When you are looking for a relaxed Florida vacation, St. Petersburg is an ideal alternative to Miami or Orlando. The city welcomes visitors and offers a wide range of activities for all types of travelers. With Orbitz.com, you can book budget flights to St. Petersburg and use the travel planner to manage all of the details of your trip.
The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is located 12 miles north of downtown St. Petersburg in the Highpoint area, just north of Interstate Highway 275. Many hotels and resorts in St. Petersburg offer free airport transportation; check with the front desk in advance to schedule a pickup. Taxis are the easiest way to get from the airport to points around the peninsula. Taxis cost $2.50 for the first quarter mile and $.50 for each subsequent quarter mile. Shared shuttles are also available through Super Shuttle. The drive into downtown St. Petersburg takes approximately 30 minutes.
St. Petersburg is known for its beaches, which you can visit year round. The city also offers a variety of cultural attractions, world-class golf courses and countless family entertainment options. If you're visiting in the summer, you can rent water sports equipment from the many beachfront businesses. For an active day, rent bikes and ride along the waterfront. Don't miss the St. Petersburg Pier, where you can spend pleasant afternoons and evenings shopping, having a meal or drinking cocktails with a view of the ocean. St. Petersburg experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, so it is easy to enjoy the outdoors. From May through October, the average daily temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The rest of the year, most days average 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you are visiting St. Petersburg for a weekend getaway or a weeklong vacation, you will find a variety of tourist attractions to fill your time. With Orbitz.com, you can book flights to St. Petersburg and find great deals on event tickets and local attractions.
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