Florida - Tampa / St. Petersburg Vacations

SANDY BEACHES - AND SO MUCH MORE

If the Tampa area were somehow magically transported 100 miles inland, there would still be plenty of exciting reasons to visit. Tampa offers a bustling arts scene, professional sports, upscale shopping - even an African-themed zoo and thrill park. But Tampa, of course, is perfectly placed along the Gulf Coast, enticing tourists to get out and enjoy the perpetually sunny days at coastal parks and white-sand beaches. (Forbes recently named Tampa the fifth best outdoor city in America.)

Nearby St. Petersburg also offers many fine examples of serene sands and metropolitan conveniences. When guests aren't enjoying the warm, Gulf waters, they can tour one of six museums, visit art galleries, and enjoy quality shopping and dining - all on or near the waterfront. Much of the dining and entertainment can be found on the Pier, which includes a multi-story inverted pyramid with an observation deck that affords excellent sunset views.

Endless Vacation Rentals offers one and two-bedroom luxury condos in the middle of it all, each with the quality views and comforts you would expect in a home away from home.
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The Resort Club at Little Harbor
Ruskin, FL US
Secluded between Tampa and Sarasota, this Caribbean-style resort is situated on 124 acres and is surrounded by harbors, marinas, and Tampa Bay. Enjoy a half mile of secluded white sandy beach. Take a dip in one of two heated pools or sit in the hot tub. Play tennis on one of three courts, beach volleyball, or basketball. Enjoy the fitness center, the children's playground, the shuffleboard court, the horseshoe field. The resort hosts two restaurants and a tiki bar as well.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Please check with resort for smoking policy.
Grand Shores West
North Redington Beach, FL US
Located in North Redington Beach, Grand Shores West is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay. Here you can swim along the resort's beach or in the outdoor pool, or try the water sports available on site. The resort provides a fleet of sailboats and catamarans, volleyball, free sailing lessons; for just outside your door are the white sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf. Amentities and special services include a sixteen foot jacuzzi and free beach cabanas.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Parking Restrictions: Limited parking onsite
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 250.00 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Sand Pebble Resort
Treasure Island, FL US
Sand Pebble Resort has an ideal location right on the beach in beautiful Treasure Island. The white sandy beach is filled with seashells and Florida's magnificent sun. The gulf is serene and the blue ocean is just spectacular! The resort's outdoor pool is also a gathering place and a fun way to meet new people. Guests appreciate the convenience of being able to walk to John's Pass, a village with tons of restaurants and interesting things to do. Families will enjoy vacationing here with a children's pool and a game room. There's a playground a mile away and live entertainment nearby.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Resort non-smoking policy.
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Old elevator will still be in service while the new elevator is installed.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • One bedroom "B" units do not have a view of the gulf or controls for heating and air-conditioning. The controls are located in the "A" side of the unit.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 29 U.S. dollars for Studio, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 31 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 33 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 44 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 48 U.S. dollars for 3 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Legacy Vacation Club Indian Shores
Indian Shores, FL US
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, Legacy Vacation Club Indian Shores offers a tranquil location from which to explore the Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg areas. It's just the place to discover everything this captivating region has in store beautiful beaches, championship golf, fabulous shopping and more! Resort amenities include a fishing pier, sauna, outdoor swimming pool and sun deck. Major attractions such as Busch Gardens and the Museum of Science and Industry are nearby for great family vacation fun. "

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Saturday

Important Information
  • No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Credit card imprint required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Confirmation is required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is 100 U.S. dollars. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 30 U.S. dollars for Studio, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 35 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 45 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Parking Restrictions: Limited parking on site, No RV parking
Eat...

Mema's Alaskan Tacos (Tampa). This popular Ybor's district restaurant is a great place to go after hours (until 3 a.m. on weekends) and offers traditional Mexican fare. Other menu items include tofu tacos and - of course - those namesake tacos prepared by frying the meat and taco shell together.

Z Grill (St. Petersburg). This hip, urban restaurant recently underwent a makeover and now better reflects the skateboard culture of chef Zack Gross. The food, however, is as enticing as ever: Gross was recently named a James Beard semifinalist.

Play...

Go on a family thrill-ride adventure. Tampa's Busch Gardens is a theme park and African-themed zoo wrapped into one. Get face-to-face with exotic animals at "Jungala," then get your heart pumping on one of several world-class coasters.

Get your sports fix. The Tampa/St. Petersburg area host three major sports teams: baseball's Rays, football's Buccaneers and hockey's Lightning. St. Petersburg also hosts a Grand Prix auto racing event annually.

Play on the Pier. St. Petersburg's unique Pier offers many ways to shop, dine and play. The ground floor of this smartly designed "inverted pyramid" features shops and cafes, as well as places to feed the pelicans or book a tour. The top floor sports an observation deck and a restaurant.

Take a walk in Abercrombie Park (St. Petersburg). Locals love this beautiful park where they can walk their dog, wander the beach, or simply sit and enjoy amazing views of the inlet.

Day trip to Disney. Visitors planning a trip to the Tampa area often forget that Orlando, the world's theme park capital, is just a 1.5-hour drive away.

Explore...

Madeira Beach. This family friendly, 2-mile stretch of toe-hugging white sand is easily accessible from several parks. The beach is also home to the popular John's Pass Village, a launching spot for tours and a destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Sunken Gardens (St. Petersburg). These city-owned botanical gardens feature thousands of colorful plants and a kid-friendly butterfly garden. Modestly priced, the Sunken Gardens offer a great way for a family to enjoy a "down" day.

Shop...

Bay Walk (St. Petersburg). Retail stores such as Ann Taylor and Chico's help make up this relatively new, Mediterranean-themed shopping, dining and entertainment complex.

Old Hyde Park Village (Tampa). Talbot's, Pottery Barn and Brooks Brothers are just a couple of the more than 70 shops that call this South Tampa shopping destination home.