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