Explore Gulf Coast beaches
Fort de Sota near St Pete’s provides a paradise for nature lovers. Spot dolphins and take a canoe ride through the mangroves. With plenty of things to do at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island, this is one of the best kid friendly beaches on the Gulf Coast. And Siesta Key was voted the best beach overall in America. Enjoy the popular past time of shelling at Captiva and Sanibel.
Tampa and Gulf Coast shopping
International Plaza in Tampa has over 200 shops offering high-end to high-street fashion. Enjoy a luxury shopping spree in Naples and browse the exclusive 5th Avenue boutiques. In Clearwater and St Pete’s head to the Sundial St Pete, or The Mall at University Town Center at Sarasota. Visit Coconut Point in Fort Myers and enjoy its Mediterranean atmosphere.
Golf on the Gulf Coast
Choose from five coastal courses near St Pete’s at Innisbrook Golf Resort. La Playa Golf Course in Naples features the David Better Golf Academy and with 10 minute tee off times you can enjoy a quick game. Longboat Key Club and Resort includes two golf courses within its grounds. Old Corkscrew Golf in Naples provides a challenging game.
Embrace diverse dining options
In Tampa visit the trendy area of Ybor city – famed for both its cigars and bistros. Join the sunset celebrations at Pier 60 in Clearwater. For fine dining 5th Avenue in Naples prides itself on its choice of sophisticated restaurants. If you’re staying in Sarasota book a restaurant at St Armand’s Circle. For a relaxed atmosphere Fort Myers is renowned for its Tiki bars, one of the best being at The Outrigger.
Lose yourself with spa experiences
The Spa at Sandpearl offers an extensive range of treatments, some even suitable for kids. Golden Door Spa at Waldorf Astoria Naples enjoys a Japanese influence and the Ritz Carlton Spa uses the finest organic ingredients. The Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is world class and in the Spa at Hilton Marco Island Beach resort you can select the music, temperature and aroma for your spa session.