TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach is the place to take your friends or family this summer. Their grand lobby provides entertainment nightly such as live music or DJ’s spinning to get people up and dancing! Located right on the sands of South St. Pete, this beachside resort with multiple pools that overlook the Gulf of Mexico, with even a waterslide if you’re looking for some vacation fun!

TradeWinds consists of two resorts, the TradeWinds Island Grand and the Guy Harvey Outpost. Both resorts are directly on Gulf Blvd, with about 200 sandaled steps separating the pair. They offer a variety of water activities for the entire family, including six pools, mini-golf, volleyball, a waterslide, a water park, jet skis, paddle boats and even a mechanical shark named Bucky. With eight bars and six restaurants, there's also plenty of places for drinks and dining without having to leave your hotel!

For Memorial Day weekend, they have special rates for four days and three nights worth of fun. The first summer and holiday package is the Hello Summer Memorial Day Package, which includes a three-night stay between May 25th and May 29th for two adults at either resort. Along with the discounted stay, travelers will receive two tickets to the Hello Summer! Party and Cookout Buffet that TradeWinds is throwing at the Pavilion at Island Grand. The party will be lively with hula hoop contests, games of skill, temporary tattoos and a DJ playing beach music and hits that will make you feel like summer is finally in full force!

On Sunday, May 27th, there will be a holiday carnival and fireworks to start your summer off right. The carnival will include inflatable games such as a boxing ring and a bungee run, as well as an obstacle course and bounce house with carnival games and plenty of other fun. At dusk you'll see fireworks in front of the Island Grand Resort from the sandy shores of St. Pete Beach.

But if you already have plans for Memorial Day weekend, they’re offering another affordable four-day/three-night stay to celebrate the belated birth of America from July 5th-July 9th. This July 4th holiday special will give travelers two tickets to the Stars, Stripes and Smiles Celebration Party and Cookout Buffet on Saturday, July 7th in the Pavilion at Island Grand. The party will include Uncle Sam’s Most Patriotic Costume contest to encourage vacationers to wear their wackiest red, white and blue outfits. Also stay tuned for the Holiday Carnival on July 7th, which will get you in a patriotic mood with a good time for all. End this magical night off with fireworks that light up one of best beaches in the world!

So, if you’re looking for a cheap vacation getaway for either of these summer holidays, look into staying at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, and take advantage of these Summer and Holiday Packages for some fantastic family fun!

For more information on things to do in St. Pete Beach this summer go to 727area, your free local guide to everything in St. Pete, Clearwater, Largo, and the rest of Pinellas County.

Image courtesy of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort.