Pokémon GO Tips

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We see you! You’re in one of America’s most beautiful destinations and you’re wandering aimlessly with your eyes glued to your cell phone in search of Pokémon critters.  It’s okay. We understand Pokémon GO is addicting and fun, so here’s a few tips to get you to the best PokéStops and more in St. Pete/Clearwater. 

1 Find Loads of Pokémon on America’s #1 Beach

Turns out humans aren’t the only beings that love Clearwater Beach! You’ll find tons of Pokémon swarming America's #1 Beach, especially near Pier 60. Insider tip: There’s this thing called The Dolphin Trail and nearly every dolphin is a PokéStop. Oh, and Hulk Hogan is harboring a little critter, too! While you’re there: Grab a lunch at Clear Sky Beachside Café or a cold beverage at Surfside Tap House. Both are located near the biggest hot spots. 

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2 Discover 70 Acres Crawling with Pokémon

When was the last time you went to Largo Central Park? We’re going to guess you’ve probably never been. Aside from it being an amazingly beautiful park, this place is considered Pokémon Heaven with a high concentration of PokéStops, lures and Poké-trainers. Insider tip: Don’t just limit yourself to the front of the park. Go all the way to the back for lots of shade, perhaps a ride on the mini train and more Pokémon. While you’re there: After you’ve exhausted all 70 acres of Largo Central Park, stop by Barley Mow Brewing for a cold beer - and to catch another rare species: the Quackalope. Just ask the beer-tender what we mean. 

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3 Look for Pokémon in Artistic Hot Spots

It’s no surprise that Pokémon love to hangout in downtown St. Pete – who doesn’t!? While meandering down Beach Drive and walking the various blocks of Central Avenue is a welcomed journey, we found these guys really love the arts and nature. Insider tip: Find PokéStops in alleyways near colorful murals and in popular parks such as Straub Park or Vinoy Park. While you’re there: Put your feet up, drink a cold craft beer and catch Pokémon til your heart’s content at the lure hot spot, Hops & Props. (There are four PokéStops within 100 feet, with lures constantly going off!)

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4 Catch Pokémon for Free Stuff

It’s no secret that businesses are capitalizing on Pokémon GO, so why shouldn’t you reap some of the benefits? Playing the game can get you discounted bar tabs, free coffee, free toys and more. Insider tip: Find such specials in St. Pete at Stillwaters Tavern, Red Mesa Cantina, Funky Sweets, Kahwa Coffee, and the Rowdies Den. Oh, and we’ve heard that Magmar loves these places, too. While you’re there: Ask your server or bartender for the current Pokémon specials. 

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5 Be Chauffeured to the Best PokéStops

Because sometimes you get tired from hatching those eggs…  An electric cab service called SPRides now offers a Pokémon GO Safari to shuttle you around for 90 minutes to all of the best PokéStops in downtown St. Pete. A safari ride will set you back $75 for two people, but if you’re pressed for time and energy, it could be worth it. Insider tip: While you catch wartortles, pikachus and magikarps, your PokéGuide will also act as a tour guide of the city with insights on St. Pete’s history and fun facts. It’s also a great way to meet new people. While you’re there: Scope out places to go after the safari. It’s a great way to get a lay of the land. 

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6 Score Big in Safety Harbor

There's no safety for Pokémon in Safety Harbor! You'll find them crawling all around the streets of charming downtown and in popular parks such as Philippe Park. Insider tip: Find three spots that are constantly lured at the War Veterans Memorial Park near the Safety Harbor Marina and Pier. While you’re there: If you go on a Sunday, don't miss the killer Bloody Mary Bar at Bar fly & Saltwater Grill on Main Street! 

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2Largo Central Park

City: Largo

Address
101 Central Park Dr.
Largo, FL 33771

Phone: 727-586-7415

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3Downtown St. Petersburg

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Visitor Services

Address
Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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4Stillwaters Tavern

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Dining

Address
224 Beach Dr NE.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-350-1019

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5SPRides St. Pete

City: St. Petersburg
Category: Visitor Services

Address
230 1st St. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-471-6100

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6Philippe Park

City: Safety Harbor

Address
2525 Philippe Pkwy.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Phone: 727-669-1947

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