There’s no place like Lakeland, but we also love getting out of town to explore the Tampa Bay area (hey, TBAYtoday 👋). Here’s how we would plan a weekend trip to see Tampa and St. Petersburg like a Lakelander.
Missing the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market doesn’t mean you can’t get fresh produce and unique finds. Shop from local TBAY makers and enjoy live music at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market (230 1st St. SE, St. Petersburg).
Lakelanders know that no day is complete without coffee. Concord Coffee loyalists will find a home at Oxford Exchange’s Buddy Brew Coffee (420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa), while Hillcrest Coffee fanatics might find a similar vibe at Black Crow Coffee (2161 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg).
Already missing the Lakeland Christmas Parade? Get your festive fix by scheduling your stay during the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on the Tampa Riverwalk on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.
If you can’t get enough of live music at Union Hall or Swan Brewing, check out a live show at Jannus Live (200 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg), an outdoor concert venue with an underground vibe.
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