Florida Matters: Staycations In Tampa Bay

Florida Matters: Staycations In Tampa Bay
Florida Matters: Staycations In Tampa Bay

Summer is in full swing and for those who can't get out of town, a staycation can make all the difference. This week on Florida Matters we're taking a look at some ways to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and have some fun in the Tampa Bay Area. 

Reporter Mary Shedden starts us off by getting some staycation suggestions from Sharon Kennedy Wynne, who writes about “Things to Do” for the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida Matters producer Stephanie Colombini gives us a bird’s eye view of postcard-perfect Tampa Bay on a zip line tour in Oldsmar.

Host Robin Sussingham takes us on a tour of a chocolate shop in Belleair Bluffs.

Reporter Cathy Carter talks with Wayne Atherholt, St. Petersburg’s Cultural Affairs Director, about the city’s flourishing art scene.

And for night owls, reporter Daylina Miller wraps things up for us with an evening ghost tour in Ybor City.

Be sure to click the links above for more information about our Tampa Bay staycations and plenty of great photos.

What are your favorite things to do in the Tampa Bay Area? Keep the conversation going on our Facebook page, on Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org

Original Broadcast Date: 
08/18/17

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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