St Petersburg/Clearwater: The dream holiday destination

06 Sep 2013

Ask anyone to describe their dream holiday destination and there’s a high chance they’re going to say:

  • Powder white beaches
  • Clear and warm turquoise seas
  • Outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained
  • Beautiful natural attractions
  • Delicious restaurants
  • Stylish places for drinks and entertainment

Throw in 360 days of sunshine and a some of the world's biggest and best theme parks just 90 minutes away and you’ve just described paradise.

The paradise we’re talking about is St Petersburg/Clearwater on the West coast of Florida. You'll find St Pete's/Clearwater in the sun-drenched peninsula which separates the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, just 90 minutes from Orlando.

Imagine sunbathing on award-winning beaches or exploring an array of outdoor recreation activities and striking natural attractions. St. Pete’s beach is the place for laid back luxury  while bustling Clearwater Beach is home to every beach activity under the sun and is famous for its dazzling sunsets.

If you’re a nature lover then head to Caladesi Island where you can swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the crystal-clear waters and hike the three mile nature trail. As well as excellent shopping, dining and entertainment to suit all ages, St Petersburg/Clearwater also boasts many cultural attractions, including the iconic new Dali Museum.

We asked the lucky people who live in St Pete’s/Clearwater to tell us some of the top things to do in this beautiful area. Here’s what they had to say:

  1. Enjoy the 35 miles of award-winning white sand beaches
  2. Spot a dolphin – if you don’t see one, we’ll be surprised!
  3. Enjoy our amazing sunsets at Pier 60 – free sunset show every night
  4. Eat with your feet in the sand at any number of our fantastic seafront and beachfront restaurants, bars and cafes
  5. Ponder at the largest collection of Dali art outsideSpainat theDaliMuseum
  6. Get out on the water, in all manner of ways
  7. Have a giggle with the kids
  8. Check out the nightlife in downtown St Pete
  9. Enjoy our varied neighbourhoods and culture
  10. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine
We think we could just about manage that....


If you’d like to treat yourself to beach nirvana then take a look at our Florida holiday deals from £549 for 7 nights including return flights.

Offers end September 15th so don’t miss out.

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