Hoping to find an under-the-radar place to stay while still being close to the action? Check out Tierra Verde, a small, island-filled neighborhood that generally goes unnoticed despite being on the way between trendy St. Pete Beach and amazingly gorgeous Fort De Soto Park.
Since Tierra Verde is so small, it has limited places to stay. For a traditional hotel experience, choose the Residence Inn by Marriott St. Petersburg Tierra Verde, complete with a rooftop restaurant and outdoor pool. For a more spacious option, Suncoast Islands Real Estate Inc. has a handful of lovely vacation rental properties to choose from.
There’s also the opportunity to camp – either in an RV or a tent – at Fort De Soto Park. At its 236 well-equipped campsites, you can spend extra time in nature near historic sites and award-winning North Beach while still enjoying some creature comforts.