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Tampa — The Tampa Bay area delivers a triple-threat of tropical charm: St. Petersburg and Clearwater win over guests with 35 miles of powder-white beaches, unspoiled barrier islands, and a vibrant arts scene, while convention-minded bayside neighbor Tampa adds urban moxie and theme-park thrills.

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For white-sand beaches and family-friendly amusement parks chock-full of convention-goers and art lovers.

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Traveling with Kids This Summer? Here's How to Do It for Free

June 18, 2015 by Susan B. Barnes

It’s summertime, and for many that means that big family vacations are just around the corner. And if you've done some traveling with kids, whether yours or ... Read More »


Party in the USA with Andrew W.K.: His 10 Fav Places for a Good Time

November 05, 2014 by Hilary Sheinbaum

If Andrew W.K.’s hits “Party Hard” and “Party Party Party” are any indication, the rock star definitely knows how to have a good time. In true festive fashion, ... Read More »


Which Theme Park Should You Visit This Summer?

May 08, 2014 by Tommy Burson

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about weekend getaways– those holiday weekends, after all, tend to creep up sooner than you think. ... Read More »


7 New Baby Animals to See in U.S. Zoos

September 12, 2013 by Amanda Black

Not long ago, New York's Central Park Zoo said a sad farewell to one of its own: Gus the polar bear. He was a fixture at the zoo for more than 25 years and had ... Read More »


Amtrak Sale: Fares to Major U.S. Cities from $41 R/T

July 16, 2013 by Mandy Berman

Take a last-minute trip the old-fashioned way this summer. Round-trip Amtrak fares are as little as $41, saving you 25 percent on current rates. VisitChicago in ... Read More »

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