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.

I love living in Gulfport... the best food, friendly people and lovely town on the beach.
Reviewed by Rene
on September 17, 2012
our downtown main strip is packed with amazing restaurants, all locally owned and independent! love love love love it here!
Reviewed by esterv
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is one of the warmest, friendliest little towns in the sunshine state. I just love going down to Beach Blvd. Love Pia's, Stella's, Peg's, Backfin, Anytime Pizza, O'Maddy's, Le Cote Basque, Neptune's, Yummy's, Habanna Cafe, Sorry if I missed anyone! Definately the best food in one area!
Reviewed by vanessalong
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a homey little destination town nestled in the busy St. Petersburg area of the Tampa Bay Area. This throwback tourist area has kept a quaint neighborhood feel. Beach Blvd. is lined with mom-and-pop shops and restaurants in converted 1930's area homes. Shops are filled with hand made items from local artists, quaint sidewalk cafes serving a wide variety of mouth watering delicacies and a turn of the century hotel and spa. Gulfport hosts a weekly fresh-market on Tuesdays, bimonthly art walks and four yearly street festivals. This has to be the best kept secret in Tampa Bay.
Reviewed by DriveThru911
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport has more funky mailboxes per capita than any other place in the WORLD!
Reviewed by Nico
on September 17, 2012
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