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.

This is the best little town for walking around with you dog and eating at a variety of restaurants. Whether it's mexican, Italian, or beach food pets are welcome to sit outside with you. Sometimes they get a little treat like bacon from Stellas.
Reviewed by jaxon
on September 17, 2012
Charming town with many one of a kind independent unique restaurants. Perfect vacation spot for relaxing and enjoying Florida!
Reviewed by tfostersea
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a small town in a big city. But walk around downtown and you'll see you have everything you need. The local restaurants are delicious and the people are friendly. Out-of-towners have plenty to do at the Casino, Beach and kayaking at Clam Bayou. All in all, I'll vote for Best for Food, because the local businesses serve up one-of-a-kind meals!
Reviewed by CW
on September 17, 2012
Wonderful food, wonderful people, wonderful place...where it feels like home!
Reviewed by Andi
on September 17, 2012
This town is Mayberry with a twist! Once you have visited it, you will realize its like coming home. Everyone is friendly and everyone will know your name if you hang around long enough. The quaint shops and boutiques are great for an after dinner stroll and browse through. You'll find things you won't see anywhere else in America. You will wonder how come you didn't know about this place sooner. My favorite place is "Beach'n Body" for wonderful, fragrant soaps and handmade, unique and one of a kind body products.
Reviewed by rebeccatotilo
on September 17, 2012
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