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Best Beach Town for Sunsets: Treasure Island, Florida
Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast near St. Petersburg, Treasure Island has three miles of beaches welcoming visitors throughout the year. The barrier island is the perfect beach getaway for those interested in watching the sun dip below the water’s edge. On the first and third Saturdays of June, July, and August, and the first Saturday in September, the town sponsors a sunset festival that features live music, street performers, and artisans. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can sway to the sounds of a steel drum and watch magicians and fire eaters along the beach until the main event: a perfect sunset.
Currently, Treasure Island is unaffected by the oil spill in the Gulf. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a guarantee with local hotels in case the beaches do close, giving you the first night (including taxes and resort fees) free.