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St. Petersburg Florida was conceived and built a century ago primarily for tourists and wintering snowbirds. Here you'll find one of the most picturesque and pleasant downtowns of any city in Florida, with a waterfront promenade and the famous, inverted pyramid-shaped Pier offering great views across the bay, plus quality St Petersburg attractions including museums, interesting shops, and a few good St Petersburg restaurants. We have provided a list of some of the exciting and interesting attractions in St Petersburg. We hope you will enjoy your visit to our lovely city of St. Petersburg.

Dolphin Landings
4737 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL (Behind Dolphin Village Shopping Center)
Phone: 727-367-4488
This charter boat center offers dolphin watch sailing cruises, Shell Key Adventure trips and Sunset Sails. Dolphin watch cruises are two hours. The Shell Key Adventure takes visitors on a 3-4 hour trip to an undeveloped barrier island for beach relaxation. Two-hour sunset sails take visitors into the Gulf of Mexico for an unobstructed view of the sunset. Reservations are recommended and private charters are available.
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St Petersburg Florida AttractionShell Key Preserve
Located south of St. Pete Beach, FL
Phone: 727-943-4000
Named one of the state’s most important birding sites by Audubon of Florida, this undeveloped barrier island is known for excellent shelling, sunbathing and bird watching. Shell Key Preserve was established to protect the island as a nesting site and continue to allow its use as a recreational destination. Numerous boats offer sightseeing trips to Shell Key’s recreation area for sunbathing and dolphin watching. Efforts to manage this area resulted in the creation of the Florida Birding Festival every fall, the largest urban bird watching festival in the nation.

St. Petersburg Florida Attractions:

The Arts Center
719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-822-7872
This fine arts gallery offers hands-on creative experiences to people wishing to express themselves artistically. The Arts Center features galleries with works of some of Florida’s best artists as well as studios and classes for visitors and children. The Center also organizes Art Talks, where artists discuss their work and the work of artists who influenced them. Admission is free.
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Salvador Dali Museum
1000 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-823-3767
The Salvador Dali Museum, one of St. Petersburg's foremost cultural attractions, is home to the world famous collection of works by the Spanish artist. Free daily guided tours are a must! Open 7 days a week, 362 days a year! Open late with a reduced admission Thursday nights. Located in downtown St. Petersburg.
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St Petersburg Entertainment CenterBayWalk Entertainment Center
153 2nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-895-9277
The $40-million “BayWalk” entertainment complex has become a hot spot for shopping and nightlife.

Adding momentum to a revitalization of downtown St. Petersburg, “BayWalk” opened in the fall of 2000. The 150,000 sq. ft. open-air themed plaza is anchored by a 4,200 seat, 20-screen Muvico Theater complex featuring stadium seating theaters, child care service and fresh cuisine. The Mediterranean Revival-themed complex known as the “Soul of St. Petersburg” includes bars and restaurants such as Wet Willy’s, dish and Dan Marino’s Town Tavern as well as a full-line Ann Taylor shop and other retail outlets.

Boyd Hill Nature Trail
1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7326
This area features 216 acres of natural beauty with six trails that lead visitors through Florida’s various ecosystems. Wildlife abounds in this park and excellent photo opportunities exist on every trail. Guided tours available. Special programs include educational shows, day camps, nature photography classes, bird walks and more. Adults $3, Children $1.50.
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Derby Lane
10490 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-576-1361
Derby Lane features greyhound racing and pari-mutual wagering January through June with 14 races daily, Monday through Saturday. Matinee races are held at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Evening races start
at 7:30 p.m.

Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-820-0100
The facility is the third largest of its kind in the United States containing photographs, memorabilia, books, films, videos and other material from and about the era. The only Holocaust Museum to feature continual Holocaust art exhibits, the museum’s centerpiece permanent exhibit is a boxcar used to transport people to concentration camps. Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to
4 p.m.

St Petersburg PierThe Pier
800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-821-6164
The landmark Pier in the heart of St. Petersburg is a unique piece of Florida architecture that offers visitors a chance to experience the waterfront along Tampa Bay. Located at the end of a mile-long approach, this five story inverted pyramid features shops, restaurants, its own aquarium, live music and even boat docks. The top floor of The Pier combines both the tropical dining of Cha Cha Coconuts with a huge observation deck, giving the visitor a truly unique observation point on Tampa Bay. The Pier features plenty of parking, complete with trolley service linking the Pier to the rest of downtown. No admission fee charged. Open daily, most shops open 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Post Office (Open Air)
76 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-823-7558
The city has a historic open-air post office that opened in 1917. The Mediterranean Revival structure is on the National Register of Historic Places and features a small postal museum.

St Petersburg Marina

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina
300 Second Avenue S.E., St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-893-7329
Located on the west side of Tampa Bay, the marina is in the heart of St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront.

It features a 500-foot dock for daily or weekly mooring for boats up to 110 feet long, and 610 wet slips for monthly rentals.

St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 Second Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-894-1052
The museum features a permanent interactive exhibition of the chronology of St. Petersburg’s history filled with priceless artifacts, documents and photographs. The Benoist Pavilion houses a replica of the world’s first commercial airliner which made the first scheduled commercial flight from St. Petersburg to Tampa on January 1, 1914. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children under seven. Group rates/tours are available.

Sunken Gardens
1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-551-3100
An exotic collection of more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers including more than 200 species bloom year-round at the six acre garden. One of the most popular roadside attractions in Florida in the 1930s, Sunken Gardens was bought by the city of St. Petersburg in 1999. The city restored the property and added more than 6,000 plants and a butterfly garden. A walk-through aviary features tropical birds of all types, and thousands of rare, fragrant orchids are found in the Orchid Arbor.
Call for hours of operation.

Baseball - St Petersburg Tropicana FieldTropicana Field
One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL
Phone: 727-825-3120;
Florida’s first domed stadium and only the seventh in the United States is home to Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Devil Rays, other athletic events, conventions, trade shows, concerts and other entertainment. Seating configurations range from 12,000 to 60,000.

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Busch Gardens
3000 East Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
Phone: 813-987-5082
At Busch Gardens, animals roam free and you are the outsider. You can see the park by monorail, cable car or train. Roller coasters, wild animals, entertaining shows, rides, food, shopping, sightseeing, bird shows, exotic flowers, train rides, Serengeti adventures, river rapids... the list goes merrily on. Wear comfy walking shoes and spend the day at this 300-acre park. You can even taste the Anheuser Busch brew that started it all. Busch Gardens is open year-round with varying schedules
and pricing.
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Adventure Island
4500 Bougainvillea Avenue., Tampa, FL
Phone: 813-987-5600
30-acres of fun await visitors looking for high-speed thrills, water-drenched excitement, and tropical vacation settings. Bring your swim trunks and high energy as you go from one ride to the next at this wonderful Tampa, Florida attraction. Located across from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, this park provides everything you need for a great day of fun.
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Attractions In St Petersburg

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