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Favorite spots to grab a drink in St Petersburg, Florida

Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg FL 33712 There are tons of breweries in and around St Pete, but Cage was our favorite of all. Before we even talk about beer, let’s jive about the atmosphere – because … Continue reading

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Take the ferry to Egmont Key: St Petersburg, Florida

I really don’t know who would appreciate this island more, the nature lovers or the history lovers? The island is 1.6 miles long by 1/2 mile wide, partially closed off for bird sanctuary, but still has plenty of space to … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL

Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish, 1350 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707 An institution in the area, family owned since 1951, stamped on the side of the road just before the bridge to the beaches. Atmosphere is very casual, … Continue reading

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Get Artsy in St. Petersburg, Florida

One of the great things about the sunny city of St. Petersburg is its artsy vibe. Walking around downtown you are bound to notice a speckling of colorful murals. I felt like I spotted a new one each time I … Continue reading

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Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Picture yourself on a secluded island, seventy miles off Key West at one of America’s most remote National Parks. You can be snorkeling, sunning, and swimming in the most inviting turquoise ocean. On land you can tour a 19th century fort, … Continue reading

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A Weekend in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is an archipelago of over 1,700 islands connected by a series of bridges, including the southernmost part of the continental US. A trip to the keys is synonymous with day drinking and beach lazing – but if … Continue reading

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Shark Valley, Big Cypress, and Everglades City, Florida

The North entrance to Everglades National Park is Shark Valley, just under an hour from Miami on the historic Tamiami Trail. Here is a 15 mile paved scenic loop trail and there multiple means of exploring it. You can take … Continue reading

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