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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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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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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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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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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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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’ve scoped some of the best taco places in town. Take your date to one of these hidden gem Tampa Bay taco spots for…

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Your Guide to the Ybor City Saturday Market

Tampa’s hotspot for local produce, food, and artisan goods can be found every weekend in the heart of Ybor City. The Ybor City Saturday Market provides the community with a taste of local, farm fresh vegetables and tons of fun…

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Day Trip: Visit Florida’s Springs

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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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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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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