Located on a small peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg, Florida (or simply “St. Pete” to locals) serves as a year-round destination, close to both Tampa and Clearwater. It draws both domestic and foreign visitors each year. This city of 250,000 boasts a sub-tropical climate, some good beaches and tons of sunshine – earning its designation as “The Sunshine City.”

Despite the city’s popularity among those of retirement age, more youthful visitors should have no problem finding things to do. There’s shopping, dining and entertainment at St. Petersburg Pier and BayWalk. Nature lovers can head to the Sunken Gardens, which calls itself “St. Petersburg's oldest living museum.” And if you’re traveling with kids, check out the Great Explorations Children’s Museum.

Along with beaches and entertainment, St. Petersburg also has a thriving arts community, which is reflected in some of its most popular museums. The city has a Museum of Fine Arts, a collection of Dale Chihuly’s glasswork at the Chihuly Collection and the Salvador Dali Museum, which houses the largest collection of Dali’s work outside of Europe.

And, if those suggestions aren’t enough, there’s also always the option of water sports, renting a bike or simply taking a stroll along the city’s Downtown Waterfront Park on a breezy afternoon.

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St Petersburg Speedboat Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the thrill of driving your own speedboat through the serene waters of Tampa Bay. For the entirety of this narrated tour, you’ll navigate and captain ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.89

St Petersburg Historical Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Experience the city of St Petersburg with ease and comfort on this historical Segway tour. Cruise along Tampa Bay, pass the St Petersburg Pier, and coast by ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99

Paddleboard Tour of St Petersburg's Spring River

See beautiful nature, crystal-clear water and fascinating wildlife on this full-day paddleboard tour on the Spring River. Paddleboarding is a fun, easy way to ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.99

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Bike Tour from St Petersburg

Learn about the many birds, mammals and butterflies living at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St Petersburg, Florida, on a 2-hour bike tour. An expert guide ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

St Petersburg Segway Nature Tour

Spend a morning in Florida’s amazing nature on this fun, scenic and educational Segway tour. Following your small group and knowledgeable guide through St ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $69.99

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