Central Florida

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 — these lesser known Tampa Bay parks are worth a visit! Lettuce Lake Conservation Park …

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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a park in St. Petersburg that offers a variety of fun activities and ecosystems to explore. Hike around Lake Maggiore through swamp, willow marsh, pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub and hardwood hammocks ecosystems. Also be sure to keep a lookout for alligators, birds, snakes, butterflies, gopher tortoises and more. Birds …

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Must Try Tampa Restaurants

It’s no secret Tampa is an eclectic city full of unique and tasty restaurants. In between exploring the historic streets of Ybor city, strolling alongside the Hillsborough River downtown, and enjoying the fantastic art and history museums, check out some of these must-try restaurants in Tampa. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, …

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Fort de Soto Park

Fort de Soto Park is on the southern tip of St. Petersburg. The park features beautiful Florida gulf coast beaches, nature trails and remains of a historic fort from the Spanish American War era. Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands or keys. The history found in the …

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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park & Kayaking

One of the most iconic symbols of Old Florida tourism, Weeki Wachee Springs has been delighting guests with live mermaid shows, abundant wildlife and pristine crystal clear spring water since 1947.

Alafia River State Park

Alafia River State Park has some of the most radical elevation changes in the state of Florida. Phosphate mining in the area formed steep ridges and pits. Over time the reclaimed land became forested and the pits filled with water, forming dozens of small lakes around the park. Because of the terrain, this park is …

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Guide to Heritage Village

Step back in time and experience what life was like for Florida families in the 1800s and early 1900s at Heritage Village in Largo, FL. Heritage Village is a collection of more than 25 historic structures and features originally built all around Pinellas County. At various times they have been relocated to the park to …

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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in central Florida is a unique state park full of native Florida animals. You’ll see alligators, otters, black bears, flamingos and more. The park is one of the best places in the state to view manatees up close. Homosassa Springs is a great place for those who love …

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