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

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 of Postponed and Canceled Tampa Bay Events due to Saturday Storms

It’s 10 days before Christmas! Unfortunately, a number of holiday festivities have been postponed or canceled due to the severe weather that is predicted to sweep through Tampa Bay this weekend. To keep you on the loop, we compiled a list of all the events that have been canceled this weekend in Tampa Bay. The … Read more

Snowcat Ridge officially opens this 2023 with new attractions

Good news to everyone who wants to enjoy snow in the sunshine state – Florida’s only snow park has reopened with new thrills! Last December 3, Snowcat Ridge began its fourth season, just in time for the holidays. With the reopening of the park, guests can now slide down the 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, … Read more

More cruise ships set sail in Florida

On Sunday, December 3, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Ascent began its first-ever Caribbean season from Fort Lauderdale. During its seven-night journey, the ship will call at well-known locations like St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and the Dominican Republic. Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, stated that with every new ship, the ambition is to … Read more

Royal Caribbean announces new cruise lineup from Tampa

Planning to travel via cruise ship soon? For the 2025-26 winter season, two of Royal Caribbean’s oldest cruise ships will make Tampa, Florida their homes. The cruise line announced last week that Rhapsody of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas will sail from Tampa on six- to eight-night vacations until 2026. During the winter, … Read more

Tampa’s Winter Village is back – here’s what you can expect this Holiday 2023!

Next week, Winter Village returns to Downtown Tampa with an ice skating rink and daily themed events for the entire family. Beginning November 17, families may enjoy unique holiday experiences every day of the week, with new daily theme days. The town is free to enter, but ice skating and the Winter town Express need … Read more

HALLOWEEN 2023: List of Spooky Events and Parties in Every Tampa Bay County

It’s the time of the year where we dress up like our favourite characters, bring out our pumpkins for Trick or Treat, raise glasses and show off in Halloween parties! Here at Tampa Bay, the Halloween season is already in full swing for the last week of October. We gathered the list of events planned … Read more

LOOK: Walt Disney World Increases Prices on Parking and Annual Pass

Planning to go to Walt Disney World soon? Watch out as Mickey and friends are reversing a significant pandemic-era change. Starting January 9, guests will be able to park hop at any time during park hours, subject to capacity, the Florida resort announced Wednesday. Currently, guests must wait until 2 p.m to switch parks, a … Read more

What to Do in Tampa this Weekend – September 22-24, 2023

Looking for things to do in Tampa this weekend? Check out Tampa Bay Observer’s list of activities, events, and programs happening this weekend, September 22 to 24, 2023:  1. Wisdom For Life Retreat 2023 Date and Time: Starts on Friday, September 22, · 3 p.m. EDT Location: Crossover Church, 1235 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL … Read more