Gazing out his window at Veni Vici Pizza, owner Gustavo Arriola watches pods of dolphins splash through the cresting waves. The diners take in the same scene at the waterfront tables, sipping glasses of wine and splitting deep-dish pizzas. Formerly in the banking business, Arriola decided that he wanted to take charge of his future by making his own way into the restaurant industry. He naturally gravitated toward opening a pizzeria because he "loves everything about pizza," especially the limitless topping combinations that you can invent yourself or select according to the pizza almanac. From his kitchen, he can decorate dough with everything from fresh green peppers to italian beef and spicy giardiniera. As an alternative to typical thin- and pan-crust pies, Arriola also spotlights Chicago-style deep-dish and stuffed-crust pies on his menu with their special sauce and thick, buttery crusts.
With a stay at Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Sand Key Park and close to Pier 60 Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 390 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a nightclub, a health club, and an outdoor pool. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Clearwater Beach? This hotel has 24,000 square feet (2230 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.
For more than a decade, John Paul Kindig has snapped portraits, averaging more than 300 assignments annually in recent years. His striking, traditional compositions—for couples, families, and corporate clients—capture minute detail in his subjects and their surroundings. He travels throughout Pinellas County to offer scenic on-location shoots at beaches, parks, and atop abandoned spaceships that have crash-landed on Earth. After shoots wind down, clients can elect to purchase prints or a DVD containing high-definition images.
Located along the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, Shephard's provides an idyllic locale for sun seekers, relax enthusiasts, and breathtaking-ocean-view aficionados. The studio queen room is equipped with two queen beds, a full kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, private balcony, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and a large updated bathroom, making it the perfect weekend getaway, romantic getaway, or getaway to watch the Charlie Sheen movie The Getaway. Shephard's amenities, such as a heated pool and jacuzzi for body soaking, the Tiki Bar for tropical concoctions and live music (every day 2 p.m.–11 p.m.), and the Sunset Lounge for dancery, make unwinding as easy as smashing open piñatas with old computer monitors.
Cesare Tini grew up in Rimini, Italy, where his family of restaurateurs slowly conditioned his brain with their culinary secrets. When he departed for America, he packed a stack of his clan's perfected recipes, which he eventually parlayed into a hearty menu for his eatery in Clearwater Beach.
Cesare's at the Beach's house-made pastas include fettuccine, lasagna, and crabmeat-stuffed ravioli, which arrive at tables draped in sauces such as creamy béchamel, white wine, and marinara. Veal, chicken, beef tenderloin, and sea scallops also fight for the spotlight, making the dinner menu a suitable metaphor for junior-prom court. A lengthy wine selection washes down savory bites before handcrafted tiramisu, crème brûlée, and cannoli brush tongues with Italian sweetness. All of these menu items helped Cesare's at the Beach receive TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence" in 2012–2014.
The course at Belleview Biltmore Golf Club finds itself among storied company as a signature design of famous architect Donald Ross, who sculpted such legendary courses as Pinehurst No. 2 and Seminole Golf Club. Built in 1925, the 18-hole layout features the hallmarks of a classic Ross course, including narrow fairways and strategically placed obstacles that force players to rely on accuracy as opposed to distance or telekinetic irons. In order to play to the course par of 71, golfers must avoid numerous water hazards and bunkers en route to greens made of Tiff Eagle bermuda grass, each meticulously mown to roll true. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,614 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 124 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole