Gulfport, Florida

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

18 Votes - "Best For Food"
4 Votes - "Friendliest"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

Gulfport, FL is a small beach community full of parks, piers, culture, and delicious dining. The colorful town is buzzing with activity from Fresh Markets every Tuesday showcasing fresh produce, breads, seafood, and condiments to Art Walks the first Friday and third Saturday of every month featuring musicians, artists, and food vendors.

Gulfport celebrates several annual festivals including Get Rescued supporting pet rescues in February, SpringFest highlighting local artists in March, a 4th of July parade, and a Labor Day street fair called Gecko Fest.

Visitors can mosey through the Clam Bayou Nature Preserve, take in the view from Williams Pier, or explore the historic Waterfront District’s varied shops and restaurants. Reviewers rave about Isabelle’s, O’Maddy’s, Tangelo’s and Neptune Grill to name a few.

Locals enjoy recreation at Skyway Fishing Pier and Egmont Key State Parks, let loose at the local Casino, and celebrate the arts in galleries along Beach Blvd. Be sure to visit the All Veterans Memorial Park, which pays tribute to veterans from each branch of the military.

You could eat at a different restaurant every day for at least 2 weeks in this little city, and every place would be good. I love this friendly, walkable, diverse community.
Reviewed by GPKim
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport rocks the Gulf Coast. Friendliest little town you could ask for. Walk to all kinds of great restaurants. Love the events, especially Gecko Fest in the summer. Art Walks. Fresh Market days. A gem of a small town.
Reviewed by KristopherK
on September 17, 2012
Terrific selection of restaurants. All are independently owned so you know the food will be the best they can craft. And you'll be well served by your friendly neighbors.
Reviewed by wcw
on September 17, 2012
Quaint little town with many shops and several great restaurants to choose. Waterfront views or serense ambiance. All with their own traditional cuisine; Greek, French, Seafood, Italian, South West, and Cuban. Wonderful weekend specials while listening to live music.
Reviewed by corg0325
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is one of the best towns I've ever visited for eating out. We've tried almost all of the restaurants here - my son lives here and we visit every year. All kinds of food and all within a few blocks. And right next to the beach! Such a wonderful, friendly place. We love it here.
Reviewed by duffymax
on September 17, 2012
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