From world-class dining and shopping, historical architecture, a hearty nightlife and picturesque beaches, the Tampa Bay Area offers a myriad of activities for travelers of all kinds. The 4th largest city in the Southern United States, the Tampa Bay Area encompasses primarily the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. These areas border beautiful Tampa Bay. Many vacationers flock to this region for its beaches. Clearwater Beach, one of the most popular, is a fun, bustling and bar filled area while on the other end of the continuum lays Honeymoon Island, a nature lover’s serene beach paradise. From scenic walks and shell collecting to bikini contests and beach volleyball. There is a beach suited to any preference and a restaurant or bar to match. On both the Tampa side and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater side of the bay, there is a wide variety of dining and evening activities. Many bars feature live bands and the casual ambience visitors are seeking from a Florida vacation. If a more sophisticated, reservations-only experience is your wish, there are seafood and steak choices to satisfy you.