The beauty of places like the St. Pete Pier, John’s Pass in Madeira Beach and Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach – aside from the gorgeous water views – is that experiencing these attractions goes hand-in-hand with discovering jewelry and other items you’ll only find here – whether it’s vendors selling handmade goods in pop-up spaces or local retailers in brick-and-mortar shops. The same goes for the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, where the aforementioned sponges are a pleasant surprise for skincare aficionados back home. You’re bound to find something wonderful that’ll remind you of your time here.
And speaking of sightseeing, cultural spots such as the Salvador Dalí Museum and the Dale Chihuly Collection have exquisite gift shops with one-of-a-kind finds. And for the little ones, be sure to stop by the gift shop at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for dolphin-themed souvenirs that’ll dazzle the little naturalists in your life.