With miles of coastline comes tons of must-see waterfront attractions. The new St. Pete Pier offers hours of fun for all ages, including a splash pad, playground, walking paths, an open-air market, a nature discovery center, Spa Beach and tons of dining options. Situated right on Tampa Bay, the Pier has been a destination for sunseekers for more than a century – even if the attraction itself has changed greatly over the years. This exciting new iteration (which opened in summer 2020) was recently named the #2 new attraction in the country by USA Today.
Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway in Madeira Beach, John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk is a rustic collection of fun shops, restaurants and bars that embrace their coastal roots – from fresh seafood to beachy fashions. This is a great place to find jet-ski rentals, sunset cruises, dolphin-watching tours and a pirate-themed cruise the kids will love.