The communities of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area cover a peninsula in the Tampa Bay area, from Tarpon Springs at the far north to Tierra Verde in the south. Much of the area’s reknown comes from our awesome, award-winning Florida vacation beach towns. Clearwater Beach routinely lands on TripAdvisor's Top Beaches in the U.S. list, taking the top spot in 2016 and No. 4 in 2017; St. Pete was also voted No. 3 in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2017; and Tierra Verde’s famous Fort de Soto Park has more awards than we can even list here.
But in addition to our raved-about beach towns, the area's cities and art communities offer even more to discover. The PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship is played at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor. Winter, the famous film-star dolphin, resides in Clearwater. Dunedin is known for its Scottish heritage and annual highland games. And Hernando de Soto believed that the Fountain of Youth was in Safety Harbor, where today, there’s a fabulous resort and spa.
No matter where you visit while on vacation in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, you’ll get a glimpse of authentic Florida with great people, tons of attractions, and fun (and beaches) for miles.