Everybody needs a little Florida island staycation once in a while. Going to an actual island will call for some planning, but you can quickly feel like you were whisked away to the Keys at this tropical bar in St Pete.
The Getaway is a little slice of the isles of the Keys right off Gandy Blvd in St Pete. The tropical tiki inspired feel of the Florida Keys is brought in with beach tiki huts, bright colors, and beach chairs all along the waterfront.
The bar sits comfortably on the water's edge of Old Tampa Bay. You can come to this restaurant by land or sea - drive in and park in the lot, drive your boat up to the docs, or kayak your way into the beachside and pull your 'yak ashore after a day of paddle adventures.
They have semi-indoor seating if you need a moment to escape the sun's rays - under the Tiki huts near the bar!
The Getaway Serves up a menu with a little bit of everything, from burgers, fries, and nachos, to chicken, pork, or shrimp tacos, to snackable appetizers and oysters. You'll have plenty of seafood choices at this seaside spot. Their Getaway Burger is a fan favorite - and it looks seriously delicious.
Every Tuesday you can even bring your furbaby with you while you sip and munch on the outdoor beachfront areas. You can also spoil your adorable pupper with a couple of fries off of your plate - and they'll get all the pets from other dog lovers.
If you want to have a little fun in the sun, you can stop and take a selfie in front of the vintage airstream twinkie camper, or play a game of giant connect 4 with your BFFs.
If you're ready for your own mini island escape without ever leaving St. Pete, The Getaway is located at 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702. They're open 11am - 10pm Sunday-Thursday, or 11am - 12am on Fridays & Saturdays.
For more information about The Getaway, check out their website here.