Gulfport, Florida

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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.

Restaurants that thrive here dance to their own drummer and take pride in the food they prepare and the ambiance they provide... all different, all charming. Approachable by land or by sea, Gulfport's worth a visit.
Reviewed by owenpachglass
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport has every kind of food you could ever want and an amazing atmosphere!
Reviewed by jolynj37
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a great old Florida town with Old Florida charm! There is great food and atmosphere everywhere you look!
Reviewed by dgodshalk
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport, Florida is one of the most friendly & unique towns I have ever have the privilege of visiting for 20 years. A beautiful sunset every night over the Gulfport Beach. The safe harbor before sailing out into the Gulf of Mexico. An Industrial Arts Center where I can learn glassblowing and other 3-D arts. So many fine restaurants that you can dine 2 weeks strainght and have a different menu to choose from and everything is delicious. Having 25 years in the culinary field as a French Chef makes me a discriminate diner and I have not been discouraged with any of the entrees offerred..The people are the biggest treasure that Gulfport has--friendly, hospitable, funny, artistic, many musicians, and a general feeling of belonging is what they offer.
Reviewed by Lynndv
on September 17, 2012
Lovely little coastal village with a concentration of excellent restaurants and a terrific Tuesday open market.
Reviewed by Kaseyme
on September 17, 2012
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