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.

Best food at Village Pub. Great Friendly Owners,
Reviewed by Colonel175
on September 17, 2012
We visit Gulfport every chance we get; it's the most chill town on the coast with tons of charm, great food and eclectic people. We always visit Back Fin Blue twice for the best crabcakes ever, O'Maddy's for the mussels, Stellas for anything you miss in the NY Deli and PIa's for something fresh and made to order...great wine list at Pias too.
Reviewed by Greenmarketgirl
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport, Florida became my home 9 years ago after visiting this "best kept secret". The people were friendly, welcoming, and very enthusiastic about this quaint yet eclectic town on the west coast of Florida. There isn't a day that you walk down the street and are not greeted with a smile and warm hello. One very important feature is the town walkability.....15+ restaurants offering everything you could possible have a taste for; shops, artistic treasures, live theater, library, pharmacy, music almost every night of the week, a fishing pier, fresh farmers market, and many festivals and art walks throughout the year. Oh, and did I mention a beach overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay?! Many who come for a visit decide to call Gulfport home and many more visit and repeatedly come back. Won't you come for a visit too? You may decide to stay!!
Reviewed by resident
on September 17, 2012
This is one of the best towns!! We visit at least once a month for the art festival and love the food and the people! It reminds me of the old Key West style!
Reviewed by sammi5
on September 17, 2012
What a great little town. This is a place where you can come for a wonderful dinner and feel like your a local. Gulfport makes everyone feel like they belong!!!!
Reviewed by MHanson
on September 17, 2012
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