White-sand Florida beaches with crystal-clear water, a foodie and arts scene praised by Travel & Leisure, and glittering nightlife options that range from craft beer bars to New York-style dance clubs—in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, the options are endless for whatever kind of vacation you’re yearning for, be it rejuvenating or exhilarating.
Most trips to St. Pete/Clearwater start with exploring the area’s award-winning beaches, and we've got the definitive guide to beaches to point you to the right one for your mood. If you’re looking for a beach that’s more off the beaten path, here are top picks for hidden gem beaches perfect for shelling, fishing, or strolling along. Then, there are all the amazing attractions like the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Dalí Museum that will delight visitors of any age (check out our top deals on attractions here).
If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll find family-friendly things to do to keep your whole group entertained. Outdoor lovers won’t be disappointed with all the sporting adventures that abound: from boating, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and other watersports, to horseback riding on the beach, to highly rated golf courses and hiking and biking trails.
For those looking to live like a local, take a detour with this guide to cool things to do along the Gulf Coast. Or explore these area neighborhood guides to find the best local dining spots, craft brews, nightlife venues and unique shops and galleries.
Our events calendar is always full, and features everything from big-name concerts and performances to Saturday art walks and annual seafood and music festivals. Get ideas for exploring the area and enjoying the gorgeous weather no matter what the season: spring, summer, fall or winter.