Situated in Central Florida in Pinellas County, with the Beautiful Gulf of Mexico to it’s west and Tampa Bay to it’s east. Nicknamed sunshine city for it’s numerous days of warm pleasant weather and for it being one of the most popular destinations for visitors seeking an escape from the colder northern states.
Saint Petersburg offers many opportunities to play outdoors, golfing, boating, fishing, swimming in the pristine waters of the Gulf, Kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing and so on and so on….. The city also offers up museums, delightful restaurants, preforming arts and happening nightlife.
Saint Petersburg, Florida was named by a Russian nobleman and entrepreneur, Pyotr Dementyev who came to Florida in 1881. Dementyev extended the Orange Belt Railroad from central Florida to the west coast, and built the area’s first hotel. He named the area Saint Petersburg after the capital city of his homeland and Dementyev is considered a founder of the city. There is a beautiful water front park in Downtown Saint Petersburg, Florida named in his honor.
There are a lot of green spaces in Downtown Saint Petersburg, with trees and shade and this in combination with it being on the waterfront of Tampa Bay, makes this downtown area one of the most scenic that I have ever seen.
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Duke Energy Center for the Arts – The Mahaffey Theater
- Saint Petersburg Museum Of History
- The Florida Holocaust Museum
- Palladium Theater
- The Mall at Sundial
Other Saint Petersburg Attractions
- Sunken Gardens
- Florida Botanical Gardens
- Great Explorations Children’s Museum
- Sawgrass Lake Park
- SeaSide SeaBird Sanctuary
The Beaches of Saint Petersburg
- Pass-A-Grille Beach
- Fort Desoto Park
- St. Pete Beach
- Treasure Island
- Madeira Beach
- North Redington Beach & Redington Shores
- Indian Shores & Indian Rocks Beach
- Belleair Beach