St. Petersburg - Clearwater, FL

Travel Guide

Plan time for visits to the top-rated white-sand beaches of the region as well as its varied cultural attractions.  

West of Tampa is a glorious peninsula, stretching from Clearwater south to St. Petersburg. Come for beautiful beaches and discover unexpected cultural treasures.

On the Gulf of Mexico side of the peninsula, the sugary white sands and warm waters of Clearwater Beach make it an award winner, popular with families and singles. Visit the beach year-round. Walk out onto Pier 60 to look for dolphins swimming in the wild and photograph a striking sunset. Nearby is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, with dolphins, pelicans, sea turtles, otters, sharks and rays. Find more than 120 man-made and artistically decorated dolphins along the Clearwater Dolphin Trail throughout the Clearwater and St. Petersburg region.

Cross the causeway to Clearwater. Attend the Capitol Theatre’s big-name comedy and music acts in an intimate venue. See community theater or participate in adult summer acting classes at the Francis Wilson Playhouse. Head east to Ruth Eckerd Hall along Tampa Bay. Major acts, including touring Broadway shows, perform in this larger venue. Nearby, watch the home team Clearwater Threshers play baseball or Philadelphia Phillies in spring training at Spectrum Field.

Head south along the peninsula to enjoy other beautiful beaches all along the Gulf Coast. Stop at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. In November, Treasure Island hosts the Sanding Ovations festival, with expert sand sculptors making masterful creations and music, food and beach activities for amateur sandcastle builders.

St. Petersburg offers numerous varied museums, from the Florida Holocaust Museum to the Dalí Museum, with an amazingly large number of the artist’s works, and the Chihuly Collection of exquisite glass.

Just inland is Lake Maggiore with the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Visit its aviary and look for birds in the wild along its boardwalk.

Complete your Clearwater and St. Petersburg trip at another sandy spot, St. Petersburg Beach. In fact, your vacation could be perfect even if you did nothing but relax on the powdery white sands of the two cities’ famous beaches.

St. Petersburg - Clearwater Travel Guide Video

Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $163 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Upham Beach and ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,478 reviews)
"We had a wonderful time at this resort. The staff was very attentive and anything we asked for was complete within the hour. The restaurants were very busy and the staff did what they could to keep up. I would go back!"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Sirata Beach Resort
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is $266 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Beach, and Clearwater Municipal Marina. Beach Walk and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,526 reviews)
"Staff is very friendly, receptive to requests, the rooms are nice and clean, eco-friendly. The location is great, this was our second trip this year, same hotel :-) We will be back, for sure."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is $175 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is just steps from Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Municipal Marina and Captain Blighs Landing are ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,492 reviews)
"Central location for shopping and boardwalk."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Largo
Home2 Suites by Hilton Largo
3 out of 5
10145 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
The price is $134 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Situated in Largo, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Largo Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Florida Botanical Gardens and East Bay Golf Club. Largo Medical ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (91 reviews)
"This hotel was great! Very clean! Loved the pool and the outdoor grill area they have all grilling tools inside for guest to use. The heated salt water pool was great."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Largo
FUSION Resort Two Bedroom Suites
FUSION Resort Two Bedroom Suites
3.5 out of 5
290 107th Avenue, Treasure Island, FL
The price is $172 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach and Dolphin Marine Rentals. Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (393 reviews)
"Beautiful view. Nothing better to waking up on the water every morning."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

FUSION Resort Two Bedroom Suites
Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
3 out of 5
3860 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is $242 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Nestled on the beach, this Belle Vista aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Upham Beach and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (782 reviews)
"Friendly check in and very helpful"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Beach House Suites by the Don CeSar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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