Featured hotels in St. Pete / Clearwater
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
Florida's only all-suite Marriott hotel provides a remarkable combination of location, quality Marriott service, style and comfort- all complemented by stunning water views, colorful sunsets and the starriest of nights.
Guy Harvey Outpost, a Tradewinds Beach Resort
Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort, is located on the award-winning white sands of St. Pete Beach, with fishing, diving and water sport adventures on the warm waters of Florida's Gulf of Mexico. Guy Harvey Outpost offers casual dining and the popular Sand Bar, two swimming pools, whirlpool, hammocks along the beach and the Guy Harvey Outfitter Shop.
Sirata Beach Resort
With 12 tropical acres along the tranquil Gulf of Mexico, Sirata provides a relaxing resort experience with a sun-drenched Mediterranean flair.
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Balanced between the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa delivers an idyllic location along with the sophistication, style and comfort of a luxury resort.
The Alden Suites
The St. Pete Alden Suites is nestled on 5 lush acres overlooking the magnificent Gulf of Mexico. Only 30 minutes from St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa International airport; 90 minutes from central Florida attractions and in the middle of a sun-drenched, fun-filled community called St. Pete Beach, on Florida's sparkling west coast.
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Let your spirit soar at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. A standout among Tampa airport hotels, this AAA Four-Diamond, 35-acre resort offers a unique retreat for the business traveler and vacationer alike.
What to do in St. Pete / Clearwater
The Surreal World
Enter the bizarre world of flamboyant surrealist painter Salvador Dali at The Salvador Dali Museum. Come face to face with the dreamlike imagery of the famous melting watches, anatomical anomalies and photographic precision of the late renowned artist. This 2,800 square foot structure holds the largest permanent collection of Dali's works in the United States. 95 oil paintings, including masterpieces like the 9 foot tall "The Hallucinogenic Toreador", provide you one of the quickest ways to get a reality check.
Feather Boas Optional
Get a taste of old tinsel town glam at the historic movie palace, Tampa Theater. Go for a foreign, classic or indie flick, grab a seat and listen to the pipe organ playing, then watch it descend (yes, you read correctly) into the stage's floor before the movie begins. The arquitecturally stunning theater has clouds drifting slowly across its "sky", transporting patrons into a romantic courtyard with statues of Greek and Roman mythological figures and gargoyles. To add to the whole Hollywood drama, the gaudy, over-the-top theater also comes with its own ghost, as many claim to have seen Foster Finley, the theatre's projectionist for 20 years, making guest appearances.
To Dive For
You've been thinking about it and your friends are willing to pay you if you do it. So, take the money and run to Skydive City, one of the world's premiere drop zones. Skydive City caters to seasoned skydivers and first-timers from all over the world. In as little as 30 minutes, you'll be fully trained to experience a 60-second free fall at 120 MPH from a Twin Otter aircraft 13,500 feet up followed by a five to six minute canopy ride down. Skydive City also offers one of the finest AFF programs where skydiving students go through seven levels of free fall training and learn the flying and safety skills needed to be a competent skydiver. Your friends will forever respect you.
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What to see in St. Pete / Clearwater
Wildlife and Wild Rides
Capturing the spirit of Africa with its unique blend of amazing wildlife and thrilling rides, Busch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure park. Visit the 65-acre "Serengeti Plain" and take a 30-minute safari tour to get up close and personal with lions, giraffes, hyenas and other African species. Busch Gardens features more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops, games and scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs rides like "SheiKra," the first dive coaster to incorporate an Immelmann loop, a water feature and a second 90-degree 138-foot drop through an underground tunnel. Pack your nerves of steel.
Smoking Still Allowed
One of only three National Historic Landmark districts in the state of Florida, Tampa's Ybor City is known as the Nightlife Capital of Florida's West Coast. While strolling down the former Cigar Capital of the World's cobblestone streets, which are lined with globe streetlights and wrought iron balconies, the smell of café con leche and Cuban bread fills the air as master tabaqueros (cigar rollers) perform the ancient art of hand-rolling stogies. While in Ybor City, stop by King Corona Cigar Bar and Café, a cigar shop, social club, coffee shop-bar and barber shop, all rolled into one. From the clubbing to the dining to the shopping and the rolling, Ybor City is as caliente as it gets.
Sea Something New
Experience sea life like never before at The Florida Aquarium, a 152,000 square-foot facility which features more than 4,300 salt water and fresh water animals and plants. If you dare, visit "Frights of the Forest", an exhibit which focuses on the Amazon River and includes scorpions, tarantulas, poison arrow frogs, vultures, vampire bats and a pair of pythons longer than the average car. And if that's not enough, get a hands-on experience with more than 20 species of sharks and rays that'll make your spine tingle. For those who want to dive their noses into adventure, visit Dolphin Quest and go in search of the bottlenose dolphin aboard a 64-foot catamaran.
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What to eat in St. Pete / Clearwater
Give Them A Good Ole "Olé!"
Founded in 1905, the Columbia Restaurant is Florida's oldest and the world's largest Spanish Restaurant, accommodating 1,700 guests in 15 rooms. Currently celebrating its centenary, the Columbia has received countless awards such as "Top 100 Restaurants in the USA and Canada," and a "Five Forks" rating by the government of Spain as "Outstanding Spanish Restaurant in North America," to name just a few. Order a jar of sangria and then spoil your palate with their succulent Paella "A La Valenciana." Their nightly flamenco show is a must, you'll want to watch it 100 times. Reservations suggested. Phone: (813) 248-4961
Consistently ranked one of the nation's top ten steak restaurants thanks to exceptional , U.S. Prime only aged beef, 10,000 bottle wine list (the nation's largest), dessert room, and vintage interior, Bern's Steakhouse, is the pinnacle of fine dining in Tampa. From the minute you step into Bern's opulent décor, filled with marble, velvet and fabulous chandeliers you'll notice that they "do things differently", like they say. With 50 different cuts of meat to choose from, from filet mignon for one to Chateaubriand for six, and ample dessert menu, anytime is a great time to eat at Bern's. Reservations are recommended.
Skippity Doo Da!
Home to the award winning black bean gator chili, Skipper's Smokehouse Restaurant & Oyster Bar is also home to Skipperdome, a dance floor and outdoor stage named the Blues Club of the Year in 2001 at the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive Awards." Skipper's menu focuses on Florida cuisine with flavors from the Caribbean and Louisiana including their famous alligator ribs, grouper sandwich and key lime pie. Skipperdome, has featured many top names & Grammy winners in genres that range from Blues to Reggae to Cajun Roots Tock. Good eats (there's more to Skipper's than 'gators) and good music make this one an experience you shouldn't skip.
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