Author: Stephanie Patterson

Best of December: Top Tampa Bay Events for Date Night this Month

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! From lighted holiday boat parades and festive celebrations to boozy pairing dinners, outdoor performances and even the opportunity to brunch with manatees, here are our top Tampa Bay events for date night…

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15+ Relaxing Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Tampa Bay

Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to slow down, unwind, and cherish time with your loved ones. While Thursday is all about connection and bonding over great food, the long weekend is another opportunity to explore and connect. Here’s a list…

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New Drive-In Movie Venue at Armature Works through Dec 30

Update November 2020: The Drive-In at Armature Works has been extended through December 30, 2020 Drive-in movie theaters are having a moment as a fun, safe way to get out of the house and enjoy the magic of the movies….

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Tampa Bay Hotel Dates Without an Overnight Stay

You don’t need to spend the night in order to enjoy the amenities at Tampa Bay’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Pretend you’re on vacation (if only for the day) with our guide to Tampa Bay hotel dates that don’t…

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Best of November: 30+ Date Night Events this Month

From fall festivals and drive-in movies to art exhbiits and outdoor concerts, here are our top picks for date night events in Tampa Bay this November. November 1 – 8 9th Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Saturdays…

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Let’s Stay In: Expert Tips to Elevate At-Home Dinner Dates

As we all continue to adjust to new schedules and stresses, sitting down to relish a beautiful, shared meal together is a powerful means to connect. To help you make the most of your meal time, we’ve compiled this list…

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25 First Date Ideas in Tampa Bay

When it comes to dreaming up impressive first date ideas in Tampa, the question of where to go is one that baffles many, and the question we get asked most frequently. You want to make a good first impression, but also…

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Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Foodie “Can’t-Miss” Events for Couples

Temperatures may still hover close to 80 even in our coolest months, but any remotely “crisp” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the closest fall festival, pumpkin patch or craft brewery. Fall festivities, and particularly fall festivals in…

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Disney Resort Getaway: Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Staycation Package

Craving a mini getaway? Hop in the car and head to Orlando for a weekend exploring the theme parks and indulging your foodie fantasies. Each October, the sprawling Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hosts the Food & Wine…

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The Best Socially-Distanced Halloween Events in Tampa Bay

Halloween events are understandably going to look a whole lot different this year. Lucky for us, our favorite Halloween events in Tampa Bay are adapting to the times so you can still get your share of spooky fun. Grab your…

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Best of October: Virtual + In-Person Events in Tampa Bay

As summer winds down and the holiday season approaches, take your pick of virtual and in-person events happening around town. From loads of spooky Halloween happenings and the return of the Heights Night Market to fall festivals and drive-in events,…

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Unique Tampa Bay Airbnb Rentals for an Overnight Staycation

Want to feel like you’ve traveled somewhere exotic and far away without straying far from home? Unique accommodations in the Tampa Bay area are plentiful, from a decked-out yacht to a reconstructed historic barn dating back to the 1700s. We’ve…

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Active Date: Annual Buccaneers Treasure Chests 5K Going Virtual

Calling all Bucs fans! Get active and do good together this fall by participating in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 8th annual Treasure Chests 5K + Fun Run. This annual run provides support to local Tampa Bay organizations dedicated to breast…

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Outdoor Dining Guide: 50+ Places to Eat Outside in Tampa Bay

Pleasant temperatures throughout the year and nearby beaches mean an abundance of options when it comes to outdoor dining in Tampa Bay. But in the age of social distancing, we’re cherishing our outdoor dining spots more than ever. To help…

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Three Perfect Days on Longboat Key

Despite close proximity to nearby beach vacation hotspots like Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key has a distinct island vibe of its own. The pace is a bit slower, the people linger longer, and the food is spectacular…

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Tampa Bay’s Most Romantic Experiences

A local guide to the most romantic experiences in Tampa Bay for couples   From sunset tours and horseback riding on the beach to beautiful gardens and intimate dining, the Bay is full of romantic escapades for couples. Need a…

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Day Trip: Orlando Resorts and Hotels Offering Day Passes

In a time when it’s unlikely we’ll be leaving home for far-flung destinations anytime soon, day trips and staycations are the next best thing for adventurous souls. Lucky for us, the “Theme Park Capital of the World” is our next-door…

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Best of September: Top Date Night Events in Tampa Bay this Month

Whether you’re ready to venture beyond the house for date night or want to stay in, there are loads of virtual and in-person events to choose from. From food truck meet ups and local maker markers to open mic comedy…

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100 Date Night Ideas in Tampa Bay

I’m guessing you’ve arrived here in search of Tampa Bay date night ideas, right? Let us help you out with our expert list of 100 top date night ideas. You can thank us later! Note: Some of the activities and…

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A Day Trip to Bok Tower Gardens

Situated between Tampa and Orlando in Lake Wales lies a special place that’s always worth the drive: Bok Tower Gardens. Set upon 50 acres, the gardens were founded by Edward W. Bok and designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law…

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