From the Back Cover
No planning required!Need a day away to relax, refresh, renew? Just get in your car and go! This first edition of Day Trips from Tampa Bay is your guide to hundreds of exciting things to do, see, and discover in your own backyard. With full trip-planning information and tips on where to eat, shop, and stop along the way, you can make the most of your time off and rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip. Explore places you never knew existed, many free of charge, and most within a two-hour drive of the Tampa area.Go on family day trips to LEGOLAND and Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park to experience delightful sites and attractions as well as close encounters with wildlife creatures.Explore secrets within the depths of the ocean or take your adventures up into the air and try skydiving or ballooning.Walk along the award-winning beaches of Tampa, bask in the warmth of the sun, participate in a variety of water sports, or find the perfect fishing spot.
About the Author
Anne W. Anderson has explored the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for over thirty years and written about Florida's West Coast for the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. In addition to being a freelance journalist, she writes children's stories, liturgical dramas, ad copy, and poetry. She and her husband live in Safety Harbor, Florida, surrounded by kids and grandkids, except for one who returned to the mountains and lives in Colorado. She is the also the author of Insiders' Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area (Globe Pequot Press).