St. Petersburg - ClearwaterUnited States of America

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Visit St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Known for its breathtaking beaches and reputable galleries, St. Petersburg, Florida, is a perfect destination for those who love art, nature and outdoor adventures.

St. Petersburg is Florida’s fourth-largest city and is located on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Its year-round warm climate attracts many vacationers. Affectionately known as St. Pete, the city is filled with natural attractions, art and fun things to do. Explore the outdoors and get active, or browse the many museums and galleries.

The weather in this subtropical city is nothing like that of its colder namesake in Russia. On average, Florida’s Sunshine City has blue skies 361 days of the year. Beach Drive’s row of cafés and the 150 or so city parks are great spots to relax and enjoy the weather while people-watching. If you prefer to get active, check out the free outdoor exercise stations that some of the parks offer.

St. Pete’s beautiful beaches are complemented by the city’s top-class amenities and restaurants. Hop on the motorized trolley called the Looper, which stops at most major attractions and is very cheap.

See famous French impressionist paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts or surrealistic Spanish art at the Dalí Museum. The Chihuly Collection has an impressive range of glass, and you can see the art of glass-blowing in the Glass Studio & Hot Shop. Both are part of the Morean Arts Center.

Kids will love the Great Explorations Children’s Museum where exhibits include the Critters Cave, a place to observe reptiles while they sleep, eat and play.

For some outdoor fun, rent Segways, surrey bikes or a row boat to explore the shores. See if you can spot pelicans, dolphins and even manatees. Find colorful flamingoes and butterflies at the legendary Sunken Gardens.

Rent a car for excursions to the wider Tampa Bay area. Fort DeSoto and Weedon Island Preserve house some of Florida’s finest wildlife and beaches and are great places for beach walks, fishing or canoeing.

St. Petersburg offers everything under the sun; beach lovers, art buffs and wildlife enthusiasts can easily spend weeks here enjoying everything the city and region has to offer.

Where to stay in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, Florida, United States of America

Sunset Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(33 area reviews)

Visitors to Sunset Beach enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Sunset Beach Pavilion is worth a stop.

Sunset Beach
Pass-a-Grille

Pass-a-Grille

5/5Exceptional!(23 area reviews)

Pass-a-Grille is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Hurley Park and Gulf Beaches Historical Museum while you're in town.

Pass-a-Grille
St. Petersburg - Clearwater showing tropical scenes

Feather Sound

3.5/5Good!(136 area reviews)

Beaches, restaurants, and shopping are just a few things travelers enjoy about Feather Sound. Check out Tampa Bay or Feather Sound Country Club while you're exploring the area.

Feather Sound
Just south of Clearwater Beach, lots of surfers the morning we were there #endlesssummer #florida

Sand Key

4.5/5Wonderful!(79 area reviews)

Sand Key might not have many top sights, but Sand Key Park and Pier 60 Park are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Sand Key
Store front with bicycle.

#Dunedin
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Downtown Dunedin

5/5Exceptional!(80 area reviews)

Unique features of Downtown Dunedin include the bars and waterfront views. Make a stop by Dunedin Marina or Dunedin Historical Society and Museum while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Dunedin
My other favorite beach.

Don Cesar

When in Don Cesar, you can plan a visit to Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center and Upham Beach, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Don Cesar

Top Hotels in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
¥23,055
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sand Key Park are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,991 reviews)

"The location is excellent, the pool is beautiful . Staff is courteous and prompt. The concierge desk was very helpful and my children felt comfortable in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Shephard's Beach Resort
Shephard's Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
¥17,102
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4

Located in Clearwater Beach, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Captain Blighs Landing and Pier 60 Park. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,922 reviews)

"Nice place, great amenities. The only issue was that the live band played till 2AM, the stage/speakers face the building, and it was loud."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Shephard's Beach Resort
Seaside Inn & Suites
Seaside Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
401 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥7,531
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sand Key Park are ...

3.1/5 (2,027 reviews)

"I liked having a balcony. Beds were comfortable. Location was the best part of this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Seaside Inn & Suites

Popular things to do in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

4/5(1,445 reviews)

Bring your kids for a behind-the-scenes look at the Dolphin Tale movies and marvel at the marine creatures who played the parts.

Sand Key Park
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Sand Key Park

4.5/5(1,354 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Sand Key Park, a favorite green space in Clearwater Beach. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Salvador Dali Museum
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Salvador Dali Museum

4.5/5(1,095 reviews)

Browse the surrealistic masterpieces of a world-famous Spanish painter in a remarkable building that perfectly suits the style of the art exhibits.

John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
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John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

4.5/5(1,416 reviews)

When you visit John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, a popular shopping spot in Madeira Beach, you can browse for souvenirs. Stroll along the marina in this family-friendly area, or check out its lively bars.

Pier 60 Park
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Pier 60 Park

4.5/5(2,557 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Pier 60 Park, a favorite green space in Clearwater Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Tropicana Field
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Tropicana Field

4.5/5(557 reviews)

Catch an event at Tropicana Field during your trip to St. Petersburg. Attend a baseball game or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Top activities in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks
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Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks

¥4,114

Take in the sights of beautiful Clearwater Harbor while digging into a delicious buffet dinner and sipping refreshing tropical drinks. This Caribbean-themed cruise presents you with an incredible assortment of island-style food and drinks while you dance the night away.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Home of Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Home of Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies

¥2,968

Go beyond a typical aquarium experience and immerse yourself into the world of marine life rescue at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. See Winter, star and inspiration of the Dolphin Tale movies, which were filmed on location.

Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions

¥12,005

Enjoy huge savings on admission to Tampa Bay's must-see attractions with CityPASS tickets.

Shell Key Island Excursion
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Shell Key Island Excursion

¥5,892

Take a cruise aboard the Island Hopper on a shelling adventure. Discover a beautiful ecosystem full of marine life, and a variety of seashells. Set sail in search of the purity of Shell Key, a 1,800-acre (728-ha) nature preserve.

Sunset Pirate Cruise
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Sunset Pirate Cruise

¥4,714

Join a crew of pirates for a sunset cruise over the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you learn the tales of the brigand ship Pirates Ransom. Sip a drink on deck and dive into buccaneering fun for scallywags of all ages, from treasure hunts to water gun fights.

The Davinci Exhibit
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The Davinci Exhibit

¥3,304

Itinerary Take part in an escape room activity that puts you in the middle of the action with your friends, Gather clues, decipher hidden meanings, and trigger secret mechanisms to reveal Da Vinci's secrets.

Reviews of St. Petersburg - Clearwater

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4/5 - Good

Roz

Jan 28, 2020

I was in town for a wedding and the reception was at Mahaffey Theatre. A beautiful location.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 25, 2020

Visiting a friend so we were all over the place. The beaches, downtown, vintage shops, awesome restaurants, Ringling Museum. A lot to do!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Our favorite city in FL.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

St. Petersburg is beautiful. It has many scenic views and many beach areas to choose from. Good food, lots of places to walk, shop and eat.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Great place to visit! Wonderful history, restaurants, shops, etc..

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

I visit every year because St. Pete Beach is my family’s favorite beach spot. We love coming back every year.

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