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Things to do in St Petersburg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“Discover an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí artwork in an exceptional waterfront setting.”
  • 344 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Don't miss out on the Chihuly museum and glass blowing factory located downtown St Pete. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“If you love art, food, walking and gorgeous views, this is a must see. Along downtown St Pete you can enjoy strolling the artsy streets, relax in Vinoy Park (where there are always musicians, artists and markets) or head out along the pier. Fabulous, trendy restaurants and artists such as Dali and Chihuly have galleries here.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great museum with changing exhibits, right in the downtown area surrounded by food and drink options. Check out the cafe for brunch! 2-for-1 mimosas :)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Known for their picture-perfect beach, daily live music, infamous BBQ and amazing sunsets. Whether you are a local or just visiting the area, Caddy’s Treasure Island is the perfect stop for you.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Tropicana Field is home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and is located just 7 miles away in St. Petersburgh. From April to October you can catch a Rays game if you are a baseball fan.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Garden
“This is a beautiful gem and only 4 miles from our Airbnb. Pack a lunch and enjoy a a serene picnic. Or enjoy lunch or dinner at Carrabbas, which shares a parking lot with Sunken Gardens.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Looking for a swanky rooftop bar with views of the bay? This is it! Located right on Beach Drive in Downtown, St Pete, the Canopy is a local hotspot for watching breathtaking sunsets. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“The hidden gem for those who prefer a crowd, but not as much as St Pete Beach or Clearwater Beach. Beautiful views & some great restaurants.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A favorite Mexican joint with fresh made margaritas and fun vibes. Indoor and outdoor seating available.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Food
“This Brewery is walkable and always has some sort of free entertainment on the weekends. The Beach Blonde Ale is our go-to there!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local bar overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. Cheap eats and drinks. Ask for Litho : )”
  • 71 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Mall at Sundial is downtown St Pete’s premier destination to shop, dine, and unwind – an oasis in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown center. Just steps from the world famous waterfront, The Mall at Sundial(and AMC Movie Theater) is home to a special collection of shops, restaurants, and services unique to the Tampa Bay area.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Beachfront - great food, sunsets, live music on several stages, always something for everyone ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Hotel
“You don’t need to stay here to enjoy all of its wonderful views, shopping, eateries and beach (public access areas). St. Pete Beach is a wonderful place to site-see and enjoy the Gulf beach too. Bike Rentals are a great way to get around. Known as Florida's "Pink Palace," The Don CeSar, facing the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, was built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle. Born in the Great Gatsby era as a playground for the rich and famous, the iconic "Pink Palace" has been revitalized and refreshed within, ensuring a future as rich and storied as its history. Enjoy newly redesigned 277 luxurious rooms including 36 suites, many with spectacular views of the pristine Gulf beaches or Boca Ciega Bay. Relax and indulge at Spa Oceana, featuring over 11,000 square feet of spa facilities, luxurious spa treatments, full service salon, and a stunning rooftop garden overlooking the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Modernized Mexican eats & hand-crafted cocktails are served in a festive setting with outdoor patio.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Art Museum
“Great museum with changing exhibits, right in the downtown area surrounded by food and drink options. Check out the cafe for brunch! 2-for-1 mimosas :)”
  • 73 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Known for their picture-perfect beach, daily live music, infamous BBQ and amazing sunsets. Whether you are a local or just visiting the area, Caddy’s Treasure Island is the perfect stop for you.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“A favorite Mexican joint with fresh made margaritas and fun vibes. Indoor and outdoor seating available.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“Local bar overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. Cheap eats and drinks. Ask for Litho : )”
  • 71 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Modernized Mexican eats & hand-crafted cocktails are served in a festive setting with outdoor patio.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Casual Italian restaurant serves up a traditional menu alongside some American options plus wine.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Great place for Cuban sandwiches near downtown. Might have a short line, but it’s worth the wait. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food! The restaurant doesn't even HAVE a microwave so get ready for fresh. Live music on many nights!”
  • 35 locals recommend

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