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Celebrate Florida's 175th birthday with these fun things around Tampa Bay

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 09:27:56-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The state of Florida turned 175-years-old on Tuesday!

Things have changed quite a bit since March 3, 1845, but the Sunshine State still remains beautiful as ever. Take a look at these fun things around Tampa Bay that remind us how lucky we are to live here!

1. Kayaking Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs is a magical state park in Florida | Taste and See Tampa Bay

2. Spend the day at John's Pass Village

John's Pass Village is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction | Taste and See Tampa Bay

3. Scalloping in Citrus County

Scalloping Season Begins in Florida | Taste and See Tampa Bay

4. Enjoy dinner at Florida's oldest restaurant

The Columbia: Florida's oldest restaurant lives in historic Ybor City | Taste and See Tampa Bay

5. Grab Sunday brunch at a Buddhist temple

Grab Sunday brunch at a Buddhist temple in Tampa | Taste and See Tampa Bay

6. Drink massive milkshakes

Bake’n Babes serves up massive milkshakes in Tampa | Taste and See Tampa Bay

7. Eat sushi pizza and sushi donuts

Eat sushi pizza and sushi donuts at Poke Burri in Tampa | Taste and See Tampa Bay

8. Rooftop cocktails, anyone?

Check out these amazing rooftop bars in Tampa Bay | Taste and See Tampa Bay

9. Explore Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park | Taste and See Tampa Bay

10. Meet Flamingos at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens celebrates 80 years | Taste and See Tampa Bay

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