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ACM Annual International Conference on
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November 1-5, 2009 — Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

Tampa Bay Travel Information

Conference Hotel Hotel Reservations and other Information
Flying to St. Petersburg The conference hotel is serviced by two international airports, The Tampa International Airport (TPA) and the Clearwater International Airport (PIE).

Tampa International Airport — TPA is rated the 2nd best airport in the United States. It was designed so that a passenger going to a gate need walk less than 100 yards (91.44 meters) to get from the parking space (short term parking) to the gate. TPA includes many non-stop flights from throughout the United States as well as Europe and Canada.

St. Petersburg - Clearwater International Airport — PIE is a little closer to the conference site and is a small airport. PIE is serviced by lower-cost airlines and does have direct flights many east coast cities and from Canada. PIE does not service other non-stop international destinations. You can track your aircraft near PIE.
Local Transportation There should be no need to rent a car, unless you're planning a side trip outside the city. The hotel charges $8 per night for self-parking.

Super Shuttle is another option from the Tampa airport. It costs about $25 one way. Taxi fare from the Tampa airport to the hotel is approximately $40. This is the best way if you're arriving late in the evening. Driving time is about 30 minutes for the 22 miles from the airport to the hotel.

Taxi fare from the St. Petersburg airport to the hotel is approximately $30. Driving time is about 20 minutes for the 15 miles from the airport to the hotel.

Directions and Transportation from Airports

St. Petersburg has an extensive bus system within the city. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is the public transit provider in Pinellas County, Florida, operating 205 buses and trolleys that serve 36 routes. In addition, two express routes carry passengers between Pinellas County and Tampa. Part of this system is the Suncoast Beach Trolley for those interested in going to the beach.

There are specific shuttles connecting the hotel with Tampa Airport.

Map of Bus System (the PDF file linked from the PSTA page is 2.2 MBytes)
Local Attractions Local attractions at St. Petersburg

Popular attractions:

Short bus trip:

Many Beaches, including St. Petersburg Beach and Clearwater Beach. Note: During the first week in November 2007, the water temperature went from 80 degrees F to about 60 degrees F. The beach will likely be wonderful during the first conference weekend.

Long bus/car trip:

Weather Florida weather is always warm. In early November, you should be prepared for anything from 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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