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With a 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!Amazing Florida Offers »Florida for families »Attraction Tickets »Florida Flydrives » View all St Pete and Clearwater hotels
Pull up a chair and look out over bays, inlets and the Gulf in all manner of eateries, ranging from lesser known casual gems that welcome patrons in beach wear, to fine dining establishments. Local seafood shacks serve the freshest fish and shellfish – and their casual atmosphere can be just as delectable. Drive or boat to classics such as The Wharf, where just-caught seafood, food and drink specials and waterfront views star daily.
Calling Clearwater a watery paradise is an understatement! Here, water sports are a big part of everyday life. Kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, tubing, addling and cruising on various watercrafts are favourite ways to enjoy the waterways. There are also dozens of outdoor adventures waiting to be discovered.
When you’re ready for a break from the beach head to downtown St Petersburg and a visit to the Dali Museum, home to the largest collection of Dali’s art outside of Spain. Or try the Chihuly Collection, a permanent display of the blown glass artwork of world-renowned artist, Dale Chihuly.
Clearwater is perfect for families with many activities including all types of water sports, pirate & sealife safari cruises, biking, nightly sunset entertainment on Pier 60 and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium home to Winter the Dolphin, star of the hit film Dolphin Tale.
In addition to the abundance of watersports and boat cruises available, why not explore Fort DeSoto Park? Some might call it a beach but it’s much more than a beach, covering 5 islands and 1,136 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay and offering a ton of activities such as biking, rollerblading, kayaking, kitesurfing, visiting the historic fort or simply just sunbathing.
Beach trips and nightlife go hand in hand. After a hard day catching rays, you might want to spend your nights showing off that tan and your best moves on the floor. There’s tons of great places to go for nightlife in the Clearwater and St Pete area such as Push Ultra Lounge with an upscale setting, indoor dance floor and rooftop deck overlooking downtown St Pete. Want something more casual, try Caddy’s on the Beach for a party-like atmosphere, bands playing covers of your favourite tunes and plenty of unique characters to get to know!
The St Petersburg/Clearwater area has more than 50,000 registered boats. What’s the attraction? The answer is hundreds of miles of well-marked waterways, dozens of marinas and waterfront restaurants that makes this coastal area a veritable boaters’ paradise. With that said, where do you start? It doesn’t matter if you a home-grown boater in from out-of-town or simply rented a boat for the day, you can explore literally any stretch of the area’s coastline and find safe anchorages and places to refuel (both boat and belly) within a few miles of any start point.
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