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Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, St Pete-Clearwater houses stunning turquoise water beaches and holds the title of most consecutive days of sunshine in the world (768 to be exact). Access to some of Florida's top beaches like Treasure Island and Clearwater Beach, provides unique opportunities for watersport activities in a bustling tourist city. St Pete and Clearwater are both cities rich with culture, even housing the Dali Museum, which features the most Dali pieces outside of Spain. Not to mention the prevalent Spanish and Cuban culture that blends well into the vibrant nightlife of the city.
To get to Clearwater Beach from the airport, you can catch a ride in a Lyft or Uber, grab a taxi, or rent a car through Swoop's car rental booking platform. For a more frugal option, you can book a shuttle through PIE's Airport Shuttles or hop on public transportation.
For more information, you can check out the Transportation Services on the St Pete-Clearwater International website.
Once you’re in the city, there are even more options for getting around! Jump on a free trolley to the city's major destinations, take the Clearwater Ferry, use Electric Bikes/Scooters, try out the Free Ride Beach Service, ride in style in a Scoot Coupe, or use a taxi or rideshare service.
When in St Pete-Clearwater (Tampa Bay), there are lots of easy ways to save money.
Firstly, you can save big by purchasing the CityPass in advance, which gives you 50% off admission at five local tourist hotspots. The hotspots include the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Busch Gardens, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), and the Florida Aquarium.
One activity is the Clearwater Beach sunset celebration which takes place every night. The celebration showcases jugglers, musicians, and countless more entertainers. Oh, did we mention it's free? Yeah, it's free.
Well-priced bike rentals from Kafe Racer are a great way to spend the afternoon. They have rentals options from cruisers to electric bikes from around $24 a day. With access to many bike trails, including Pinellas trail, you can venture from downtown St Pete-Clearwater to Tarpon Springs.
Fort De Soto Park is a must-see beach in the area with lagoon pools and a pirate ship-themed playground, making it perfect for a family day-out. Day trips to the beach are one of the best ways to enjoy St Pete-Clearwater while still being cost-effective.
St. Pete-Clearwater is referred to as the "Sunshine City" for its Guinness World Record of 768 consecutive days of sunshine, that's over two years of continuous sunshine!!! Make sure to pack your sunscreen, come prepared with sun hats and shades and drink plenty of water!