Island Vibes in St. Pete/Clearwater

Thinking of clear blue skies and turquoise oceans for your next vacation? St. Pete/Clearwater serves up a full dose of Caribbean vibes without the hassle of long international flights.

Floribbean Vibe on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Cozy up under a poolside cabana with a piña colada in hand, or enjoy the Gulf of Mexico from your raft as you relax under the year-round sunshine on St. Pete/Clearwater’s 35 miles of white sand beaches. Skip the high rises and crowds at Pass-a-Grille Beach for a “groovy” island vibe. Technically part of St. Pete Beach, the small peninsula is known by locals for its laidback pace and unspoiled shoreline; pick up beach chairs and umbrellas, available for rental, and enjoy paradise. For even more of a natural oasis, head to Caladesi Island State Park, where crystal-clear water meets untouched shoreline, or experience the No. 1 Beach in America, Clearwater Beach. Once you’ve built your base tan, head to the rooftop bar at Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, or visit Paradise Grille for casual on-the-beach dining.

Island Vibes without Overseas Travel

Skip the long (and expensive) international flights and plan an equally exotic vacation to St. Pete/Clearwater. Two international airports, Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), service more than 20 million passengers each year. Allegiant offers 55 domestic, non-stop flights to the area—making it both easy and affordable for US travelers (no passport necessary!). St. Pete/Clearwater is also within driving distance of most of the southern United States, and offers a beach getaway near the bustling theme parks in Orlando, which is an easy 90-minute drive away.

International Culture in St. Pete/Clearwater

More than beaches, St. Pete/Clearwater is also rich with international flavor. Find everything from Greek culture in Tarpon Springs to history museums and hands-on art experiences here. Admire the work of surrealist Salvador Dalí at the Dalí Museum in St. Pete or be mesmerized by Dale Chihuly’s spiraling glass works, part of the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center. Street art is also a celebrated art outlet in Downtown’s Central Arts District where more than 70 largescale murals decorate the sides of buildings.

Safe, Family-Friendly Environment

St. Pete/Clearwater is a safe and family-friendly travel alternative for those seeking a tropical oasis. The area is free of the travel warnings and advisories common in other destinations. Attractions are also safe for the whole family, with options like the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Fort De Soto Park, named America’s best family beach by Parents magazine in 2011.

New Hotels Open for Business

Stay at one of St. Pete/Clearwater’s new or rennovated hotels and resorts, many of which offer beach and ocean views. To name just a few, the new Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is a two-tower resort with views of the beach, and the family-friendly Sirata Beach Resort is located directly on St. Pete Beach. Some other trusted favorites include the luxurious Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and the “pink palace,” The Don CeSar.

Find your favorite beach here, along with a hotel or resort that speaks to your vacation vibe.

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Pass-A-Grille Beach

City: Pass-a-Grille
Category: Beaches

Address
1000 Pass-a-Grille Way
Pass-a-Grille, FL 33706

Phone: 727-363-9247

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St. Pete Beach

City: St. Pete Beach
Category: Beaches

Address
4700 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Phone: 727-582-2267
Toll Free: 727-464-3379

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Caladesi Island State Park

City: Dunedin
Category: Beaches

Address
1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-469-5918

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Clearwater Beach

City: Clearwater Beach
Category: Beaches

Address
10 Pier 60 Dr.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Phone: 888-799-3199

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The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

City: St Pete Beach
Category: Dining

Address
809 Gulf Way
St Pete Beach, FL 33706-4218

Phone: 727-360-9558

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Paradise Grille

City: St. Pete Beach
Category: Dining

Address
900 Gulf Way
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Phone: 727-367-1495

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Tampa International Airport

City: Tampa
Category: Visitor Services

Address
4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: 813-870-8700

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St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

City: Clearwater
Category: Visitor Services

Address
14501 Roosevelt Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33762

Phone: 727-453-7800

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City of Tarpon Springs

City: Tarpon Springs
Category: Attractions

Address
324 E. Pine St.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-938-3711

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Dali Museum

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Museums

Address
One Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-823-3767
Toll Free: 800-442-3254

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Chihuly Collection

City: St. Petersburg

Address
720 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-822-7872

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Morean Arts Center

City: St. Petersburg

Address
719 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-822-7872

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

City: Clearwater
Category: Attractions

Address
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: 727-441-1790

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Fort De Soto Park

City: Tierra Verde

Address
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715

Phone: 727-552-1862

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Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

City: Clearwater

Address
100 Coronado Dr.
Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: 727-281-9500
Toll Free: 877-999-3223

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Sirata Beach Resort

City: St. Pete Beach

Address
5300 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Phone: 855-318-4768
Toll Free: 855-318-4768

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Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

City: St. Petersburg

Address
501 5th Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-894-1000
Toll Free: 888-303-4430

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