Travel & Outdoors
Enjoy the fun that Sanibel Island has to offer with a weekend trip.
Tampa Bay residents may think of Lakeland as little more than a rest stop on the way to Orlando’s massive attractions. However, there is so much more to this city. Pay it a visit and explore this Florida gem.
Residents of Florida’s west coast often forget Florida is a unique patchwork of cultures and vibes with a fit for everyone. Break out of your rut , and look eastward to the surf and space capital of Florida: Cocoa Beach. With everything from a giant surf shop to beaches and piers that’ll make you fall in love with the ocean all over again, this area has it all.
Siesta Key is a great place for any beach bum seeking a relaxing getaway on what most consider one of Tampa Bay’s most pleasant barrier islands. At Siesta Key, you won’t find the typical beach crowd that always leads to noise and confusion. Forget about parking woes, watching for glass in the sand and dodging cigarette butts; Siesta Key is pure beach vacation bliss.
Head for Daytona Beach for a day trip packed full of excitement, adventure and relaxation. No matter what type of vacation you seek, Daytona Beach is ready to fulfill your request. Abundant and affordable beach-front hotels, high-energy nightlife and the beautiful sandy shores of the Floridian Atlantic coast await just a tank away.
For most travelers, heading out of Tampa on Interstate 4 means a trip to Disney World, which is a blast, but the other attractions that turned Orlando from a sleepy citrus growing community into a sprawling metropolis shouldn’t be neglected either. Whether or not you have the time and money to fully explore the wonders of The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and Seaworld, exploring Orlando is a must this summer. Explore the wonders along I-4 from dinner to dinosaurs for the perfect weekend getaway with the whole family.
Tampa Bay’s Pinellas County has 35 miles of stunning beaches. Sadly, most of these beaches don’t have lifeguards. To keep your family safe in the water we have put together a list of the best beaches that have lifeguards and all the beach activities your family loves to do.
One of the best ways to exercise, and a great way to keep Tampa clean, cycling here has grown into a booming industry, which makes finding the right shop more than a little daunting. Whether you ride for fun or are a serious cycling competitor, these Tampa bicycle shops will set you up for success and keep your experience low-stress.
Whether you’re looking to replace the trucks on your board, buy a new deck or switch out your wheels, the Tampa Bay area has some great local skate shops that have all the necessities for newbies, pros and everyone in between.
Everyone needs a little adventure in their life. If you think Tampa doesn’t have anything exciting to do, check out some of these extreme sports centers. From SCUBA to skydiving, there is something to make every heart pound.