We’ve selected nine public campgrounds near Tampa Bay for their scenic beauty, low prices and prime opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing. We think you’ll like these choices.
Articles written by: Bob Rountree and Bonnie Gross
Vast and remote, the Ten Thousand Islands off Florida’s southwest coast seems challenging to visit, a labyrinth of twisting channels through thousands of remote mangrove islands.
Fresh Florida seafood is best enjoyed in the open air wearing a T-shirt and flips flops at a Florida fish shack. Here are nine of our favorites spots.
Spectacular views and things to do, places to go and places to hide, hidden harbors and funky tiki bars. The scenic Overseas Highway is the ultimate road trip. Let this be your guide.
Updated for 2017! Our seafood festival calendar is one of our most popular features.
Seafood lovers mark their calendars for the annual Everglades Seafood Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 12, 13 and 14, 2016, in Everglades City, gateway to the Ten Thousand Islands. This free event packs ’em in for fresh seafood, country music, carnival rides, crafts booths — with an estimated 50,000 people expected to attend this year’s event in a remote corner of Florida.
Beaches in the Keys aren’t as common or as wonderful as many expect, but there ARE some great beaches where you can swim — and snorkel — if you know where to go. Let us take you there.
Florida Springs where you can swim, snorkel and dive.
Dig into your garage for that long-idle rod and reel, pick up some bait at your local tackle shop and get out there, because you won’t need a license for fishing in Florida on two weekends in June.
The Florida Blueberry Festival highlights not just Florida’s blueberry crop but also Brooksville, a lovely unspoiled region of Florida that is a great place for hiking, biking, kayaking and exploring.
The Florida Folk Festival marks its 64th year at Stephen Foster State Park over Memorial Day Weekend. The annual event celebrates Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage.
5 great gift ideas for exploring the authentic Florida.