Just a 90-min drive from Orlando, St Pete Beach is known as an increasingly desirable holiday destination. Laid-back in atmosphere, you'll find some of the best beaches in the USA plus fantastic shopping, entertainment, and sunset opportunities. St Pete is actually in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest string of consecutive sunny days - 768 of them - So there's no need to worry about the weather.
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Flight Details - You fly direct non-stop to Orlando International Airport from Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow with award-winning Virgin Atlantic.
Flight Time - Approx 9 hours
Days of departure - Daily
Time Difference - GMT -5 hours
Distance - St Pete - 115 miles from Orlando International Airport. 20 miles south of Clearwater.
Driving Times - St Pete is a 90-min drive from Orlando and only a 50-min drive to Busch Gardens.
- St Pete's Pier
- Water sports
- White sandy beaches
- Great selection of restaurants
- Perfect family destination
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This is a large, fun-packed resort that has been a favourite of Virgin Holidays' families for years. There's an interior waterway system allowing you to take a paddle-boat ride, winding around the lovely tropical gardens. The aerobics classes are very popular and a beach cabana is also yours to use. There is a full range of rooms to upgrade to for families.
This laid-back resort is perfectly located–backing on to that beautiful beach, with a relaxed ambience.
St Pete Beach
Fun and games
St Pete’s Pier is the city’s landmark, comprising of restaurants, shops and an aquarium, not to mention the fantastic views from the observation deck.
For seafood lovers, St Pete’s is the place for you! For those who aren’t so keen, there are plenty of steakhouses and the classic American favourites.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete’s you’ll find Jannus Live, an outdoor concert venue with jazz clubs, wine bars and dance clubs.
Fun and Games
You’ll find some fantastic water sports including parasailing, Jet Ski’s, boat rentals and cruises in the turquoise waters of Treasure Island. You can truly have your own water-based adventure!
The bars and restaurants are all within walking distance, if not a quick trolley ride away. Indulge in the Pearl Restaurant, a charming restaurant specialising in Moroccan cuisine.
After the sun goes down, the fun is just beginning at Gator’s Café & Saloon, featuring the world’s longest waterfront bar and nightly entertainment. For some family fun you can choose from the many concerts that happen throughout the year.
Not to be Missed
Fancy a spot of shopping? Mosey on over to John’s Pass Shopping Village & Boardwalk where you’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants and daily entertainment.