Gulfport is a charming seaside city in Pinellas County, Florida. Over the years, the city has become known for its spunky attitude and zest for life, as well as its locally owned one-of-a-kind stores, restaurants, and “no chain stores” motto. Here, visitors can experience authentic small town Florida.
One of the first things that many visitors do upon arrival to Gulfport is make their way to the beautiful Clam Bayou Nature Park, which features a number of easy walking trails and wooden decks to go out over the bayou for special moments and spectacular bird watching.
Visitors can also experience Gulfport’s beauty by zip lining in Caldwell Park, duck and blue heron watching in Ted Phillips Wood Ibis Park. Alternatively, enjoy beach volleyball at Gulfport Municipal Beach and then cross the street into downtown Gulfport and hit a classy bar, or embark on a shopping adventure.
Visitors who like to hike can take a walk up the Devil’s Shade Trail, taking in the views of whales in the distance, and those who want to purchase some unique art or trinkets can visit Beach Boulevard and make their way into one of the many art and novelty shops. Little Tommie’s Tiki is a popular spot on the boulevard, offering 21+ entertainment, craft beer, and performances every week.
Within the Gulfport/St. Petersburg area, there are dozens of available vacation rentals. Some of the rentals are located on the beach, while others are tucked into the crowded city streets and directly in the middle of all of the excitement. Each rental is kept tidy and up to date, and has its own personality which shines through thanks to the modern decor found inside of each home.
The best time to visit Gulfport is from February to May when the weather is pleasant and great for exploring outdoors.
One of the best events to take place in Gulfport each year is GeckoFest -- a large celebratory parade that offers costume contests, street performers, live music, and over 150 arts, crafts, and food vendors.
Another fun event is the Annual Arbor Day celebration, which honors Arbor Day by way of refreshments and the handing out of free sweetgum and red maple seedlings. A few more great events include the Holiday Hoopla, Shipwrecked Music Festival and International Cuban Sandwich Festival in nearby Tampa, and the 4th of July celebration.
The Gulfport Tuesday Market is a great place for families to purchase fresh produce and health items, selling everything from vegetables to all-natural vitamins and health supplements, and providing hours of shop-till-you-drop fun.
Browse vacation rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 534 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Gulfport, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to save money, the cheapest place to stay in Gulfport is just $25 per night. A typical accommodation in Gulfport costs on average $263 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 346 accommodations in Gulfport that have WiFi. 37 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 13 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Gulfport, you'll want to pick from 337 places to stay that provide parking. We track 38 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 166 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
We aggregate vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from many providers in Gulfport, including 235 places to stay from Airbnb, 65 accommodations from VRBO and 51 places to stay from Homeaway
390 accommodations in Gulfport have been reviewed; 81% are rated highly. 192 accommodations allow instant booking.