Urban Escape

Urban escapes example itineraries featuring Tampa and Clearwater

Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater

Get the best of this wonderful mix of city and beach life on Florida’s West Coast, featuring Florida’s happening city of Tampa and two of the liveliest beach destinations. This is the perfect blend of urban sophistication, with some surprising history, vibrant culture and upmarket shopping, and coastal chic, including some fabulous wildlife opportunities. Tampa boasts a fast-developing profile for sports, culture and craft beer, while the nearby coastline offers some of the most blissful sands in the state, plus several award-winning state parks.


Day 1
  • Arrive in Orlando International Airport
  • Drive to St. Petersburg, FL
  • Reside at The Loews Don CeSar Hotel
  • Enjoy a bite to eat a 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House
Day 2

  • Snorkel the beautiful waters of Egmont Key, wildlife refuge
  • Spend the evening enjoying beautiful views at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
Day 3
  • Enjoy the ride on the Caladesi Island Ferry to Caladesi Island State Park Marina for a day filled with sunshine and beachcombing
Day 4
  • Take a short drive to Clearwater Beach
  • Reside at Clearwater Beach rental cottages for a relaxing and secluded stay
  • Explore the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Just 2 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, spend the evening watching the sunset
Day 5
  • Cast a reel from Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach
  • Rent a cabana or pitch a beach umbrella and relax the day away Sand Key Park
Day 6
  • Sail away on Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise guided by the calm water of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Make plans to catch a Tampa Bay Rays Baseball game at Tropicana Field
Day 7
  • Start your shopping adventure at Hyde Park Village in Tampa
  • Enjoy waterfront views of coastal Florida while on a StarLite Cruises dinner exursion
Day 8
  • Visit Busch Gardens for up-close animal encounters and world-class thrill rides
Day 9
  • Explore the Hillsborough River through a 16,000-acre wilderness park and discover the natural Florida
Day 10
  • Drive to Orlando
  • Depart from Orlando International Airport


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