Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride on the River 2022

It's not really the end of summer until Pride on the River takes over the Hillsborough for a Saturday afternoon. Last weekend's…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride on the River 2022
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Everyone we saw at St. Pete's first-ever anime convention

Anime St. Pete, the city's first-ever anime convention, went down at the Coliseum last weekend, and featured nearly 100 vendors, panel discussions,…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at St. Pete's first-ever anime convention at the Coliseum
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23 Tampa Bay pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other "falltivities" to enjoy this season

Ah, another Florida fall with tons of Florida heat. All the more reason for Tampa Bay residents to go the extra mile…

By CL Staff

St. Pete Pier Pumpkin Patch
    600 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg
    Select days October 9-17
    Visit the pier for one of the largest pumpkin patches in the area, complete with thousands of pumpkins, hay bales, photo booth, fall refreshments and more!
    Photo via St. Pete Pier/Website
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Water Street Tampa's newest murals are the work of Italian artist Alessandro Etsom

Water Street Tampa got a little more vibrant last month thanks to new murals by Italian artist Alessandro Etsom. The professional street…

By Chloe Greenberg

New work from Alessandro Etsom at Water Street in Tampa, Florida.
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Tampa Bay institutions that are long gone, but desperately need a comeback

In this world, things come and go, no matter how much we want them to stay. Tampa Bay has seen its fair…

By Max Steele, Molly Ryan

Kapok Tree Inn
Clearwater’s Kapok Tree Inn was widely known as one of Florida’s most extravagant restaurants as a result of its Renaissance-inspired architecture, garden, waterfalls, chandeliers and themed dining rooms. Despite generating $10 million in sales in 1988, the inn closed in 1991, but the property still remains as an event venue and includes a Sam Ash Music Store.
Photo via Florida State Archives
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Photos: In Tampa playoff, Trilogy and Power earn trips to Ice Cube's Big3 championship

On Aug. 14, the Big3 Playoffs came to Amalie Arena in Downtown Tampa, where two down-to-the-wire games decided the matchup for the…

By Justin Garcia

During the battle between the Monsters and Power, Fans received a surprise from rap legend Ice Cube, co-owner of the league, when he took to the court to perform his classic 'It Was a Good Day.'
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Record-breaking Florida Cup crowd enjoys Premier League talent during Arsenal's 4-0 win over Chelsea

Believe it or not, these photos were taken in Orlando, not London. Arsenal FC defeated Chelsea FC 4-0 in the Florida Cup…

By Max Steele

Record-breaking Florida Cup crowd samples Premier League during Arsenal's 4-0 win over Chelsea
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Tampa Bay's 25 biggest internet moments of all time

Aside from the seemingly never ending "Florida man" headlines and gator break-in stories—don't worry, we still included a few—Tampa Bay has been…

By Max Steele

'You know I had to do it to em'
Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Lucky Luciano all have one thing in common, creating works of art. The legendary “You know I had to do it to em” post, featuring Tampa-native Luciano’s pink-on-pink outfit and incredible ankle tan, is nearly eight years old. Lucky for you, you can recreate Lucky’s pose right here in Tampa—but we won’t include the address because the neighbors are already annoyed about all the people re-doing it to ‘em. You can also now buy your very own You Know I Had To Do It To Em YouTooz collectible minifigure for $29.99.
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20 Tampa Bay hotels and resorts offering beach and poolside day passes for locals

Gone are the days of sneaking past the front desk to use a hotel’s pool for the day, but we’re here to…

By Molly Ryan

Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, 941-953-1234    
$15-$30
    With its lush greenery, waterfalls and whirlpool hot tub, Sarasota's Hyatt Regency might be the closest you can get to a tropical getaway without a plane ticket. Starting at $15 for children and $30 for adults, day passes get you access to the hotel’s pool, hot tub, sun deck, food and drink services, Wi-Fi and watercraft rentals for its private marina until 8 p.m. Self-parking is $10 and valet is $20.
    Photo via Hyatt Regency Sarasota/website
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The 20 worst places to park your car in Tampa Bay

Parking in Tampa Bay is bad all around, but some spots are way worse than others. There's no one particular reason for…

