When Jim and I first moved to Florida nearly ten years ago I was employed at the Trade Winds Island Grand Resort as a Concierge. That position helped me to learn everything about the Trade Winds property and our entire area in no time at all.
Visitors coming to the west coast of Florida for the first time expect the locals and hotel professionals to guide them towards great vacation experiences.
Needless to say, Tampa Bay offer many options for sporting events such as football and hockey, baseball spring training as well as championship golf courses, fishing charters, dolphin watches and sunset sails too.
You can take in world class art at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete or visit Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Busch Garden’s and the Tampa Lowery Park Zoo are an entire day of fun for the whole family.
But if you are looking for good old fashion fun, great food and a little shopping excursion in a boardwalk setting John’s Pass is the place to be.
JOHN’S PASS – MADEIRA BEACH
You can rent wave runners or take parasailing trips out of the Pass or go on a family fun pirate ship complete with water guns, face painting and dance parties. There are fishing charters that leave from Hubbards Marina too.
There are also ice cream and fudge shops like the well loved Kilwin’s which was originally started on Mackinac Island in 1947.
There are numerous surf shops and boutiques galore. One of my favorite places to stop in is the Spice and Tea Exchange where we purchased our first block of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt years ago.
There’s a Cuban Cigar Shop and a place to taste Florida Wines while relaxing in a comfortable Adirondack chair.
At John’s Pass there are food options for everyone that range from Delosa’s New York Pizza to authentic Thai food at the Thai-Am 2 Restaurant & Sushi. And of course for fish and seafood lovers you can’t beat Scully’s, Waltz Fish Shak or the Friendly Fisherman.
Check out our photo’s and see the many things that are waiting for you on your next visit to the Pass.