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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637, USA
Lettuce Lake Park is located just 20 minutes northeast of downtown Tampa. Here, 240 acres of swamp, forest and floodplain are crisscrossed by about two miles of paths lined with pine needles and dirt. The hum of the nearby highway is almost...
Tampa, FL, USA
When you step aboard the 44' sailing yacht at Olde World, it feels like you're stepping back in time. With its teak and mahogany detailing, polished brass fixtures, and bronze portholes, the Lionheart feels like a pirate ship. Once aboard, you...
505 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
This literal hole-in-the-wall joint is run by Chef Rene, who brings his love for Mexican street food to downtown Tampa. While there are several mobile taco buses roaming Tampa, the downtown location has a sit-down area attached to the school bus...
1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Founded in 1995 by a family on a mission to bring better beer to Tampa, Tampa Bay Brewing Company is still going strong and set to expand to a second location. Here, along with a wide selection of beers handcrafted on-site by the brewpub's own...
4151 Dana Shores Dr, Tampa, FL 33634, USA
Rocky Point was first opened in 1911, as one of the first courses in the state. Business was brisk for three decades, but the course had to be shut down during World War II so the government could use the land for barracks. It was reopened again...
Tampa, FL, USA
Would you like to travel back in time to when streetcars ruled downtown streets? Is the day just a bit too hot for walking? Would you like a quick tour of downtown Tampa from old to new? Then hop on the old-fashioned, yellow Teco Line Streetcar...
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Florida sunsets are famous for their beauty. What better way to enjoy one than from a deck of a sailing catamaran on the waters of Tampa Bay? Tampa Bay Sailing Tours offers a two-and-a-half-hour sunset sail from the dock just below the Sail...
3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
This is one of our favorite spots in Tampa due to the relaxed atmosphere and excellent quality of their beers. Beer fans will find a lot of options here from light and hoppy to dark and malty. It's less than ten minutes to TPA airport and makes a...
107 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
In hockey, a "hat trick" is when a player scores three consecutive goals, and in the restaurant business it's a similar concept: good food, good drinks, and good atmosphere. For sports fans (especially hockey heads), Hattricks is a winner. The...
5072 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL 33624, USA
AirHeads Trampoline Arena offers trampolining in a clean, safe environment. They stress the health benefits of the activity, but jumping is also just fun. Adventurous jumpers will want to try trampoline dodgeball. There's open jumping every day,...
701 Bay Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
Whether you want to walk, bike, skate, fish, or just enjoy the view, you can do it on the North Bay Trail. Stretching from Demen's Landing Park (south) to Rio Vista Park (north), The North Bay Trail provides a paved, scenic route where you can...
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
A 10-year-old boy giggled while he took a video of a playful otter turning somersaults, over and over again. The only thing that separated them was a glass panel and a few inches of air space. It was just another day of magic at the Florida...
333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Located along the Tampa Riverwalk where the Garrison Channel and Hillsborough River come together, the Sail Pavilion (the structure with the blue roof in the photo) is Tampa's only 360-degree waterfront bar. Open from 2 p.m. to last call, the Sail...
Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Founded in 1885, Tampa's Ybor City became the center of cigar making in North America. At one time there were 230 cigar factories employing 12,000 cigar makers and producing 700 million cigars a year. One of only three Historic Landmark Districts...
744 S Village Cir, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Tucked away between sprawling homes on tree-lined streets, the quiet residential neighborhood of Hyde Park Village is one of Tampa’s best retail spots. The sidewalk cafes, boutiques and specialty shops mingle with national store names to give the...
1202 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Nestled outside downtown Tampa sits Fly Bar & Restaurant—but don’t let the quiet neighborhood fool you. This urban bar is the ultimate in cool. With a rooftop deck that affords sunset views over the city, it's the perfect place to sip one of their...
Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL, USA
Running south from downtown Tampa, Bayshore Boulevard is the world’s longest continuous stretch of sidewalk, making it the perfect place for running, walking, biking, rollerblading, skipping—whatever your heart desires. Need a distraction from the...
719 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
The Hub was a package store, circa 1946, turned cocktail lounge. Next door to the restored Tampa Theatre, it's still a downtown institution with more than 60 years under its belt. This bar has entertained during the good times and withstood the...
4103 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, USA
A family-owned Tampa staple for some 42 years, Jimbo’s Pit Bar-B-Q is where hungry locals go to get saucy. Try the chopped pork sandwich platter, crispy hush puppies (some say they are hands down the best hush puppies), and the self-service pickle...
Lakeland, FL, FL, USA
Sunrise over beautiful Lake Clinch in Frostproof, FL. Located about halfway between Tampa and Orlando in the middle of orange groves. Not far from the Florida natural orange juice factory. This is the view I wake up to every morning. Blessed to be...
1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702, USA
There is more to the St Petersburg/Clearwater area than beaches and boating; there are quiet pockets of nature filled with beauty and wild creatures. Weedon Island Preserve is one of those spots. Located on the northwestern shores of Tampa Bay, it...
425 22nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704, USA
Two broad snouts snuffle up from the water at the edge of the walking path along Coffee Pot Bayou. A manatee and her baby drift over to the storm drain to drink fresh water coming down from nearby Lake Crescent. The baby cuddles close. A small...
1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, USA
Sometimes it is hard to find a piece of "old" Florida; a reminder of what the Tampa Bay area looked like when settlers first came in the 1800s. Luckily Boyd Hill offers the visitor a glimpse into that not-so-distant past. Spend an hour or two...
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
For the perfect day-trip from Tampa Bay, visit St. Pete Clearwater. Just 30 minutes from the more lively Tampa Bay lies 35 miles of soft, sugar-white sand. The Gulf of Mexico beaches offer activities for everyone—lying about, reading a book,...
6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, USA
Visitors to the MVC environmental education building can dive into the world of the manatee by viewing safe and natural manatee habitats, intriguing displays, and interactive exhibitions like assembling actual manatee bones. See how The Big Bend...
400 W Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
This is a fantastic park for humans and their furry companions alike. There is a beautiful trail that wraps around the entire facility. On this trail you will pass the rock climbing wall, a water tower look-out, a beautiful pond for fishing and...
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