By Max Steele

Anywhere along the Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa Bay
It can be difficult to find a good spot alongside the bridge, and it doesn't help that people often don't read the signs and end up watching their car float away at high tide. You’ll have to pay at one of the stations after parking in the lots, but at least they have porta-potties. 
Photo via Clearwater Police Department
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All of the Tampa Bay Lightning fans we saw still shouting 'Go Bolts' after losing the Stanley Cup Final

[image-106]It happened. After winning the last two, the Tampa Bay Lightning actually lost a Stanley Cup final. The Colorado Avalanche’s Game 6…

By Ray Roa

All of the Tampa Bay Lightning fans we saw still shouting 'Go Bolts' after losing the Stanley Cup Final
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Every thunderstruck fan we saw during the Tampa Bay Lightning's Game 4 loss at Amalie Arena

It's safe to say that all of Bolts Nation is thunderstruck today. And while Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper probably…

By Ray Roa

Every thunderstruck fan we saw during the Tampa Bay Lightning's Game 4 loss at Amalie Arena
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All the rain-soaked fans we saw powering the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Game 3 Stanley Cup Final win

After last weekend's historic Game 2 loss, the Tampa Bay Lightning headed home looking for a jolt. Fans—soaked by rain ahead of…

By Ray Roa

All the rain-soaked fans we saw powering the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Game 3 Stanley Cup Final win
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20 low-key springs and beaches within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Pretty much every Florida beach and spring is busy these days, especially on the weekends. But there are still a few great…

By Molly Ryan

 Juniper Springs Recreation Area 
    Estimated drive time from Tampa: 2 hours and 20 minutes 
    Juniper Springs is home to hundreds of bubbling springs, making its water crystal clear and perfect for a dip on a hot day. Located near Ocala, the site offers spots to swim, hike, camp, picnic, kayak and more. Surrounded by a dense canopy of live oaks, the shade at Juniper Springs makes it worth the trip on its own. Parking is free with the purchase of tickets, which are $8 on weekdays and $11 on weekends. 
   Photos via fs.usda.gov
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The 20 best Tampa Bay beaches you have to visit to call yourself a local

Summer is here, and while these beaches stay hot year round, it's time to kick back and stick your toes into the…

By Max Steele

Caladesi Island State Park
    Pinellas County
    Ranked No. 2 on Dr. Beach’s 2022 nationwide list, this offshore island can only be accessed via boat or ferry, a large reason as to why the getaway spot remains peaceful and pristine. The state park features a bayside marina for docking, hiking trails, fishing docks, picnic tables, restrooms, showers and cafe. Pets must be leashed in the park and are not allowed on the beach or ferry. No alcohol permitted.
    Photo via Florida State Parks/website
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The 25 best things to do in Tampa Bay when it's hot AF outside

It's only getting hotter in Tampa Bay, so we put together a few activities to safely occupy your time, either in the…

By Max Steele

Swim in a 7-acre fake lagoon
31885 Overpass Road, Wesley Chapel. 813-444-5221
    The Epperson lagoon features a 30-foot water slide, a water obstacle course, AquaBana rentals (water cabana), a waterside bar and more. Day passes cost $40 for adults and $33 for kids ages 4-12. Add-on experiences cost extra.Photo via MetroLagoons/website
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20 bucket list activities to do in Tampa Bay this summer

From new thrill rides, to berry season, and spring hopping, Tampa Bay is full of cool summer activities. Here are a few…

By Max Steele

Float down the Weeki Wachee river
6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 352-610-5660
    Featuring a cool natural spring, five waterslides, dancing mermaids and more, Weeki Wachee is a full day adventure. Weeki offers a variety of fresh water activities and rentals, so make sure to check out its website before planning your visit.
    Photo via Weeki Wachee Springs State Park/Facebook
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Photos from the Tampa Bay Lightnings series-clinching 2-0 win over the Florida Panthers

The Tampa Bay Lightning completed a shellacking of the team's in-state rival Florida Panthers on Monday night, capping off a 4-0 sweep…

By Ray Roa

Photos from the Tampa Bay Lightnings series-clinching 2-0 win over the Florida Panthers
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Everyone we saw at Tampa Pro 2022, where Jamie Foy blew the roof off the building

Florida fella Jamie Foy is the 2022 Tampa Pro champion, but his winning run wasn't the only highlight of last weekend at…

By Ray Roa

Everyone we saw at Tampa Pro 2022, where Jamie Foy blew the roof off the building
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10 Florida spring house rentals within driving distance of Tampa

