Best Hotel to Avoid the Dishes and Dine Out on Your Thanksgiving Vacation

Dreading the idea of hosting a bunch of guests, slaving away in the kitchen, and facing a mountain of dishes and other cleanup this Thanksgiving? Do something different this year and treat yourself to a warm and sunny Turkey Day getaway in Clearwater Beach at Hotel Cabana!

You’ll be lavished with our signature hospitality while enjoying easy access to a full suite of dining options along our sandy shore. Here’s an overview of some of your options for Thanksgiving dining and special events.

Dining Out For Thanksgiving 2018 at Hotel Cabana

Let somebody else do the holiday cooking for you! From Pearly’s Beach Eats to Frenchy’s Original Café and the Beach Fire BBQ Grille, from Caretta and Cesare At The Beach to Columbia and Bobby’s Bistro, you’ve got a wide array of both casual and upscale dining establishments within walking distance of your room at Hotel Cabana.

The St. Pete Run Fest

Held November 16th through the 18th, the St. Pete Run Fest includes the 3 Daughters St. Pete Half Marathon at 7 AM on Sunday, the spectacular downtown route begins near the Salvador Dali Museum and weaves through Tropicana Field, Grand Central, EDGE, and Warehouse Arts districts to a finish line beside the Mahaffey Theater Plaza. The Run Fest also includes the Rollin’ Oats Trop 10K, Outback Steakhouse Sunshine City 5K, and a Kids Run as well as a Wellness Market.

The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

This beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition (held November 22nd this year) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Tackle the Turkey Trot 10K, or the Abe’s Drumstick (4K), the Gobbler (one mile), or the Wingding (5K). Or knock out the Turkey Trot, Wingding, and one-miler to triumph in the Clearwater Challenge!

Sertona Youth Ranch Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival

Up for a day of music off the beach? The Sertona Youth Ranch in Brooksville, Florida is holding its 39th Annual Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival November 22nd through November 24th, complete with a potluck-style Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. If you’re a fan of flailing banjos, lightning-fast mandolin picking, and intricate harmonies, this is well worth making the trek to the ranch for!

Join Us at Hotel Cabana for a Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Getaway

We’d love to host you here at our Key West-style boutique hotel just steps from the surf for Thanksgiving 2018! Reserve our holiday getaway at Hotel Cabana today and swap the traditional at-home Thanksgiving stress and sweat for a pampered escape to Clearwater Beach.

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Hotel Near Ruth Eckerd Hall by Clearwater Beach, Florida

Stay with us in Clearwater Beach here at Hotel Cabana, and you’ll be minutes away from Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Opened in 1983, the 73,000-square-foot, 2,180-seat Ruth Eckerd Hall is a magnificent space for concerts, standup comedy, and other onstage entertainment. It’s one of the home bases for the Florida Orchestra, and also sees some of the biggest names in music step into its spotlight.

The Ruth Eckerd Hall Experience, includes the Hall, the Capitol Theatre, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts, and the Murray Theatre.

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Cool Cocktails & More to Enjoy on Your Clearwater Beach Getaway

Stay with us at Hotel Cabana and you’re close to gorgeous white sands and some of the area’s best watering holes. Here are a few within easy walking distance. All locations listed are on the Jolley Trolley route.

Marina Cantina (25 Causeway Blvd, walking: 17 minutes)

Two floors of indoor and outdoor seating offer grand views of Pier 60 and the marina while sipping top-shelf tequila, a fresh mojito or caipirinha.

Beach Fire BBQ Grille (608 Mandalay Ave, walking: 3 minutes)

The better part of 100 craft beers awaits you at Beach Fire BBQ Grille, alongside tropical cocktails, fine wines, and other refreshments—plus eats cooked to charred, flame-kissed perfection over a wood fire.

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Best Hotel for Breweries in Clearwater

Tampa Bay is home to Florida’s original craft brewery and many that uphold the tradition of small-batch brewing.

The St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail

Pair O’ Dice and Big Storm lie along the official St. Pete/Clearwater Beach Craft Beer Trail, which includes more than 30 regional breweries. Grab an official Gulp Coast Craft Brewery Passport to guide your beer adventures.

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Lodging for The Best Fishing Anywhere in The World

Tampa Bay is regarded as one of the best destinations in the world for saltwater fishing. The range of plentiful gamefish, variety of fishing grounds and year-round pleasant weather continually ranks our area as one of the best for anglers. And when you stay at Hotel Cabana, world-class fishing is within just a few steps of your room.

Surfcasting Outings with Hotel Cabana

You’ve got amazing access to countless topnotch fishing charters here on Clearwater Beach, whether you’re looking to prowl the inshore shallows of Tampa Bay or head offshore into the Gulf for deep-water pursuits.

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Family Hotels Near Sand Key Park

Take advantage of our boutique lodgings here at Hotel Cabana and sprinkle your relaxing Clearwater Beach getaway with some day-tripping adventures to Sand Key Park.

Sand Key Park

The park spans 95 acres of the northern end of the barrier island just south of Clearwater Beach. The beach has the same sugary-white sand you’ll find on Clearwater Beach and lifeguards that watch over swimmers from March thru Labor Day weekend.

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Accommodations for Catching a Tampa Bay Rays Game

Want to combine your love of baseball with a beach getaway? Choose Hotel Cabana as your Clearwater Beach accommodations and you’re a 40 minute drive from Tropicana Field, the home stadium of the Tampa Bay Rays

Upcoming Tampa Bay Rays Home Stands

The Rays record stands at 28-28 for the 2018 season, squarely in the middle of the American League East pack (behind the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles).

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Hotel for Fishing Tournaments in Clearwater, FL

Regular readers of the Hotel Cabana blog know the Gulf of Mexico coast of Pinellas County, Florida is a world-class fishing hotspot—including all the associated estuaries and bays. A base of operations at our boutique-chic hotel puts these esteemed waters at your casting fingertips.

The non-profit Old Salt Fishing Foundation, established in 1971, holds an array of fishing tournaments throughout the year. They host contests for anglers of every level.

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