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Your West Florida Staycation: 2 hotspots, exciting Clearwater and St. Pete, plenty to do and see

Jun 26, 2017 09:06PM ● Published by Kevin

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Florida’s Gulf coast is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, but how much of it have you explored? It only takes a few gallons of gas and a couple hours to reach Clearwater’s trendy beaches and the exploding diversity of food and fun of St. Petersburg, a winning staycation combo.

Clearwater/Clearwater Beach

When it comes to beaches, Clearwater’s consistently get top social-media and travel guide rankings with the white sand, pedestrian friendly Beach Walk, a sunset festival at Pier 60 much like Key West. But there’s much more. Family stuff at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, for example, is great fun, a star dolphin one of its centerpieces. Winter is a rescue dolphin fitted with a prosthetic tail, the film Dolphin Tale was shot here. While the aquarium has a boat excursion and wildlife encounters, there’s something thrilling about dolphins bounding in the huge wake of a tugboat named Little Toot, hitch-hiking dolphins in and outbound.

Sip a signature Smoky Old Fashioned at the Sea-Guini. Photo courtesy of Opal Sands.

Clearwater Beach has changed plenty. A notable feature is the Opal Sands Resort, a curvy structure at the island’s south end. The coastal inspired décor is fresh, each room with a view and breezy balconies. A lot of attention has been put into the hospitality, design and artwork, an eco-friendly footprint―the room’s AC shuts off when balcony doors are open. 

A must-visit icon is Frenchy’s, a Clearwater favorite since 1981, specializing in fresh seafood. Try the yummy grouper Reuben or grouper egg rolls and wash it down with a beer of the month. Last count there were five Frenchy’s.

And there’s no way to think about Clearwater without mentioning the giant Church of Scientology presence, if just for an interesting walkabout.

St. Petersburg

An easy 30-minute drive from Clearwater, downtown St. Petersburg generates lots of buzz in the cool category―theater, music, museums, galleries, shopping, dining and professional sports.

Chihuly Gallery, for example, recently moved a few blocks inland from Beach Drive to the Central Avenue [Arts] District. It features stunning glass art of Dale Chihuly, the Seattle impresario. His work is a centerpiece of the new multi-million-dollar Morean Arts Center. But there’s plenty to do and see here for us regular mortals.

Perhaps the biggest St. Pete art attraction is the Salvador Dali Museum, the largest collection of work by the surrealist outside of his native Spain. The permanent collection is mesmerizing, and the special exhibits are always interesting in this modern, three-story museum.

Even without the kitschy St. Pete Pier [replacement scheduled for 2018-19], downtown St. Pete is walkable and exciting, a giant marina, posh Beach Drive, new cafes, live music venues, clubs and beer joints popping up like wildflowers, a working trolley that is ideal for getting to Tropicana Field if you’re able to time a Ray’s ballgame. Hop off the trolley at Ferg’s Sports Bar across from the Trop, a spirited place with some 90 televisions and Ferg’s Famous Wings.

Other dining options in St. Pete span lively burger joints to tapas and international restaurants. Foodies should make a beeline to Locale Market at Baywalk, in the heart of downtown, for instance. The brainchild of Michael Mina and Don Pintabona, you’ll find great cuisine and true craft cocktails upstairs in Farmtable Kitchen. Pintabona is the former executive chef of Tribeca Grill in New York City.

Also located in Baywalk is Sea Salt; picture the original Naples location on steroids. With its 80-foot long raw bar and 22-foot wine tower holding more than 4,000 bottles of wine, the space is stunning.

An easy summer getaway, a combo trip to Clearwater and St. Pete covers all the bases, from beach relaxation to the kind of excitement and cultural diversity that comes with a few million of our fellow beings that live in metropolitan Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater.

Written by Gina Birch, a Southwest Florida media personality and frequent contributor to TOTI Media.

Plan Your Visit

Chambers of commerce [stpete.com and clearwaterflorida.org]

Suggested stays

Suggested experiences

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater. 727-441-1790, seewinter.com
  • Little Toot, Clearwater Marina. Adults: $22.43, Kids 4-12: 4.95. 727-466-5503, littletoot.us
  • Salvador Dali Museum, St. Pete. 727-823-3767, thedali.org 
  • Morean Arts Center Glass Studio & Hotshop/Chihuly Collection, St. Pete. 727-822-7872, moreanartscenter.org

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    Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn som...


  • Join the community on Saturday, March 3 from 10am-3pm for a day of art in Rubicond Park at the Ca...


  • In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation, join Peter and Lucy on their travels to Narni...


  • Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments and a 5-Star Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) ...


  • Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments and a 5-Star Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) ...


  • Songwriter Saturdays

    03/03/2018
    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    The hit sounds and hip artists of Nashville are coming to Captiva Island — as 'Tween Waters Islan...


