Things to Do Nearby

Sand, Sun, and Fun

Award-winning beaches are within a 30-45 minute drive from your hotel in Clearwater and St. Pete.  On the Gulf shore, you’ll find all the usual beach activities.  Jet-ski rentals, para-sailing, boat outings, fishing charters, and of course white sand beaches, seashells, and surf. 

 

On the Town in Tampa

Ybor City, once the “Cigar Capital of the World”, still hosts a few factories where cigars are produced in the old tradition —J.C. Newman Cigar CompanyTampa Sweethearts Cigar Company.  This restored historic neighborhood retains its Cuban heritage with restaurants and a lively bar district and independent breweries.

International Plaza and Bay Street, located just minutes north of the Embassy Suites is a hub of luxury shopping and a wide variety of dining options.

 

Theme Parks Near and Far

Busch Gardens, located within a 20-30 minute drive, is home to more than 12,000 animals from 300 different species. It also has thrilling rides and family-friendly entertainment to fill days and nights with fun.

    Walt Disney World Resorts are one hour away. You can fill a week with visits to its theme parks

    and water parks

    Universal Resorts has its own collection of theme parks just 1.5 hours away.