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Admit it – you are always looking for a good bargain. Especially for date night it can be hard to keep the costs down. Let us inspire you to get out of the Netflix and chill bubble when you are trying to be a little more frugal.

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 with…

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Summer Classics Movie Series at Tampa Theatre

Love movies? Head to the historic Tampa Theatre to watch the classics in a classic way as part of the annual Summer Classics Movie Series this June through August. Beginning the first weekend of June, Tampa Theatre is continuing its…

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The Best Spots to Go Tubing in Florida this Summer

Florida has one of the largest concentrations of natural springs in the world. In fact, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection says the Sunshine State boasts more than 900 natural springs. About 40 are open to the public and, yes,…

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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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Space Coast Date: Behold Sea Turtle Nesting on a Turtle Walk

Walking hand in hand along the beach under the light of the moon, shoes off and water lapping over your feet is quite a magical way to end a date night on the Space Coast. But there are a couple…

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U-Pick Farms: Where to Pick Your Own Blueberries, Sunflowers + More

Springtime in Florida is the best time to enjoy the outdoors before the onslaught of summer heat! This Spring, bring the whole family out to one of these local u-pick farms in Tampa Bay for a day full of live…

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Day Trip to Historic Cocoa Village and Rockledge Gardens

Have you ever had the perfect Florida day? There’s something so remarkable about a day spent exploring a Florida destination you haven’t been to before. This month my husband, son, and I explored a special place that is often overlooked:…

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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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Where to Find the Best Holiday Lights in Tampa Bay

Our Favorite 2020 Holiday Lights in Tampa Bay Look no further, your guide to the best 2020 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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New Drive-In Movie Venue at Armature Works through Dec 30

Update January 2021: The Drive-In at Armature Works ended in December 2020. Stay tuned for future details! Drive-in movie theaters are having a moment as a fun, safe way to get out of the house and enjoy the magic of…

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25+ 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 some holiday cheer, for free. We’ve gathered up some of the best…

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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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10 Ideas For A Free Tampa Bay Date Night

There’s never a shortage of options when it comes to date night ideas in Tampa., including memorable dates that don’t cost a dime! What I’ve found over the last few years is that this is one of the best areas to…

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Best Places to Watch a Tampa Bay Sunset Together

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 to go to get the full, breathtaking experience you…

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Theme Park Alternative: Nature Parks Near the Theme Parks

The theme parks have officially reopened, but many natural parks are located close to the parks offering unique thrills of their own. Skip the crowds (and the socially-distanced lines) and keep things simple by spending the day at a nearby…

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Enjoy Live Music at Home with Rock The Park Tampa Virtual Concerts

Have you found yourself wondering when we will ever be able to experience simple enjoyments like going to live concerts again? In-person concerts may be on hold for now, but Rock the Park Tampa is getting creative and bringing the…

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Gasparilla? What is it and why is it a Tampa Bay thing?

To some locals, you aren’t a true “Tampanian” until you experience your first Gasparilla and all that it entails! To understand Gasparilla, you need Gasparilla info – and you’ve come to the right place!  The name, Gasparilla originates from legendary…

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Nature Calls at 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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Florida Scenic Highways and Drives for a Summer Road Trip

The love of a great road trip is being rekindled this summer. Whether you and your honey are planning to hit the road for a weekend away, or if you just need to get out of the house for a…

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Take A Hike: Local Nature Preserves and Parks to Discover

The beach is always an option for an outdoorsy day, but the Tampa Bay area is filled with so many parks and nature preserves to check out, too. The fact that admission is free for most of the parks and…

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