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Our Ultimate Guide to Trivia Nights in Tampa Bay

Trivia night is a great way to have some indoor fun while putting your brain cells to work. One of the best things about trivia night is that there’s something for everyone – from Harry Potter to 90s rap. We’ve…

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10 Natural Springs Near Tampa Bay 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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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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Here’s Where to Pick Sunflowers, Zinnias, 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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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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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 Florida…

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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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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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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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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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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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Adventures at Tallulah Gorge State Park

You might be surprised to hear that just a state away is some of the most beautiful wildlife in the country. North Georgia is riddled with mountains that make way for stunning views, cascading waterfalls, and plenty of hiking and…

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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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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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Hontoon Island State Park: Central Florida’s Island Escape

Did you know there is a Florida State Park that is an island, right here in Central Florida? Near DeLand you can escape to a massive state park that is only accessible by private boat or the park’s ferry boat….

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Best Bike Rides in Tampa Bay

Summer is about to come in to full swing and this means more outdoor activities. We all love to go to the beach and kayak, but sometimes we have to switch it up a bit. Check out the best bike…

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