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Top 7 attractions to explore in Pinellas County

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.

Attractions in Pinellas County

Caladesi Island State ParkCaladesi Island State Park, Florida, USA

A three-mile nature trail, a marina, picnic pavilions, bathhouses, a park concession stand, and a beach is what you will encounter in Caladesi Island State Park. The Caladesi Island beach was listed as the best beach in United States by Dr. Beach in 2008.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research. Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.

Honeymoon Island State Park1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

The park is 385 acres (1.6 km2) in land area with 2,400 acres (10 km2) submerged and 4 miles (6 km) of beach. Consistently receiving more than one million visitors each year, it is the most-visited state park in Florida.

Museum of Fine Arts255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

The comprehensive collection of more than 20,000 objects includes major works by the French artists Monet, Morisot, Barye, Rodin, Corot, and Bourdelle, and the Americans Inness, Hassam, Bellows, O’Keeffe, Pearlstein and Andrew Wyeth. Also on view are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, Native American art and objects.

St. Pete Pier™800 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

A landmark pleasure pier extending into Tampa Bay. The last iteration of the pier was named the Inverted Pyramid Pier. It featured a five-story inverted pyramid-shaped building.

The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

Art museum dedicated to the works of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí's works outside Europe.

Weedon Island Preserve1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702, USA

A 3,190 acre natural area predominately an estuarine preserve composed of upland and aquatic ecosystems such as mangrove forests, pine/scrubby flatwoods, and maritime hammock, and is home to a variety of native wildlife.

Map of attractions in Pinellas County