Author: Brie Gorecki

Brie has been writing for websites and local publications for over 10 years. A USF graduate, she has worked for several major companies in New York, Atlanta and here in Tampa. You can read her articles on Tampa Bay Parenting, Tampa Bay Date Night Guide and Orlando Date Night Guide. She’s a Disney fanatic, an animal lover, and is a huge foodie who loves trying all the amazing restaurants around Tampa Bay. She’s a proud mom to a sweet little Star Wars and Godzilla-loving boy, and to her “fur-babies,” a rescue dog and cat from Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She loves spending time with her family, whether it’s a date night out with her husband or a day filled with roller coaster rides at a theme park.
Summer Nights Returns to Busch Gardens!

Summer Nights Returns to Busch Gardens!

20+ FUN Things to Do in Tampa Bay this Weekend

20+ FUN Things to Do in Tampa Bay this Weekend

Places to Take Dad to Eat on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay

Places to Take Dad to Eat on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay

Visit the NEW Capybara Chillout at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Visit the NEW Capybara Chillout at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Celebrate July 4th at Busch Gardens with Family-Friendly Fun, Food, Fireworks, and More!

Celebrate July 4th at Busch Gardens with Family-Friendly Fun, Food, Fireworks, and More!

4th of July Parades in Tampa for Patriotic Family Fun

4th of July Parades in Tampa for Patriotic Family Fun

Where to see July 4th fireworks in Tampa Bay in 2024

Where to see July 4th fireworks in Tampa Bay in 2024

Hurricane Myths Busted: The Truth Behind Common Hurricane Misconceptions

Hurricane Myths Busted: The Truth Behind Common Hurricane Misconceptions

The BEST Family-Friendly July 4th Events in Tampa Bay

The BEST Family-Friendly July 4th Events in Tampa Bay

Awesome Florida Resident Deals in Tampa Bay and Beyond!

Awesome Florida Resident Deals in Tampa Bay and Beyond!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort kicks off its annual Summer Brick Party this weekend!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort kicks off its annual Summer Brick Party this weekend!

INSIDE LOOK: Brick Dinos at MOSI

INSIDE LOOK: Brick Dinos at MOSI

Boom by the Bay Returns to Tampa with Family Friendly Fun (2024)

Boom by the Bay Returns to Tampa with Family Friendly Fun (2024)

Power Up! Universal Orlando Unveils Details for Epic Universe’s SUPER NINTENDO WORLD!

Power Up! Universal Orlando Unveils Details for Epic Universe’s SUPER NINTENDO WORLD!

Go on an Adventure and Explore the All New Playground at Lettuce Lake Park!

Go on an Adventure and Explore the All New Playground at Lettuce Lake Park!

Rise Up! Phoenix Rising is Set to Soar into Busch Gardens This Summer

Rise Up! Phoenix Rising is Set to Soar into Busch Gardens This Summer

The Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day Brunch in Tampa Bay for 2024

The Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day Brunch in Tampa Bay for 2024

Family-Friendly Earth Day Events in Tampa Bay

Family-Friendly Earth Day Events in Tampa Bay

Eco-Friendly Places to Shop in Tampa Bay

Eco-Friendly Places to Shop in Tampa Bay

Tampa Riverfest is Back for 2024! Here’s What to Expect All Weekend Long.

Tampa Riverfest is Back for 2024! Here’s What to Expect All Weekend Long.

Exploring Heritage Village in Largo: A Parent’s Guide to This Historical Adventure

Exploring Heritage Village in Largo: A Parent’s Guide to This Historical Adventure

The Straz Center Announces its 2024-2025 Broadway Season Lineup!

The Straz Center Announces its 2024-2025 Broadway Season Lineup!

River O’Green Fest returns this year to downtown Tampa!

River O’Green Fest returns this year to downtown Tampa!

Disney on Ice Returns to Tampa Bay with Frozen & Encanto!

Disney on Ice Returns to Tampa Bay with Frozen & Encanto!

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at Paddy Fest in St. Pete!

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish at Paddy Fest in St. Pete!

Spring Into Fun at the St. Pete Pier’s Spring Festival!

Spring Into Fun at the St. Pete Pier’s Spring Festival!

Celebrate Easter Weekend at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Celebrate Easter Weekend at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Hop Over to The Florida Aquarium for Easter Family Fun!

Hop Over to The Florida Aquarium for Easter Family Fun!

The Best Spots for Easter Brunch in Tampa Bay

The Best Spots for Easter Brunch in Tampa Bay

The Best Easter Egg Hunts and Events in Tampa Bay

The Best Easter Egg Hunts and Events in Tampa Bay

How to Plan an Epic Day at Tampa Bay AirFest 2024

How to Plan an Epic Day at Tampa Bay AirFest 2024

Where to Celebrate Pi Day in Tampa Bay!

Where to Celebrate Pi Day in Tampa Bay!

Get Outside with The James Museum’s Spring Break Scavenger Hunt!

Get Outside with The James Museum’s Spring Break Scavenger Hunt!

The St. Pete Pier’s Rockin Roller Rink is Back!

The St. Pete Pier’s Rockin Roller Rink is Back!

The Best Spring Break Camps in Tampa Bay

The Best Spring Break Camps in Tampa Bay

Experience Tampa’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Eggsploration!

Experience Tampa’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt at Eggsploration!

Cirque Du Soliel’s BAZZAR Comes to Life Under the Big Top!

Cirque Du Soliel’s BAZZAR Comes to Life Under the Big Top!

