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St. Petersburg - ClearwaterUnited States of America

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.

St. Petersburg - Clearwater Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Downtown St. Petersburg

Downtown St. Petersburg

A noteworthy feature of Downtown St. Petersburg is its fantastic nightlife. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Jannus Live and Museum of Fine Arts.

Downtown St. Petersburg
Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, Florida, United States of America

Sunset Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(37 area reviews)

Sunset Beach is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like St. Petersburg Municipal Beach and Sunset Beach Pavilion.

Sunset Beach
Pass-a-Grille

Pass-a-Grille

5/5Exceptional!(26 area reviews)

Pass-a-Grille is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Merry Pier and Pass-a-Grille Beach while you're in town.

Pass-a-Grille
Just south of Clearwater Beach, lots of surfers the morning we were there #endlesssummer #florida

Sand Key

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

While visiting Sand Key, you might make a stop by sights like Sand Key Park and Belleair Beach.

Sand Key
Downtown Dunedin, Dunedin, Florida, United States of America

Downtown Dunedin

5/5Exceptional!(93 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

Don Cesar might not have many top sights, but Pass-a-Grille Beach and Merry Pier are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Don Cesar

Top Hotels in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is ¥14,154 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pier 60 Park, Clearwater Municipal Marina, and Beach Walk. Captain Blighs Landing ...

3.8/5Good! (1,030 reviews)

"Due to Covid the elevators where way 2 crowded. —— everything else was perfect!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Sirata Beach Resort
Sirata Beach Resort
3 out of 5
5300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL
The price is ¥16,782 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Nestled on the beach, this St. Pete Beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Pass-a-Grille Beach and Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center. Upham Beach and ...

3.6/5Good! (1,238 reviews)

"During our stay we received text message check in’s and staff were quick to respond to our needs (towels, sheets, luggage stand)"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Sirata Beach Resort
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is ¥19,307 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,268 reviews)

"What a wonderful hotel. Staff was so friendly and catered"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Sunset Vistas Two Bedroom Beachfront Suites
Sunset Vistas Two Bedroom Beachfront Suites
3.5 out of 5
12000 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL
The price is ¥19,462 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20

This Treasure Island condo resort is on the beach, 0.6 mi (1 km) from John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tropicana Field and Sunken ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,241 reviews)

"Perfect location, beautiful and clean place. Love the suite."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Sunset Vistas Two Bedroom Beachfront Suites
Island Cay Hotel - Clearwater Beach
Island Cay Hotel - Clearwater Beach
3 out of 5
648 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL
The price is ¥9,489 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Bay Esplanade, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pier 60 Park and Beach Walk. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Church of Scientology are ...

4/5Very Good! (580 reviews)

"The fact it was clean, well kept, with friendly staff was an extra plus to bring so close to the beach"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Island Cay Hotel - Clearwater Beach
Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites
Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites
3.5 out of 5
10091 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL
The price is ¥16,675 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

Situated on the beach, this condo building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from St. Petersburg Municipal Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from John's Pass Village & Boardwalk. Dolphin ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (134 reviews)

"I love it everything was clean it looks better than the pics"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Provident Oceana Beachfront Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

4/5(1,610 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.

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

4.5/5(1,625 reviews)

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

Sand Key Park
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Sand Key Park

4.5/5(1,437 reviews)

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

Tropicana Field
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Tropicana Field

4.5/5(591 reviews)

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

Salvador Dali Museum
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Salvador Dali Museum

4.5/5(1,166 reviews)

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

Pier 60 Park
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Pier 60 Park

4.5/5(2,766 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.

Top things to do in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Shell Key Island Excursion
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Shell Key Island Excursion

¥5,733
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure
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Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

¥2,396
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks
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Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks

¥3,990
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Boca Ciega Bay Sunset Cruise
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Boca Ciega Bay Sunset Cruise

¥5,144
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
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

¥2,899
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Dolphin/ Sightseeing Tour with Free Ice Cream
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Dolphin/ Sightseeing Tour with Free Ice Cream

¥2,394
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Reviews of St. Petersburg - Clearwater

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 57.86593707250342%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 34.26812585499316%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.361149110807114%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.957592339261286%
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1 - Terrible 0.5471956224350205%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants with many options and an amazing coast !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Great!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

I absolutely loved it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

Beautiful beaches

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 22, 2020

Lots of fun dining and drinking venues nearby. Only takes a day or two to see everything. Looking forward to coming back!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 21, 2020

Love the city!

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