When it comes to relaxation Tampa and Gulf Coast holidays are hard to beat - with sun drenched beaches, exhilarating attractions and an abundance of natural habitat to explore. The things to do and see will exceed all expectations.
The Pinellas Suncoast between St. Petersburg and Clearwater encompasses 28 miles of breathtaking barrier island beaches, just waiting to be explored. Or if you haven’t already satisfied your appetite for theme parks, strap yourself in and prepare for the thrill of your life at Busch Gardens Tampa. Sarasota and Bradenton are home to a bustling art and cultural scene, while Fort Myers offers pure relaxation with its great beaches and beautiful surroundings. Sanibel and Captiva offer an idyllic island escape, as nearby Naples thrives with shopping centres and cutting-edge restaurants. Book your flights to Tampa to discover it all for yourself.
Tampa has plenty of ways to fill your day. Take the family to Busch Gardens theme park and enjoy exhilarating rides. Visit Ybor City for vintage clothing stores and bistros. Explore and learn about marine life at The Florida Aquarium and enjoy endless shopping opportunities in the malls.
St Pete’s and Clearwater are great for families - with their white sandy beaches and impressive selection of hotels. Visit Caladesi Island State Park, a beautiful barrier island accessed only by boat. And head to Pier 60 to watch street entertainers, magicians and artists perform nightly – the celebrations at sunset are quite spectacular.
A cultural hotspot. The streets of downtown Sarasota are lined with galleries, shops and restaurants. While Bradenton, known as the ‘village of arts’ is bursting with galleries and cafes. Hop over to Longboat Key – a splendid 10 mile’ stretch of white sands and the only island in Sarasota without direct access to the mainland.
Fort Myers offers pure relaxation with great beaches, beautiful natural surroundings and an impressive array of water sports. While local bars and restaurants create a lively atmosphere in the evenings. Captiva and Sanibel boast enviable beaches. Both offer a luxury island retreat - a haven for nature-lovers, cyclists, sailors and golfers alike. Renowned for shelling - get the ‘Sanibel Stoop’ as you search for hidden beauties in the sea of shells.
Naples is a small elegant resort with trendy shopping centres, cutting edge restaurants and a plethora of outdoor activities and water sports to enjoy – including an abundance of beautiful but challenging golf courses. Marco Island is the gateway to the Everglades and prides itself on its fine selection of gourmet restaurants and its amazing clear waters - perfect for snorkelling enthusiasts.