October 5, 2012
This time of year, Tampa offer visitors easy access to
beaches, a still-warm ocean and major tourist attractions that
are off peak in terms of crowds, costs and high temperatures.
Those are all good reasons to put Tampa on your October getaway
must-go list. However, it's also worth noting that Tampa and its
sister city, St Petersburg, like to throw a good party,
especially if there are costumes involved. October is, of
course, prime time for that. From Thrill Day (Oct. 27), a zombie
dance party on the St Pete pier, to Necronomicon, the 31st
annual "convention of science-fiction, fantasy and horror fans,"
to Ybor City's takes on Oktoberfest and Halloween (or Guavaween,
as the adult-centric celebration is called), it seems like
Mickey Mouse isn't the only character you might see this month
in Central Florida.
(Above: Florida Aquarium in Tampa.)