Best Of 2022

Free public transit is pretty fantastic. And the TECO Streetcar, which runs from Whiting Street in downtown Tampa to 8th Avenue in Ybor City, is a great example. Want to party in Ybor, but don’t have the extra cash to spend on multiple rideshares in this economy? Check out the TECO Streetcar! Run by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), the trolley’s entire route features 11 stops, and it takes just about a half-hour or so to get from the first to the last. You might have to wait a few minutes for the streetcar to arrive at your stop, 15 max. Search deep inside yourself for that patience, because it’s worth it. It’s free, and runs until about 2 a.m. on the weekends. Stay safe, don’t drink and drive—take the trolley.

Goods & Services

Goods & Services
Winner: Wrench Masters
2. Knorr’s Car Care Center
3. Pasadena Car Care
Winner: Suncoast Federal Credit Union
2. Bank of Tampa
3. Achieva Credit Union
Winner: Barley & Mane
2. Uptown Barber
3. Tim's Barber Shop
Winner: The Bar Method Tampa
2. Impulse Pole Dance & Fitness
3. Barre Central
St. Pete Beach’s Betty Shop is named for owner Liz Calver’s grandmother Betty, a beach lover and outdoor adventurer. The waterside shop is filled with beachy, comfortable Florida-living clothes and gear. Calver dedicates a portion of all sales to marine conservation and education. She’s out with a bucket every few weeks cleaning up the beach and getting others to do the same. Clean Coast Initiative, her nonprofit, was recently created to do educational-based beach cleanups, workshops, talks, and community projects. Betty Shop is on a mission to protect paradise.
Winner: Chainwheel Drive
2. Outspokin Bicycles
3. Tony's Bike Shop
Breathing Through Life’s Alyssa Bedard is a doula, birth educator, lactation consultant, all-around baby guru and nonstop advocate for birthing. A mother herself, Bedard’s knowledge knows no bounds as she works to help birthing people before, during, and after pregnancy. Our community is lucky to have someone with her wealth of experience—especially when it comes to the ever important pre-labor hip-openers!
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Winner: A Boat Day
2. AquaSol Adventures
3. Encounters With Dolphins Clearwater Beach
Winner: Dr. Ashley Heintz at Ashley Heintz Acupuncture
2. Dr. Nyguen at BellaVive Natural Health Clinic
3. Dr. Carrie Graves Wellness Center: The Wellness Tree