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Tampa Bay Splash Pads

2017 Guide to Splash Pads in Tampa Bay

Summer isn’t here but Florida is already bringing the heat. When it’s hot outside, the kids need a place to cool off and have fun. The perfect way to beat the high temperatures and keep the children entertained is visiting a splash pad. Thankfully, the Tampa Bay Area offer so many choices with most of […]

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3 Ways to Stay Cool

3 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer in Tampa Bay

The summer months are swiftly approaching and our family is always looking for new ways to stay cool and beat the heat in Tampa Bay! Lucky for us there are an abundance of sweet, icy treats around town. Here are our top 3 picks of places to just “chill out” and enjoy some tasty frozen […]

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Staycation vs Shortcation: Florida Getaways You Can Afford

“Staycation” vs. “Shortcation”: Four Great (Short) Florida Getaways

When talk at the soccer game or baseball practice turns to summer plans, chances are you’ll hear something like this: “Oh, we can’t take a vacation this year. We’re going to do a staycation instead.” Ah, the “staycation,” that 21st-century buzzword that means “stay home and pretend you’re on vacation.” It’s a budget-friendly alternative to […]

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4th of July in Tampa

4th of July Events in Tampa Bay

Brandon 2016 Brandon 4th of July Parade Date: July 4 at 10:00 am Location: 101 East Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511, Lumsden Rd. & Parsons Ave. Cost: Free Details:  Come down to Brandon and enjoy one the largest Fourth of July Parades in Florida.   Bradenton Marauder’s Baseball and Fireworks Show Date: Saturday, July 2, starting at 6:30 Location: McKechnie Field, 1611 9th Street […]

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Bradenton Sarasota Family

Things To Do As A Family In Bradenton/Sarasota (Without Going to the Beach!)

Although there is plenty to do as a family without leaving the Tampa Bay area – there is always something going on in our active, vibrant city, after all – sometimes it’s fun to venture out a bit. As our neighboring cities to the south, Bradenton and Sarasota have much to offer for families looking for new adventures […]

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