Across the bay of Tampa is neighbouring St. Petersburg and neighbouring Clearwater. Visitors, particularly travellers from the northern states, come here to escape the cold winters and enjoy the beaches of the ocean and the mild climate. Some of the interesting places to visit include the St. Petersburg Pier, the Johns Pass Dock Shops and Restaurants, the quaint atmosphere of the historic Pass-a-Grille and the soft sand of Indian Rocks Beach.
Historic Key West, on the far southern tip of the continental USA, has a distinctly island feel, with an old architecture and a slow pace. This picturesque and relaxed city is renowned for being home to a variety of well-known writers, including Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway.
Tampa is located on an inlet on the west coast of Florida, just across the bay from St. Petersburg. Tampa is particularly popular with families who come to enjoy its many wildlife-filled attractions. Busch Gardens is the best known, a giant amusement park paired with a zoo with countless things to see and do.