  • Dreams of Nature

    03/03/2018
    02:00PM

    Opening the 2018 Spring Season, is Dreams of Nature, featuring Sir Frederick Ashton’s triumphant ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    03/03/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Norma

    03/03/2018
    07:30PM

    In Roman-occupied Gaul, a Druid priestess and a Roman official—Norma and Pollione—have fallen in ...


  • Dreams of Nature

    03/03/2018
    07:30PM

    Opening the 2018 Spring Season, is Dreams of Nature, featuring Sir Frederick Ashton’s triumphant ...


  • Improv Tonight!

    03/03/2018
    08:00PM

    Join us the first Saturday of every month for some of Southwest Florida’s best improvisational co...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/03/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

    03/04/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for...


  • Our Top Rated Fine Art and Fine Craft Festivals are rated #2 in the Nation by sources ranking the...


  • Manon Lescaut

    03/04/2018
    01:30PM

    Love at first sight strikes the Chevalier Des Grieux and the enchanting Manon Lescaut. They flee ...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/04/2018
    02:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Mondays with Marie

    03/05/2018
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    Local artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of workshops including landscape and silk painting fo...


  • Mondays with Marie

    03/05/2018
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    Local artist, Marie Dyer, teaches a variety of workshops including landscape and silk painting fo...


  • Kid's Cooking Classes

    03/05/2018
    02:30PM — 05:30PM

    Must be at least 8 years old Explore Farm to table cooking Regional specialties & global flavo...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    03/06/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    03/06/2018
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    03/06/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Norma

    03/06/2018
    07:30PM

    In Roman-occupied Gaul, a Druid priestess and a Roman official—Norma and Pollione—have fallen in ...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/06/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • Rotary Club of Bonita Springs: Weekly Meeting

    03/07/2018
    07:00AM — 08:30AM

    Meetings are every Wednesday morning at the Bonita Bay Country Club. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. a...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    03/07/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Open Mic Night at The French Press

    03/07/2018
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    Grab your instrument, warm up your voice, Wednesdays from 6:30- 9:30pm.


  • Audubon Society Speaker

    03/07/2018
    06:30PM

    CROW is honored to have the Executive Director of the Florida Audubon society as a special guest ...


  • Carmen

    03/07/2018
    07:30PM

    All-consuming, ill-fated passion rules the tumultuous love of a gypsy and a corporal. Carmen ...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/07/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • Birdwatching

    03/08/2018
    09:00AM — 10:30AM

    Each Thursday morning, we offer a walking tour to discover the birds of Sanibel Island's East End...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    03/08/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • In partnership with the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, Hodges University is pres...


  • In partnership with the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, Hodges University is pres...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    03/08/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • 14th Annual Magic Under the Mangroves

    03/08/2018
    05:30PM — 09:30PM

    The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host the 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala din...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony t...


  • Norma

    03/08/2018
    07:30PM

    In Roman-occupied Gaul, a Druid priestess and a Roman official—Norma and Pollione—have fallen in ...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/08/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    03/09/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Friday Nine & Dine

    03/09/2018
    03:30PM

    Looking for a fun golf league at a TEE-rific value and the chance to make some new friends this w...


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    03/09/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Cape Coral Star Gazing Party

    03/09/2018
    07:00PM — 10:00PM

    Friday, March 9th, 2018 7pm-10pm Free! No flashlights, please. Join the Southwest Florida ...


  • Carmen

    03/09/2018
    07:30PM

    All-consuming, ill-fated passion rules the tumultuous love of a gypsy and a corporal. Carmen ...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/09/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Downtown Farmers Market

    03/10/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Cape Coral Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Cape Coral at the intersection of S.E. 47th...


  • Bonita Springs Farmers Market

    03/10/2018
    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    Join us every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through April 28th on the west side of the parking lot...


  • Community Beach Walk

    03/10/2018
    09:00AM

    Join us for a casual guided beach walk to explore what's washed ashore. Let's talk about some of ...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    03/10/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Nature Hike

    03/10/2018
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn som...


  • Sun Splash Opening Day!

    03/10/2018
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Slide into the 2018 season with some fun in the sun March 10th from 10am - 5pm!☺️☀️ Enjoy 14-a...


  • In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation, join Peter and Lucy on their travels to Narni...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    03/10/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • The Black Party

    03/10/2018
    05:00PM

    Sarasota's most exciting all-black-attire event returns for it's third installment. On March 10, ...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Tiefland

    03/10/2018
    07:30PM

    Marta is the unwilling mistress of a wealthy landowner, Sebastiano. To keep the poor girl near hi...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/10/2018
    08:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

    03/11/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for...


  • Norma

    03/11/2018
    01:30PM

    In Roman-occupied Gaul, a Druid priestess and a Roman official—Norma and Pollione—have fallen in ...


  • Northside Hollow

    03/11/2018
    02:00PM

    Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a coal miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a...


  • Bernstein At 100

    03/11/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Jeffrey Faux, Artistic Director A celebration of Leonard B...