Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
Best in the U.S. beaches, authentic beach towns, and an overlay of arts and culture that rivals America’s most iconic cities, it’s no wonder St. Pete/Clearwater is the most popular U.S. tourism destination on the Gulf of Mexico.
Tripadvisor® named St. Pete Beach “Best Beach in the U.S.” in 2021, and Madeira Beach grabbed the No. 9 spot. St. Pete/Clearwater is the only Florida destination with beaches in the Top 10 and the area has now had Tripadvisor’s No. 1 beach in the U.S. four of the last six years and five of the last 10 years (2012, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021).
New museums, sought-after exhibitions, and some of the world’s most treasured permanent collections affirm the area’s reputation as an arts mecca and cultural hotspot. The mind-bending Dalí Museum is a must-see for even casual lovers of art, and the new Imagine Museum in St. Pete’s up-and-coming Central Arts District presents the definitive story of the Contemporary American Studio Glass movement, expanding on the area’s existing Chihuly Collection. One need only walk the streets of St. Pete to see dozens of world-renowned murals, each worthy of gallery space, but free and inspiring to all.