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Free Friday walking tour has a holiday theme

Published:   |   Updated: December 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Get some much needed exercise in before all the holiday eating begins in earnest next week.

Free, guided “Do The Local Motion” walking tours are offered every other Friday from noon to 1 p.m. by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. The next one on the calendar is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20. The season runs through May, when it takes a hiatus because of steamy weather.


Interested walkers don’t need to RSVP, just show up and be ready to walk at the meeting place in Lykes Gaslight Square, on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Franklin Street on the first and third Friday of each month.


A different route and theme is offered each time, with guest tour guides offering their unique insights. The tours are approximately 1 to 2 miles in length. The theme for the Friday tour is Holiday Hop with the Tour of Trees.


For more information and a complete schedule of themes, visit