• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Sweetwater Wetlands Park

    Sweetwater Wetlands Park offers a unique way to experience nature in Gainesville, FL, but is also important to the health of Florida’s water and other ecosystems. The park was created in 2015 to improve the water quality of wetlands in…

  • 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…

  • Visiting the Ringling Museum and Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

    Spend a day exploring the extensive Ringling Museum, a 66-acre museum complex in Sarasota, FL. You’ll find incredible examples of art, historic memorabillia and architecture at the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan mansion, Bayfront Gardens and more. John…