St. Petersburg - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, is a stunning coastal city that offers year-round sunshine and fantastic beaches. it's an ideal location for those looking to escape the bitter winter months. The downtown area is filled with stately brick buildings, a variety of delicious restaurants, and activities like the waterfront downtown market. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation options – from kayaking and paddle boarding to fishing and swimming in the clear waters of Boca Ciega Bay.
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Lake Seminole Park
2.27km from St. Petersburg
Lake Seminole Park is an outdoor oasis that locals and visitors alike flock to. Its trails, which wind around the lake, provide ample opportunity for wildlife viewing - expect to spot dozens of different bird species while you walk! The park also features a disc golf course, picnic spots, and boat launch areas that cater to both experienced anglers and those wanting to learn more about fishing.
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
4.08km from St. Petersburg
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk is the perfect vacation spot. With attractions such as pirate cruises, deep sea fishing charters, parasailing experiences and water sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The boardwalk itself offers a host of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues with stunning views of Madeira Beach. From the best beach wear to souvenirs, over 130 merchants have something that will capture your interest.
4.29km from St. Petersburg
John's Pass, is an incredible and unique spot full of fun activities. Located just south of Madeira Beach, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Florida's Gulf coast. Visitors here can explore the galleries and shops where they'll find everything from souvenirs to fishing gear, enjoy a variety of fabulous water activities including jet skiing, take a sunset Cruise along Boca Ciega Bay or spend the day deep sea fishing.
7.69km from St. Petersburg
Sunset Beach, is an idyllic beach getaway with a plethora of fun activities both on land and in the sea. This picturesque beach offers great swimming, fishing, and even snorkeling - so you can take in the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico's crystal blue waters. There is also a long pier which allows for miles of unobstructed sunset viewing. Those that prefer to stay on land can enjoy the many shops, restaurant options and amenities available here year-round.
7.74km from St. Petersburg
Heritage Village, is an outdoor living museum which seeks to bring the past to life. Across its 8 acres of lush grounds, visitors can experience displays from early Florida settlers: wooden houses from the 1880s; a two-room school house; a country store with artifacts and tin signs; and even a cemetery. In addition to these historic landmarks, Heritage Village also offers visitors educational programs on local history and cultural heritage.
Florida Botanical Gardens
7.81km from St. Petersburg
Spanning over 175 acres, the Florida Botanical Gardens is one of the area’s greatest treasures. Here visitors can explore natural wildlife, a world-class collection of palms, and breathtaking butterfly gardens. A variety of workshops and classes, such as botanical illustration, are offered for those looking to learn more about plants and ecology. Additionally, there are 11 distinct displays including a bromeliad garden and showcase herb garden highlighting aromatic greenery.
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Second-smallest county in Florida by land area. Due to its small size and high population, by the early 21st century Pinellas County has been mostly built out, with very little developable land left available.