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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Situated on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater is the most popular destination on the Gulf of Mexico with 35 miles of white-sand beaches. Affirming the area’s growing reputation as a top international destination, The New York Times listed St. Pete in its ranking of Top 52 Best Places to Visit, and TripAdvisor named St. Pete Beach No. 3 and Clearwater Beach No. 4 in the U.S. in 2017. St. Pete/Clearwater was the only destination in Florida to have two beaches in the Top 25, which is based on millions of travelers reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

Inspiration for an Ultimate Getaway

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 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.



Photos courtesy of Visit St. Pete Clearwater.