Florida named top US state to retire

If you’ve been able to save some money for retirement and are seeking for a new residence, you may be among the many individuals who are considering relocating to the Sunshine State. Florida was named the greatest place to retire in 2024 by WalletHub because it has lovely beaches, wonderful weather, and no state income … Read more

Disney World Announces New Ticket Deals for Florida Residents in 2024

Heads up, Floridians! New perks are being provided by Disney World to citizens of Florida! Sunshine State residents can now take advantage of exclusive two- and three-day packages at the Most Magical Place on Earth, according to a blog post published by Walt Disney World Public Affairs. Disney Thrills tickets for two days will cost … Read more

Tripadvisor: St. Pete is one of the country’s trendiest destinations 

The new year is a great time to start thinking about your next trip, but for residents in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, it can seem like a vacation every day—a view that TripAdvisor would likely agree with! While it should come as no surprise that a Florida city would make the list, St. Pete is … Read more

Walt Disney World announces new upgrade on one of longest-running attractions

A major entertainment upgrade is coming to one of Walt Disney World’s most popular attractions. The Country Bear Musical Jamboree, one of the last attractions that Walt Disney directly assisted in developing, is getting a new show. Eighteen Audio-Animatronics hillbilly bears will perform a 16-minute “foot-stompin’ cele-bear-tion,” which includes music and singing. Disney announced that … Read more

Tampa to host Pirate Pup Parade this January 2024

On January 14, Tampa residents will have fun dressing up their furry best friends in their finest pirate attire in honor of the Gasparilla pirate invasion.  Tampa’s Water Street district will be the scene of the inaugural Pirate Pup Parade this month. Attractions such as costume competition to find the most courageous pets, adoptions, gifts … Read more

LIST: Where to watch grand fireworks display this New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay

On New Year’s Eve, locals and tourists in Tampa Bay look forward to seeing the stunning fireworks displays that will light up the night sky as the clock approaches midnight. If you’re curious about where exactly you can catch the fireworks display in Tampa Bay, check out our list below! NYE on the Pier – … Read more

LIST: New Year’s Eve events happening in the Tampa Bay area

Now that Christmas is over, eye is shifting to the New Year and everything Tampa Bay area has to offer. So for today, our team at Tampa Bay Observer has put up a schedule of celebrations and family-friendly events taking place on Sunday night to start the new year! Family-friendly events Busch Garden’s NYE Celebration … Read more

LIST: Restaurants open in Tampa Bay this Christmas Day

This year, there are a number of places open on Christmas Day, whether you burned the Christmas ham or want to try something else. Here is a list of nearby dining establishments that will be open on Christmas Day for service. Please call the restaurant for the most recent information since hours may still vary! … Read more

Cold weather shelters opening across Tampa Bay area this week

This week, cold weather shelters for the homeless and those living in homes without enough heat but unable to locate other housing will open throughout the Tampa Bay area. In Hillsborough County, the National Weather Service predicts that local temperatures will drop to 40 degrees or lower on Monday night due to wind chill. The … Read more