Things To Do

Florida's ocean blues makes beach camping a popular attraction amongst tourists and locals alike. Waking up to gorgeous clear waters and a breathtaking sunrise sounds like a dream that you can absolutely make a reality.

Just off Tampa's coast is Fort De Soto State Park with incredible ruins that are sunken in the sand. It's a stunning sight to see the sea wash ashore and glisten around the Sunshine State's historical landmark.

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Tampa Bay is probably best known for its beautiful clear-water beaches, world-class theme parks and sports teams, but it also has a unique history — one that is widely connected to a mafia past.

You can learn more about the city's unique history and connection to the mob through an interactive Tampa Mafia Tour, or you can just visit these places yourself, as the almost two-hour walking excursion is shut down for the summer due to the heat.

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There are two lagoons in Florida that will make you feel like you stepped right off a plane and walked straight into a tropical paradise. It's not an island oasis, but it sure looks like it could be the Maldives.

The extraordinary Metro Lagoons are located near the Tampa area. The Epperson Lagoon is at 31885 Overpass Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL and the Southshore Bay Lagoon is at 16881 Lagoon Shore Blvd., Wimauma, FL.

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There's a one-stop shop full of restaurants and shops right in the heart of Tampa Bay. It's called Sparkman Wharf, and it's the ultimate bucket list destination to hang with your besties.

The trendy outdoor venue is home to indoor and outdoor dining. It's even home to a beer garden and staple eateries like JoToro — their taco fries are a customer favorite!

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The most purr-fect spot is coming to another Florida location, and besides there being a cat café in St. Petersburg, the first of its kind is headed to Tampa Bay.

It's called Cats & Caffeine, and it's exactly as it sounds: cute kittens, beverages and sweet bites.

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Sunflower season is finally here, and you can pick them yourself at a Tampa Bay field in Florida. The farm is now bursting with giant sunflowers that tower over your head.

You will feel like you're starring in a Post Malone music video while wandering through fields that simply radiate sunshine.

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The only rule at this festival: grilled cheese is KING.

There's no better American sandwich than a traditional grilled cheese, and Tampa, Florida, knows exactly how to melt our hearts with this item. In fact, there's a whole event dedicated to the cheese and bread combination, The Original Tampa Bay Grilled Cheese Festival.

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You don't have to book a trip down to Costa Rica to experience an enchanting kayaking cruise through a jungle river. A clear kayaking cruise near Tampa will offer you and your crew the opportunity to sail down a tropical river oasis that'll make you feel like you've taken a first-class trip to South America.

For just $55 per person, Get Up And Go Kayaking will take you on a kayaking journey down Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River.

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Labor Day is upon us, which means some may be lucky enough to be blessed with a long weekend. Why not take advantage of that extra time off with a fun trip? If you're bored of your usual spots and need things to do for Labor Day Weekend near Tampa, let this list inspire you to get out and explore.

Whether you go it alone or grab your boo and BFFs to take a fun trip together, these eight Florida escapes will have you soaking up every precious moment of your holiday weekend.

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Plants - the perfect addition to add a little touch of green and joy to any space. Whether you like the big leafy kind or the small and pokey kind, there's a unique charm that comes from these potted pals. And if you've been looking for a new cute plant shop in Tampa, Fancy Free Nursery might just have you covered.

Located on North Florida Ave just up the way from Tampa's food hall, The Hall on Franklin, Fancy Free's white brick building hangs out on the corner — though it's the pink door and trim that might grab your attention and entice you to check it out.

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Ahh, The Sunshine State — an absolute paradise with so much to do and discover, especially in and around the bustling cities of Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. Instead of trekking by foot around historic neighborhoods, there's a new way to explore all the things to do in St. Pete. By way of electric bike and electric mini car rentals, this budding business will have you cruising through the city.

New to the city of St. Petersburg, Scoot Scoot Rentals has two options for visitors to check out downtown. Narcity got in touch with co-owner and wife, Maria Brown, to learn a bit more about what they have in store.

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There may still be a few weeks of summer left, but thrill-seekers, ghost hunters, and Halloween-lovers are already gearing up for their favorite season. If you’ve already started counting down the days to October 31 and are looking for new ways to celebrate Halloween, a new, totally scream-worthy attraction is coming your way. One of Florida's biggest haunted attractions, Scream-a-Geddon, just dropped a teaser for their new haunted house, Ravenhill Asylum.

Of its various attractions, Scream-A-Geddon’s newest addition to its spooky scenes is Ravenhill Asylum. Set in an abandoned institute where deranged patients still roam the halls, you can see more in their new video.

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