Originally Posted by 58-4ever
Thanks BRC, the info would be much appreciated. We are flexible on timing. I was thinking late April until the end of May or so. Probably for about 4-5 nights. Is the area good too or is it strictly a beach destination? I'm fine with the latter, but the more options, the better.
Can't I just fly into Tampa and take a cab in? Maps say it's only about 28 miles.
The beaches are why people come to St. Pete. They do have Bush Gardens here. It's a huge park. Orlando, Disney, Universal, Sea World about an hour away.
Siesta Key is the #1 beach in the world. Thats a day trip to sarasota.
You can stay on St. Pete Beach pretty cheap before schools get out.
Clearwater beach is another top beach on everyones list.
Ft. Desoto beach is also on a lot of beach lists as the #1 beach in the USA. It's a state park only $5 to get in.
We love PASS-A-GRILLE beach also. It's where the locals go, park right by the beach and go.
Thats 4 days at the beach right there.
There is always something going on at the beaches, festivals etc. Go to the tampabay.com/thingstodo and see whats happening on the 4-5 days you are looking to visit.