Just the name itself makes Treasure Island sound like an enchanting place to visit. This small city of about 6,000 people is a laid-back, seaside paradise in Pinellas County, Florida, with easy access to bigger cities such as St. Petersburg and Tampa. The city's location on a barrier island along the Gulf Coast creates the environment Treasure Island is most well-known for - long, white, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Along these beaches are many bistros, cafes, and little shops. The small size of the city makes it easy to get around, especially from the beaches to the downtown area, where you will find many restaurants and shops. The Beach Trolley, which has stops on almost every block along Gulf Boulevard, makes it easy to get around the city and nearby communities. It doesn't matter if you are traveling alone, as a couple, or as a family with young children, because there are attractions and activities suitable for all ages and every travel style. Below are our Top 5 best things to do in and around Treasure Island.
Most Fun Things to Do at Treasure Island:
Take a Thrilling Ride in The Sky Parasailing! - The best way to see Treasure Island from the sky and spend an exciting day in and over the water is with a parasailing adventure. Parasailing the Pass is the sole provider of such adventures in the city, and trained staff provide a safe environment that allows you to see the coastline while soaring high above the water. The company also offers dolphin and scenic nature tours by boat. Parasailing The Pass is located at world famous Gators Cafe & Saloon. They offer an exhilarating yet relaxing experience for the entire family. Come see Florida from a different perspective high in the sky! Your safety and your satisfaction is their number one goal. With that being said weather is always permitting. They're also USCG Licensed & Insured. Captain Anthony Lombardo is a master captain. With his eighteen years of experience in the water sports industry, he guarantees you will have a smile on your face. Their boat is a 31ft Ocean Pro built by Commercial Water Sports named Chute'n The Breeze. Give them a call to book your flight today!
Tee off at Dunedin Golf Club
- Even top golfers from
around the country make a stop at Dunedin Golf Club when they are in the area. The long-standing course designed by architect Donald Ross has many of his signature design features to keep golfers of all levels on their toes. Dunedin Golf Club is one of the top clubs in the Tampa Bay area. When you tee off, you follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest golfers of all times: Al Watrous, Babe Zaharais, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Bobby Cruickshank, Byron Nelson, Cyril Walker, Gene Sarazen, Harold "Jug" McSpaden, Horton Smith, Jimmy Demaret, Louise Suggs, Sam Snead, Tommy Armour, Walter Hagan, the great Babe Zaharias and Patty Berg from the LPGA. Open to the public. 18-hole course. Private and Group lessons available with a PGA Professional. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served. #4 in the U.S. Best Value Golf Course.
>Take a Yoga Class on the Beach
- You are likely aware of the relaxation and benefits that come with doing yoga, so imagine how much better it is with your toes in the soft sand, a refreshing breeze coming off the ocean, and the sound of waves lapping the shore. Caddy's on the Beach has a private beach area where staff host yoga with a certified instructor every Friday at 6:30-7:30 pm for Sunset yoga, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am. All levels welcome! After your session, grab a bite to eat and stick around for live music. 7 days a week. They have a picture perfect beach, infamous BBQ and amazing sunsets. Other menu items include calamari, sesame crusted ahi tuna, house made crab cakes, and key lime pie for dessert. Their house specialties are Sand Dollar chicken, with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes, Seafood Mac N Cheese, and a Grouper dinner. They offer complimentary chairs and umbrellas for their guests. You can relax and stretch out on the beach. Look for them on facebook or caddys.com.
Rent a Boat!
- One of the most adventurous
ways to see the area around Treasure Island is with a boat rental. Treasure Isle Boat Rentals have affordable options to get you started on a coastal adventure. Sail out with a refreshing sea breeze on a hot, sunny day and enjoy the stunning coastal views before setting out to explore the attractions at nearby places, including Clearwater Beach, Tierra Verde, and Boca Ciega Bay Aquatic Preserve. They are located in the middle of the Tampa Bay Beaches in Treasure Island between Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach Florida. Their boat rental prices include: a Cooler, Bimini Top, Nautical Chart, Safety Equipment & Orientation. All rentals require a photo ID, security deposit, and a Boaters License as may be required per Florida Law. Pontoons boats seat up to 15 people and rent for $400 for 4 hours or $500 for 8 hours. Fuel is not included.
Experience a World-Class Museum - housed in a building that is just as intriguing as the art stored inside. Salvador Dali was a world-renowned artist known for his unique and sometimes bizarre works of art; the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg houses the most extensive compilation of his pieces outside of his home country, Spain. The building itself is an architectural wonder, with distinctive glass formations and a spiral staircase inside the entrance. A labyrinth and Fountain of Youth are also on-site, and complimentary tours are available. On the waterfront of Tampa Bay, the Avant-garden creates a unique environment of learning and tranquility. The Mathematical Garden allows students to experience the relationship between math and nature. The Dali Museum Avant-garden was inspired both by the local flora and by Dali's fascination with duality, art and nature, the Apollonian and the Dionysian. Along the west side of the building, concrete paving, a split stone staircase, bushes and flowering plants show you how to access the Museum. Pineland acacia, verbina glandularia, and wild petunias, line the entry path and attract butterflies, dear to Dali as transformative creatures.
Consider Treasure Island (arr arrr) on the west Gulf coast of Florida for any season of the year!
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