Hi, I will be coming down to the Tampa/St. Pete area last week in February. I am coming down for 2 reasons. 1 is to relax after leaving my corporate job of 9 years. 2 is to check out the surrounding areas for the possible future purpose of buying a food truck. So I am very perplexed as to where to stay. For one I love the idea of staying on St Pete Beach but will it be too far if I'm checking out the Tampa location and/or talking to food truck owners in Tampa? So I guess what I'm asking is what would be a good area to stay where I'm reasonably close to St Pete and Tampa but still able to have the relaxing time I need (beach)? I will have a car rental. I think I need to narrow down the area first and then look at lodging.
Would St Pete be good as it's in between Tampa and St Pete Beach? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!