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Your guide to St Petersburg
All About St. Petersburg
Florida has many great beach towns, but few deliver the combination of world-class culture and relaxed vibes found in St. Petersburg. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, you’ll find warm weather and almost daily sunshine at St. Petersburg’s award-winning beaches. Even if you don’t step foot on the sandy shore, the city offers a wealth of activities including sophisticated dining, chic nightlife, standout breweries, and great shopping. If you’re into performing arts, check out the European-style Mahaffey Theater with classic glamour and picture-perfect views of the waterfront.
When you’re ready to head offshore, St. Petersburg’s barrier islands offer miles of gorgeous white sand beaches where you can catch fabulous sunsets.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in St Petersburg
From October through March, you’ll find quite warm temperatures, little rainfall, and plenty of sun. Summer is a popular time for booking vacation rentals in St. Petersburg as Florida sunshine draws people to the beach, but prepare yourself for Florida’s famous humidity, which makes the heat index rise. Hurricanes are common in August and September, so keep an eye on the weather and be sure to prepare for plenty of rain from nearby tropical storms. Winters are mild and pleasant, but you may still want to bring some layers for the occasional cold night. The area’s biggest event is the annual seafood festival at St. John’s Pass in January, which has been going strong for more than 40 years.
Top things to do in St Petersburg
Fort De Soto Park
Comprising five interconnected islands known as keys, and offering over 1,000 acres to explore, Fort De Soto Park is abundant with wildlife, mangroves, and wetlands, and plays an important role in protecting and preserving the region’s natural environment. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, and there are plenty of places to swim, as well as campgrounds and boat rentals. This is an especially great pick for birders as 328 species of birds have been found inside the park boundary.
This beautiful botanical paradise offers a tranquil escape from the city. This 100-year-old garden is home to more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, some of which are the oldest plants in the entire country. The garden’s winding paths, hidden groves, and waterfalls frame tropical plants from around the world. If you’d like, you can book guided tours or attend one of the special horticultural programs they host throughout the year.
St. Petersburg has a vibrant art scene and is home to a number of notable art museums. Visit the world-renowned Salvador Dalí Museum to see the largest collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain, and stop by the Morean Arts Center for a large permanent collection of masterpieces by a world-renowned glass artist. For more historical artwork viewing, check out The Museum of Fine Arts for art collections and historical objects covering almost 5,000 years of civilization and fascinating traveling exhibitions. When finished with the museums, take a trip down to the 600 Block, where eateries and bars attract crowds in the evening.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in St. Petersburg?
St. Petersburg has a tropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. The summer temperature reaches around 90°F (32°C) while winter averages around 70°F (21°C). The city is known for its abundant sunshine, earning it the nickname 'The Sunshine City'.
What are some of the best things to do in St. Petersburg?
In St. Petersburg, visitors often explore the city's rich art scene, stroll along the waterfront at Vinoy Park, or relax on the shores of St. Pete Beach. Kayaking through Weedon Island Preserve or biking along the Pinellas Trail are also popular activities.
What is the best time of year to visit St. Petersburg?
The most popular time to visit St. Petersburg is from March to May when the weather is pleasant. During this time, visitors can enjoy local events like the St. Petersburg Wine & Food Festival and the Mainsail Art Festival.
What are the best places to stay in St. Petersburg?
Popular areas to stay in St. Petersburg include Downtown, known for its vibrant arts scene and waterfront parks, and the Historic Old Northeast, celebrated for its charming bungalows and brick streets. The Beach Drive area, with its upscale dining and shopping, is also favored.
What are the best places to visit in St. Petersburg?
St. Petersburg is known for its cultural attractions like the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. The Sunken Gardens, a botanical paradise, and the St. Petersburg Pier, a bustling waterfront hub, are also frequently suggested places to explore.
What are some hiking trails in St. Petersburg?
St. Petersburg has several hiking trails for nature lovers. The Pinellas Trail, a 45-mile (72 km) urban trail, and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's trails, are popular. Weedon Island Preserve is also a favorite spot for its scenic boardwalk trail.
What are some family activities to do in St. Petersburg?
Families in St. Petersburg often explore the Great Explorations Children's Museum, Sunken Gardens, or the fascinating marine life at the Florida Aquarium. The St. Petersburg Pier, with its playgrounds, splash pad, and picnic areas, is another enjoyable spot for families.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in St. Petersburg?
Day trips from St. Petersburg frequently include the vibrant city of Tampa, just 23 miles (37 km) away, or the pristine beaches of Clearwater, just 22 miles (35 km) away. For nature enthusiasts, Myakka River State Park, 61 miles (98 km) away, is often recommended.
What types of vacation rentals are available in St. Petersburg?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in St. Petersburg. From over 1,070 condo rentals to over 1,940 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in St. Petersburg?
Experience the best of St. Petersburg with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $60 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.