Your Deck Chair Awaits! Home to Fort De Soto Park, America’s No.1 rated Beach, St. Petersburg offers 35 miles of white-sand beaches on some eight major barrier islands. And the best thing is that they are within minutes of many popular Florida attractions and restaurants. Just 30 minutes to Busch Gardens in Tampa and 90 minutes to Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World and Universal Studios in Orlando. Now, what more could you want from a sun-sational holiday!
Visit the Salvador Dalí Museum in St Petersburg with over 90 surrealistic oil paintings. Outside Spain this museum has the largest collection of Salavador Dalí masterpieces (www.salvadordalimuseum.org). There is also a great selection of watersports and adventure activities and other local attractions.
Additionally, Florida’s Beach features an array of exciting adventures in music, science, history, art, theater and dance. The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center features extraordinary natural and historic exhibits. For a picture-perfect artistic adventure, discover an eclectic mix of art and sculpture, as well as permanent exhibits from the Tudors, Elizabethans and more at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. The Florida International Museum showcases the world’s largest collection of Russian art. While Florida Holocaust Museum remembers the 20th century’s darkest years through a collection of photographs, books, film and other artifacts. At the Salvador Dali Museum, you’ll be fascinated by the world’s most comprehensive collection of permanent works devoted to the famous Spanish master. Then discover how Florida lifestyles have changed from the way they were at the turn of the century at Heritage Village.
The Pier, containing great shops and restaurants, offers lots to do both during the day and night and is considered a vibrant holiday hotspot with lots of trendy spots with fantastic restaurants. Enjoy fresh lobster at The Lobster Pot (17814 Gulf Bd., Reddington Shores, St Petersburg, Ph 727/391-85 92).
Shopping in St Petersburg
For seaside excitement, John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk offers 100 shops, galleries and restaurants. St. Pete’s BayWalk features 29 shops, restaurants and bars including a 20-screen theater complex. And The Pier is a 5-story upside-down pyramid on the bay with its own aquarium, great dining, galleries, a fishing dock, boat tours and nightly entertainment. At Tampa Rico Cigars, Ybor Square, you can buy hand rolled cigars!
Weather in St Petersburg
St Petersburg marks the beginning of the northern half of Florida, so it is not too hot in this area. So this is the perfect climate for the whole family especially during the summer when it is about 28°C average!
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