Visit St Pete/ClearwaterVisit St Pete/ClearwaterWelcome to St Pete/Clearwater, one of the best-kept secrets on Florida’s West Coast. With 56 kilometres of award-winning beaches, world-class art and culture, and an abundance of outdoor activities, it’s no wonder our little piece of paradise is a favourite getaway for Canadians.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians flock to our area to partake in a vast array of relaxing and invigorating options, including fishing, boating, dining, golf, museums, outdoor adventure, and visiting the ever-popular Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training home in Dunedin. We are honoured to host tourists from all across the beautiful country of Canada and recognize the importance of providing the most accurate and timely information to keep you apprised of new and exciting developments in our area.

We’re proud to showcase just a few of the places and spaces that make our area so special. It is our hope that you and your family, friends, significant others, and relatives will choose St Pete/Clearwater as your next vacation spot. Having lived and worked in this beautiful destination for decades, we hope that you will enjoy St Pete/Clearwater as much as we do. Whether you’re celebrating a special milestone, or creating new memories, there’s no doubt about the allure of this gem on Florida’s West Coast. And we know once you visit, you’ll feel exactly the same way.

For more information, www.VisitStPeteClearwater.com; Canada Toll Free: 800-345-6710

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To help you get started on your exploration of the St Pete/Clearwater area, we’ve counted down the top 10 experiences Canadians have to have. Here goes:

10. Enjoy a classic grouper sandwich from Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill, Clearwater Beach.Visit St Pete/Clearwater

9. Take a sunset sailing cruise from Dolphin Landings, St Pete Beach.

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8. Visit the historic Greek Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs.

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7. Find irresistible shopping in Gulfport’s quaint artists’ haven.

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6. Savour four days and nights of free jazz at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Coachman Park.

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5. Experience romance with a massage for two at the Spa Sanctuary at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa.

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4. Go biking on the 64-kilometre Pinellas Trail and stop to explore the unique communities along the way.

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3. Sports fans can cheer on Grapefruit League action during Spring Training and hit the links on over 50 golf courses in St Pete/Clearwater

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2. Put on your walking shoes and explore downtown St Pete’s new Dalí Museum, Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts and more!

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1. Pick your favourite beach in St Pete/Clearwater, grab your beach bag and chair and spend the day writing all those “wish you were here” postcards for your loved ones back in Canada.

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And Then…There Was Light
Few cities hold a world record for their sunshine, unless you’re St Petersburg. Are you wearing your sunglasses? If not – put ‘em on. Beginning in 1967, Mother Nature showered the city with 768 consecutive days of sunshine, earning it a well-deserved place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Nicknamed the “Sunshine City”, St Petersburg still averages 361 sunny days every year. And for more than 75 years, St Petersburg’s Evening Independent newspaper gave copies away for free on days the sun did not shine.

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