Imagine having all of Tampa Bay's best events, restaurants, bars and attractions at your fingertips on your iPhone. That's pretty cool, right? Now picture yourself getting a coupon or special deal offer from one of your favorite restaurants, bars, music venues, sports teams or even an auto service. Suh-weet!
It's all available today with our FREE Things to Do iPhone app. It's easy — and did we mention free? — to add to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Search for it in the iTunes store, or just head to tampabay.com/things-to-do and look for it under Quick Links.
Here are some of the cool features that you'll enjoy once you've downloaded Tampa Bay's best way to get info and deals on the go.
Events: You can see all events, or filter them by compiling a list of your favorite venues. Now you'll never miss that cool concert at Jannus Live or the Gary Amp again.
Destinations: Browse by county, neighborhood, category or name. Or just keep your favorite restaurants, bars or attractions in your own list for easy reference.
Near Me: Check this as you're heading out for a date night or a fun family outing to find a new restaurant to try. Or see what's happening near you.
My Favorites: Add your favorite places here, and you could receive special coupons and offers if one of your favorites is a participating advertiser on our Things to Do app. We've already got several Tampa Bay places signed up to provide special offers, like Papa John's, the Green Iguana, Bealls and Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, just to name a few. Watch tampabay.com/things-to-do often, too, and we'll feature some of the deals so you'll know they're coming up.
Deals: Check to see if any deals from your Favorites have been pushed out each day. It also will be a place where participating advertisers can send out special deals to everyone who's using the app. So even if you don't have favorites, you get access to deals.
Featured: Discover new destinations around Tampa Bay that you might not have heard about. It could be a new restaurant, or a special service that could come in handy.
These features are just the first page of our new app. We've also got a tbt* box locator, a neighborhoods search area, a categories search, an open search and a place where you can send us feedback.
Now you can find family fun fast on the go for free with the Things to Do app. Download it today at the iTunes store or go to tampabay.com/things-to-do and search under Quick Links.
(And if you're thinking: Ruh-roh, I don't have an Apple product, don't worry. Our mobile site still has all the great content you need in an easy-to-use format. Just access it by typing in our regular website address: tampabay.com/things-to-do.)
Anne Glover, Things to Do editor