There is much to do and see in Tampa and it doesn't end just within the city of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete. There are many areas outside of the city that offer beautiful beaches, shopping, and delicious food. Sometimes it can be more fun to move the vacation outside of the usual hot spots and find a hidden jewel. The Tampa area has many such locations available for vacationers and business travelers alike that take you away from the crowded city and beach destinations and take you into other areas to explore. Long Boat Key and Siesta Key are two such locations that offer some of the best beaches in the world with more relaxed and comfortable options. Take things a little slower, enjoy the vacation resort and apartment style vacation options instead of the usual chain hotels. Many of the hotels are very close to the beach, allowing you to walk or step outside your hotel. Enjoy the quaint restaurants and specialized shopping available by staying outside the city. Try something new, you'll be glad you did when you find the beautiful towns available just outside of Tampa, but close enough to hop over to the city life when the desire strikes.
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