best of st. pete-clearwater winners

Best Things to Do

There’s always something fun to do in St. Pete-Clearwater. Museums and water excursions, shops and spas are just the beginning. The real question is, which things to do are the best of the best? We surveyed YOU for the answers, then tallied up your votes. Here are the winners!

Best Family Activities

Kids of all ages love St. Pete-Clearwater because there's plenty here to keep them entertained. Peruse our winners list of kid-friendly favorites below and read more about fun family travel ideas.

Best Museums

Paris, London, New York, Rome... cultural meccas, all. But do these arts destinations have perpetually sunny skies and stunning beaches too? We think not. Learn about our 2024 "Best Museums" winners, then dive deep into information about our wonderful museums and amazing art glass when you plan your next art-focused vacation!

Best Murals

Take a look at our "Best Murals" winners and you'll undoubtedly want to see more of the 600+ vibrant murals in St. Pete and surrounding cities. Don't miss the SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival each October, when international artists come to town to create new art. You can also take biking, walking or trolley tours to see our murals year-round.

Best Dog Hangouts

It's paw-sitively true that your pets will love St. Pete-Clearwater, with our pet-friendly cities, hotels, breweries and restaurants. If you love to travel with your furry BFF, discover our "Best Dog Hangouts" winners, then do more travel planning on our Pet-Friendly Vacations page.

Best Markets

Imagine a place where fresh flowers and organic produce meet live music, local artisans, food trucks and friendly residents (with their dogs and kids in tow, no less). It's the way shopping was meant to be! You'll find this lively vibe at all of our "Best Market" winners, with even more choices on our Local Markets page. 

Best Shopping

Whether you're a die-hard shopper or just want to pick up a few souvenirs for the folks back home, shopping is a top vacation activity. As you explore our destination, be sure to stop in at at "Best Shopping" winners for a fun experience, and peruse our Best Places to Shop page.

Best Spas

Suffice it to say that our "Best Spas" winners know how to put the "ahhh" into "spa."  And don't you deserve a little pampering on vacation? Of course you do. Consider a luxurious spa treatment at one of our winners, and also get more details on our Resort Spas page. 

Best Street Strolls

One of the best ways to explore a new place is on foot, particularly in our very walkable communities. Don't miss a chance to enjoy some of our "Best Street Strolls!" Also check out our story on Scenic Pathways to walk, bike, roll or run.

Best Newcomers

St. Pete-Clearwater is a place that offer something new to do, every time you visit! Check out our winners in the "Best Newcomers" category (all businesses or locations that are less than a year old) to find a new place to stay, explore nature, listen to live music and more.