TradeWinds Island Grand5500 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach 4.0 out of 5.0
Spanning 20 lushly landscaped acres on a seven-mile stretch of one of America's best white-sand beaches, this St. Pete Beach resort is 28 miles from Tampa ...
I guess we r spoiled by the quality of going to Mexico. This resort absolutely charged us for anything they could. $45 a day resort fee, we were there for days and with all the other fees we paid another $300. We did a red eye in with two small children and they didn't guarantee check in until 4 ...
Shephards Beach Resort619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in popular Clearwater Beach, this hotel features a private stretch of white-sand beach facing the Gulf of Mexico; Sand Key Park, Clearwater Marina, and ...
The hotel was a great hotel for having drinks by the beach. Within walking distance of pier 60. Also close by other restaurants and bars. The beach was a little small and rocky. We walked over the the public beach which was much nicer.
Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel101 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Clearwater Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clearwater Municipal Marina, Pier 60 Park, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Sand ...
Hotel in great locstion, short walk to beach and retaurants. Enjoyed rooftop sunset celebration. Great view and music.
Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Boca Ciega Bay, the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort is steps away from the white sands and warm waters of the Gulf and is ...
The staff was so friendly and accommodating, location is great. Went to Spinners for dinner, the food was below average, especially for the price. The apps were good, but the meal was over priced and over cooked. However, the view and experience made it worth it. I would not go to Spinners again ...
Sheraton Sand Key Resort1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach 4.0 out of 5.0
Located on Clearwater Beach between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal waterway. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Tampa International airports are 12 and ...
Great Place !!!... very nice staff...FREE parking lot. I'll be back with my family soon...
Postcard Inn On The Beach6300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
The newly renovated Postcard Inn, located in St Pete Beach on the Gulf of Mexico and Florida's west coast, is minutes away from downtown St Petersburg and Tropicana ...
2nd stay at this place. Great both times. Had some issues with our shower so they gave us a complementary room to shower in which we were able to use both nites. Very friendly staff. Accommodated us well
Hollander Boutique Hotel421 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Coliseum and Museum of Fine Arts. Salvador Dali Museum and Sunken Gardens ...
Very convenient to downtown. Clean rooms and lobby. Room ac could be cooler.
Hilton Clearwater Beach400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach 3.5 out of 5.0
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this Hilton resort sits on 10 acres of white-sand beach across from a marina; the hotel is north of the Memorial Causeway and ...
Every thing was perfect and the staff was always there to help with any questions. It was also nice to have beach access right out the back of the hotel.
Loews Don CeSar Hotel3400 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach 4.0 out of 5.0
Known as Florida's "Pink Palace," the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, facing the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, was built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style ...
I chose to stay at the iconic Don Cesar for my wedding night. We had a king room overlooking the pool area. It was a very nice room and the bed was very comfortable. However, I was a little disappointed with how small the room was. It's a good thing we were only there for one night because otherwise ...
Sirata Beach Resort5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
This Mediterranean-style Florida resort is on 13 acres of white sandy beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico on St. Pete Beach; Fort De Soto Park and Tropicana ...
Every staff member was very personable and went out of their way for us from the manager to the maids.
360 days of sun in St. Petersburg, Florida
Around 250,000 people live in the area commonly referred to as St. Pete, known to some as the Sunshine City. St. Petersburg is located on the peninsula that separates the Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico. This region is one of the most frequented destinations for the 2.8 million people living in the Tampa Bay area of Pinellas County. Travelers can access St. Pete from the mainland due north, or by crossing the series of bridges spanning the shore from the east or south. People are drawn to St. Petersburg for the beautiful beaches, pro sports and flavorful food.
Things to see in St. Petersburg
Museums and art culture in St. Petersburg
One of the most popular stops for visitors to St. Pete is the Dali Museum, which proudly displays the world's largest collection of the famous surrealist's artwork. For travelers who prefer art of the more straightforward variety, the Museum of Fine Arts is nearby. Its collection spans artwork created through the ancient and modern eras.
More than 20 art galleries located downtown open their doors each month for a public gallery hop. Some shops even allow patrons to participate in creating brand-new art on the spot. The Great Explorations Children's Museum is a good bet for families with kids who tend to be more hands-on, since young ones are encouraged to touch, explore, move and interact with the exhibits here.
St. Pete also has professional opera, available at the Palladium Theater located downtown.
Other St. Petersburg activities
Other options for your to-do list include the Mazzaro Italian Market, the Mahaffey Theater, the Kenwood History District, Sunken Gardens and the St. Petersburg Pier. Sunken Gardens is open every day and covers four acres that feature a butterfly garden, more than 50,000 tropical plants (some estimated to be a century old), an orchid arbor and exotic birds. This botanical attraction is a sanctuary near the heart of St. Pete.
Take a walk downtown to check out the Mediterranean-inspired buildings and historic architecture. If your exploration of the old part of the city piques your inspiration, hundreds of antique shops are located nearby on Central Avenue. Beachfront restaurants with umbrella-shaded tables are the norm on Beach Drive. The nightlife downtown and at St. Pete Beach is diverse enough to accommodate all age groups and interests. While some prefer to dance at the Coliseum, others slink over to the jazz clubs on Central, or visit the sports bars by Tropicana Field.
St. Petersburg travel information
Most guests looking for St. Petersburg hotels prefer to stay as close to the beautiful shoreline as possible. You won't have a problem finding hotels located off the Gulf of Mexico's coast or in downtown St. Pete. Most of the attractions, dining and shopping options are located around the downtown hotels or near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
Even though Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete all seem to be in close proximity, it may take 40 minutes or more to travel between the cities in light to moderate traffic. St. Pete is accessible from Interstate 275, which splits into 375 and 175, allowing commuters to travel to either the northern or southern sections of downtown. Travelers coming from the south may access St. Pete through Bradenton by crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which stretches across the water for what seems like miles.
Best time to visit St. Petersburg
Many travelers prefer visiting the St. Pete-Clearwater area during the summer months due to the increase in outdoor concerts, local festivals, fireworks and Tampa Bay Rays baseball games. The parades and dancing at the Gulfport GeckoFest during Labor Day weekend also attract visitors from afar. The busy season in St. Pete usually lasts from January to May.
If you prefer bargain rates on travel accommodations, head to the area during June, September or October. The average annual temperature is 73 degrees, and there are usually more than 360 days of sunshine recorded each year.
Ultimately, there is no bad time to visit St. Pete, since special events crowd the calendar year-round, and the weather itself guarantees a good time. Who can resist a place that practically promises an endless summer?
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