid) and you are required a reservation to get in. Lets go over the event! Howl-O-Scream Band, 2020 A lright, once you get off the tram, you get your temperature checked, then you go through security, then you go to the gates. If you get there before HOS begins, make sure the let the gate person know so you can get a wristband that will allow you to stay in the park during the transiti

Weekly Picks: Sweets

Time to do a weekly round up of some of our local picks.


Welcome to the first edition of a new series on this website. The Exploring Tampa Weekly Picks are a few destinations with a new theme every week of places that we think you should check out. These will not be full on reviews. Mainly just pictures with a few words underneath with some suggestions. This week's edition is sweets, and we have three places that we think you should check out. Without further delay:

Revolution Ice Cream, 2018

Location:          6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Specialty:            Ice Cream.
Our Picks:           Milkshakes. Especially the Eurotrash and Banana Pudding mix.
Best Time to go: Later in the evening, after dinner.
Seating:               Limited.
Parking:               Also limited. 

It brought this boy to the yard, 2018

Dough, 2018

Location:          2602 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Pastries.
Our Picks:           Boston Creme Filled Doughnut.
Best Time to go: There's never a bad time!
Seating:               Very spacious, but limited seating.
Parking:               Multiple lots, all limited.


Cherry Pie Doughnut and some Macarons, 2018

Mini Doughnut Factory. 2018

Location:          2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Doughnuts.
Our Picks:           Blueberry Doughnut, best on Sundays.
Best Time to go: Mornings for breakfast.
Seating:               Limited seating (this place gets very busy).
Parking:               Very small lot.


Six Pack, 2018

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