Rollicking city beach that's a favorite spot for fun-seekers. Everything from trampoline bungee jumping to fishing off Pier 60 to people watching makes it a lot of fun. Watch out for $1.25 per hour parking meters.
Near: Clearwater, St. Petersburg.
Getting There : Take Route 60 west; it dead-ends at the beach.
Nearby lodging: Many hotels, but I recommend renting a condo if you are staying at least a week; try www.greatrentals.com.