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St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach, Florida, Visitors Guide
Downtown St. Petersburg boasts fantastic shopping, restaurants, bars, and attractions, but there is still so much more to experience. Knock something off of your bucket list and cruise down the Intracoastal waterway while enjoying a romantic lunch on a yacht, watch Flipper “hang ten” on an exciting dolphin cruise, or reel in the big one on a private fishing charter. The options are endless when visiting St. Petersburg!
GeographySt. Petersburg is situated in the southernmost Pinellas County, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico. The more than 300 miles of shoreline around the peninsula include the resort communities of Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Redington/Belleair Beach, Madeira Beach, and St. Petersburg-St.Pete Beach. The major highways include I-4, and Kennedy Boulevard (State Road 60). St. Petersburg is 30 minutes from Tampa, 2.5 hours from Orlando, and 3 hours from Daytona Beach.
NeighborhoodsHistoric Old Northeast is a historical district adjacent to Downtown. It’s home to nearly 3,000 historic buildings. From brick-lined streets and granite curbs, this area has its own unique charm. Here you will find retail, dining options, parks, and notable landmarks.
Historic Kenwood is west of the downtown area and is an art-focused, diverse district. It’s best known for its historic bungalows, mature oak trees, and brick streets. Nearby is the beautiful Seminole Park.
Downtown St. Petersburg is a hub of major attractions and entertainment. It’s home to delicious restaurants, shopping, bars, and more. One of the major attractions here is the Dali Museum–a stunning concrete-and-glass building.
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Sawgrass Lake ParkSawgrass Lake Park, spanning 400 acres, features a mile-long boardwalk providing plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, birds, butterflies, and more.
St. Pete BeachSt. Pete Beach is one of the top beaches in the U.S., with miles of sugar-sand paradise and a wide variety of amenities including dining, watersports, and more. There are also dozens of accommodations nearby.
Vinoy ParkVinoy Park is one of the most popular parks on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront. The park features recreational trails for a number of outdoor activities, including running, biking, and exercise. It also offers some of the most picturesque views of St. Petersburg.
ClimateSt. Petersburg experiences wet and dry seasons, with the most rain falling from June through September. It's best to visit from October through April for ideal weather.
What is St. Petersburg-St. Pete Beach Known for
Multiple Art Districts, Museums, John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, Pass-A-Grille, Most Consecutive Days of Sunshine on Record, White-Sand Beaches, Shelling, Professional Sports, Watersports, Aquariums
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