Fort De Soto 'Top U.S. Beach'

Last week, TripAdvisor told America what us Tampa Bay residents already knew: Fort De Soto Park is the No. 1 beach in the U.S. (Take that, Hawaii!) Of course, the state park has been on our Best of the Bay lists for years, culminating in a Hall of Fame award in 2006.

TripAdvisor cited “a spectacular combination of soft white sand, calm, clear water and a laid-back atmosphere ...” They rated the beach based on user reviews from the web site and TripAdvisor's staff input.

Now Fort De Soto will be on the rest of the nation’s Must-Do List.