Urban Escape on the Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

Travel Info

  • Arrive: Tampa International Airport
  • 10 Days
  • Depart: Tampa International Airport

Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater

Price from £1545

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 1-3

Loews Don CeSar Hotel

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

When you arrive at the striking Don CeSar hotel with its signature pink hue and grand architecture, you’ll feel like you’re in a dream. And with the Spa Oceana, 24-hour fitness centre and one of the best locations on St Pete Beach, you’re not going to wake up anytime soon.

Things to do...

  • Make the most of the location of the Don CeSar Hotel and walk for a matter of minutes to St Pete Beach, the perfect place to hire a sunbed and relax in the sun on perfectly white sand.

  • Snorkel in the beautiful waters of Egmont Key wildlife refuge. Keep your eyes open and you may even spot dolphins.

  • Sample delicious coastal cuisine with a great selection of places to eat near St Pete Beach.

  • Enjoy fine cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients at The Don CeSar Hotel

  • Visit the nearby 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House, which is highly recommended for both lunch and dinner.

  • Make your way to downtown St Petersburg for a great range of dining options.

  • Visit Sundial St. Pete for a one-stop shopping destination located in Downtown St Petersburg, featuring an exclusive selection of shops restaurants and salons.

  • Take a trip to Westfield Countryside, which is conveniently located in the centre of Clearwater, with an array of retail options on offer.

  • Pick up any supplies you need at Publix Super Market at Dolphin Village SC

  • Sample Floridas native wildlife at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, just an 11 minute drive from the Don CeSar

  • Play golf at Twin Brooks Golf Courses

Travel by car

  • From: Tampa International Airport
  • To: The Loews Don CeSar Hotel
  • 27 miles, 30 minutes
On route...

You will drive over the Howard Franklin bridge, offering amazing views of Old Tampa Bay.

Day 4-9

Clearwater Cottages

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

Stay at Clearwater Beach rental cottages in Clearwater Beach, ideal for a relaxing and secluded stay. Clearwater Cottages provides the perfect accommodation to enjoy the treasures of Clearwater Beach. The cottages are ideally located less than a minute walk from the beach.

Things to do...

  • There are a number of great bars and restaurants in Clearwater Beach. Work your way down Mandalay Avenue and you’ll be sure to find cuisine that will satisfy your taste buds.

  • Enjoy waterfront views of coastal Florida while on a StarLite Cruises dinner excursion

  • Relax and enjoy the sunshine on Clearwater Beach

  • Sail away on Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise guided by the calm water of the Gulf of Mexico

  • Rent jet skis or paddle boards to get out on the water.

  • Start your shopping adventure at Hyde Park Village in Tampa

  • Stroll along Mandalay Avenue and Poinsettia Avenue and you will be sure to find a shop that takes your fancy.

  • Take in some greenery and relax at one of the beautiful parks, such as McKay Park, Mandalay Park and Pier 60 Park.

  • Rent a cabana or pitch a beach umbrella and relax the day away at Sand Key Park.

  • Take a ferry to nearby Caladesi Island State Park to experience the state’s wildlife and stunning scenery first hand.

  • Visit Brusch Gardens for up-close animal encounters and world-class thrill rides

  • Explore the Hillsborough River through a 16,000-acre wilderness park and discover natural Florida

  • Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Travel by car

  • From: The Loews Don CeSar Hotel
  • To: Clearwater Cottages
  • 32 miles, 45 minutes
On route...

If you want to enjoy coastal views on your drive, take the Gulf Boulevard.

Day 10

Last day of the holiday

  • Sadly, all good things have to come to an end

  • Drive to Tampa and depart from Tampa International Airport.

Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater Holiday from £1545

Price includes compact car hire and room only. Our team of Florida travel experts will endeavour to get you the best deal.

Travel by car

  • To: Clearwater Cottages
  • From: Tampa International Airport
  • 20 miles, 30 minutes
On route...

You’ll drive across Courtney Campbells Causeway, which connects Tampa’s Rocky Point and mainland Tampa.

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