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

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

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

Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights expands drive-thru light display

Still wondering where to take the family or loved ones this coming weekend? Tampa Bay transforms into a brilliant winter wonderland as the holiday season approaches, and the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover proudly joins the hype with the Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village! This event, nestled in the middle of the festive landscape, … Read more

Christmas List 2023: Where to see Christmas Lights in Tampa Bay this December

Christmas is almost approaching, and as we enjoy some cooler weather (here and there), we’ve compiled a list of locations to visit to get into the festive spirit. This list will be updated regularly with locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, so if you know of a display we’ve missed, please let us know at … Read more

Bucs’ Antoine Winfield Jr. nominated Walter Payton Man of the Year

Antoine Winfield Jr. is enjoying the kind of season on the field that could win him another Pro Bowl nomination. His achievements off the field, however, have already been recognized and might lead to one of the NFL’s highest honours. The Buccaneers’ nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is Winfield. Since … Read more

Tampa ranks 17th among most entertaining cities in the US – full list of Florida cities here

You might have your list of the most exciting cities in America, but according to WalletHub, eleven of the most entertaining American cities are located in Florida! Based on 65 important variables, the study analyzed more than 180 American communities. The nightlife and parties, amusement and recreation, and total expenses were the three main factors. … Read more