23 very outdoor, very socially distant things to do in the Tampa Bay area

If you're tired of sitting inside all day but aren't ready to share a close space with strangers, Tampa Bay has some…

By CL Staff

Swim the waters of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
    6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, 352-592-5656, Click here for more info  
    You can visit one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Swim in the freshwater cave system or relax on land to do some wildlife watching.
    
     Photo via Florida State Parks/Website
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The 20 best camping spots within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Nothing beats bonfires, ocean sunsets, and turning off your phone. Camping out in Tampa Bay is arguably one of the best things…

By CL Staff

Fort De Soto Campground 
    3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde
    The Fort De Soto Campground has 238 family camping sites with water, electricity, a laundry station, restrooms, showers and picnic tables. Special campsites are available to people who want to bring their pets along. Visitors can hike along mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks and hardwoods, or visit the historic fort. Both tent and RV stations are available. Fees range from $33.90 to $45.77 depending on when and how you plan on staying at the campground.
    
    Photo via Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Facebook
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25 beautiful Florida springs within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Forget the beach, Florida's natural springs are equally as stunning, and many of these gems are less than a tank of gas…

By CL Staff

Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
    7450 NE 60th Street, High Springs, (386) 454-1369, starting at $24 per night
    The newest addition to the Florida State Parks is comprised of 25 campsites, 17 of which are fitted for RVs, and has not one but 5 available springs. Swimming, snorkeling and hiking are popular activities at each pool. Amenities include a picnic pavillion for larger parties and restroom facilities around the park.  
    
    Photo via Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
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