Consistently voted as one of the best beaches in the country, the whites sand beaches of St. Pete Beach and Clearwater are travel popular destinations for travelers around the world, as well as Floridians looking for a short staycation. Located less than two hours by car from Orlando, this is a perfect place for couples looking to escape the chaos of wedding planning and take some time to de-stress and refocus on each other.
What to Do
Traveling along Gulf Boulevard is very easy with the Beach Trolley. The trolley stops are identified by small signs with an image of the sun. Along the way, you can stop at multiple beach bars and restaurants. One popular area in St. Pete Beach for nature lovers to visit is Fort de Soto Park & Beach which is made up of five interconnected islands and offers a nice break from the crowds in Clearwater.
When the sun begins to set, make sure to head to Pier 60 where there is a nightly sunset festival (weather dependent) with vendors and artists. There are also relaxing sunset and dinner cruises from Clearwater where there is a high chance of getting a glimpse of the many playful dolphins.
The St. Pete Beach and Clearwater area have something for couples who are just looking to relax to couples are looking for more adventurous experiences.
Where to Stay
There are many beach resorts in both St. Pete Beach and Clearwater. These accommodations include high-end hotels such as the Vinoy Park Hotel and The Don CeSar in St. Pete, as well as the Hyatt Regency and Wyndham Grand in Clearwater. There are also smaller beach hotels and motels along Gulf Boulevard such as the Postcard Inn on the Beach in St. Pete Beach.