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  1. A Southwest Airlines passenger lands at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Tampa.
  2. Rocket the Pomeranian relaxes on the bed of The Ben hotel in West Palm Beach.
  3. When it departs from Port Tampa Bay on Oct. 16, Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas will be the first cruise ship to carry passengers out of Tampa since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
  4. September 14, 2021, New York, NY, USA: Theatrelovers enter the Richard Rodgers Theatre in the Theater District in Times Square in New York on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 for the reopening of the musical Hamilton. Masks and vaccinations were required for the attendees, pleased to experience live theater again. (Â Richard B. Levine) (Credit Image: © Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts via ZUMA Press)
  5. Dozens of people gather to watch the Sylvan Ramble light show on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Tampa. Created by Sam Johnson, the computerized light show features special effects such as flames and dancing lights synchronized to music and lasts 20 minutes. In addition to his Halloween light show, Johnson also has a popular Christmas themed show all to raise money for charity.
  6. Fresh stone crab claws are for sale at Frenchy's Stone Crab Co. in Palm Harbor. Crab season runs Oct. 15-May 1, two weeks shorter than in past years, and the state has upped the claw size minimum to combat overfishing.
  7. A couple watch as a Southwest Airlines flight taxis to the gate at Dallas Love Field in June.
  8. Board of departures out of Tampa International Airport on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
  9. Clearwater native Leon Majcen shares a moment with fans following his performance during the Gasparilla Music Festival last weekend. The event joined other concert promoters in requiring vaccination cards or negative COVID tests for entry.
  10. Young guests enjoy seeing Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger too, at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Disney has announced there will be more socially distanced character encounters and live shows in the coming months,
  11. A COVID-19 particle is pictured in this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  12. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts is holding a free block party on Oct. 16.
  13. The venues that put on concerts have sometimes felt like they landed in the middle of the COVID-19 debates. Audience bristle at the rules, and sometimes it is the artists who put them there.
  14. Eurowings Discover, a lower-cost offshoot of Lufthansa Airlines, will begin service to Frankfurt, Germany, from Tampa International Airport on Dec. 16.
  15. A cabin on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World will make guests feel like they on board a spaceship. The Star Wars-themed hotel opens March 1.
  16. The 80-foot lighted pine Christmas tree shines tall in the center of the maze at Enchant Christmas in 2019, when Tropicana Field was turned into a massive holiday display. The light maze is returning Nov. 26-Jan. 2.
  17. This rendering shows the remodeled lobby of the Vinoy Renaissance Resort in St. Petersburg. The hotel is expected to conclude renovations by 2022.
  18. The first weekend of every month, Largo Central Railroad offers free train rides through Largo Central Park.
  19. Dead & Company, a supergroup of remaining Grateful Dead artists and John Mayer on guitar, performs in Virginia in 2018. The group was set to appear in Tampa in October but has canceled its sold-out Florida shows.
  20. Walt Disney World employees from left, Chuck Milam, Earliene Anderson and Forrest Bahruth gather at the Magic Kingdom in August to celebrate their 50 years working at the park.
  21. The St. Pete Pier will bring back its fall pumpkin patch Oct. 9-17. In addition to the hay bales and pumpkins all around, there’s a free family photo booth set up.
  22. The sculpture of Walt Disney in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The castle got a major makeover to celebrate its 50th anniversary and there are loads of attractions opening to mark the Oct. 1 anniversary.
  23. Frontier Airlines said Tuesday that it will add five new routes to and from Tampa International Airport by the end of 2021, bringing the total number of cities it serves from Tampa to 26. The carrier opened a crew base for nearly 400 pilots and flights attendants in Tampa in May.
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