World’s Best Places 2023: Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown city skyline over the Hillsborough River – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by ESB Professional While a cutting-edge, multi-billion dollar landmark development project redefines its downtown, Florida’s city of the moment is anxious to secure a permanent place on travelers’ lists of sunny, accessible getaways deserving of a weekend stay. Phase one

Tampa named ‘Best city to live in Florida’ by Forbes

Ybor Historic District in Tampa, Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: kanphiphat Tampa is ranked first in a new list by Forbes Advisor of the top locations to live in Florida. Tampa was named the best place to live in the Sunshine State, citing “pristine beaches,” positive attractions for families and young adults, and

‘Sand is like gold.’ The pricey cost of restoring Florida’s beaches before the next Hurricane hits

Sand walkway to South Beach — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Mia2you The Sunshine State’s beautiful sandy beaches aren’t just one of the biggest money-makers in the state’s tourism industry, they’re also the first line of defense against storm surges and flooding caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Now, after both coasts were hit during

In an attempt to bring tourists back to the Sunshine State, Visit Florida asks for $75 million

Visit Florida Postcard – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Callahan Florida’s tourism and marketing agency will ask lawmakers to extend its life and maintain increased funding as the state increases efforts to attract international visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Danny Gaekwad of Visit Florida told members of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors on

A 12-pack of Florida’s best microbreweries

Local Beer Restaurant – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Siriwat Sriphojaroen Looking for the best beer in Florida? Florida is home to countless large breweries, but what many don’t know is that the Sunshine State has hundreds of small microbreweries hidden within. Most of these breweries have tasting rooms where visitors can sample different brews. 

SeaWorld Orlando voted #1 U.S. amusement park for 2021

Orlando, Florida – June 23, 2019: Manta-Ray rollercoaster at Seaworld – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Move aside, Disney! A different Florida theme park was voted #1 in the U.S. North America has over 400 amusement parks and attractions. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), these theme parks

Florida’s Disney Parks are projecting to resume at 100% capacity by end of 2021

ORLANDO – DECEMBER 22: A sign in Orlando, FL points to the Walt Disney World Resort – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Katherine Welles After more than a year of struggling to pack the parks in Florida due to the pandemic, a promising sign of declining cases in the state point to Disney’s long-awaited full

‘Life’s Rewards’ shines the spotlight on St. Pete Beach in all-new Amazon Prime Original Series

Beachside view of the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Florida tourism agencies are looking to make a splash in the streaming industry just before the summer months begin in an effort to drive more travel traffic to the state. During the pandemic, streaming platforms such as

Florida comes in second to only Hawaii for 2021 summer ‘Dream Destination’

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by icemanphotos It seems like traveling is a top priority on many Americans’ wish list this upcoming summer season.  Because last year canceled millions of plans for domestic and international travel due to pandemic closures, the travel bug is hitting even harder this time around, causing plans to find the next

Universal Orlando unveils prehistoric Jurassic World ‘VelociCoaster’ opening date

Courtesy: Universal Orlando Resort The time has finally come for eager Jurassic World fans at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park with the opening date reveal of the all-new, high thrills VelociCoaster. A projected opening date for the long-awaited apex predator rollercoaster addition to the theme park’s Jurassic World extension has been set for