Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by leanne11, Aug 11, 2004.
beach trip to busch gardens in jan. for couple days?nice there? suggestions
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The Tampa area has a few very nice beaches. This link may help you to find something for your family:
My votes in that area would be Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Clearwater is ok too as is St. Pete
Here is another link:
I have been doing beach research for a month now for our upcoming trip. We are just visiting the beach for one day and we have chosen Siesta Key, which is a 2 hr. drive from WDW but has this sand that is supposed to be unbelievable, like walking in flour they say...it was judged as best sand in the world. Here is that link if you would like to check it out:
Siesta Key Beach
We just got back from spending 2 days at St Pete Beach after spending a week visiting grandma in Spring Hill and 5 days in Orlando.
You didn't say how old your kids were, but we stayed at the Alden Beach Resort at St Pete Beach. It's right on the gulf, the beach is really very pretty. The hotel is reasonable priced -- check out their website. It's very clean, a little old, but certainly not outdated. They have 2 swimming pools, a playground area for little kids, beach volleyball for bigger kids. We stayed in a Lanai suite which had a private balcony overlooking the gulf. It had a living/dining area with a sofa sleeper (right by the balcony, then a very small kitchenette, a nice size bathroom, and then a bedroom with 2 queen beds. Oh, they also had 2 lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard, ping pong, game room, a large patio area with gas grills if you want to cook out.
My kids are 15 and 16 and loved it. So did I!
We just stayed(June) at the red roof inn on Clearwater beach. The beach was right across the street from the hotel. It was great. Very clean, nice heated pool with an pizza place and ice cream palor right next door. Very friendly staff and NO bugs!
We stayed a few years ago at the Clearwater Beach Hilton. It is like most of the hotels on the beach, somewhat used looking, but it has great location of all the hotels (we think) and it was kid friendly. In fact there is a huge play structure right next to the hotel.
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