Home to some of America’s best beaches, you’ll find an abundance of water sports or if you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, you’ll find plenty of walking and cycle paths, horse-riding and golf courses.
But it’s not all about the activities, with mile after mile of powder white sand beaches, you can spend an hour or two relaxing in the sunshine or you can head off to one of the many fabulous spa’s to pamper yourself.
When it comes to shopping you can choose large or small scale shopping. Head to the International Plaza Mall in Tampa where you’ll find big name shops and department stores including Dillard’s and Nordstrom. Throughout the Gulf Coast you’ll find lots of smaller arts and craft shops with some of our favourites in Dunedin: a small town just 15 minutes north of Clearwater Beach.
Nature lovers will be delighted at the many natural sights to be seen including loggerhead turtles, manatees and dolphins, we’d recommend taking a boat trip to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat
Tampa Bay: Experience the best of both city life and life on the water at Tampa Bay, the city with almost year round sunshine. You’ll find art galleries, museums, rich culture and exciting sports events, PLUS don’t forget the big thrills of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!
Clearwater: Home to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where you’ll find Winter the Dolphin, star of the movie Dolphin Tale, but that’s not all you’ll fin., Clearwater Beach is an action packed destination with impeccable beaches including Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, and the great Pier 60 providing performers, musicians, and incredible views of the sunset at the daily Pier 60 Festival.
St Pete Beach: With a more laid back pace than Clearwater you can kick-back and relax on the beach for hour after hour! Why not spend some time exploring the vibrant downtown St. Pete art scene, such as the Salvador Dali Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, or saunter through the warm sands of Fort De Soto Park.
Sarasota: Sarasota offers visitors an eclectic blend of culture, fine dining, circus thrills and beautiful beaches. Check out the old costumes, wagons and the world’s largest miniature circus at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which pays homage to the Ringling’s, the family behind America’s most famous circus.