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Do you love to go the Florida State Fair every year, and are looking for hotels close to the Tampa fairgrounds but hate being in the midst of the busy city? Come settle in with us at Inn on the Beach to get the relaxation and excitement you crave all in one trip. You could visit other times of the year to attend amazing events like the Shriner Circus, Southeast Street Rod Nationals, or the Florida Color Guard Championships and stay in our cozy beachside hotel close to the Florida State Fairgrounds.

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Whether you are coming to celebrate a Hillsborough County High School Graduation or play at the Model Train Show & Sale, there is always something going on at the State Fairgrounds. Between their Expo Hall, Special Events Center, Entertainment Hall and even South Food Dome, most weekends are packed with fun activities to attend.

After all of the excitement of the day, you can come back to your quiet room at Inn on the Beach in St Pete to get a good night’s rest and start your next day refreshed. Make sure you check out other St Pete Beach activities to maximize your time in the sunshine state.
 
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The Florida State Fair spans over 300 acres providing endless options of things to do each day you attend. Rides, exhibits, delicious fried foods, competitions, museums and more will be at your fingertips when you visit this historical yearly event. You can even join in on the fun and submit your best pie, quilt, art piece or other craft in the Family Living Competition. With youth and adult categories available, it can be a fun family contest.

This family-friendly venue is jam-packed all year with fun and exciting things to do. You can come check out Cracker Country for its annual Christmas in the Country, where you will see 19th-century reenactment of holiday traditions. Or if horses are more your thing, come see the Equestrian Center where Olympic qualifiers happen with events and shows year round.
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Travel Tip

The Florida State Fair is held every February with over 500,000 people attending the 12 days of festivities. When looking for hotels near the Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa FL make sure to book early so you don’t miss out on getting a great spot to stay, like Inn on the Beach, while visiting this spectacular event.

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Sea Grape

Sea Grape Suite is located on the top floor of the Inn and features a luxurious queen size bed in the bedroom plus a daybed in the living area. The large kitchen has everything you would expect to find to prepare meals. The balcony is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. Fill the small cooler with your beach snacks and head for the sand!

Sea Grape
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Corraline

The Corraline is bright and cheerful, features one-bedroom (king bed), a large walk-in closet, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The living-dining area looks out on the tropical plants surrounding your private patio which is just steps away from the white sandy beach. This private apartment sleeps two adults.

Corraline
Persimmon Bedroom

Persimmon

Persimmon features many windows to take advantage of fantastic natural light and landscaped gardens. The Persimmon does have a kitchenette and the bathroom has a shower.

Persimmon
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The Cottage

Next door to the Inn, this tranquil oasis has a large bedroom with a king bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. The living room is complete with seating area, cable television and a DVD player. The bathroom has a large shower. The outdoor deck has plenty of seating and a gas grill - perfect for outdoor suppers.

The Cottage
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