St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida
World-class beaches and 24 dynamic communities packed with culture and adventure await in St. Pete/Clearwater, the jewel of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Situated on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, the area has received more than 30 awards in the past decade for its 35 miles of pristine white-sand beaches, including TripAdvisor’s No. 1 Beach in America for 2018 and 2019, Clearwater Beach and No. 4, St. Pete Beach.
After cranking up the culture you can tap into the Gulp Coast – St. Pete/Clearwater’s Craft Beer Trail –which runs North to South from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete with 40+ craft breweries calling the area home, dotting the map throughout the destination. Home to Florida’s oldest (Dunedin Brewery), it’s only fitting that St. Pete/Clearwater boasts the largest craft beer scene in the state, and it continues to grow. #LiveAmplified
Our host hotel is the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront (333 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-894-5000), which is located in downtown St. Petersburg’s waterfront district and near The Dali Museum, Mahaffey Theater, cultural attractions, shops and sports venues. The hotel offers a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, on-site Tangerine restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and Salvador Dali-inspired cocktail bar. Our group room rate is sold out.
The Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown (80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 727-892-9900) is an 8 minute walk from the host hotel, one block from the Tampa Bay and a five-minute walk from Al Lang Stadium and Sundial St. Pete. Enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi. Group room rate: $224/night + tax and $16 valet parking. Book here by Jan. 21, 2020 to get the group rate.
The Hilton is located 15 minutes from the Tampa International Airport, with direct flights to cities including Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Asheville, Milwaukee, Syracuse and even Atlantic City. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is also a nearby option with 59 non-stop flights on Allegiant Air.
The hotel charges $17/day for self-parking and $27/day for valet, so if you don’t want to rent a car and pay for parking, Uber, Lyft, Super Shuttle, and taxis are available from the Tampa Airport. The typical minimum charge for Super Shuttle is $50.00 and a tax is $55.00.
The BMTC started in 2017 in Asheville, NC. Click on the links below for archives of previous years.
- BMTC 2019 Boise, ID: Agenda, Sponsors
- BMTC 2018 Burlington, VT: Agenda, Sponsors
- BMTC 2017 Asheville, NC: Agenda, Sponsors
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The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference is organized by Zephyr Conferences, organizer of the:
- Beer Now Conference (formerly the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference)
- International Food Blogger Conference
- Wine Media Conference
- Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference
But in truth, we are simply a bunch of active travelers who have been running tours around the world for 20 years as part of Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations. We love beer, wine, and food in addition to travel so, about ten years ago, started running active tours that focused on these aspects of our culture. That got us into conference organizing in the same industries. But everything we do is still all about doing what we love.
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