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Get the best of this Gulf Coast fly-drive option with a wonderful mix of vibrant city and beach life, featuring Florida’s happening urban centre of Tampa and two of the liveliest beach destinations.
This is the perfect blend of urban sophistication, with some surprising history, surprising culture and upmarket shopping, all wrapped up in a coastal chic that includes fabulous wildlife opportunities. Gulf Coast vacations boast a fast-developing profile for sports, culture and craft beer, while the nearby coastline offers some of the most idyllic sands in the state, plus several award-winning state parks. We start you in Tampa, where the foodie offerings have become highly notable in recent years and the city’s waterfront is an attraction in itself. Then head for that blissful beach vibe at Clearwater Beach, where the Marine Aquarium is a local icon and must-see territory for the story of Winter the tail-less dolphin. Lunch or dinner at Crabby’s Dockside is also highly recommended. Finally, conclude your coastal sojourn with plenty of time to explore Sarasota, where the heritage of circus impresario John Ringling – one of the richest men on earth in the 1920s – is still strong and extremely compelling, giving rise to great art, theatre and dining in one of Florida’s more overlooked destinations.
Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport
3 Nights in Tampa
The Epicurean Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel, which provides a relaxing and unique experience to guests. It has excellent facilities and activities including an outdoor pool, spa & wellness centre and two onsite restaurants.
3 Nights in Clearwater Beach
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Located in Clearwater Beach, Sheraton Sand Key Resort is in the suburbs and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Sand Key Park and Pier 60 Park, while Captain Blighs Landing and Beach Walk are popular local attractions. Don't miss out on a visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
4 Nights in Sarasota
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sarasota Florida provides a comfortable yet luxurious place to stay, located close to the famous Gulf Coast beaches and overlooking the beautiful Sarasota Bay. You’ll find the modern touches and professional service you need to relax and unwind. The hotel has bright, airy rooms with marina or bay views, featuring TVs, living areas and coffee makers. Upgrade your room for a balcony or patio sitting area. Suites add additional living areas. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and well equipped fitness centre. There is also a bay-view restaurant and cocktail bar onsite.
This tour itinerary is best used with flights into and out of Tampa International Airport although we can change these to Orlando International Airport if you prefer.
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