An extremely popular Florida county for tourism and residents, Pinellas County is found right on the coast to the west of Tampa. It's home to Clearwater and St. Petersburg, which offer some of the best beaches in the state.
The county is found just minutes from Tampa and about 53 miles from Sarasota, FL. Those living in this county will also be found about 107 miles from Downtown Orlando and about 93 miles from Walt Disney World.
Tourism is a huge industry throughout Pinellas County with the many white-sand beaches found throughout. It's also home to the second-largest base of manufacturing companies in all of Florida. In addition, healthcare, medical technologies, and financial services are also large industries found within the county.
Top employers in Pinellas County include:
The county is home to many very large employers with plenty of growth happening every single year.
Of course, with so many beautiful beaches, residents and visitors can enjoy the sun and sand year-round in Pinellas County. There are plenty of things to do at the beaches including great dining and shopping options throughout Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and St. Petersburg.
Along with the beaches, residents and visitors can enjoy the thriving Greek village of Tarpon Springs. It's full of history and offers plenty of great places for Greek cuisine, along with incredible sight-seeing on the Anclote River.
Dunedin is a popular smaller town with a quaint downtown offering plenty of places to go for a meal and a beverage. In addition, Honeymoon Island State Park is found nearby offering a beautiful island to explore with canoe and kayak rentals.
St. Petersburg is home to the famous Dali Museum. The museum features the works of Salvador Dali, along with much more. It's one of the finest art museums in the entire state.
Another great attraction is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This aquarium is the home of Winter and Hope, which were the inspiration for the Dolphin Tale movies. In addition, it's home to otters, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, pelicans, and more.
The Great Explorations Children's Museum offers a great spot to take the family on those rainy days. The museum offers plenty for children to explore with an ocean-themed play structure, along with a beach-themed play area. It's known for the incredible hands-on exhibits and the many interactive areas sponsored by Johns Hopkins.
Pinellas County also offers plenty of other attractions including:
With so many things to do, it's easy to see why so many visitors come to Pinellas County every year. Those living in the county will also get to enjoy plenty of annual events throughout the county and in nearby Tampa.
Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team also plays their home games in St. Petersburg, which offers even more for residents to enjoy. Living in Pinellas County offers a great location with so much beauty throughout.
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