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Your Guide to Treasure Island, Florida

We believe that vacations are best enjoyed when living in the moment – ditch the collaborative Google docs and follow our curated guide to Treasure Island, Florida.

One of the best parts of taking a vacation to Treasure Island Beach Resort is the fact that the three-mile-long beach is just outside your guestroom door, making the white-sandy stretch, lively restaurants, and tiki bars all within walking distance. Or, pop over to St. Petersburg to explore the Dali Museum and the Sunken Gardens. These Opal-curated experiences will help point you in the right direction for maximum Florida fun in the sun.


Top Treasure Island Landmarks

Treasure Island Beach

The wide and sandy stretch of beach outside of Treasure Island Beach Resort.

Breezy and beautiful, the beach at Treasure Island is also wide, making it a playground for flying kites, reading under cabanas and watching the Gulf waves hit the sand. There are giant inflatable water slides here, and rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, and beach toys; play all day and then sip the night away with cocktails from Caddy’s. 

Treasure Island Causeway, St.
Petersburg, FL 33707


John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk 

Visitors of all ages love exploring this historic fishing village; it’s like stepping back in time to when fishing dominated Florida. But modern attractions abound, too, including parasailing, jet skiing, unique retail shopping and dolphin watching. There are more than 100 stores and restaurants, including plenty of locally favorite watering holes. 

12945 Village Blvd,
Madeira Beach, FL 33708


Sunset Beach

Seagulls fly overhead at Sunset Beach in Treasure Island.

Legend has it that Sunset Beach – located on the southern tip of Treasure Island – inspired Jimmy Buffett to write “Margaritaville,” and it’s no surprise. A carefree spirit pervades this stretch of sand, where tiki huts and beachfront bars draw many parrot-heads to watch the sun cast its final golden glow.


Most Popular Things to Do in Treasure Island

Visit the Dali Museum 

Plan to spend a day at the Dali Museum, where a one-of-a-kind collection of Salvador Dali’s works fills an equally unparalleled building and awe-inspiring gardens. It’s all on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, making in a dynamic destination for all ages. 

1 Dali Blvd, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701


Explore the Sunken Gardens 

More than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers fill the 100-year-old Sunken Gardens, one of the last remaining Florida roadside attractions. Follow the meandering paths through the botanical bounty to discover flamingos among the lush gardens. 

1825 4th St N, St.
Petersburg, FL 33704


Parasailing the Pass

Visitors can fly high over Treasure Island by booking a ride with this tour company, which offers single flights, tandem flights, and even private dolphin tours. 

12754 Kingfish Dr.
Treasure Island, FL


The Best Restaurants in Treasure Island

Obviously no trip here is complete without eating your way through the signature restaurants of Treasure Island Beach Resort’s signature restaurant, BRGR Kitchen & Bar, but if you decide you want to venture off property and into town for a bite – here are our local favorites.

VIP Mexican American Cuisine

Choose among Mexican pizza, VIP burrito bowls, and chicken fajitas, among other menu items, at this lively restaurant, which has been a Treasure Island staple since the 1970s. 

10625 Gulf Blvd,
Treasure Island, FL 33706


Ka’Tiki Beach Bar

Ka’ Tiki Beach Bar is the spot for celebrating happy hour on Treasure Island, not to mention wings, apps and much more on the sands of Treasure Island. Locals love to gather here for the live music, ice-cold beers and warm atmosphere. 

8803 W Gulf Blvd,
Treasure Island, FL 33706


BRGR Kitchen & Bar

BRGR Kitchen & Bar features a coastal-cool atmosphere.

Treasure Island Beach Resort’s own restaurant, BRGR Kitchen & Bar, is the place to be if you’re a lover of burgers and the beach. This hip and casual spot serves classic American dishes in a lively, yet sophisticated space overlooking the ocean. Their list of Signature Burgers includes dishes like: Mini Beef Sliders, Backyard Barbecue, and the Black ‘N’ Blue, which features their signature custom blended beef grind, cajun spice, caramelized onions, crisp local greens, smoked bacon, blue cheese, garlic mayo, on a toasted brioche bun.



The fresh Agave Margarita at Treasure Island Beach Resort.

Your dreamy, tropical beach vacation isn’t complete without a tiki-themed cocktail experience! That’s where Treasure Island Beach Resort’s newest beachside bar, Sandbar, comes into play. Sip on classic cocktails while posted up in a comfy lounge chair as you take in the expansive ocean views and soft island breeze. You can’t go wrong with a classic Fresh Agave Margarita or one of their signature staples including Sunset Punch, made with raspberry and mango flavored rum, pineapple and orange juices, amaretto, and a splash of grenadine. Cheers!


Local’s Favorites in Treasure Island


Pinellas Trail

The Pinellas Trail is a 45-mile paved multi-use pathway.

A Gulf Coast favorite – the Pinellas Trail is 45 miles of a paved multi-use walkway ideal for jogging, biking, and walking. Extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, this popular and heavily trafficked trail has spots for bird-watching, fishing, and sightseeing along the way.


Museum of Fine Arts

Opened to the public in 1965, this waterfront museum was the first of its kind in St. Petersburg. See exhibits ranging from “Bernini and the Roman Baroque” and British pottery works to art photography of the 1970s.

255 Beach Dr NE, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701


Florida Orange Groves Winery

Go beyond the grape by visiting this family-owned winery, which produces more than 43 varieties of tropical fruit wines, including Key Lime, Hurricane White Sangria, and Mango Mamma. 

1500 Pasadena Ave S,
South Pasadena, FL 33707


Whether you’re trying the latest flavor at Super Scoops, catching up on your paperbacks on Treasure Island Beach, or sipping a refreshing fruit wine, Treasure Island has everything you’ve imagined for your Florida vacation. Be sure to get the best view by parasailing the pass, and don’t miss the chance to check out nearby St. Petersburg.

Where to Stay: Treasure Island Beach Resort

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