Florida - Tampa Bay & Southwest Florida (Chapter)
This is the Tampa Bay & Southwest Florida chapter from Lonely Planet's Florida guidebook.
The Gulf Coast's beauty is its main attraction, but variety is a close second: there is urban sophistication, passionate artistry and exquisite cuisine. There are secluded islands, family-friendly resorts and Spring Break-style parties.
- get lost on secluded Cayo Costa Island, mostly preserved as Cayo Costa State Park
- stroll aprés beach along 5th Ave in Naples
- restaurants and accommodation
- juggle art and circus at Sarasota's Ringling Museum Complex
Coverage includes: Tampa Bay Area, Tampa Bay, Hillsborough River State Park, St Petersburg, St Pete Beach & Barrier Island Beaches, Clearwater Beach, South Of Tampa, Sarasota, Myakka River State Park, Venice, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Pine Island & Matlacha, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Naples, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, North of Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Weeki Wachee Springs, Homosassa Springs and Crystal River.
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