Author: Stephanie Patterson

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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40+ Best Things to Do in Tampa Bay this Month: Events and MORE!

Pictured: Keel Farm’s Watermelon Weekend is June 25 + 26! OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN TAMPA BAY FOR DATE NIGHTS Get out and explore this month with your favorite plus one by checking out our…

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50 Summer Bucket List Dates in Tampa Bay

Summer is officially here! There is certainly no shortage of things to do around the Tampa Bay area. Although we live right by the beach, there are tons of other ways to spend your summer days besides dipping your toes…

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50 Free Things to do in Tampa Bay

Enjoy a budget-friendly night out with this list of 50 free things to do in Tampa Bay!   Trying to save a little money? You don’t need a huge budget in order to plan a romantic and memorable date night…

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Top Eats, Concerts and More at the Florida Strawberry Festival

For a true celebration of strawberries, there’s no better event than the 87th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival. Taking place in Plant City, just 30 minutes from Tampa, this annual fair combines every strawberry treat imaginable with everything you love about…

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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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Best Valentine’s Day Ever Guide!

Our annual guide to Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay! Welcome to our official guide to the best Valentine’s Day restaurants and events in Tampa Bay!  Want ideas for a special romantic night at home with your sweetie? Gotcha covered! Want…

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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! 1. Stroll hand in hand along…

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Best New Tampa Bay Restaurants + Experiences for Couples in 2022

We could all use some good news right about now. Luckily, with new restaurants, experiences and attractions on the way, 2022 is looking like a bright year for Tampa Bay. Read on for the scoop on the best new date…

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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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30 Outdoor Activities to Try Together Before Summer

Now is the perfect time to squeeze in a few outdoor adventures. From horseback riding to nature preserves, zip lining, and water sports, here are our go-to outdoor activities in Tampa Bay for an adventurous date. 1. Pinellas Trail Stretching…

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See Manatees in the Wild at TECO Manatee Viewing Center and Beyond

It’s officially manatee season in Florida! Throughout the cooler months of November through April, manatees congregate and seek refuge in Florida’s warmer waters. And just in time, the TECO Manatee Viewing Center has reopened to welcome guests to walk the…

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DIY At-Home New Year’s Eve Bubbly Tasting for Two

Looking for ideas to celebrate an upcoming special occasion or holiday from the comfort of home? Why not mark the occasion with an epic at-home bubbly tasting for two complete with bubbles, cheese and chocolate? If you’ve got kids at…

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Holiday Cocktail Recipes: Low Calorie Cocktails to Cocktails for a Crowd

SPONSORED — ‘Tis the season to be merry and stock up on good tidings, cheer and cocktails. While the kiddos may consider Santa as the seasonal MVP, we drinking-age folks know that it’s really the bartender who takes the prize…

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Relaxing Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend

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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Unlimited Craft Beer at New St. Pete Pier Beer Festival

There’s a new craft beer festival coming to town just in time for peak craft beer drinking weather! The inaugural Gulp Coast Beer at the Pier Festival brings unlimited beer samples from 20+ local breweries to the St. Pete Pier on…

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Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Foodie 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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Three Perfect Days on Anna Maria Island

Calm turquoise water, white sandy beaches, and a quaint beach town are just a few of the things you’ll find on Anna Maria Island, a 7-mile island south of Tampa. If you’ve ever dreamed of finding a less-crowded and tourist-trap-free…

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20+ Seriously Spooky Halloween Events in Tampa

Celebrate Halloween in Tampa Bay with these curated picks for the area’s most haunted happenings! Halloween is just around the corner, but you can partake in frightful festivities starting as soon as September. Start planning your couples costume, stock up…

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Party Like a Pirate at TradeWinds Island Resorts’ Bucs Beach Bash

SPONSORED — It’s time to party like a pirate at the Bucs Beach Bash being held October 14 – 16, 2021 at the TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Official Beach Resort of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers! Come on out and…

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