Nicknamed “Sunshine City” St. Petersburg, Florida has become one of the most sought out destinations in the US. With an endless amount of things to do and it’s incredible beaches, it is a serious up and coming hot spot. Searching for the best things to do can be exhausting, so here are just a few of our favorite things…
1. Dali Museum – This museum is located in the quaint but thriving downtown St Pete, you can spend an afternoon browsing through over 2000 works of art. Dali produced 18 ‘Masterworks’ and 8 of them are right in St. Petersburg. Some people are shocked to experience such work outside of Spain. The building itself is breathtaking, skylights line the building’s ceiling which allows St. Pete’s constant sun to stream through any day you choose to go, match that with the swirling staircase and you might just forget you are still in the US.
2. St Pete Beach – This beach was voted one of the top beaches in the US by TripAdvisor! Dig your toes into the fine powdered, white sand that line St. Pete Beach for miles. You can spend to choose your day paddle boarding, windsurfing or just soaking in the rays. Afterwards go explore the shops, galleries, restaurants and bars to end your perfect day.3. First Friday– Try and make it to St. Pete during the first Friday of the month and you won’t regret it. They close off the main street (Central) of downtown and party all night to celebrate the new month. Central is filled with live music and food and drink vendors up and down the street. The restaurant and bars all participate with different specials so you can bar hop your little heart out.
4. Sunken Gardens– Explore St. Pete’s oldest living museum at 100 years old! These botanical gardens are filled with exotic plants, beautiful waterfalls and over 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.The Gardens also include a Japanese garden, cactus garden, and butterfly garden, and Chilean flamingos. It’s located in the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood and open every day of the week.
5. That Sunset – You’re not truly experiencing St. Pete until you spend an evening on the beach watching the incredible sunset that this city is known for. With the city sitting on the on the West side of the state you can a front row seat to one incredible color show.
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