No need to leave your beach chair…

No need to leave your beach chair…

One of the most popular things to do in our area is “Watching the sunset”

Mother Nature has blessed the Tampa Bay area with the most magical sunsets, cloudy or not…it’s always such an amazing display of beauty!

We have gathered some breathtaking images for you. And best of all, that’s an “activity” you can do without leaving your own private balcony or the beach chair right in front of your favorite Home Away From Home !


Farmer’s Markets and more…

From Farmer’s Markets and Indie Markets to Art Shows…

It doesn’t matter if you just want to stock up your vacation rental with fresh produce or meats or, if you are looking for a treasure to take home with you, there are so many open air markets going on in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area! Here are just a few you may want to check out while you are visiting our Tampa Bay Beaches:

St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market

When: Every Saturday (October-May) from  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Every Saturday (June-August) from  9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Al Lang Stadium (October – May) and Williams Park (June – August)

Can’t miss: This market is the largest market in the southeast U.S. with about 10,000 visitors on a typical Saturday!

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Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market

When: Every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from June-September and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. October-May

Where: Beach Blvd in Gulfport

Can’t miss: This year round market in the Waterfront district features 50+ vendors each week! Check out the local goods while walking along Beach Blvd.

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St. Pete Beach Corey Avenue Market

When: Every Sunday (October-May) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: 300 Corey Avenue

Can’t miss: With up to 75 vendors each Sunday, this market puts an emphasis on local fresh and organic food.

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Madeira Beach Mid-Week Market

When: Wednesday. (Oct-Aug) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: On Madeira Way, between Tom Stuart Causeway and Gulf Blvd

Can’t miss: After perusing the open air market, swing by Madeira Beach for a perfect beach stroll.

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Treasure Island Open Air Market

When: Fridays (Dec 5-April 24) from 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

Where: 1 Park Place

Can’t miss: The produce stand is definitely the biggest draw for locals and visitors.

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Brocante Market

When: First Saturday and Sunday of each month. Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: 2200 2nd Ave S in St. Pete

Can’t miss: With 15,000 square feet of vintage bliss, you’ll be able to spot the items you’ve been on the hunt for!

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Indian Shores Sunday Market

When: Sunday’s (December-May) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 19305 Gulf Blvd.

Can’t miss: This open air market features local and fresh products in the heart of Indian Shores.

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St. Pete Indie Market

When: Once per month

Where: Various locations

Can’t miss: This monthly street faire features the best of all things indie! With 30+ hand selected vendors each month, this market is a must-see in St. Pete!

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Sunday Market at the Don Vista on St. Pete Beach

When: Sunday year round from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: 3300 Gulf Blvd.

Can’t miss: This unique market is housed in the Suntan Art Center. Enjoy exploring beautiful galleries while you buy your market goods!

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All about 4th of July celebrations!

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

All around the Tampa Bay Beaches the skies will light up with rockets red, white and blue glare in celebration of our country’s independence tomorrow! To find out where and when fireworks are happening, please follow this helpful link to our local Paradise News magazine. Many of our beautiful beaches like Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach and Madeira Beach will have massive fireworks displays!

Have fun and be safe celebrating with your families and friends!