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About Town
in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida – or “St. Pete”, as the locals call it – is renowned for being a small cultural city on Tampa Bay.

Attracting vacationers and visitors from across the country and other parts of the world in search of or revisiting an upscale charming destination known for it’s sidewalk bistros, nightlife, pier, university (USF), sports teams, and several museums.

The Sunshine City has something for everyone.

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Feel the Cuture

Live music. Film festivals. World-famous galleries. Independent art museums. St. Pete’s thriving arts scene has it all. In fact, Condé Nast Traveler named St. Pete one of the top small US cities with “big-time art scenes” in 2022.

It’s not hard to see why. We host no fewer than seven fabulous art museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum, Chihuly Collection, The James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art, Fairgrounds St. Pete, Imagine Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, and Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.

Some would say the city itself is one giant outdoor art museum, boasting hundreds of murals. You’ll find these explosions of color and creativity on streets corners and roadsides dotted throughout the city.

Listen to the astounding St. Petersburg Opera Co. at the Palladium Theater or the inspiring Florida Orchestra based at the Mahaffey Theater. Other cultural highlights include the Floridian Social Club, Jannus Live, and the 1921 Bilheimer Capitol Theater.

Sporting Events / Activities

St. Pete is buzzing whenever there’s a local win. It’s home to the much-loved Tampa Bay Rays (baseball) at Tropicana Field on Central Avenue and the Tampa Bay Rowdies (soccer) right off the bay.

Take a short cruise across the bay on the Cross Bay Ferry
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Catch the Tampa Bay Lightning (hockey) located across the Bay .
That’s an adventure for anyone!
Across the bay, near the ferry, they also have the famous River Walk, museums, Convention Center, famous Ybor City and an antique streetcar to take you from one end to another of that  area

With sun all year round, our area is a golfer’s paradise. We’ve got more than 50 lush courses, from the illustrious Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, renowned for its PGA TOUR golfers, to the affordable Mangrove Bay municipal course.

And, of course, the Firestone Grand Prix comes revving into town every spring, with 11 races over three days in downtown St. Pete. That’s Spectacular!

Horse racing your action? Check out the Tampa Bay Downs for a great afternoon of races.

Go on an adventure

Ziplining your thing?  Head out to Oldmar to Empower Adventures about 40 minutes away and make your day! 

Are you up for Parasailing? Oh, you just want to try it?  Head on over to John’s Pass for that , jet ski rentals, dinner cruises and much much more. 

Yearning for something faster? Rent a Jet Ski or WaveRunner windsurfing or kiteboarding

to explore the flat waters of Tampa Bay and its coves and stunning shorelines. Need a little more adrenaline? Sign up for windsurfing or kiteboarding for an afternoon of thrills and fun. Just head down to South St. Pete or St. Pete Beach to test your need for speed. It’s an adventure like no other.