Central Florida

Tarpon Springs Day Trip

Tarpon Springs is a city in north Pinellas County known for its sponge diving industry and Greek population. The city started to boom in the 1890’s when divers from Greece came to harvest the plentiful sponges. To this day, Tarpon Springs still remains one of the most prosperous natural sponge markets in the world and …

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Anna Maria Island Travel Guide

Anna Maria Island is a quaint beach town on Florida’s west coast. This hidden gem is reminiscent of coastal old Florida. The pace is a little slower on Anna Maria Island – you will truly feel like you’re on Island Time. You’ll get to experience a relaxing Florida beach vacation without all the hustle and …

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Tampa Bay Christmas Events 2021

There are a ton of Tampa Bay Christmas events happening this year to get your fill of Christmas spirit. From lights displays to musicals to ice skating, there is something here that everyone will enjoy! Tampa/Hillsborough County Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park This classic Tampa holiday event features local shop pop-ups, cafe and sweet …

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Best State Parks to Visit in West Central Florida

Florida has such a diverse landscape and our state parks reflect that! From rivers and springs, to beaches and lighthouses, you’ll find a variety of fun state parks in West Central Florida. Many of these parks are located around the Tampa Bay area. If you’re looking for some time in nature and fun outdoor adventures, try out some of these West Central Florida State Parks.

Springs In The Ocala National Forest

The Ocala National Forest is just north of Orlando and is a perfect destination for nature lovers. The forest is great for hiking, camping and wildlife viewing, but there are also four crystal-clear natural springs in the Ocala National Forest. They are Juniper Springs, Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, and Alexander Springs. Each spring is within a recreation area where there are plenty of activities to do. The springs are great for families, Florida road trips and even day trips.

Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park is one of Florida’s oldest tourist attractions. The park’s world famous Glass Bottom Boats have been delighting guests in central Florida since the 1870s. Silver Springs became a state park in 2013. Prior to that it was a privately owned “nature theme park” that featured zoo-type animal exhibits, entertainment and rides. …

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Ybor City Day Trip Guide

Stroll the brick-lined streets of Ybor City and immerse yourself in history, beautiful architecture and delicious food. Located in the heart of Tampa, the Ybor City Historic District is a National Historic Landmark. It makes a nice day trip from almost anywhere in Central Florida, and it’s a must-see if you’re visiting Tampa! Ybor City …

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Little Manatee River State Park

Little Manatee River State Park is a hidden gem featuring paddling, wildlife viewing, hiking and camping. The beautiful Little Manatee River is the star of this state park. The primitive North Entrance will give you a great “Real Florida” adventure. Little Manatee River State Park is located in Hillsborough County south of Tampa and east …

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