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.

Gulfport has dozen places to eat, great food, all within a short walk.
Reviewed by KURTBETTY
on September 17, 2012
When it comes to food, Gulfport has something for everyone ... from morning til night. Great spots for all American breakfast and lunch, plus everything from seafood to international cuisine. Live music is often a plus ... and it's all good!
Reviewed by amyoat
on September 17, 2012
Best little town for food and friendliness. All independent shops and restaurants in the heart of town - no chains. Beautiful "Old Florida" scenery and ambience. Artistic, creative, eclectic. Beach and Shore Blvds. are a veritable restaurant row. New visitors usually end up coming back for more, and often come back to stay. Home sweet home.
Reviewed by michaeljohn
on September 17, 2012
A very chic enclave, Gulfport offers amazing food and creativity is everywhere in this authentic old florida town!
Reviewed by LisaJane
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is sweet and quirky community were people you don’t know wave and smile. The restaurants settings are unique, they are privately owned and the food is fresh and tasty, something for everyone on the same street.
Reviewed by UrbanGypsies
on September 17, 2012
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