Best Of 2008

BEST REC CENTER: Gulfport Recreation Center

Gulfport may be small, but the city does recreation in a big way. At the rec center on the corner of 58th Street and Shore Boulevard, you can find an activity or program for nearly every interest: tennis, yoga, watercolor, karate, gymnastics and fencing, as well as part-time preschool, after-school care and open basketball. Nonresidents have to pay a little more, but the rates are still reasonable. Check the website for prices. 5730 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport, 727-893-1068, ci.gulfport.fl.us/city_departments/leisure_services/rec_center/new/index.htm