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 exemplifies the best of best in small towns -- it is diverse, welcoming, affordable, and very friendly. All the restaurants are locally owned and if I could, I'd eat out every night! You name it, we have it: all American, French, British, Greek, Mexican, Cuban.
Reviewed by Muzi
on September 17, 2012
Gulfport is a great little artsy town. Lots of great restaurants (REALLY like the Backfin Blue Cafe). There are many tasty places to eat - LOVE it there!!!
Reviewed by patti
on September 17, 2012
A walking town with lots of good places to eat and drink.
Reviewed by pellaiowa
on September 17, 2012
My husband and I moved to Gulfport this past year. We are from Madison Wisconsin originally and just fell in love with this wonderful town. Great people,food,art and music. We just had to make Gulfport our home!
Reviewed by maryjoyner1
on September 17, 2012
been there liked it
Reviewed by sir2th
on September 17, 2012
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