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Best Places to Watch a Tampa Bay Sunset Together

Originally published in August 2020. Updated in May 2022. One of the best things about living in Tampa is getting to experience all of the incredible sunsets. As an avid sunset watcher myself, I know some of the best places…

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A Guide to Tampa Area Farmers Markets

Local produce and freshly made goods have become all the rage. This is great news for local farmers as the need for fresh has resulted in an increase in markets across the U.S. The Tampa Bay Area is no exception. Whether…

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Top Tampa Bay Parks for the Perfect Picnic Date

Did you know that Tampa was ranked as one of America’s best picnic spots by Travel + Leisure magazine? And it’s no wonder! Tampa Bay parks serve up huge helpings of year-round sunshine, sweeping waterfront views and beautiful flora. Drizzle in fascinating wildlife…

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Day Trip: Visit Florida Springs You Must Visit At Least Once

While Florida is well known for it’s stunning beaches, the state’s equally stunning Florida springs can be your next summer adventure. These watery treasures provide beautiful scenery, aquatic activities, and unique wildlife while giving you relief from the steamy Florida…

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Here’s Where to Pick Peaches, Flowers, and More Right Now

Bring the whole family out to one of these local u-pick farms in Tampa Bay for a day full of fresh produce, berry picking, and more. The fun kicks off with strawberry season and citrus at the beginning of the…

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Tampa’s Best Hidden Gem Taco Spots

Who says tacos aren’t date night food? Meat, cheese, spices, tortillas, what is not to love? We’re all pretty familiar with hot spots like Bar Taco in Hyde Park Village in Tampa and Jotoro in Sparkman Wharf, which are delicious…but,…

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How to plan your day trip to Fort De Soto Park

An abundance of natural beauty awaits you and your date at Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County. Considered one of the most ecologically diverse parks, Fort De Soto weaves a majestic tapestry of birdlife, sea life, wildlife, plant life…

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See Manatees In Florida Year Round – Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

Most people know that winter is the best time to see manatees. But where can you see manatees in Florida, any time of year? The answer is Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. Spark some romance and hit the road. A day…

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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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Tampa Fresh Foods: Water Street’s New Immersive Art Exhibit

At first glance, this new addition to Water Street might look like your average grocery store. But take a closer look and you’ll realize that nothing is actually edible, as every item is a work of art hand-crafted from felt!…

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See Alligators, Citrus Labels, and More on These Florida Scenic Drives

The love of a great road trip is being rekindled as couples are looking for ways to spend time together, and stay safe. Whether you and your honey are planning to hit the road for a weekend away, or if…

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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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Where to Find the Best Holiday Lights in Tampa Bay

Our Favorite 2021 Holiday Lights in Tampa Bay Look no further, your guide to the best 2021 holiday lights in Tampa Bay is here! There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than touring one of the city’s…

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Must-Visit Holiday Markets in Tampa Bay for Unique Gifts

Whether you’re ready or not, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping! This year, more than ever, planning your gift-giving well ahead of time is key to avoiding a shipping nightmare. Lucky for us, Tampa Bay has no shortage of holiday…

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30+ Free Holiday Events in Tampa Bay for a Festive Date

This holiday season it is so important to find ways to have quality time together. With gifts to purchase and other obligations, it is nice to enjoy some holiday cheer, for free. We’ve gathered up some of the best free…

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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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Frights and Fun at Raprager Fall Festival and Haunted Farm

Halloween is almost here and fall festivals and spooky events are in full swing! Although most fall festivals are family-friendly, you don’t need kids in tow to experience all the fun. Raprager Family Farm in Odessa is bringing back its…

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Summer Day Trip to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

  By Natassja Prose, IG @proseandcompany   About an hour north of Tampa in Hernando County’s city of Weeki Wachee, you’ll find a little nostalgic Florida gem, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Buccaneer Bay Water Park, a quintessential Old…

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Over The Top Tampa Ice Cream Shops

    You know we still have months of hot weather ahead of us, and there is truly no better treat to help cool you down than ice cream. Luckily, we have an over-abundance of options here in Tampa Bay…

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Tampa Bay’s Unique Artisan Markets

  Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? Incorporate a visit to local artisan markets into your weekend plans. Whether you love to shop and browse or just enjoy looking at local art, these events are always a…

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