There’s a difference between a kid-friendly destination and a family-friendly one. That’s what makes the St. Pete/Clearwater area so great; it’s a place that the whole family will get excited about.
Who doesn’t love a day (or week) at the beach? Ours are consistently ranked among the best in the world – from Fort De Soto State Park, complete with playgrounds and beach camp sites; to the full-service resorts and lifeguarded beaches of Clearwater Beach; to the escape-from-it-all, untouched shores of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands. St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island offer beachfront restaurants, along with sandy fun, that allow for a full day at the beach. The family can even do a pirate cruise out of St. Pete or Clearwater.
Off the sand, bring the kids and stroll around the cool downtowns of St. Pete or Gulfport. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter the dolphin, star of Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2) or Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg offer educational outings. Active families will love the Pinellas Trail, a paved trail perfect for biking or skating. Get ready to make some memories!