• 45 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Tampa Bay

    The Tampa Bay Area has plenty of fun things to do, but it also has a ton of free and cheap options. There’s something on this list for everyone whether you’re a local looking to do something new, or vacationing…

  • Sunken Gardens – A Tropical Oasis in St. Pete

    Sunken Gardens is a gorgeous tropical oasis in the middle of St. Petersburg teeming with gigantic palms, philodendrons, flowers and waterfalls. Spend the afternoon wandering the winding paths of this plant lovers’ paradise! The Sunken Gardens is over 100 years…

  • What To Do On A Rainy Day in Tampa Bay

    Looking for something to do on a rainy day in Tampa Bay? Contrary to popular belief, the Sunshine State isn’t always sunny. There are actually a lot of rainy days in Florida especially in the summertime during the busy vacation…

  • Terra Ceia Preserve State Park

    Experience a Real Florida day hike through a variety of undeveloped ecosystems, with plenty of wildlife viewing and solitude at Terra Ceia. Less than an hour from Tampa, the surprisingly wild Terra Ceia Preserve State Park features 9 miles of…

  • Step Back in Time at Dudley Farm Historic State Park

    This historic hidden gem just outside Gainesville, FL is an authentic working Florida farm that showcases what life was like on a 19th century farm. At Dudley Farm Historic State Park you can enjoy walking through nature or immerse yourself…

  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of one of Florida’s largest mature hardwood forests on the trails of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. The 7,360-acre preserve provides plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding. San Felasco Hammock Preserve State…

  • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

    Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a 68-acre botanical garden in Gainesville, FL that is home to Florida’s largest public display of bamboo and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Wind your way along the 1 1/2 miles of accessible paved…

  • What to Bring on a Florida Hike

    Hiking is an easy and enjoyable activity almost anyone can do. It’s relatively inexpensive and there are numerous places you can hike. But Florida is known for having unpredictable weather, heat, and lots of bugs. Consider bringing these items on…

  • Must Visit Tampa Bay Parks

    Typically state parks get all the love, but there are a bunch of other parks around the Tampa Bay area that are just as fun. From boardwalks and observation towers to mangrove coastlines and even a birds of prey sanctuary…