Nordquist’s Top-Three Tampa/St. Petersburg Options
Top vote: Users of TripAdvisor.com names Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde the best beach in America for two years in a row thanks to pristine white sand beaches and tranquil atmosphere.
Hospitality: St. Pete Beach offers full accommodations. If you want to relax but need all of the comfort creatures available, pitch your umbrella here.
Something special: Clearwater Beach―the name really says it all. Clear gulf waters. Done.
Brian Yaeger is the author of Red, White and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey. He homebrews in San Francisco and if you have an intact bottle of Ring of Fire, beer mail him at byaeger on the communal sites or at [email protected]