Fun Things to Do St. Petersburg, Florida
Discover the exciting community of St. Petersburg, Florida, offering innumerable attractions and fun things to see and do. From Rays baseball at Tropicana Field to the white-sand beaches of Fort de Soto Park, waterfront restaurants to Tampa Bay's best shopping, St. Petersburg, FL is a balmy beach paradise. With a stay at the renovated vintage Hotel Indigo, you're right in the heart of everything-just three blocks from the waterfront and St. Pete Pier, and walking distance to museums, restaurants, the BayWalk center, and myriad other attractions. Here are a few of our favorite
St. Pete Pier -
One of St. Petersburg's favorite landmarks, the St. Pete Pier lies at the end of a mile-long approach that culminates on the Tampa Bay waterfront with a five-story entertainment center featuring an aquarium, shops, restaurants, and the famed Cha Cha Coconuts.
Don't miss the observation deck and fishing pier. For more information, go to www.stpetepier.com.
St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts -
The largest and most popular museum of its kind in Tampa Bay, the Museum of Fine Arts features outstanding collections of early French Impressionist paintings, Steuben glass, pre-Columbian objects, and more than 10,000 photographs. For information, go to www.fine-arts.org.
Fort De Soto Park -
Named "America's Top Beach" by TripAdvisor, Fort De Soto stretches out over three miles of white-sand beach and seven miles of sparkling waterfront. The Park offers fishing piers, picnic areas, nature trails, canoe areas, and many historical landmarks, including the Fort De Soto the Quartermaster Storehouse Museum. For information, go to www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_ft_desoto.htm.
Jannus Live -
St. Petersburg's popular outdoor concert venue for rock, pop, punk, and reggae, Jannus Landing was once a run-down courtyard. It was renovated and rechristened Jannus Live, and now features a refurbished stage, several bar stations, new flooring, and many other new features. The venue showcases big-name performers year round. For information and schedules, visit www.jannuslive.com.
Salvador Dali Museum -
The Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg, FL, offers the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, including paintings, drawings, and objects. The new building is an architectural sight worth seeing in and of itself, plus there's a café and garden labyrinth. Visit www.thedali.org.
Chihuly Collection -
The first installation of glass artist Dale Chihuly's work in a building designed for that purpose, the museum features Chihuly's permanent collection and large installations, including a 20-foot entrance sculpture created for the site. Visit www.chihulycollectionstpete.com.
Weedon Island Preserve -
A natural history and culture preserve, Weedon Island offers many recreational activities, including a fishing pier, observation tower, boardwalk, paddling and hiking trails, picnic areas, and a natural history center with exhibits about the early peoples of the Island. Visit www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
Dolphin Landings -
The St. Pete Beach charter boat center offers public and private boat around Tampa Bay, Florida. Boat trips include sunset sails, dolphin watches, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, powerboat cruising, and sails to Egmont Key & Shell Key. Go to www.dolphinlandings.com.
Florida Holocaust Museum -
The remembrance museum is home to the original artifacts, historical photographs and documents that tell the story of the Holocaust emphasizing personal stories of local survivors. It also houses woodcarvings of Holocaust victims by Dr. Herbert Savel. Go to www.flholocaustmuseum.org.