October
20

#GetOutThere Guide: Tampa, Florida

MI OLA Ambassador @MarinJayden is a yogi, mother, influencer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who recently relocated with her family from the Big Island of Hawaii to Tampa, Florida. One of Marin’s favorite things to do is to get out there with her family, especially if yoga and anything active are involved. We caught up with this gorgeous and talented mermaid to get the scoop on Tampa – – check it out below!

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Photo by MI OLA Ambassador Marin- @marinjayden

Florida is often taken for granted and underrated when it comes to mainland destinations in the U.S. After living in Hawaii for a few years we wanted to find a destination that was in between the tropical sunshine of the islands and the social bustle of Southern California. We thought we’d give Tampa, Florida a try. With it’s gorgeous landscapes and endless beach fronts, Tampa has so much to offer in nature as it does in the city. Check out my #GetOutThere Guide below!

#GetOutThere Guide: Tampa, Florida

What to Do:

Beaches:

What’s a getaway if it isn’t complete with a beach trip? Fortunately, Tampa has more beachfront than you can imagine with many options available. Some of the favorite ocean beachfronts in Tampa are; Clearwater Beach know for it’s crystal beachfronts, St. Pete Beach stocked with restaurants and boutiques, and Honeymoon Island low key, perfect for families and a relaxed beach day. 

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Photo by MI OLA Ambassador Marin- @marinjayden

Nature:

Florida landscapes are just beautiful and there are plenty of places you can soak in as much as you want. If you’re looking to get some sun and water, the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a wonderful place to walk the Tampa Riverwalk and stop for a place to cool off. It’s also a great space to bring the family!  If you’re looking for more wildlife the Lettuce Lake Regional Park provides plenty of greenery and animal sightings like gators and birds. These are just a few places you can explore for your nature fix. However, there are endless parks and trails all around the Tampa Bay area.

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Photo by MI OLA Ambassador Marin- @marinjayden

Thrills:

Whether you’re a thrill seeker or looking for some experiential entertainment, Tampa is loaded with plenty of amusement parks from Busch Gardens to the Florida Aquarium, or Adventure Island and the Museum of Science and Industry. Enjoy an exciting adventure that best suits your style.

Culture:

From the Straz Performing Arts Center to the Tampa Museum of Art there are many venues that offer insights to culture and arts. Be sure to check out the host of Cuban restaurants, nightclubs, and historic architecture in the heart of Tampa Bay City.

As you can see, Tampa has a lot to offer. And if that isn’t enough for you don’t forget Orlando, Miami, and the Florida Keys!

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Photo by MI OLA Ambassador Marin- @marinjayden

Where to Eat:

Ocean Prime for fine seafood dining
Brocato’s Sandwhich Shop – for penny-saving bites
Columbia Restaurant – Spanish & Cuban with vegan and gluten-free options!
Ulele – Seafood! Also with Vegan / GF options
Bahama Breeze – Caribbean!
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Photo by MI OLA Ambassador Marin- @marinjayden

How to Get There:

Either fly into Tampa International airport, or if driving take I-75 or I-4.

Where to Stay:

Tampa has a plethora of options for any budget, from hotels, motels, to AirBnbs!