VOLUME VII                                      FLORIDA'S  SUNCOAST - JUNE, 2018                                 NUMBER 6

This month we are taking a trip on the Clearwater Ferry to Clearwater Beach. The Ferry charges $8 round-trip ($6 for Seniors) and is a pleasant alternative to the bumper-to-bumper traffic and $3/hr parking charges at the beach.

The Ferry handles 21 passengers comfortably. It makes a loop every hour with four stops 15 minutes apart.

The ride is short but you might see a pirate ship, a jet boat or maybe even the guardians of our coastline. Clearwater Ferry website.
The first Ferry stop is at the busy and colorful waterfront across from the beach. From here you might take a boat tour on a pirate ship, book a fishing charter or rent a Sea-Doo and do your own tour. Now on to the beach!
You'll quickly see why Clearwater Beach is always rated high in the top beaches of the World. Last year it was rated #1!

Miles of white sugar sand greets you along with the famous Pier 60, where there's a "show" every evening as everyone awaits a new sunset that paints the entire sky varying shades of pinks and orange before and after the globe descends into the Gulf to the West ushering in another pleasant, sub-tropical evening.

Street performers at the Pier may include acrobats, magicians or fire eaters. Local vendors display their crafts as well.
Mandalay Avenue runs North and South just off the beach and is a mecca for diners, souvenier hunters and shoppers.

You'll find Hooters and Starbucks as well as local icons like Frenchy's, Cody's and The Beachcomber and other snack, ice cream and souvenier shops.
Palm Pavilion is right on the beach serving lunch, dinner and "free" spectacular sunsets daily!

Are you an RVer?
Visit our other travel website where we share info about routes, reviews of campgrounds
and "Mom & Pop" restaurants, trip planning tips and work camping  resources.
It's all on our Snowbird RV Trails website.

Your Visitor's Guide
to Tampa Bay!

Whether you are here on vacation, spring break or a quick business trip, take time to relax and enjoy all that Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater Beach have to offer.

Tampa is a cosmopolitan city known for fine dining, upscale shops, spectacular shows, Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo just for starters.

St. Pete holds its own on both the Bay and the Gulf with gorgeous beaches, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball, a vibrant downtown and Gulfside areas.

Clearwater Beach means "the Beach" to most visitors but it's also home to Winter and Hope, the dolphin movie stars in one of the finest aquariums and movie museums in the Country.

Don't forget the fun to be had every afternoon at Pier 60 as locals and visitors alike gather to pay homage to another spectacular sunset.

Where to start? We've mapped some of Tampa Bay's best attractions starting from Tampa International Airport (TIA).
So much to see and do in the Tampa Bay Area! This listing highlights dozens of our favorite must-sees!
Dining to suit every taste can be found nearby. For those on a budget we've listed "economical" eateries.
From outlet stores to boutiques, some shops might fit right in on Rodeo drive. You name it, you can find it here!
County and City Parks abound for hiking, biking, canoeing or just picnicing. Great places to go, relax and enjoy Nature.
A selection from our many area photos highlighting Tampa Bay & other special places on Florida's Suncoast.

Fun things to do in the Suncoast & Tampa Area
Visitor & Attraction Information by City

Keeping an eye
on the Suncoast...

Fun things to do in Bradenton - Clearwater Beach - Dade City - Dunedin
Bradenton, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach,
Dade City, Dunedin
, Dunedin Stroll, 
Clearwater's Cleveland St

Have a blast at Indian Rocks Beach - Indian Shores - Lakeland - Lake Wales
Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores,
Lakeland, Lake Wales

Things to do and places to go in Largo - Oldsmar - Parrish - Pinellas County - Plant City
Largo, Oldsmar, Parrish,
Pinellas County, Plant City

Fun things to do in Sarasota - St Pete - Tampa - Spring Training
Safety Harbor
Sarasota, St Petersburg,
Tampa, Spring Training

Things to do in Thonotosassa - Tarpon Springs - Tierra Verde
Thonotosassa, Tarpon Springs,
Tierra Verde Brooker Creek Preserve

Tampa Bay Area

Winter the Dolphin Live
Tampa Traffic Cams
Clearwater Beach
Pier 60 Beachfront
Sarasota Van Wezel
Siesta Key Beach Live
St Pete Waterfront
Dunedin Live
New Port Richey
WFLA Webcams

FOX 13 Weathercams 

Lots of Beach Days
Tampa Bay

Enjoy our beautiful
Tampa & Suncoast 
Area Parks

Fresh Produce, Arts & Crafts
Farmers' and Open Air


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The best attractions in Tampa Bay for less with Tampa Bay City Pass

The Economical Way
to see the Best Tampa
Bay Area Attractions


1. The Florida Aquarium
2. Busch Gardens Tampa
3. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
4. Clearwater Marine Aquarium

5. Museum of Science and Industry
(MOSI) or The Chilhuly Collection
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