Articles about Florida relating to travel and unique things to do in the state

How to Explore the St. Petersburg Pier

Located on 26 acres, St. Pete Pier has plenty to do for every visitor. It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting with friends, on a date or taking the kids out for a day in the sun. There won’t be a lack of activities to explore. As you enter the pier at the east end of 1st Street S., you’ll find the Marketplace where local artists and vendors sell products out of their kiosks. If you look to your left as you walk towards the water, you’ll find the St. Petersburg Museum of History. While technically

Holiday Events Near Tampa

Getting into the holiday spirit isn’t always easy in the Tampa, Florida area. With temperatures averaging over 70 degrees Fahrenheit, December in Florida can seem strange to someone who lives up north. This year, enjoying holiday events will be even more challenging with COVID-19 postponing significant local events such as Holidays on The Farm at Keel Farms and Enchant Christmas in St. Petersburg. There’s still plenty to do though, so here’s our 2020 list of holiday events near Tampa. This post

Volkswagen Camper Van - A Fun Way To Get Out

Camping is something a lot of people have been thinking about lately. It’s a great way to get outside with your friends or family while still not being right on top of people. One unique way to go camping is to do it in a Volkswagen camper van. If you’re live in or are planning on visiting the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, you can rent a Volkswagen camper van from Florida Old Scool Campers. We rented one a few years back, and it’s still a great memory for my family. Here’s a recap of where we went

Clear Kayaking in Tampa Bay: Shell Key Preserve Day Trip

Living in Florida gives my family a lot of opportunities to be in, near, or on the water. It’s our favorite place to be. Kayaking is a family favorite, so we decided to book a tour with Get Up and Go Kayaking Tampa Bay. The transparent kayak helps customers see the wildlife that exists below the water. It was a great way to get out and enjoy nature while social distancing. Here’s how our tour went and some suggestions on how to make your experience even better. Open since 2019, Get Up and Go Ka

The Florida Botanical Gardens

Located on 92 acres of land in the most densely populated county in the state, the Florida Botanical Gardens is a place to enjoy nature and relax. Owned by Pinellas County, the gardens are maintained by county workers and volunteers. There’s even an office of the University of Florida IFAS Extension to help answer questions about plants. The Florida Botanical Gardens are located in Largo, so visitors to St. Petersburg or Tampa can get there quick. There are three distinct garden areas with indi

Florida Black Heritage Trail

Black history in Florida goes back hundreds of years. From the time Spanish explorers first arrived, African descendants have helped develop the state to what it is. To recognize these contributions, the Florida’s Visitors Bureau created the Florida Black Heritage Trail. Highlighting locations where these events happened, the trail tells the story of Black Floridians. Here’s some suggestions of places to visit from the Florida Black Heritage Trail: The Old Florida exhibit at Tallahassee Museum

Best Places For RV and Tent Camping in Florida

Ready to get outside and enjoy nature? If you’ve had enough of being inside, a great way to get the family out is to go camping. Florida is known for its theme parks, but did you know that there are some excellent places to go camping? Here are some of the best places for RV and tent camping in Florida. Note: Be sure to check individual sites to see if they are open. Florida State Parks began re-opening their camping sites on May 21, 2020 on a limited basis. Cabin rentals at Florida State Park
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