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Florida State Park Day Trips from Tampa  

There are several options for Florida State Park day trips from Tampa. I’ve rounded up a list of my top recommendations for parks to visit and included the best activities to do. One of the best things about Florida State Parks is there is a park for everyone, regardless of what activities you enjoy. Continue…

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Complete Guide to Visiting Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo 

The Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Florida is the perfect family friendly activity in the Tampa Bay area. Spring is a great time to visit the gardens to see a wide variety of colorful flowers in full bloom. However, you really can’t go wrong with visiting these gardens anytime of the year! They are the…

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20 Hiking Tips for Beginners

I’ve rounded up all my hiking tips for beginners to help you feel prepared when you are just getting started with hiking. Exploring the great outdoors is an activity that anyone can enjoy, and you do not need much to get started. However, everyone should be aware of safety and proper trail etiquette. Keep reading…

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Central Florida | Florida State Parks

How to Hike from North Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island State Park

An amazing hike in the Tampa Bay area is from North Clearwater Beach to Caladesi Island State Park! This hike is around 7 miles round trip and I highly recommend it, but it does take some advanced planning. Caladesi Island is one of many Florida State Parks near Clearwater. Keep reading for everything you need…

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