Destination guide

Your Sunshine State adventure starts here

Perched on central Florida's west coast, just a few hours by car from fun-packed Orlando, Pinellas County is among the Sunshine State's most desirable visitor destinations. The top draw for many is the sensational coast, featuring blissful stretches of palm-fringed, powder-soft sand, complete with warm turquoise water to splash around in. But there's so much more to see and do here – from bohemian St. Petersburg, with its thriving arts scene and chilled-out cafes, to bustling Clearwater, with its jam-packed annual program of festivals and one-off events. With an abundance of alluring Pinellas County vacation rentals to choose from, you're bound to find one to suit your specific needs.

Things to do

Astonishing art in Pinellas County

If you're an art lover, or simply need a break from the sun, St. Petersburg's Dali Museum is an absolute must-see. Its futuristic seafront building, complete with a glimmering glass entryway, is a sensational work of art in itself. Inside you'll find one of the world's greatest collections of work by legendary Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The nearby Morean Arts Center, established back in 1917, is devoted to showcasing pioneering work by the most exciting local, national and international artists. For a family day out, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hard to beat. Here you can get up close and personal with everything from adorable river otters to graceful dolphins and sleek nurse sharks.


Aquatic adventures in Pinellas County

Your Pinellas County vacation can be as action-packed or as self-indulgently lazy as you like. With around 35 miles of uninterrupted coastline, water sports are wildly popular local pastimes. Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks parasailing or jet skiing, or you could rent a pontoon boat and embark on a leisurely family fishing expedition. If you fancy more of a workout, rent a kayak and explore the dense mangrove trails of Caladesi Island State Park. Back on dry land, you can explore the coast on horseback, or simply grab a seat at a seafront bar, and marvel at the sunset with an ice-cold cocktail in hand.


Year-round sunshine in Pinellas County

Pinellas County is blessed with a subtropical climate, ensuring year-round warmth and plenty of sunshine. Unlike most North American destinations, the summer months of June to August see the fewest visitors, as it can get intensely humid, with frequent thunderstorms. However you might secure great deals on sought-after Pinellas County vacation rentals at this time of year. If you want to enjoy some heat without the humidity, the shoulder months of May and October are great times to visit. Meanwhile winter days tend to be pleasantly warm and dry.

Natural features

Idyllic islands and wild wetlands

You'll find an abundance of natural splendor practically on the doorstep of your Pinella County vacation rental. For a taste of local nature at its most blissfully unspoiled, head to Sand Key Park. This beautiful barrier island is a haven for birdwatchers, where you might spot bright pink roseate spoonbills or great horned owls. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is another great location for wildlife-spotting, with everything from turtles to birds of prey residing in this expanse of lush wetlands and fragrant pine forests

Where to stay around Pinellas County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 9,247 vacation rentals near Pinellas County. From 3,051 Houses to 4,776 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pinellas County are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pinellas County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pinellas County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Clearwater Beach: 888 vacation rentals
  • Saint Pete Beach: 4,422 vacation rentals
  • Saint Petersburg: 9,242 vacation rentals
  • Indian Rocks Beach: 4,862 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater: 6,498 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Pinellas County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Pinellas County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pinellas County:

  • Saint Pete Beach: 4,422 rentals
  • Saint Petersburg: 9,242 rentals
  • Indian Rocks Beach: 4,862 rentals
  • Clearwater: 6,498 rentals
  • Madeira Beach: 5,365 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Pinellas County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Pinellas County are:

  • St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE): 7,730 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Air Park Airport (CLW): 7,569 vacation rentals
  • Albert Whitted Airport (SPG): 8,680 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Pinellas County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Pinellas County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,954 rentals
  • Tampa Bay Grand Prix: 6,921 rentals
  • Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks: 2,916 rentals
  • Innisbrook Golf Club: 3,648 rentals
  • Upham Beach: 9,539 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pinellas County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Pinellas County

Saint Pete Beach
4,422 vacation rentals
Saint Petersburg
9,242 vacation rentals
Indian Rocks Beach
4,862 vacation rentals
6,498 vacation rentals
Madeira Beach
5,365 vacation rentals
Treasure Island
5,221 vacation rentals
Indian Shores
5,474 vacation rentals
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Redington Shores
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Tarpon Springs
820 vacation rentals
Redington Beach
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Belleair Beach
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Palm Harbor
2,020 vacation rentals
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North Redington Beach
3,720 vacation rentals
Safety Harbor
3,371 vacation rentals
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Pinellas Park
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