• 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! North Florida is known for its…

  • 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…

  • 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. Little Manatee River State Park is located in Hillsborough County south of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…