Out and About in St. Petersburg and Clearwater

The next time you're thinking of a Florida getaway, go west. Head for St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida's Gulf Coast. Most of the lesbian and gay people who live here will tell you it's paradise. With superb weather, strong community and neighborhoods, world-class cultural institutions…

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Anything but Ordinary

By Lauren Tjaden A mere 90 minutes west of Orlando, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) offers an enormous range of exhibits and experiences that promise epic discovery, learning and adventure. You can slide your fingers across the rubbery back of a cownose stingray; splash into a virtual reality dive…

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Breakfast on the Beach at Clear Sky Cafe in Clearwater

By Rachelle Lucas The forecast in Clearwater Beach calls for a Clear Sky with java-flavored French toast, beach boys and bennies. Yes, you read that correctly. This isn't a weather report, but a description of one of the most popular places for breakfast in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area…

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What Families Should Do in St. Petersburg & Clearwater

CYCLEHERE MEDIA Play in the sand on beautiful beaches, see a Tampa Bay Rays game, meet dolphins at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, swim with the fishes at RumFish Grill — these are just some of the Florida firsts your family can experience in the St. Pete / Clear­water area…

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From Sea to Table, Frenchy's Does Grouper

By Rachelle Lucas In Clearwater Beach, fishing for grouper with Frenchy's Seafood Company, and enjoying a classic grouper sandwich at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, or Frenchy's other local restaurants and cafes, are almost art forms…

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Caladesi Island: Miles of Natural, Unspoiled Florida Beaches

By Gary McKechnie Accessible only by ferry or boat, Caladesi Island State Park offers a glimpse of what Floridas beaches were like long before there were any people around to enjoy them. You'll find no T-shirt or souvenir stands here, no beachfront bars and restaurants. Named the best beach in the…

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Top Beaches Near Clearwater and St. Petersburg

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Your guide to St. Petersburg/Clearwater area beaches and state parks Beaches and parks are listed geographically from north to south. Beaches with this symbol have beach wheelchairs available, either provided as a courtesy, or available for (prearranged) rent and…

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