Clearwater Beach Best Florida Beaches October

From award-winning beaches, to the biggest pride celebration in Florida, to the incredible arts and culture scene, here’s why you should visit the Gulf Coast’s most diverse destination this year.

Whether it’s a bustling arts and culture scene, a larger-than-life party or simply a relaxing week in the sun you’re after, St. Pete/Clearwater on Florida’s west coast is the perfect spot for your 2022 travels.

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The dazzling sands of Clearwater Beach entice tens of thousands of us Brits every yearCredit: Getty - Contributor
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The beautiful beach at St Pete, Florida has miles of miles of wide sandy beachesCredit: Getty

Not only home to breath-taking beaches that have been voted some of the very best across the whole of America, St. Pete/Clearwater offers a a huge list of attractions that can be enjoyed by everyone, from the youngest to the oldest visitors.

To make your holiday planning a little bit easier, we’ve rounded up the top events and attractions in the destination this year.

  1. The new St. Pete Pier – a waterfront playground for all ages

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St Pete Pier promises to be a top draw

Opened in 2020, the new $92m St. Pete Pier offers the Southeast’s largest waterfront attraction.

Surrounded by the warm Tampa Bay waters, it brings entertainment, dining, shopping, and even an urban beach to the already vibrant downtown St. Pete area.

It has over 26 acres of space devoted to artworks and installations from local and international artists.

All that culture is sure to work up an appetite and luckily St Pete Pier has five dining options, including two large restaurants; Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, serving up fresh local seafood, and Teak, a Florida-themed family-friendly spot, serving local seafood as well as vegan and gluten free options.

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The St. Pete Pier is also home to the Tampa Bay Discovery Centre, operated by Tampa Bay Watch, featuring interactive displays, presentations and tours on conserving local wildlife.

  1. The 20th anniversary of St. Pete Pride

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Reveller enjoys St Pete's Pride

While the city always throws an incredible party for St. Pete Pride, this year’s event marks the 20th anniversary and is sure to be bigger and better than ever before.

Already one of the biggest pride celebrations in the USA and the largest in Florida, and with over 250,000 people expected to join in on the fun, this year’s festivities will take place throughout the month of June.

Showcasing the best of the city, the month-long celebrations will feature over-the-top parade floats, lavish costumes, live performances, and a firework spectacular along St. Pete’s beautiful waterfront.

 If there has ever been a year St. Pete Pride is not to be missed, it’s surely 2022!

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