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.

Gulfport - it doesn't get any better than good food; neighborhoods where people actually know and enjoy each other; a beach; water; fishing; an art community; beautiful moss draped trees and houses that have their own beachy personality.
Reviewed by Pmuela
on September 17, 2012
There is always something going on here. All the restaurants participate in our many festivals on the main downtown street. This town has more 5 star restaurants than my major cities, but it has a hometown feel.
Reviewed by charterlady
on September 17, 2012
Love Gulfport! Incredible food, incredible setting, incredible people and you can walk everywhere. In Gulfport you could... Dance beneath the chandeliers on a 5,000 sq ft maple dance floor while overlooking the bay at the Gulfport Casino... Try a craft beer or two at Pegs Cantina after kayaking to Clam Bayou... Hear Mississippi/Harlem blues legend Sterling Magee... the list goes on!
Reviewed by victory1031
on September 17, 2012
Quaint beachside art community with amazing restaurant choices.
Reviewed by jbracey
on September 17, 2012
The restaurants are privately owned . No chains. There is a wide variety of restaurants to eat in all with their own charm.
Reviewed by karinh
on September 17, 2012
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