Halloween is certainly a unique holiday in the American calendar. It’s a fantastic time to throw on a creative costume and venture out for some much-needed fun. Here in the St. Pete area, that fun involves a visit to our annual TASCO Field of Screams! This year marks the 10th anniversary of this exciting and scary adventure! Last year, it was voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay.
The objectives are simple (and terrifying): navigate through dark woods, escape the spooky village, break out of the decontamination tent, flee the safe house, and run to safety.
Does that sound fun? It is!
Mix in loud noises, bright lights, and some serious scares, and you’re in for a thrilling adventure!
This adventure takes place October 29th through November 1st, and is aimed at teenagers and adults. Small children may not enjoy the event’s intensity. TASCO Field of Scream tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the gate. The event has limited availability, so reserve your spot in advance!
As a side note, you may or may not know that our inn has its own resident friendly ghost: Isabelle. Yes, our award-winning restaurant took its name from the friendly specter residing in our beautiful inn. An encounter with her would certainly make for a memorable Halloween!
After your night-time adventure at the Field of Screams, why not head out for a drink? We’ve written a few blog posts on a few of our favorite local hangouts:
- We Know 5 of the Best Bars in St. Petersburg
- Try a Craft Beer at the Green Bench Brewing Company
- 3 Daughters Brewery and What You Need to Know
As you can see, you have quite a few options. Do you want a bar with live music and games? Check out O’Maddy’s, Neptune’s, and Salty’s, all conveniently located right here in beautiful Gulfport. All offer beautiful ocean views, good times, and (depending on the night) special events.
If you’re a true beer connoisseur, head to either Green Bench or 3 Daughters.
Green Bench offers a 1,500 sq. foot tasting room, as well as a covered patio in their beer garden. The brewery offers more than a dozen different styles of handcrafted beers, ranging from the 2.3% ABV DeSoto Low Micro IPA, all the way up to the 10.4% ABV Your Silent Captain Imperial Stout. If you love great beer, make sure you visit St. Pete’s oldest microbrewery!
3 Daughters Brewing got its start at a local restaurant when two chefs created their own beer and used it to batter their fish. Diners loved the beer so much that the chefs decided to launch their own brewery! Today, 3 Daughters offers a variety of delicious brews, such as the Beach Blonde Ale, the Bimini Twist IPA, the Stern Line Stout, and the Rod Bender Red Ale. They also offer more than a dozen beers on tap, ranging from hefeweizens, to stouts, to IPAs. Beer lovers, don’t miss out!
And after your long day, return to your room at the Historic Peninsula Inn. The inn offers accommodations suitable for the solo business traveler, romantic getaways, or even a family vacation to Old Florida. We’re located right in the heart of beautiful Gulfport. We hope to see you soon!
If you haven’t already, be sure to download our FREE Gulfport Vacation Guide! The guide offers insider tips on things to do an see in beautiful Gulfport, enabling you to make the most of your vacation!