About St. Petersburg/Clearwater

St. Petersburg/Clearwater is a city on Florida’s gulf coast, part of the Tampa Bay area. It’s known for its pleasant weather (hence its “Sunshine City” nickname with an average of 360 days of sunshine), making it popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beach going. Over 35 miles of amazing white powdery beaches await, whether you prefer bustling and action packed, or quiet and secluded. Think of an outdoor pursuit and you can pursue it. Hiking, biking, kayaking, parasailing, boating, fishing – it’s all here year-round – including championship-level golf and luxurious resort and day spas. Or head indoors and discover acclaimed museums, eclectic galleries and one-of-a-kind shopping.

Taxes

  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 12%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 7%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 20%

Airport

  • How many miles from the airport to downtown?
    • Clearwater: approximately 18 miles
    • St. Petersburg: approximately 21 miles
    • St. Pete Beach: approximately 29 miles
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown?
    Approximately $50 one-way
  • How many daily flights into the airport? 262
  • How many daily flights out of airport? 222
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Southwest / AirTran, Delta, United, JetBlue, American, Spirit

Hotels

St. Pete/Clearwater has a total of 16 large meeting hotels, totaling over 500,000 square feet of meeting space and close to 5200 guest rooms. Our meeting hotel properties range from downtown St. Pete with countless shops and restaurants all within walking distance; to our two major beach communities, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach, showcasing America’s best beaches. Not only can you have a meeting room overlooking the Gulf, but a reception on the beach with a live band and dancing is always a hit, too!

The options for a hosting a meeting here are also impressive, from upscale beachfront resorts to gleaming downtown properties—even unique, off-the-beaten-path treasures. 

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Things To Do

Between the weather, beautiful beach front properties and unique off-site activities, such as craft beer trail scavenger hunts, sailing regattas, paddle boarding and world-class museums St. Pete/Clearwater is an ideal meeting destination – whether it be for your pharmaceutical meeting, board retreat, annual conference or incentive meeting.

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Complimentary Services

The warmth of the destination doesn’t just radiate from the sun. Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater provides extensive, reliable meeting planner assistance that will save you hours of research and legwork. We work for you to provide everything you need—at no charge. As a full-service CVB, just a few of the complimentary services we offer are site visit coordination; recommendations on every possible vendor within the destination; print, label and mail your meeting message on promotional postcards to your attendees; social media welcome and engagement during stay with group; welcome signage at Tampa International Airport; registration bags and maps; and registration volunteers and more! 

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Offsite Venues

St. Pete/Clearwater offers unique and beautiful off-site venues like the acclaimed Dalí Museum featuring Salvador Dalí’s unparalleled collection of the famous Spanish artist’s work in America, Morean Arts Center-the first permanent exhibit of Dale Chihuly, a master of glass work with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, Museum of Fine Arts, Yacht Cruises and much more!

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Additional Resources

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Easy to Use Guides

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