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Free Admission Tuesday At Glazer Children’s Museum

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The first Tuesday of every month is free admission at Glazer Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa, from 2:00pm-7:00pm. That means September 1 for the upcoming month.

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Swaptember Is Coming Back Into Town

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Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI, and The Florida Aquarium are once again participating in the popular “Swaptember” program. Pass holders of any of the aforementioned facilities will be able to use their passes to get in for free from September 1-30! Read More…

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I was lucky enough to squeeze in the year’s last night of dancers, stilt walkers, sand art, music, bright lights, and extended hours. As an added bonus it stormed most of the day, cleared (if a bit overcast) in the late afternoon, which kept the crowds away and the lines short. Read More…

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This is it–the last week to check out Busch Garden’s Summer Nights! If you didn’t get a chance to go to this spectacular event, now is the time. Extended park hours, DJs, the Kinetix show, and fireworks; all in a single night. Read More…

Busch Gardens Offering BOGO Through September 8, 2015

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Great news for visitors or non-pass holders, Busch Gardens is offering Buy One Get One Free single day tickets. Purchase them through the Busch Garden’s Website. This offer is not valid at the gate. Read More…

Wet River Hike Along the Hillsborough

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I took a hike along the Hillsborough River during that wet weekend–you know, the one where people in South Tampa were getting around town by canoe? Yup, for some reason I decided that was a good time to go hiking. So I decided to try a trail I’ve had my eye on for some time called Heartbreak Ridge.

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Just wanted to give everybody a heads up about a cool event going on today…The Tampa Yankees are hosting Star Wars Night over at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Admission is free for those of you showing up in costume. And even if you don’t show up in costume admissions is usually pretty cheap. It’s also a double header today. Read More…

Rainy Florida Days

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This has been the rainiest summer season that I can remember ever since becoming a Floridian in ’08. I’ve been finding way too much of my time off has been spent stuck inside, vegging out in front of my screen of choice. So last weekend I decided rain be damned, I’m going out on an adventure.

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Where to Beach Camp on the Gulf Coast

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By far, Fort De Soto is the best beach camping in all of Florida that I have found. Nestled right up against the water, the campsites yawn open into the ocean itself. Many of the fellow campers I’ve come across while camping in Fort De Soto use the back door and paddle right up to their campsites in their kayaks. Read More…

A Weeki Wachee bumper sticker from the old days.

In case you haven’t heard–Florida has been a popular travel destination long before Disney World. The big draws were the exotic, pristine beaches, salt-tinged air, lines of green palm trees, and the romanticism of the whole affair. But it wasn’t just that. There were pockets of uniquely only-in-Florida side-road attractions that included interesting characters, glass bottom boats, alligator wrestlers, and–yes–the world-famous Weeki Wachee Springs.

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