Things to Do

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.

Tampa Bay Christmas Events 2020

Although things might be a little different this year, there are still plenty of Tampa Bay Florida Christmas events happening to get your fill of Christmas spirit in 2020. The majority of these events are outside with the ability to social distance. Tampa/Hillsborough County Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park This classic Tampa holiday event …

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Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is one of North Florida’s many pristine natural springs. The crystal clear, 72-degree fresh water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and paddling. And it’s the newest Florida State Park!

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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Mount Dora Travel Guide

Mount Dora is a little Florida town full of history, antiques, and lakeside views. The historic streets are lined with shops, foodie gems and old oak trees full of Spanish moss. You’ll immediately feel transported to old Florida. About 45 minutes northwest of Orlando, Mount Dora makes a great day trip from just about anywhere …

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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 in the Tampa Bay area. Here are 45 cheap and free Tampa Bay Area activities to try. Click any of the numbered titles for a link to that activity.