Hotels on Treasure Island are the perfect place to escape, relax, and enjoy picture-perfect Florida vacations. As people who live in Treasure Island year-round, we can comfortably state that some of the best Florida vacations take place right here in our own backyard. From the beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring sunsets to the plethora of activities to participate in up and down the beach, staying at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina (or any other Treasure Island Florida hotels for that matter) is hard to beat. While our sleepy little corner of The Sunshine State provides the perfect place to relax, many visitors opt to make the very short drive across the peninsula to St. Petersburg to soak up some nightlife or local culture. This September, if you’re looking for a little action, make the 20-minute drive yourself to see what the fuss is all about!
2nd Annual St. Petersburg Crab & Music Festival
This year marks only the second ever St. Petersburg Crab and Music Festival but, after the success of last year’s celebration, it is no surprise to see it back on the calendar. Make the short drive over to Albert Whitted Park on September 2nd from 1 – 10pm from your Treasure Island Florida hotels, for family fun, live music and comedy, and of course a wide array of delicious, local, crab and seafood.
Lionfish Safari and Fishing Tournament
On September 9th and 10th at North Straub Park, a hop, skip, and jump from many hotels on Treasure Island is the Lionfish Safari Fishing Tournament and Festival. These invasive Indo-Pacific fish have been causing issues in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010, and there has since been a concerted effort to combat their population explosion. Divers are encouraged to remover as many Lionfish as possible from the waters this weekend and present them to scientists and researchers on sight. In addition, more casual participants can partake in lionfish tasting, live music, fun and games for the kids, delicious food, raffles, and much more. This celebration is certainly unique to Florida vacations and a surefire way to make sure this one will never be forgotten!
The St. Petersburg Jazz Experience 2017
This annual event, held this year on September 23rd and 24th at Vinoy Pak, is a great way to support a great local cause while also spending a night away from your hotels on Treasure Island. Jazz is a dying art form, and this event seeks to provide an avenue for immerging local musicians to get their music and art out to a larger audience. While the accompanying food and activities are nice, it is the live local music that will have you going home bragging about one of the best Florida vacations ever!
Treasure Island is the perfect place for most Florida vacations but if you are looking for a little more action than our picturesque and sleepy little beach town can provide, the 20-minute drive to St. Petersburg will not disappoint. The one-two punch of Treasure Island St. Pete makes for a great getaway, and staying with Treasure Bay Resort and Marina during your stay will make it all but perfect!