SEP 2012

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Home ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA Planning Directory Planner Resources Meeting Site Showcase INSIDER'S GUIDE By Selena Chavis St. Pete/Clearwater From 38 miles of some of Americaʼs top-rated beaches to artistic influences such as Dali and Chihuly, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater offer a distinct Florida charm. One-of-a-kind cultural experi- ences & award- winning beaches like Clearwater Beach (pictured here) make St. Petersburg/ Clearwater the place to meet. "Our destination is unique in that we offer the best of the beach as well as arts and culture," said Suzanne Scully, director of meetings and conventions with the St. Peters- burg/Clearwater CVB. "Along with that, we have world-class hotels that are both on the beach as well as in downtown. When the business is done and attendees want to step out for the evening, St. Petersburg is a bustling, cultural, walking city with great nightlife and fine cuisine." The region boasts two of Americaʼs No. 1 beaches as rated by TripAdvisor and Dr. Beach, is home to the largest collection of Dali art outside of Spain, as well as boasting a Chihuly Collection, a Fine Arts Museum, a Holocaust Museum and the Florida Craftsmen Museum. ■ 30 ConventionSouth SEPTEMBER 2012 www.con v C etr u o . Pete/Clearwater viaF a St i y V sti s o b e c k o

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