Sometimes a staycation is in order, and what better way to execute it than by booking a riverfront home along Florida's best…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Cabin-style home on Weeki Wachee
Estimated drive from Tampa: 59 minutes 
Price average per night: $300
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 
Rustic vibes with a boujee view is what guests can expect upon arriving at the Weeki Wachee rental. The modern cabin provides 11 kayaks and a single paddleboard for those who want to experience the clear water different from the rest. There are plenty of ways to reconnect with Mother Nature outside of the home, Pine Island Beach four miles away when you want to swap the springs for sand.
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25 Tampa Bay tours you’ll actually want to do when you have out-of-towners

There are endless possibilities on what to do in the Tampa Bay area when you have family or friends visiting from out…

By Sofía García Vargas

Florida Tiki Tours
    727-418-6070
    Sail around Johns Pass and Boca Ciega Bay on a Hawaiian-style Tiki Hut. Grab four of your friends or family and bring your own snacks and drinks to make the most out of the hour-and-a-half tour. An on premise Tipsi Tiki Bar is also available where you can purchase beer, wine and frozen drinks. Plus, you can sync your phone to the onboard speakers to jam out to some tunes. 
    
    Photo via Florida Tiki Tours/Facebook
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25 things that are only normal in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is more than just a clump of peninsula towns along the Gulf of Mexico, it's also home to our many…

By CL Staff

Scalloping season is a legitimate holiday
Up north they have deer season, down here we take our kids out of school to hunt for clams.
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Everyone we saw at Ybor City's 75th annual Fiesta Day celebration

Local vendors, live music and cultural foods took over Seventh Avenue last Saturday when the 75th Fiesta Day landed in historic Ybor…

By Kimberly DeFalco

Everyone we saw at Ybor City's 75th annual Fiesta Day celebration
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The 25 best things to do in Tampa Bay with an out-of-towner

It's that time of year when friends and family from the north start appearing in your house, and now it's up to…

By Brandalynn Nuñez Cepeda

Learn about the homes on Davis Islands on a Fun Boat Tour
333 S Franklin St., Tampa, 727-204-9787
What better way to sight-see around the Bay than by traveling on it. Bring your own booze, and float by Derk Jeter’s former castle on Davis Islands. This is arguably one of the best tours to learn about cool Tampa homes. 
Photo via Google Maps
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25 Tampa Bay tourist attractions actually worth the struggle

The label "tourist trap" isn't always fair, because some attractions are legitimately worth the pain of looking for parking,  surviving the Florida…

By Sofía García Vargas

St. Pete Pier
600 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-822-7437
The St. Pete Pier is argunaly one of the coolest spots in the city. Enjoy the beach, a marketplace, a giant playground and water play area, a artsy net made of 84 miles of twine, a fishing area and the pier’s high-class restaurant and bar located in its main building at the end of the waterfront.  And don’t forget to say” hi” to the Quaker parrots.
Photo via City of St. Pete/Flickr
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Everyone, and every pup, we saw at Tampa's 'Bark In the Park' fundraiser

The bark was back in action over the weekend when Humane Society of Tampa Bay took to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for…

By Kimberly DeFalco

Everyone, and every pup, we saw at Tampa's 'Bark In the Park' fundraiser
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Everything we saw at Florida State Fair's opening weekend

Last weekend saw the return of thrill rides, music, farm animals, and deep-fried everything at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The…

By Kimberly DeFalco

Everything we saw at Florida State Fair's opening weekend
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If every Tampa Bay neighborhood was a person at a party, here's what they'd be doing

The Tampa subreddit recently came through with a brilliant thread titled "Pretend every neighborhood in Tampa is a person at a huge…

By CL Staff

Davis Islands
"Davis Island is a tan 57 year old retired podiatrist who arrived in a golf cart and is arguing with Hyde Park about how he should invest in index funds rather than crypto."
- janoseye
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The 25 most accurate tweets about Tom Brady's retirement announcment

After what appeared to be a premature social media misfire,  Tom Brady finally confirmed what everyone already knew—he's officially gone. The GOAT…

By CL Staff

The 25 most accurate tweets about Tom Brady's retirement announcment
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All the pirates and party people we saw at Gasparilla 2022

Not even Tom Brady could ruin the party on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people descended upon Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard and…

By Dave Decker

All the party people and pirates we saw at Gasparilla 2022
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