Looking for a cultural, artsy activity to attend on your next trip? When you come to Gulfport, Florida, and stay with us at the Historic Peninsula Inn, the Tampa Bay Symphony is a perfect choice! The symphony is ideal for a night out because it plays at various venues near Gulfport. The symphony is also chock-full of experienced musicians, some of whom have been with the organization from the beginning, and are sure to impress! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the medley of perfected notes of the Tampa Bay Symphony. First, download our free Vacation Guide and book your stay with us!
3 Reasons the Tampa Bay Symphony Is an Ideal Night out
It Offers Something Different When imagining a vacation to Gulfport, a few staple activities come to mind. The beautiful beaches, the Gulfport Casino Ballroom, or other exciting attractions like Veterans Park and the Tuesday Fresh Market. While these activities are great, a once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits with the Tampa Bay Symphony. The symphony has nearly 80 musicians, five of whom have been with the symphony since its birth. The members’ inherent talent, diligent practice, and commitment to the arts make listening to the harmonious sounds of violas, cellos, and much more is truly a goosebump-worthy experience.
It’s Affordable Unlike most symphonies in big cities where tickets can range from $50 to well over $100, the Tampa Bay Symphony’s tickets run $20 a piece at the door or $48 for a season pass. Because the tickets are so affordable, it’s the perfect evening activity for the whole family. It also leaves room in the budget for dinner and a slice of Patty’s Famous Key Lime Pie at Isabelle’s Restaurant located inside our inn.
It’s Philanthropic In the symphony’s mission statement, it aims to “encourage and educate youth throughout Florida,” Additionally, “to provide an opportunity for qualified volunteer musicians of all ages to perform challenging symphonic music and to enhance and enrich the artistic and cultural life of our community.” For the last 30 years, the Tampa Bay Symphony has hosted the Young Artist Competition. This competition was one of the first of its kind and is an opportunity for musically inclined youth to showcase their talents in front of judges and the public who choose to come. This is especially important because studies show that learning to play an instrument as a child has proven benefits. Ultimately, the winner gets to perform a show with the symphony and receives a $2,000 scholarship.
Complete Your Trip by Booking With Us Today All seating for the Tampa Bay Symphony’s show is open, so staying at a location near the venue is a must. Because the Historic Peninsula Inn is close to their venues, such as St. Pete’s College Arts auditorium, our inn is the ideal choice. The Bombay Guestroom is an excellent choice for those wanting to enjoy their night out at the symphony and then retire back to their cozy room, complete with an illuminating glow from an outdoor lighted tree. Reserving this room also includes complimentary breakfast every morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Bombay Guestroom is just one of our incredible accommodations.