This Fourth of July, ditch the cookout and explore the Tampa-St. Petersburg area with a staycation or holistay! Tampa was recently voted the #5 staycation hotspot in the country by WalletHub, and its sister city across the Bay, St. Petersburg, was voted Number 38. With so many hotels, restaurants, and special events in the Tampa Bay area, there's no reason to go out of town for vacation. Here are our favorite places to staycation and holistay in the Bay area, and many of the hotels on our list offer discounts for Florida residents.
For year-round "staycation" and 'holistay things to do in Tampa Bay, check out our Events, Things to Do, and Family pages. There are also more great hotels and restaurants on our Travel and Restaurants pages.
(Cover photo courtesy of Bay Harbor Hotel)