Here on Florida’s Gulf coast you’ll find 35 miles of amazing coastline from secluded stretches of sand and surf, to high-energy ‘see and be seen’ beaches to perfect spots for families to spend the day. Any of them will satisfy anyone with a pair of flip-flops and a desire to turn relaxation into an art form. But those who dare to venture beyond the shore will find a stunning collection of recreational and cultural surprises sprinkled among the area’s 26 communities, each offering a distinct charm, feel and heritage.

From the picturesque Greek sponge fishing town of Tarpon Springs to the Scottish-tinged village of Dunedin, where Highland Games are an annual tradition, your itinerary can be as varied—and unpredictable—as you want it to be. Get out there, fresh-air adventures abound throughout the area with a variety of experiences including paddling mangrove tunnels, biking America’s longest urban trail, Segway tours at sunset and world-class links at dawn. Or, enjoy the thriving cultural scene, from the relaxed to the refined, including the iconic, must see Dalí museum and nearby Chihuly Collection. If you are into stars, our newest local celebrity is a dolphin named Winter, star of the movie “Dolphin Tale.” See her in person at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Experience a getaway with unique and rewarding possibilities –couples or families—there’s something for everyone.