Gulfport, Florida

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

18 Votes - "Best For Food"
4 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Gulfport, FL is a small beach community full of parks, piers, culture, and delicious dining. The colorful town is buzzing with activity from Fresh Markets every Tuesday showcasing fresh produce, breads, seafood, and condiments to Art Walks the first Friday and third Saturday of every month featuring musicians, artists, and food vendors.

Gulfport celebrates several annual festivals including Get Rescued supporting pet rescues in February, SpringFest highlighting local artists in March, a 4th of July parade, and a Labor Day street fair called Gecko Fest.

Visitors can mosey through the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, take in the view from Williams Pier, or explore the historic Waterfront District’s varied shops and restaurants. Reviewers rave about Isabelle’s, O’Maddy’s, Tangelo’s and Neptune Grill to name a few.

Locals enjoy recreation at Skyway Fishing Pier and Egmont Key State Parks, let loose at the local Casino, and celebrate the arts in galleries along Beach Blvd. Be sure to visit the All Veterans Memorial Park, which pays tribute to veterans from each branch of the military.

good time all around
Reviewed by bulsak
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport, Florida is a five star place to visit, play, and eat. Whether it be at Stella's for Breakfast, Tangelo's for Lunch or the Village Pub for an evening dinner by the beach this is the place for best food. Add a little homestyle flavor plus a pinch of festivals and awhole lotta lovin, this community offers the best food around. The only thing that is missing...is....you!
Reviewed by KozyJeff
on September 17, 2012
I keep saying "I can't believe I live here." Gulfport has amazing charm, an abundance of restaurants with several choices to all pallets. Seafood, mexican, greek, smoked, best breakfast, cuban, french and the best all around steak sub ever!
The people are friendly and considerate and welcome guest to visit. You can stay right in one of our bed and breakfast places either right on Beach Blvd. at the Peninsula or get a view of the beach and Boca Ciega Bay at the Seabreeze. Live music is available most nights and the Art walks are hopping on the 1st Friday and 3rd Saturday evening.
Come to Gulfport, you wont be bored, you'll meet new friends and you wont go hungry!
Reviewed by gp_girl
on September 17, 2012
Love the food--favorite is the Peninsula Inn,
Reviewed by Monika1008
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a great town with many different dining options. You have anything from high end bar food (O'Maddy's) Greek and seafood (Neptune Grill) Italian (Pia's) English (the Village Pub) Seafood (Mid Peninsula) Mexican and Micro Brews (Peg's Cantina) The list goes on and on. Come check out this quirky fun eclectic town...
Reviewed by jonnyz64
on September 17, 2012
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