Family-Friendly Spots to Snorkel in Tampa Bay

Family-Friendly Spots to Snorkel in Tampa Bay

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Returns to Showcase True Tampa Talent

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Returns to Showcase True Tampa Talent

Valentine’s Day Events for Kids and Families in Tampa Bay

Valentine’s Day Events for Kids and Families in Tampa Bay

Monster Jam Returns to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium!

Monster Jam Returns to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium!

12 Valentine’s Dates to Match Any Vibe

12 Valentine’s Dates to Match Any Vibe

How to plan your best day ever at the Gasparilla Music Festival 2024!

How to plan your best day ever at the Gasparilla Music Festival 2024!

Universal Orlando Reveals the ALL-NEW Epic Universe Coming in 2025!

Universal Orlando Reveals the ALL-NEW Epic Universe Coming in 2025!

The Big Easy Meets Big Thrills at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras!

The Big Easy Meets Big Thrills at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras!

How to Watch the Gasparilla Flotilla Invasion

How to Watch the Gasparilla Flotilla Invasion

Fun Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day in Tampa!

Fun Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day in Tampa!

10+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat for Free in Tampa Bay

10+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat for Free in Tampa Bay

What to expect at the Children’s Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll

What to expect at the Children’s Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parades and Events in Tampa Bay

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parades and Events in Tampa Bay

Gasparilla Children’s Parade Day: Bicycle + Pedestrian Safety Rodeo

Gasparilla Children’s Parade Day: Bicycle + Pedestrian Safety Rodeo

Your Guide to Children’s Gasparilla 2024: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Your Guide to Children’s Gasparilla 2024: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Where to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Tampa Bay with the Kids

Where to Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Tampa Bay with the Kids

Ahoy, Matey! The best places in Tampa to buy Gasparilla outfits and beads

Ahoy, Matey! The best places in Tampa to buy Gasparilla outfits and beads

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay: Parade, Fireworks and More!

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay: Parade, Fireworks and More!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball Spring Training in Tampa Bay

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball Spring Training in Tampa Bay

25+ Awesome Indoor Places to Play in Tampa Bay

25+ Awesome Indoor Places to Play in Tampa Bay

Our Favorite Family-Friendly NOON Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay!

Our Favorite Family-Friendly NOON Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay!

Where to find the most DAZZLING Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

Where to find the most DAZZLING Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

Savor the Season: Dine-In and To-Go Spots for Christmas Brunch and Dinner

Savor the Season: Dine-In and To-Go Spots for Christmas Brunch and Dinner

15 Awesome Holiday Parades and Lighted Boat Parades in Tampa Bay

15 Awesome Holiday Parades and Lighted Boat Parades in Tampa Bay

Let’s RUN! The best races in Tampa Bay for families this year!

Let’s RUN! The best races in Tampa Bay for families this year!

Tampa Bay’s BEST Restaurants for Christmas Dinner, Including To-Go Options!

Tampa Bay’s BEST Restaurants for Christmas Dinner, Including To-Go Options!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals at Theme Parks for Florida Residents

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals at Theme Parks for Florida Residents

Go on An Epic Journey with MOSI’s new DC Superheroes: Discover Your Superpowers!

Go on An Epic Journey with MOSI’s new DC Superheroes: Discover Your Superpowers!

NEW Festive Fun Arrives in Downtown Tampa at Winter Village

NEW Festive Fun Arrives in Downtown Tampa at Winter Village

Where to get Thanksgiving Dinner in Tampa Bay: Dine in Restaurants and To-Go Options

Where to get Thanksgiving Dinner in Tampa Bay: Dine in Restaurants and To-Go Options

The Great American Teach-In Helps Students Explore Future Careers

The Great American Teach-In Helps Students Explore Future Careers

The Best Turkey Trots in Tampa Bay this Thanksgiving

The Best Turkey Trots in Tampa Bay this Thanksgiving

Where to Eat Breakfast With Santa In Tampa Bay

Where to Eat Breakfast With Santa In Tampa Bay

Restaurants in Brandon Open on Thanksgiving Day

Restaurants in Brandon Open on Thanksgiving Day

Clearwater Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Clearwater Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

St. Pete Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

St. Pete Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Spooky Scary Fun: Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour and A Nightmare on Franklin Street

Spooky Scary Fun: Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour and A Nightmare on Franklin Street

Experience Tampa’s Haunted History on These Spooky Ghost Tours

Experience Tampa’s Haunted History on These Spooky Ghost Tours

Q&A with Kendra Scott: Style Trends, Advice for Moms, and Her Passion for Giving Back

Q&A with Kendra Scott: Style Trends, Advice for Moms, and Her Passion for Giving Back

Westchase Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Westchase Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

50+ Fall Events, Pumpkin Patches, Halloween Events, and MORE!

50+ Fall Events, Pumpkin Patches, Halloween Events, and MORE!

90s Con Recap: Catching Up with Some of Our Favorite Celebs About the Event!

90s Con Recap: Catching Up with Some of Our Favorite Celebs About the Event!

Howl-O-Scream Returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with All-New Frights!

Howl-O-Scream Returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with All-New Frights!

90s Con 2023 is Bringing Retro Fun to Tampa!

90s Con 2023 is Bringing Retro Fun to Tampa!

Original Disney Princesses, Paige O’Hara and Linda Larkin, Share their Experiences Ahead of 90s Con

Original Disney Princesses, Paige O’Hara and Linda Larkin, Share their Experiences Ahead of 90s Con

Uber for Teens Comes to Tampa Bay

Uber for Teens Comes to Tampa Bay

You can get a $15 credit from Spectrum due to Disney dispute, but you have to call first

You can get a $15 credit from Spectrum due to Disney dispute, but you have to call first