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Local Attractions

The Tampa Bay area has something for everyone. Whether you are adventurous, a history buff, a shopper or just want to spend a relaxing day taking a nice leisurely walk through one of our 30 parks and preserves ... the Tampa Bay area is for you! There are so many fun nature trips and St. Petersburg day tours to do in a day.

There are many parks and nature preserves to explore and discover the indigenous wildlife of land, sea and air. With more than 12,000 preserved acres and miles of pristine coastline, you are sure to spot dolphins playing in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, see a manatee or two as they lazily make their way through the waters, or notice signs of the sea turtles, who labored through the night making their nests and laying their eggs.

This Island, located off the coast of Dunedin, is accessible only by ferry. Here you will find one of the top 10 beaches in the United States, mangrove forests and the wildlife which only inhabit these areas. This is a great place for shelling, catching some rays and enjoying your day on a secluded island.

For more information on Caladesi Island, please contact:
Gulf Islands Geopark
#1 Causeway Blvd
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-469-5918

Fort DeSoto Park


Located at the tip of Pinellas County on the island of Tierra Verde, it is our largest park in our immediate area, approximately 10 minutes from the Alden Suites. Fort DeSoto Park has 2 fishing piers, nature trails, boat docks, 7 miles of beaches, picnic pavilions with grills and so much more to explore.


For more information on Fort DeSoto Park, please contact:

3500 Pinellas Bayway
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
727-866-2484

Pinellas Trail


This trail extends 50 miles throughout Pinellas County. You can bike, walk, jog, or skate along this trail which runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs.


For more information on The Pinellas Trail, please contact:

The Park Ranger's office at 727-549-6099.

Egmont Key


This Island, located at the mouth of Tampa Bay is accessible only by ferry or private boat. Here you can enjoy the historic ruins of Fort Dade, the reconstructed lighthouse, beautiful white sandy beaches and the wildlife which inhabit this island.

For more information on Egmont Key, please contact: 727-893-2627.

Outdoor activities

You won't want to spend too much time indoors with so many St Pete Beach recreation activities. Go diving in St Pete Beach. Enjoy a spirited game of tennis, basketball, beach volleyball and corn hole. Have a family cookout on our cookout deck. Perhaps a refreshing dip in one of our two heated pools, or enjoy a nice long soak in one new hot tub. Don't forget to check out the water-sports rentals, from windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing or Para-sailing. There are also many golf courses near the Alden Suites in St. Pete Beach Florida.

Be sure to take advantage of all the St Pete Beach recreation areas here at the Alden Suites. If relaxation is your game, try floating in the warm and tranquil Gulf of Mexico, soaking up the sun, taking a sunset stroll on our sugar-white sand beach or simply take an evening stroll amidst the lush tropical gardens of the Alden Suites.

Don't miss our beachfront Cabana Bar ... a breezy spot to enjoy the scenery and an ice cold beverage. Whether it is a cold beer, a glass of wine or a frozen specialty it will go perfectly with the beautiful sunsets.

The following is only a sample of the many St Pete Beach recreation activities:

Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium


Visit the famous “Winter the Dolphin” at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, just 30 minutes from our Resort in beautiful Clearwater Beach, FL.

http://seewinter.com/winter

Busch Gardens


Busch Gardens  in Tampa will thrill the entire family with Florida's best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and dining!

http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa

Adventure Island


Florida Aquarium: Discover some of the best attractions in Tampa at the Florida Aquarium. Located in the beautiful Channelside district, visitors can enjoy family fun and food alongside their visit to the Aquarium.

http://www.flaquarium.org

Florida Aquarium


Discover some of the best attractions in Tampa at the Florida Aquarium. Located in the beautiful Channelside district, visitors can enjoy family fun and food alongside their visit to the Aquarium.

http://www.flaquarium.org

Fishing


Deep Sea Fishing - Capt Kidd

4737 Gulf Blvd.
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-2263    

Hubbard's Marina
John's Pass Village/Brdwalk
Madeira Beach, FL 33706
727-393-1947

Scuba Diving


Along the West Coast of Florida one can go diving in St Pete Beach. Whether you like the open warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or exploring a wreck, or if you prefer spring diving, Alden Suites has it all. Below is a list of local dive shops and popular wreck and spring dive spots.

Diving options in St Pete Beach:

Tugboat and Barge


105-foot tug and 80-foot barge sank in 85 feet of water during high seas. Tug rests upside down; barge is one mile north.

Sheridan and Blackthorn


180-foot ocean-going tug, Sheridan is one of our coast’s most spectacular dives. The tug sits upright in 80 feet of water. The Blackthorn Coast Guard cutter lies nearby. Barracuda frequent this superstructure.

Mexican Pride


200-foot wreck rests in 120 feet of water. Only experienced divers.

Betty Rose/Permit Barge


75-foot barge, broken up, is located in 45 feet of water. Very active with marine life. Caution: fishermen trolling for kingfish.

Tramp Steamer and 10-Fathom Wreck


This is the broken remains of a 150-foot tramp steamer in 60 feet of water. Lots of hogfish, barracuda and jack.

Watersports and Activities

Captain Mike’s Watersports


Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center

LOCATED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE ALDEN SUITES
727-360-1998
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Golf


Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club

8001 Cumberland Blvd.
Largo, FL 33777
727-392-1234
www.bardmoorgolf.com

Seminole Lakes Country Club
6100 Augusta Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33777
727-391-6255
www.seminolelake.net

The Alden Suites Visitors Guide to St. Petersburg, Florida

Museums

Florida Holocaust Memorial Museum & Educational Center of St. Petersburg


The country's third-largest Holocaust memorial museum.

55 5th St S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-820-0100

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)


This museum is the largest science center in our area, featuring many interactive exhibits and an IMAX theater. It is both educational and entertaining. A must see!

4801 E Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
813-987-6100

Salvador Dali Museum


A must see for the Dali fans! We are pleased to say, this is the most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali in the world, and it is located in downtown St. Petersburg on the waterfront.

1000 3rd St S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-823-3769

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts


One of the finest museums of fine art in the area. This museum features a permanent collection of American, Asian, European, and Pre-Columbian art, as well as traveling exhibits throughout the year.

255 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-2667

St. Petersburg Museum of History


This museum documents the history and growth of the St. Petersburg area. Also housed at the museum is a replica of the world's first commercial airliner which flew across Tampa Bay and landed in St. Petersburg.

355 2nd Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1052

Performing Arts

Bayfront Center & Mahaffey Theatre


400 1st Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701
800-874-9015

Tampa Bay Times Forum


Hosts a variety of sporting events and concerts.


401 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602
813-223-6100

Ruth Eckerd Hall


This hall, in Clearwater, features many top name musical or dance artists, plays and so much more. Ruth Eckerd is known to be acoustically perfect; therefore you can always expect a great seat.


1111 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33755
727-791-7400

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC)


Located on the waterfront of the Hillsborough River, this state-of-the-art center houses four theaters. Here you will experience every type of performing art, from ballet to opera to experimental theater and dance.


1010 North WC MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
813-229-7827

Tampa Theatre


This historic theatre, noted in the National Register of Historic Places, is something to see. Whether you are attending a foreign film festival, concert or just to take a look at the ornate and rich architecture, the Tampa Theatre should be on your list of “must see” places.


711 Franklin Street Mall
Tampa, FL 33602
813-274-8981