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St. Petersburg / Clearwater
Escape to these beautiful tropical island hideaways where you can sway in a beachside hammock, soar on a parasail, or feast on the freshest Florida seafood. With every beach serving up sun, sand and crystal-clear waters, you’re spoiled for choice! Whether you have a passion for water sports, planning a romantic beach wedding, or a fun-filled family getaway, you’ll find it all in St. Petersburg/Clearwater.
Laid-back in atmosphere, the two resorts are renowned for their beautiful coastline and warm climate. In fact, St Petersburg/Clearwater is in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest string of consecutive sunny days - 768 of them - so there's no need to worry about the weather! Both offer fantastic shopping and plenty of evening entertainment. There’s lots to keep the kids happy, including pirate cruises, dolphin encounters, to theme parks and, of course, those fantastic sandy beaches!
More than just sun and sand, St. Petersburg/Clearwater is the cultural hub of central Florida with nationally renowned museums, performing arts venues and galleries. If you can drag yourself away from the beach, get up close and personal to Florida's marine life at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where you can see turtles, dolphins and fish. Your summer holiday in St.
Petersburg/Clearwater wouldn’t be complete without catching the 'Sunset at Pier 60' party where crowds gather to watch the sunset as jugglers, magicians and musicians vie for your attention. The Great Explorations! Children’s Museum is a fantastic place for children to get creative, make discoveries and have fun.
Housing the largest collection of the artist’s work outside his native Spain, the Salvador Dali Museum attracts art lovers from all over the world. Experience the thrill of live entertainment at one of the world’s top ranked venues, Ruth Eckerd Hall; this 2,180 seated auditorium holds over 300 amazing events annually!
Part of the fun of travelling is sampling the local cuisine, St. Petersburg/Clearwater's dining scene has plenty to offer in the form of seafood restaurants, steakhouses and fine dining. For a unique tropical setting head out to the islands where classics such as The Hurricane at Pass-a-Grille and The Beachcomber Restaurant serve fresh seafood just footsteps from the sand. Casa Tina’s Mexican Grill serves healthy south-of-the border favourites and gourmet vegetarian specialities.
The Colombia Restaurant, a white-table cloth Spanish restaurant on The Pier is a culinary reflection of the Bay area’s Latin heritage. Pepin’s Restaurant also features Spanish dishes along with steaks and lobsters that will satisfy the largest of appetites.
Serious shoppers should head to Tampa for the International Plaza or Ellenton Outlet Mall. Closer to home there is the elegant Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg, where you’ll find favourite stores such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenneys and Sears.
The Westfield Mall in Clearwater is located only minutes from many of Florida’s finest beaches, with more than 170 speciality stores, 15 restaurants and even its very own indoor ice-skating rink it truly is a major shopping experience. Located at the end of a ¼-mile-long approach, The Pier at St. Petersburg features shops restaurants, its own aquarium, live music and even boat docks.
You can almost always tip your hat to the end of another perfect day in St. Petersburg/Clearwater. The climate has always been Florida's most important natural resources, which is reflected in its official nickname, the "Sunshine State." Coastal areas in all areas of Florida average slightly warmer temperatures in winter and cooler ones in summer.
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