Visit St. Pete/Clearwater thanks you for choosing to visit our Gulf Coast paradise. While you're out soaking in the sun and immersing your senses in all the destination has to offer, you may occasionally experience a long wait time for dinner, or some congestion and traffic getting around the destination during peak times.
Please remember to stay on "vacation chill mode" during these minor inconveniences as businesses and municipalities manage staff shortages and increased demand. Consider the three rules of staying cool:
1. Be Kind
A little empathy for our hospitality workers will go a long way. These workers are in the business of vacation, and they want you to have the best possible vacation in our destination! We encourage you to please practice patience as they work to serve guests.
2. Be Prepared
Pack snacks, fill up your water bottle and look up drive times before you leave. These are just a few tips for being ready which will make any time spent waiting for a table or at a stop-light a little less taxing.
3. Have Fun!
You're on vacation - in America's Best Beaches! - embrace all the moments spent with family and friends! If you have to wait to be seated, take some time to stroll around and explore nearby shops. Think of fun topics of conversation you don't have time to talk about when at home.
Want to know get rid of your unused vacation products?
Consider donating unused food, beach toys, books, and other items that you can’t or don’t want to take back home with you. A new local nonprofit, Vacation Donations, promotes reuse, recycling, repurposing and food donations in the short-term rental sector. Their website offers Indian Rocks Beach visitors an online resource for donating common items renters leave behind that they can’t take with them when going home.