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Interactive Florida Theme Park Guide - Tampa Bay Times
  1. In Orlando? Try these restaurants a bit off the beaten path

    Food & Dining


    I knew as soon as I stumbled upon the back entrance to Buttermilk Bakery, a small patio flanked by succulents and filled with soft sunlight, that it was my kind of place. The new small-batch bakery, housed in a space the size of an elementary school portable, is churning out gorgeous pastries, brunch and …

    Three bao from King Bao in Orlando (from left, sweet potato croquette, fried chicken, marinated short rib) and the restaurant’s Truffle Tater Tots.
  2. Destination foodie: Theme parks expand food festivals to feed all tastes


    We've become a foodie nation, and theme parks are smart to embrace this enduring movement.

    Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival is back for a third year with dozens of food stations and a hit concert lineup. This is the key lime berry parfait mousse garnished with a cinnamon churro.
  3. New York Times writes '36 Hours' on St. Pete Beach. Did they get it right?


    You've only got a day and a half to visit the stretch of Pinellas County beaches from Fort De Soto to Madeira Beach. What should you do?

    The Post Card Inn on St. Pete Beach gets a mention in the <i> New York Times'  </i>36 Hours travel feature. [Times files]
  4. Cayo Costa State Park is an isolated retreat


    In the age of TripAdvisor and Instagram, there are few unspoiled gems. Cayo Costa State Park, a southwest Florida barrier island directly west of Pine Island, is a rare exception.

    On a foggy evening, beachgoers enjoy the waterfront near the island&#8217;s cabins at Cayo Costa State Park. Cayo Costa&#8217;s beaches give visitors the chance to fish, hunt for seashells, snorkel and just lounge on the sand with a book.