Florida Matters: Staycations In Tampa Bay

Summer is in full swing and for those who can't get out of town, a staycation can make all the difference. This week on Florida Matters we're taking a look at some ways to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and have some fun in the Tampa Bay Area. 

Reporter Mary Shedden starts us off by getting some staycation suggestions from Sharon Kennedy Wynne, who writes about “Things to Do” for the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida Matters producer Stephanie Colombini gives us a bird’s eye view of postcard-perfect Tampa Bay on a zip line tour in Oldsmar.

Host Robin Sussingham takes us on a tour of a chocolate shop in Belleair Bluffs.

Reporter Cathy Carter talks with Wayne Atherholt, St. Petersburg’s Cultural Affairs Director, about the city’s flourishing art scene.

And for night owls, reporter Daylina Miller wraps things up for us with an evening ghost tour in Ybor City.

Be sure to click the links above for more information about our Tampa Bay staycations and plenty of great photos.

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