Home of many of America’s best beaches, trips to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area often start on a gorgeous white stretch of sand. There are plenty of activities for families who want to play in the Gulf of Mexico – like visits to Fort De Soto Park spanning seven miles of picturesque beaches, or sky surfing tours in funky motorcycle hang gliding machines that soar through the air and above the sea.
If you’re a nature enthusiast, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is not only a working marine hospital, it’s also home to the celebrity dolphin from the hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. And the Florida Botanical Gardens offer close encounters with butterflies, tropical plants and even endangered species like the bald eagle.
Unleash your inner artist at The Dali Museum where you’ll find an impressive collection of the artist’s work housed in a one-of-a-kind structure. Tour incredible glass works of art at the Chihuly Collection, presented by the Morean Arts Center.
Want to explore the outdoors? There are a number of boat rental companies, water sports, golf courses, sports venues and adventure tours sure to please. And the events calendar features everything from big-name concerts and performances to Saturday art walks and annual food and music festivals.
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