St. Pete Beach may be just miles away from home, but it’s a world apart from ordinary. This sparkling shoreline cloaked in a pristine stretch of sugar-soft sand makes the perfect playground for anyone looking to make a break from the mundane. Ranked among the top 10 beaches in the country for the fifth year in a row by TripAdvisor, one of the world’s top vacation destinations sits just a short drive over the bridge from Tampa and just 90 minutes west of Orlando. Less travel time also means more time for over 201 things to do for families and kids of all ages this summer at TradeWinds Island Resorts!

When it comes to planning a vacation or a staycation, three things factor into choosing the right getaway location; a beautiful and unique setting, an array of activities available and how difficult it is to get there. TradeWinds certainly gets points for all three, and the wide expanse of shoreline located right on the sunset capital of Florida is a beautiful backdrop for a relaxing beach vacation in St. Pete Beach. It’s not just the sunsets either! St. Pete Beach is home to the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine at 768. The Gulf of Mexico is also home to some of the clearest and warmest waters in the world surrounded by plenty of things to see, do and taste too!

A vacation in St. Pete Beach is also packed with plenty of new experiences for any type of traveler. At TradeWinds, families with children are sure to enjoy an array of kids’ drop-off camps at the KONK club, plus beach crafts, sunset s’mores and more! Parents can sit back and relax in their own private cabana, around one of the many bars or pools scattered across 31 resort acres. Live music from some of the most talented performers in the area provide the soundtrack to your ultimate island escape during your staycation in St. Pete Beach. Big kids and teens will have a blast too, with access to all kinds of extreme aquatic toys like jet skis, parasails and a water jetpack, or low-key endeavors like paddleboards and floating cabanas. One must-do on any summer bucket list is three stories of exhilarating fun that sits right on the beach. Just try to zip down one (or all three!) of the High Tide Slide’s shoots without a huge smile and an even bigger splash!

The fun doesn’t stop there! Sip your way around the best bars on St. Pete Beach, each with their own signature spin and island flair found in creative and classic nautical cocktails! Take the TradeWinds bar crawl challenge to up the fun factor – hit all nine of their bars on property, and get a stamp to prove it. Winners walk away with an awesome t-shirt! Tropical summer flavors can be found in dishes and drinks all over St. Pete Beach, too! The location right on the Gulf of Mexico means eateries have access to the most delicious seafood you could imagine, plus tropical temperatures means tropical fruits and vegetables are seamlessly incorporated into creative dishes. RumFish Grill is a fan favorite, allowing guests to bask in the glow of a 33,500 aquarium while they enjoy the freshest and most flavorful fish. You don’t have to travel far to take your taste buds on a trip to another continent at Palm Court Italian Grill, TripAdvisor’s #1 rated restaurant in St. Pete Beach. There’s no better way to end a day of vacation in St. Pete Beach full of fun in the sun than with a luxurious meal full of mouthwatering Mediterranean delights!

So if you’re ready to trade the daily grind for daily grins, your tropical paradise awaits at TradeWinds for a vacation or staycation in St. Pete Beach. There’s no better place to just let go – just a short drive away! Book now for low mid-week rates or pick your passion in a variety of value-packed packages. And don’t forget to reserve your space for fun-filled summer holiday celebrations. Memorial Day is sold out, but you may still be able to reserve your place in the sun for Fourth of July and Labor Day. You can also call TradeWinds’ on-site vacation advisors at 866.311.9095. They’re available daily 7 am to 11 pm EDT and can help you book your perfect getaway, and get the most beach for your buck!