Walking is one of the best ways to enjoy sightseeing and sunshine in St. Pete/Clearwater! Here are some ultra-walkable areas to explore:
Tarpon Springs: Located at the northern end of the St. Pete/Clearwater area, Tarpon Springs boasts a truly authentic Greek culture with many historical and architectural treasures. Visit Dodecanese Boulevard for the famous Sponge Docks district and fabulous Greek cuisine at Mykonos or Hellas. Pop by Tarpon Avenue, the area’s main street, which features many restaurants and shops.
Palm Harbor: Tiny-but-cute downtown Palm Harbor is a nostalgic throw-back to a simpler time. Check out 11th Street between Nebraska Avenue and Florida Avenue for your pick of local restaurants, watering holes and shops. Fireside Pizza Cafe is a friendly little spot with inside and patio dining (bring your pup). Check out the Thirsty Marlin for a tiki bar atmosphere with live music several days a week.
Dunedin: Enjoy Dunedin’s small-town charm as you stroll through its delightful Main Street. Take a walk or bike ride along the Pinellas Trail. Stop at family-owned restaurants (many are dog-friendly, such as Skip’s Bar & Grill) and check out the cute shops. Or meet new friends and enjoy a cold beer at one of the seven breweries within a one-mile radius here.
St. Pete: One of Florida’s best cities to explore on foot, St. Pete is full of fun and local flavor. Discover funky Central Avenue with its many street murals, indie cafes and shops. Upscale Beach Drive and the glistening St. Pete waterfront are perfect places to take a stroll.
Pass-a-Grille: This quaint, historic downtown close to the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay is filled with eclectic shops and restaurants. Check out super-cute 8th Avenue, with shops such as Dody Boutique, carrying stylish beachwear and swimwear. And be sure to have a drink and a grouper sandwich at The Hurricane, a local landmark.
Gulfport: Check out Gulfport’s waterfront restaurants and pubs along Shore Boulevard South, as well as the main thoroughfare, Beach Boulevard, for charming dining, gallery and shopping options. This colorful little town is chock-full of events, too (don’t miss the annual GeckoFest).