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Island Near Tampa Bay Named Top Trending Travel Destination For 2023

How lucky are we that we live where people vacation? Playing tourist in our own state is pretty cool because there’s lots of options for fun and adventure that aren’t too far away from home. TripAdvisor just released their list of the top trending travel destinations for 2023 and on it was small town near Tampa Bay just a few hours away from SWFL.

Ranked in the #5 spot on the list is Tierra Verde, an island near Tampa Bay. Their reason? Nature preserves, seaside resorts and acclaimed seafood restaurants.

While you’re there, you can take a bike ride down the Pinellas Bayway to Fort De Soto for a beach day. You can catch a ferry to Egmont or Shell Key for tortoise and bird-watching. At Shell Key they also have clear kayak tours that look amazing. Some other top attractions in Tierra Verde include Smuggler’s Tavern, Lemon Tree Spa and Tierra Verde Boat Rentals. And of course, no shortage on Tierra Verde of fresh seafood, live music and cold drinks.

TripAdvisor wrote: “Tierra Verde is more than just a quiet boating community – it’s also a stepping stone to some of the best nature and wildlife in the area.” Pretty cool that we have a 2023 top trending travel destination so close us near Tampa! If you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure to add it to your list!

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