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TRAVEL GUIDE: TAMPA BAY AREA, FLORIDA


Derek's Culinary Casual in Sarasota, one of our 10 Hot Spots for Dining
SARASOTA ON A PLATE
Best Restaurants in Sarasota
Whether you are looking for the highest-rated Sarasota restaurants when it comes to food, or the best outdoor dining, you can follow our top 10 Sarasota restaurant lists and recommendations.

TOP 10 BRUNCH HOTELS IN THE U.S.
The Don CeSar Beach Resort
It's appropriate that you find a brunch fit for a king in the King Charles Ballroom of The Don CeSar Beach Resort. With over 180 offerings (including made-to-order crepes) to choose from, coupled with spectacular gulf views from the hotel’s windows, you’ll find yourself indulging in the royal treatment.
The King Charles Ballroom at the Don CeSar Beach Resort

AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT AND PLAY
Tampa and St. Petersburg
For decades, these two Floridian cities battled for status and tourists. Today, there's mutual affection, and visitors get to enjoy the best of both worlds: top dining, galleries, shopping, sun, sand and surf mixed with a bit of Latin heat.



DINING AT ITS BEST
Tampa Bay's Top Restaurants

As long as you’re in Florida, you gotta try the seafood. Or perhaps you’d prefer a thick, juicy steak. How about a plate of BBQ hot off the grill? No need to worry if you splurged last night—enjoy a meal that’s a deal. And since it’s such a lovely day, why not dine outdoors? Browse our dining lists and discover the best restaurants in all of these categories.


Tampa Bay Restaurants Search
Tampa Bay Hot 10 Restaurants
Top Food Ratings in Tampa Bay


Don't Forget the Sides!
Bern's Steak House: Try the house potato chips with truffled crème fraîche.

WINE
Best Wine Shops in Tampa Bay
Browse—then carouse—to your heart’s content. Check out our list of area wine shops and enjoy some of the world's best varietals. Obviously, the wine is fine in Florida.





* Top images courtesy of Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau

Guides for other parts of the world

(Updated: 07/26/13 HC)


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