The beaches of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area are where you will want to be if 35 miles of sugary white sand sounds good to you. And we are talking seriously rated beaches including Fort De Soto Park (America's No. 1-rated beach in 2008/9) and Caladesi Island State Park (America's No.1-rated beach in 2008).
Holidays to St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach offer an abundance of activities including world-class golf, with over 50 courses to choose from. Or you can try kayaking and canoeing through the many mangrove trails or even cycling the 43-mile long Pinellas Trail. Shop amid stylish boutiques and dine in outdoor bistros taking full advantage of an area which holds the Guinness World Record title for the longest consecutive run of sunshine days.
The island of Clearwater Beach, linked to the mainland by The Clearwater Memorial Causeway, looks over the sparkling waters of the Gulf. With its fine white sandy beaches, Clearwater Beach is an ideal spot certain to induce a relaxed holiday mood. By day, watch the dolphin frolic and by night join in the sunset celebration at Pier 60. Each evening, the festival features artisans, crafters, street performers, live musical entertainment and of course, one of the prettiest sunsets in the world!
Other areas worth visiting on your Clearwater Beach holidays include Sand Key and its pretty Sand Key Park, Pass-a-Grille with its small-town American feel and Madeira Beach.
St. Petersburg Holidays
St. Petersburg is just 20 miles from the city of Tampa. Over the last twenty years St Pete. – as it known locally – has changed dramatically; it was a place with a very high average age full of retirees from more northerly climes. Nowadays the average age is half of what it was at its peak and the resort has a vibrancy and excitement that you will find positively infectious on your St. Petersburg holiday. The pier is the social hub, with shops, restaurants and bars making it a fun place at any time of the day or night.
Bon Voyage have been providing tailor-made travel and holidays to St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach since 1979, so why not let Bon Voyage create the perfect Florida holiday for you.
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Salvador Dali Museum
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Swim with Manatee in Crystal River
Busch Gardens Tampa
Lowry Park Zoo
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford