Gulfport, Florida


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"


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.

Great little town with lots and lots of choices from bar food to various ethnic restaurants
Reviewed by TrickyRicky61
on September 17, 2012
This very quaint and tiny little city has an delightful concentration of charm, fantastic food choices in just a few short blocks and, of course, being on the water in Florida doesn't hurt it's appeal at all. One of my favorite restaurants is Pia's Trattoria, Peg's has great beer Mexican food with beautiful outdoor dining area!
Reviewed by ekgolden
on September 17, 2012
Historic waterfront Art District with over a dozen unique restaurants within walking distance. Choices range from Seafood, Italian, Caribbean, Tex-Mex, Greek, Cuban, a Deli, Steaks, Pasta and more!
Reviewed by SuzanneKing
on September 17, 2012
My favorite place to go for food, fun, and friends!
Reviewed by lucyziggy
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a picturesque little town situated on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay. It is full of small, independent shops and restaurants; and features fun events all the time. The dining options are phenomenal, with something to please anyone. Friendly, charming, welcoming, delicious... the list goes on. You really have to visit here. You won't be sorry.
Reviewed by amused
on September 17, 2012
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