Cultural Affront To Bay Area

The current issue of “Travel + Leisure” magazine rates 25 major U.S. destinations in a variety of categories relevant to travelers. Among other things, it lists each area’s best and worst rankings. The Tampa-St. Petersburg market’s best facet: weather (4); its worst: cultural events (22).

Nice weather, frankly, seems a rather lukewarm commendation. And while the Tampa Bay Area may not be the cultural Mecca that, uh, Nashville (4) is, it seems to have been short shrifted on the arts. Downtown St. Petersburg alone would guarantee a higher cultural ranking. Makes you wonder if the magazine bothered to investigate or did T+L just mail this one in?

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