Florida Welcomed an All-time Record 26 Million Visitors in Q1 2013
April 19, 2013 – April 28, 2013
“Celebrating Clearwater’s award winning white sugar sand with an impressive artistic sand sculpture display, Frenchy’s Sugar Sand Festival is a ten-day festival that celebrates all the reasons Clearwater Beach was recently named “Best Beach Town in Florida”.”
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“Clearwater Beach does it again — recently named Florida’s Best Beach by USA Today ! Famous for its warm shores and powder-white sands, you’ll also enjoy nightly sunset celebrations at Pier 60, up-beat nightlife and your pick of top-rated restaurants serving the area’s classic catch. Clearwater Beach was also honored as “Best For Family Fun” for its many beachside activities and sparkling water in 2011 by Fodors. St. Pete/Clearwater area beaches have earned top accolades throughout the years. Come check out why.”
With beaches and sports galore, it may be hard for some to take notice of the local fever for art, history, and education in Tampa Bay. This Weekly Yelp weaves readers in-and-out of the Bay Area’s top museums, where much of our proud history resides. Strap in and make sure your thinking caps are on tight!
A strong contender for our most-discussed museum is The Dali, and Christina C is a contributor to that stat. “This place is absolutely spectacular. We’ve been to museums in Paris, Sydney, and all over the U.S., but this is definitely one of my favorites – and not one to rush through. These paintings demand attention and contemplation of even their most subtle detail.” Does it get more glowing than that? If you consider yourself a buff of yesteryear, Paul K recommends theSt Petersburg Museum of History. He notes that here, you can find “a detailed look at St. Pete’s contributions to World War II, commercial aviation, and the simplicity of what used to be.”
Clearwater Beats Florida Faves in Media Giant’s Online Poll
The distinction caps an online poll that Gannett’s flagship daily, which has a readership of more than 3-million, launched in January to determine Florida’s best beach.
Did you know that there is a nature preserve close by off of Gulf Blvd?
The Indian Rocks Nature Preserve is off Gulf Boulevard between 9th and 10th Avenue. It is a 9.3 acre preserve with a fishing pier, nature center, walking trails, wild life observation ares and more.
Here is a YouTube video someone posted of a walking/running tour of the park.
You can see some photos of the park on their FaceBook page.