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The Best Day Trips from Tampa, FL

Monday, October 18th, 2021
Forest with river

The lively city of Tampa is a gem of the Gulf Coast and enjoys a fun Tropical climate which makes it a tourist hub. Tampa is itself home to some great attractions like the Riverwalk, Tampa theater, Curtis Hixon Waterfront, and more, it is also the gateway to tranquil day trips located within a couple of hours from the city. Here are some of the best day trips from Tampa, FL which you can’t miss.


Top 3 parks in Tampa, FL

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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What are the top three parks to visit in Tampa, FL?

Are you looking for a quiet evening out with friends and family? Brandon Ford presents to you the top three parks to visit in Tampa, FL. Continue reading for more information about what the top three parks to visit in Tampa, Fl, are.


10 Parks with Basketball Courts in Tampa, FL

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Basketball is one of America’s favorite past times and most popular sports. People of all ages can enjoy a game of H-O-R-S-E or one-on-one, pick-up ball, twenty-one or another variation of basketball. Ballers in the Tampa, FL area have numerous local parks with basketball courts that they can visit and utilize for free—all they need to bring is their own ball. Continue reading below to learn about 10 parks with basketball courts in Tampa, FL!


How Long is the Wild Kratts®: Creature Power® Special Kids’ Exhibit Going On at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa FL?

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Wild Kratts®: Creature Power® at GCM Exhibit Information

Thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines currently available, our lives are slowly beginning to return to normal. Sure, we must all still be vigilant to prevent a COVID rebound, but we’re also so very close to the light at the end of the tunnel. And what better way to celebrate stepping into that light than with a fun family trip to the Glazer Children’s Museum here in Tampa, FL? Granted, a trip to the GCM is a great idea at any time, but it’s an especially good idea now, as the Wild Kratts®: Creature Power® special exhibit is going on now. But how long is it going on? And what all is included in the Wild Kratts®: Creature Power® special exhibit? We’re going to tell you all of that right here as we provide all the information you need to know about the Wild Kratts®: Creature Power® special exhibit at the GCM.


Is the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Going On Now in Tampa FL?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Details and Information

Unfortunately these days, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most of the time when we’re wondering if one of our favorite annual events or festivals is going on, we quickly find out it’s been postponed at best, or cancelled for the year at worst. But with the vaccine now being available, we’ve got a little more hope as we check in on those annual events and festivals – especially when they’re outdoor events or festivals. And one of those festivals is the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival, which just so happens to be going on now. That’s right, the pandemic can’t stop the 2021 Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival – even if it might alter it a bit to make sure it’s safe. So, let’s get right down to it and find out all the details and information we need to know about the 2021 Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival going on now right here in Tampa, FL.


Where are the Best Parks for Dogs around Tampa FL?

Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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3 Best Dog Parks in Tampa FL

Everyone loves a trip to the park, right? Well, that includes all of our four-legged friends, too. Luckily for them – and for us – we live in Tampa, FL, where there are a ton of fun dog parks to enjoy. We have so many, in fact, that if can be hard to know which one to bring our furry friends to next. So, if the dog days of summer have you down, or if you just got a new ball or Frisbee that you’re just dying to try out, here are three of the best dog parks we’ve sniffed out in Tampa. Enjoy! (more…)

Is the Pandemic Stopping Curtis Hixon Park from Hosting the 2020 Winter Village in Tampa FL?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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2020 Winter Village Going On Now in Tampa FL

It’s an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely turned our lives upside down and inside out. Beloved events have been canceled left and right all throughout the year and, with the holiday season fully upon us, many fear that that trend is going to continue – making this a rather bleak December. But, thankfully, there are still ways to celebrate safely – and, with minor tweaks here and there, we can still enjoy the holidays events we’ve come to know and love. And one of those events is the 2020 Winter Village, which is going on now at Curtis Hixon Park right here in Tampa, FL. And we’ve got everything you need to know about the 2020 edition of Tampa’s own Winter Village right here.


Tampa Area Food Pantries Need Your Help Now More Than Ever – And Here’s How You Can Help

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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2 Food Pantries that Can Use Your Help In Tampa FL

With November comes the start of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and all of the December holidays aren’t too far behind. That means many different things for many different people, be we hope one thing it means for everyone is an increase in giving. There are many ways to help the unfortunate during the holiday season – and the rest of the year, too, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage – but one of the easiest ways to help those in need is to donate food to a local food pantry. We have many food pantries throughout Tampa, FL, that need help, but we’re here to highlight two specific Tampa, FL, food pantries that can use your help this year – and every year. So, the next time you’re out grocery shopping, please keep these two food pantries – and the countless hungry people in our community – in mind. (more…)

There’s Still Time to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tampa Museum of Art

Friday, March 6th, 2020
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How to Celebrate 100 Years of the Tampa Museum of Art

It may be hard to believe for some, but the Tampa Museum of Art has been around for 100 years, and it’s going all out to celebrate that impressive milestone. And when we say the Tampa Museum of Art is going all out, we mean it, as the museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special exhibition featuring 100 of its most famous works from its permanent collection. We know that’s exciting news for art lovers – and everyone who’s proud of the heritage of our great city – so here’s all you need to know about how to celebrate 100 years of the Tampa Art Museum.


When is the 9th Annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest in Tampa FL?

Friday, February 28th, 2020
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2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest Date, Time and Location Info

The greenest holiday ever celebrated is right around the corner and, once again, the City of Tampa, FL, is going all out to celebrate all things Irish. That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day 2020 is almost upon us – it’s on Tuesday, March 17, this year – and that means everyone in and around Tampa is gearing up for the 9th annual Mayor’s River O’Green Fest. But when are this year’s festivities? And what’s all going on during this year’s event? Well, we’re going to find all of that out right here as we take a look at the date, time and location information for the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest.