Your home away from home awaits you on the Gulf of Mexico in the lovely town of Indian Shores. . .

Attractions & Local Dining

Condo is located in Indian Shores, FL in Pinellas County

Nearby Attractions, Rentals, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Pharmacy and Medical Centers

 A good place to look for area information:

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/flffgs/attractions

Pinellas County Attractions:

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/pinellas-ten-fun

Closest Attractions:

John's Pass Historic Fishing Village and Boardwalk - Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction and is located 10 minutes south on Gulf Blvd. This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing pier features more than 100 unique shops, inviting eateries, and an 1,100-foot long pier. Located at 150 Johns Pass Boardwalk (Gulf Blvd), Madeira Beach, 727-393-8230

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/johns-pass

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary - located in Indian Shores. This nonprofit organization is the largest wild bird hospital and rehabilitation center in the United States. The Sanctuary’s goal is to re-introduce injured birds back into the wild. They are open 365 days/year, offer tours and admission is free. It is located at: 18328 Gulf Boulevard,  Indian Shores, FL 727-391-6211 or 727-392-4291 http://www.seabirdsanctuary.com

Ride N Roll Cyclery – Best little bike shop rental on the beach – great customer service! I believe they even have the trailers you pull the kids on the back of the bike with. Located at: 435 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 727-403-4222 http://www.ridenrollcyclery.com

Island Marine Rentals – You can WALK to this one from our condo! They rent boats, kayaks, motor scooters and bicycles. Located just south of our condo at: 20045 Gulf Blvd. Indian Shores FL 727-595-0000 http://www.islandmarinerentals.com

Indian Rocks Beach Boat Rentals – Located at: the Holiday Inn Harbourside

401 2nd Street Slip 10, Indian Rocks Beach, FL (727) 517-1122 http://www.irbboatrentals.com

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf - Voted best mini-golf by Florida Monthly Magazine Readers Located just south of our condo at: 19463 Gulf Blvd. | Indian Shores, FL (727)517-7664 http://smugglersgolf.com

Florida Botanical GardensThe Florida Botanical Gardens inspires and educates visitors by showcasing flora, fauna and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques. Bring the family and spend a day. The Gardens are open every day of the year and admission is free! Located at: 12520 Ulmerton Road Largo 727-582-2100

 

Clearwater Attractions (less than 15 minutes north)

Clearwater Pier 60’s Sunset Celebrations - Every day at Clearwater Beach it is a celebration, a Sunset Celebration! Throughout the year, the evening sunsets are treated royally with a festive crowd and artists at Clearwater Beach's Pier 60. http://fun-florida-getaways.com/pier60.cfm

Captain Memos Pirate Cruise - 25 Causeway Blvd Slip #3 Clearwater, FL 727-446-2587

http://captainmemo.com/index.html

Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Home to “Winter” the dolphin that has the prosthetic tail. The CMA is a nonprofit working aquarium dedicated to public education, marine research, animal assisted therapy, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick or injured marine animals. See dolphins, sea otters, sea turtles, stingrays, and estuaries. They also have a behind the scenes tour and eco boat tour. http://www.seewinter.com/

http://www.seewinter.com/things-to-do/sea-life-safari-boat-tour

 

Classic Cruises http://clearwaterclassiccruises.com/

Tropics Boat Tours/Dolphin Encounters – offers various types of cruises http://www.thetropicsboattours.com/

http://www.thetropicsboattours.com/boat-tours.htm

Seascreamer  - Dolphin Sighting/Thrill boat ride http://www.seascreamer.com

Early Bird Dinner Theater http://www.EarlyBirdDinnerTheatre.com

The Murielle Winery - Come visit Murielle Winery. Wine tastings on most Saturdays. Sit and chat with the wine maker while you taste some of Florida's finest wines. We have been making wine in Florida for over 11 years. Come see what you have been missing. http://www.muriellewinery.com/main.html

Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Baseball Park -

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/phillies

http://mlb.mlb.com/spring_training/ballpark.jsp?c_id=phi

 

Tampa Attractions (less than 45 minutes)

Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay - the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens provides real excitement for guests of every age.

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/busch-gardens

http://buschgardens.com/Bgt/

Lowry Park Zoo – Voted #1 Zoo by Parent’s Magazine, features more than 1,600 animals in lush habitats. There are rides, water play area, shows, and restaurants.

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/lowry-park-zoo

http://www.lowryparkzoo.com

Florida Aquarium MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

w/an IMAX Theater – Fun and educational for kids http://www.mosi.org

The Florida Aquarium - a 200,000 square foot aquarium that tells Florida’s unique water story, from a drop of water underground to the open sea. Experience the aquarium and see why it's among the top aquariums in the world. There are more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world!

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/florida-aquarium

http://www.flaquarium.org/

John's Adventure Island - 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun, right near Busch Gardens, featuring the combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for groups of all ages. In a soothing Key West atmosphere, experience an unrivaled blend of corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children's water playground and other attractions such as outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, gift shops, a championship white-sand volleyball complex. Toddlers & Pre-K: Fabian's Funport has a delightfully scaled-down wave pool that's just right for preschoolers. http://adventureisland.com  

Tampa Bay Bucks Football http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/tffgs/bucs

http://www.buccaneers.com

Tampa Downs Horse Racing http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/tampa-downs

http://www.tampabaydowns.com

 

St. Petersburg Attractions (about 25 minutes away)

http://www.fun-florida-getaways.com/index.cfm/goffgs/st-petersburg

The Pier - The Pier serves as a focal point for tourism in the area and is open 365 days a year, rain or shine.   It welcomes over 1.2 million visitors a year and its attractions include restaurants, retail shops, an aquarium, community meeting space and other similar facilities. http://www.stpetepier.com

Great Explorations Children’s Museum - Great for the younger kids on a rainy day. Located at 1925 4th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 727-821-8992 http://www.greatexplorations.org

Florida International Museum - This museum has the largest holding of Peruvian artifacts in America.

http://www.floridamuseum.org


Florida Holocaust Museum http://www.flholocaustmuseum.org

  

Florida Orange Groves and Winery http://www.floridawine.com


Salvador Dali Museum http://salvadordalimuseum.org

 
Sunken Gardens  - Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. http://www.stpete.org/sunken

Fort DeSoto Park – voted top beach in the United States in 2009 by TripAdvisor

http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_DeSoto.htm

http://www.best-of-st-pete-beach.com/kayaking-fort-desoto-park.html

Orlando Attractions (about 90 minutes away)

Walt Disney World Parks
EPCOT Center

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Blizzard Beach

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com


Universal Studios http://www.universalorlando.com/Home/home.aspx

 

SeaWorld http://www.seaworld.com/orlando/default.aspx

 

Discovery Cove (swim with dolphins) http://www.discoverycove.com

 

Golfing

Perfect Florida Golf Vacation - There are more than 50 public golf courses in the Florida West coast area. To get a full listing check www.usagreens.com for Pinellas County and they provide all the information including phone numbers.

 

Nearby Restaurants

Kooky Coconut - BEST CUBANS ON THE BEACH! - Awesome sandwiches and great selection of ice cream. The Island Cuban is most authentic. Looks like an old bamboo beach shack. Don't just drive by, make a stop and you won't be sorry! Great to grab some sandwiches to take back to the condo to have a no fuss dinner on the beach while watching the sunset! Located at 760 Gulf Blvd. (8th Ave and Gulf), Indian Rocks Beach, 727-517-1300  Trip Advisor Review

Los Mexicanos Mexican Restaurant – Great food and drink specials Located at: 301 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 727-596-5253 http://losmexicanosrestaurant.com

The Pub – a casual seafood restaurant located on the Intracoastal waterway serves great seafood inside and also on its patio. Located at 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, 727-595-3172 http://www.thepubwaterfrontrestaurant.com

Guppy’s – a casual seafood restaurant offers great atmosphere and great seafood while you dine inside or outside on the patio. Located at 1701 North Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 727-593-2032 Highly recommend you call for a reservation! http://www.3bestchefs.com/guppys

Salt Rock Grill – probably the best restaurant in Indian Shores is upscale and dressier, but also maintains a casual friendliness. The outstanding food and service make this a special dining treat. Located at 19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, 727-593-7625 (make sure to call ahead for reservations.) http://www.saltrockgrill.com

Crabby Bills – eat great seafood in a rustic, casual atmosphere where you can enjoy Florida stone crabs (in season), oysters, conch fritters and wonderful creamy clam chowder. Great place to bring the kids. Located at 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, 727-595-4825. Get there early or be prepared to wait. http://www.crabbybills.com

PJ’s Oyster House – another great restaurant to bring the kids. A very casual, reasonably-priced seafood restaurant. Located at 500 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach, 727-596-5898. http://www.pjsoysterbar.com

Keegan’s Seafood Grill - They are a casual family friendly restaurant that was featured on the Food Network show "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" for its innovative seafood dishes.  Keegan's is a Top 100 Restaurant in the Tampa Bay area and the People's Choice for Best Lunch on Indian Rocks Beach for 2010. Located at: 1519 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach  - (727) 596-2477 http://www.keegansseafood.com

JD's Restaurant & Lounge  Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located at 125 Gulf Blvd. Indian Rocks Beach, (727) 595-1320 http://www.jdsrestaurant.com

Villa Gallace -  Fine Italian Cuisine Located at 109 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach, 727.596.0200 http://www.villagallace.com

Jake's Sandwich Shop – great subs/heros on corner of Gulf Blvd. and Walsingham (727) 595-6777

Lighthouse Donuts - Best donuts on the beach! Walk about 1 mile north on Gulf Blvd or via the beach from condo and it's located on the corner of Gulf and 3rd Ave (3rd Ave beach access is clearly marked if walking up beach). Grab your donuts and coffee and then walk back. Great way to start the day and "earn" the donuts! Located at: 215 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Bch, 727-517-8722

TripAdvisor Lighthouse Donut Review

 

Supermarkets, Convenience Stores & Pharmacy

7-Eleven convenience store (just south of condo on left) - 19541 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Shores - (727) 595-1649

Publix Supermarket - located in Indian Rocks Shopping Center (just over the bridge heading east from the Gulf) 12022 Indian Rocks Rd  Largo, FL 33774-3215 Main: (727) 595-2514

Walmart Neighborhood Market - (this is a supermarket, not an actual Walmart and is (just over the bridge heading east from the Gulf)) 13817 Walsingham Road, Largo – (727) 593-0316

Largo Mall – Big shopping center! Has a bunch of name brand stores including a Target, and an Albertson’s Supermarket. Also has a few “chain” restaurants, one being a Sweet Tomatoes, which is a kid friendly salad bar that is very fresh and best of all, inexpensive! http://www.sweettomatoes.com Located at the corner of Ulmerton Rd and Seminole Blvd in Largo, Florida. (Over the bridge heading east from the Gulf – about a 10-15 min drive) http://www.largomall.com

CVS Pharmacy – Located on Gulf Blvd and has anything you would need for the beach, medications, wine/beer, etc. Open till 10pm each night. Perfect to get something you forgot or if you just don’t want to drive to the supermarket for chips, etc. And of course if you need some Tylenol for Jr’s. sudden fever or sore throat! Located at: 353 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL. Tel: 727-596-7500

 

Medical Centers

Indian Shores Walk-In Clinic – For the unexpected while on vacation. Located just south of condo at 20001 Gulf Blvd # 7, Indian Shores - 727-517-1500

Indian Rocks Medical CenterLocated at 12629 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 727-593-8700

HOSPITAL: Largo Medical Center - located at 2025 Indian Rocks Road South, Largo 727-581-9474

 

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