The Tampa Bay Times recently (6.3.2015) featured an article describing St. Petersburg as one of the fastest growing family vacation destinations in the country.
TripAdvisor, the online travel booking company, compiled a list of the top 30 rising travel destinations in 2015 by analyzing traveler behavior and noting which regions in the United States had the highest increases in vacation rental demand over the past year.
The results were based on the number of people who viewed vacation rental listings in that city or region on www.TripAdvisor.com from January through April.
St. Petersburg is in the company of Garden City Beach, S.C., Ocean City, N.J., Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Hot Springs, Ark., among others. Anna Maria Island (Manatee County) and Sunny Isles Beach near Miami also made the list.
This isn’t the first time Pinellas County destinations made a “best of” list on TripAdvisor.com. St. Pete Beach ranked No. 2 and Clearwater Beach was No. 8 on the 2015 TripAdvisor’s Choice Awards of the Top 25 U.S. Beaches earlier this year. It was the only region in America to have two beaches ranked in the top 10. St. Pete Beach claimed the top spot on that list in 2012.