When it comes to putting together the perfect Florida beach vacation, look no further than Treasure Bay Resort and Marina. A Treasure Island vacation is the perfect place to experience all that coastal Florida has to offer – from soaking up the sun on the beach to trying out any number of water sports, to simply enjoying the many fun and exciting beach towns. While visitors often want to spend as much time on the beach as possible, the Treasure Island vacation experts at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina always recommend intentionally spending at least a day or two out of the sun in the interest of self-preservation during a long vacation. A great way to encourage your travel partners to step out of the sun for a day is by shopping on Treasure Island for souvenirs, gifts, and other mementos. If you have time on your upcoming Florida beach vacation, check out some of our favorite local shops below.
The Florida Shell Shop is the oldest shop on Treasure Island, and it is much more than your neighborhood tchotchke store. The Florida Shell Shop has an incredible selection of seashells – of course – as well as all types of souvenirs for all types of shoppers. If shopping in Treasure Island is on your to-do list, The Florida Shell Shop is a must.
Located just down the road at St. Pete Beach is the Corey Avenue Shopping District – undeniably the best one-stop shop for Florida beach vacation shopping needs. From art and jewelry galleries to clothing stores and gift shops, Corey Avenue is the place to be! Through in the assortment of spas, restaurants, and places to grab a drink and this is the perfect place to kill an afternoon.
Similar to Corey Avenue, the turn of the century fishing village of John’s Pass provides an idyllic break from beach life. More than 100 local merchants live in the village of John’s Pass, which creates a shopping opportunity unlike anything else. Combined with the number of water activities available from local outfitters to the restaurants and bars up and down the beach, John’s Pass is a must-visit on your Treasure Island vacation.
No beach vacation is complete without a stop at a local surf shop, and Suncoast is simply one of the best. Whether you are a surfer looking for a new board, want some stylish new clothes, or are curious about what the wave hype is all about stop into Suncoast and let the expert staff lend a hand.
Thrift stores provide a different type of shopping experience, and World Thrift is undeniably one of the nicer shops of its kind around Treasure Bay Resort and Marina. With higher-end items as well as affordable finds, World Thrift boasts an incredible clothing collection from a bygone era. You can get a taste of the inventory on their website beforehand, but for the real Treasure Island shopping experience you must pay them a visit.
Your Florida beach vacation shouldn’t be all about shopping, however, it is a great way to spend a day out of the sun and experience some other corners of this beautiful part of the world. Of course, before you even begin to plan your shopping outing, you need to secure accommodation. Give the experts at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina a call today to learn more about our beautiful resort and what else our little slice of heaven has to offer.