Local Guides

A Beach for Everyone

By WOW Editor | June 21, 2023

When it comes to spending a day at the beach in our area, you really can’t go wrong, but it does help to have an idea of what to expect before you head out. Below, we break down a few of our favorite beaches and what makes them unique. Fred Howard Park Beach: The family […]

Day Passes Offer the Perfect Staycation

By WOW Editor | May 31, 2023

Day passes are a great way to enjoy a mini vacation with all of the amenities while sticking close to home. ResortPass is an online marketplace that offers an easy one-stop-shop for finding day passes to area hotels. Below are just a few of the featured resorts in Tampa Bay that let you live the […]

Cool Off in Florida’s Natural Springs

By WOW Editor | May 14, 2023

Florida is home to an abundance of gorgeous natural springs. Below are six springs, some nearby, others a bit of a drive, and all perfect spots to cool off on a hot summer day.   Lithia Springs Lithia Springs Park is well-known for its natural springs, which flow year-round at a crisp 72 degrees into […]

11 Great Dog Parks in Tampa Bay

By Karen Ring | March 5, 2023

There is still time to take advantage of milder temperatures and treat your pup to a day at the park. Why let the kids have all the fun? Here are a few of our favorite dog parks perfect for letting your four-legged family members run free. Northwest Dog Park 8951 W. Waters Ave., Tampa This […]

Hillsborough County Hiking Spree

By WOW Editor | January 31, 2023

Hillsborough County is home to over 60 conservation parks and nature preserves with more than 300 miles of marked hiking trails. The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department is challenging you to get just a taste of what the area has to offer during the 2023-24 Hillsborough County Hiking Spree. This year’s Hiking Spree will […]

Spring Training: A Tampa Bay Tradition

By Joey Johnston | December 8, 2022

  If you enjoy Major-League Baseball, you’re in the perfect place. The Tampa Bay area is one of the prime spots for spring training. Most MLB teams will report to sites in Florida and Arizona around Valentine’s Day and full-squad workouts begin shortly thereafter. The Tampa Bay area, a key spring-training hub for decades, features […]

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

By Karen Ring | January 29, 2022

April 22 marks 53 years since the first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970. Twenty million Americans took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet—and the movement caught on. Today, Earth Day is a global movement, with more than […]

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