Caladesi Island State park is one of the few untouched islands along the Gulf Coast and it's only accessible by boat. Visitors can kayak through the bayside mangrove forest and walk along the beautiful shores of the beach. There's also a nature trail along the island where guests can see a multitude of animals in their natural habitats. Also on the island is the historic ruins of the Scharrer Homestead, once home to a family who lived in peace on the island. Myrtle Scharrer Betz, who lived in the home, called this place "paradise" in her memoirs.
Located near the area of Clearwater, Fort De Soto Park is a beautiful place to take the children to play in the sand or walk the shore line with a significant other. The sands are sugary white and waters are blue, it really does make for the perfect setting for something special. The grounds are just over 1,100 acres full of natural beauty. With a wonderful beach, play area for the kids, and so much to explore, this is the perfect sunny day outing for a group of friends or a family.
If you're looking for a peaceful escape, Honeymoon Island State Park is the place to find it. As its name suggests, it's a natural getaway with an abundance of activities and amenities to explore. Discover miles of beach and pine forests on a trail as you identify the native wildlife to the area, like horned owls and gopher tortoises. You can partake in activities like paddling, surfing, picnicking at one of their pavilions, or even hold a wedding ceremony near the playground, but the getaway's comforting nature and unforgettable sights truly make the ideal park experience.
Pinellas County Schools was officially formed in Florida in 1912. The district is also famously known for establishing the first adult education program in Florida. This was a result of the influx of returning veterans from WWII who were seeking to complete their education. Today, Pinellas County School District is the seventh-largest district in the state of Florida and the 26th-largest district in the nation containing over 100,000 students.
The Skyway Fishing Pier State Park is home to a grand bridge that spans over Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg to Sarasota providing around the clock fishing for snook, tarpon, group, black sea bass, Spanish Mackeral, and more. Famished? Nearby vendors will supply you with snacks and drinks!
Tropicana Field is home to the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, the stadium also hosts college football. This domed stadium is the only non-retractable Major League Baseball stadium and is the smallest by seating capacity.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater is located in Clearwater at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. It is the largest U.S. Coast Guard air station and is home to nearly 700 USCG aviation and support personnel. The air station’s motto, reflecting its busy pace of operations is “Anytime, Anywhere.”
Aspirations Winery is best known for their fruit juice wine, and their 23 other variations of different wines. They often include fruits other than grapes into their wine including oranges, limes, and blackberries.
Board and Brush is a wood sign studio offering a variety of workshops to create "on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor". While they focus on wood sign workshops, they also offer a variety of materials including glass, chalkboard, canvas pillows, slate, and terra cotta pots. Board and Brush is perfect for a girls' night out, a cute date night, a birthday party or private event, or a new family night! Offerings and designs are always changing, which means you can go back again and again! No experience is needed to attend one of their classes--their staff will provide you with all the tools needed and teach you how to use them as well.
There are several locations around Florida so be sure to find out which location is closest to you! Check out their website to see their current schedule, sign up for a class, or for any updated information. To see upcoming events and designs, or to see previous projects, be sure to follow them on Facebook!
The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.
The mission of Calvary Christian High School is to partner with the Christian home and the church to provide a challenging college preparatory Christian education that equips students to live successfully according to God's plan for their lives.
A one of a kind amusement park, Celebration Station has some epic fun to be had. There are only five of these amusement parks throughout the United States, and one just so happens to be located in Florida. There's bumper boats for those hot days and the days that you just want to beat people up, in a fun and not-dangerous way. There's also an arcade filled with all kinds of games and prizes to be won, mini-golf, go-karts, laser tag, and playland rides like a roller coaster and swings. For those feeling extra jumpy, check out the Eurobungy, which is safe for all ages. This "ride" allows it's users to jump as high as 24 feet into the air and showing off is allowed, so try a flip if you want!
Home of Winter and Hope, the inspirational Dolphins of Dolphin Tales 1 & 2. This well-known aquarium focuses on rescue, rehab and release. "Clearwater Marine Aquarium is fundamentally a hospital for sick and injured marine life. However, what we do is so much more. We inspire the human spirit, through the animals and their stories of survival, which touch all of us. "
Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!
Eckerd College is a small liberal arts college in St. Petersburg. It has a beautiful waterfront campus on the Gulf Peninsula in Tampa Bay. It is a short drive away from some of the state's most beautiful beaches.
FitLife Foods is your stop to pick up on-the-go, pre-prepared, health-conscious meals and snacks. All food at FitLife is made from scratch with 100% all-natural ingredients. With 39 original sauces, 13 spice blends, and over 60 food items to choose from, your taste buds will be on an adventure. Go from pumpkin french toast in the morning, to Bayou shrimp and grits at night, topped off with their Fit Fudge Brownie for dessert. Healthy and delicious is what FitLife Foods is all about. They also offer delivery and a free one-on-one health and wellness training program.
Flippers Pizzeria is a pizza and Italian restaurant that prides itself on bringing you an elevated pizza experience. Every pizza is made with fresh dough, all-natural meats, and hand-picked spices, all baked at 600 degrees in a brick oven. The all-natural ingredients can be found throughout the Flippers menu. In addition to pizza, Flippers offers an assortment of pasta dishes, calzones, sandwiches, breadsticks, and salads. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery are available options at all Flippers locations.
Green Bench is a St. Petersburg brewing company that produces a variety of beers, ciders, and meads. They have sought to educate their guests whilst providing an ambiance conducive to social interaction. They are one of the bravest and most groundbreaking brewing companies on the west coast of Florida and with every endeavor they pride themselves on creativity and providing products made with the absolute best integrity.
Jannus Live is a small music venue that is located in St. Petersburg. Since opening in 1984, there have been countless live music performances in a building that holds just 2,000 concert goers. What started out as originally local musicians only eventually expanded into hosting both local artists and bigger artists when the Red Hot Chili Peppers played there for the first time in 1987. Although they like to stick to the local artists, bigger names do come through here on occasion. The outdoor music venue was refurbished in 2009 but it continues to bring in many musicians and music lovers.
At Murielle Winery, everything is made by hand. By being conscious about energy and sustainability, they are cautious about how the process is done. By taking their time, they were able to lower the sulfate level in their wines, thus making them more organic.
Our mission is to nurture the potential of the whole child and cultivate the growth of a diverse, international community. We provide a respectful and peaceful Montessori environment that promotes academic excellence.
The Pier Aquarium is a private aquarium and marine education science center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at The Pier on the waterfront. Features hands-on activities including a fresh fish theater, touch tank experience and more.
The Pinellas Public Library Cooperative is a cooperative of 26 public libraries in Pinellas County. This includes the 7 branches of the St. Petersburg Library System, the 5 branches of the Clearwater Public Library System, and the 2 branches of the Dunedin Public Library. There is also libraries in Tarpon Springs, Seminole, St. Pete Beach, Safety Harbor, Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Largo, Gulfport, Madeira Beach, and Palm Harbor. Most of these libraries are separate but connected and have their own websites.
Saint Paul's - Clearwater's Independent School has been proudly educating leaders in the Clearwater community for almost 50 years. The intention of its founders was to combine superior academics with Episcopal values of respect, honesty, integrity and inclusiveness. Located on a 12-acre waterfront campus and with programs for Infants through 8th grade.
Facebook group dedicated to supporting families with activities that include regular meetings that focus on parental support and guidance, curriculum planning, adult social nights, date night/childcare swapping, home management help, community learning opportunities, and more.