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Area Attractions

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The excitement is endless on Treasure Island and the nearby communities. We have narrowed down some of our top “must see attractions, dining and events”. Please feel free to speak to our front desk about contact information for any of these that interest you.

Johns Pass Village- Fishing Village 

The Bayside Inn & Marina loves Johns Pass Fishing Village. A quaint yet exciting waterfront location, this turn-of-the-century fishing village is perfect for the whole family. With shopping, dining, entertainment and lots of water sports, it is a must visit while here. Simply jump on the trolley for a convenient means of transportation and perhaps jump off along the way to visit some of the shops and beaches that we offer.

Downtown St. Petersburg

Spend the day enjoying shopping, award winning restaurants, galleries & museums.  Downtown St. Petersburg is divided into five districts.

Waterfront Art District has dining, shopping, galleries, night life and movies.  Enjoy world glass galleries & museums by visiting The Dali Museum, Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.  Spend an evening and enjoy a show of performing arts at the Palladium or the American Stage Theater Company.

Central Arts District consists of a variety of boutiques, handmade gifts, local cuisine, live music, craft beer & more.  Set aside time to see the Florida CraftArt Gallery, Morean Arts Center and the Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop.

The Edge District is vibrant and committed to historic preservation.  In this district you will find craft beer pubs, art galleries, painting classes, designer apparel, jewelry, vintage furniture, dance clubs and restaurant & delis.

Grand Central District was recently established in 2001 and has gallaries, studios, Florida's largest new & used book store, unique shops, restaurants and nightlife.


Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The Bayside Inn & Marina is a big supporter and fan of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and with one visit, you will see why. With the filming of Dolphin Tales and Dolphin Tales 2, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has fast become the most talked about attraction on Clearwater Beach. A home for injured sea life, the CMA works hard to bring the animal back to its natural habitat. Tour CMA and get a first-hand look at the recovery of “animals of the sea”. CMA simply put: “The work we do to save animals, the strength of our animals to overcome monumental obstacles, the lives we change. What we have realized through Winter, is that our mission does so much more than rescue the animals, it saves the lives of the people they touch. They connect, they give to us, they inspire”. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the home to the ever famous, and charming Winter and Hope, two dolphins that survived because of the love and care provided by the community and Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

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