Located at the Southern tip of Treasure Island, this beach is part of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Known for its amazing sunsets this definitely should be a must on your trip. Head to the far end of the beach by the condo towers for the gay section. Click the photo to see the view from the live web cam.
The Dalí Museum has been the unofficial heart of fine arts in the Tampa Bay area since its opening in 1982. The debut of the new building in January 2011 has contributed to the cultural renaissance – a movement that has experienced an explosion of artistic institutions and outlets that both residents and visitors to the destination can enjoy. The Dalí Museum celebrates the life and art of the influential and innovative artist, Salvador Dalí, as well as, hosting various traveling exhibits.
The CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork.
The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds, which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences.
From a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization in thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present, to fascinating traveling exhibitions, to exciting events in the heart of downtown’s scenic waterfront, the MFA is here for your discovery. The MFA is proud to have within its walls the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida’s west coast. Highlights include masterpieces from Monet, O’Keeffe, De Kooning, Wiley, and others, a sculpture garden, and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections.
At 100 years old it is the oldest living museum in St. Pete, and also the last authentic roadside attraction. The Sunken Gardens is home to over 50,000 plants!
The paths wind through waterfalls, tropical environments, bird habitats, and flamingos! There is plenty of shade in the gardens so this is a great activity if you don’t know what to do in St. Pete during the summer.
The St Pete Art and Mural Tour will explore more than 30 murals in the downtown St. Petersburg area on a casual bike ride. Stops at several murals will take place along Central Avenue and nearby areas.
Every year the two-week Shine festival, held in October, gives local, national, and international artists the opportunity to paint murals. This year over 26 new murals were added to the 90 already located in St. Pete.
The new St. Pete Pier is a great, free things to do in St. Petersburg. It is not just a pier but a new attraction on the waterfront! You can bike, swim, dine, and be entertained at numerous venues.
If you’re looking for educational things to do, the St. Pete pier is home to the Tampa Bay Watch: an interactive classroom experience providing education on how to restore the Tampa Bay Estuary!
For those looking to dine, the Pier Port has three restaurants.
St Pete is home to thousands of great small businesses. A large number of those creative businesses and boutiques are located along Central Ave. You are sure to find eclectic original pieces in the many stores along the way. It is also home to some of the best local restaurants as well. A must visit for shopping would be a visit to our retail store and interior design studio ZaZoo'd at 631 Central Ave.
The Saturday Morning Market is truly a St. Pete staple. Among the top 20 markets in the country and the largest in the southeast U.S., it has more than 100 vendors to shop at. On a typical Saturday, about 10,000 visitors dig into gourmet ready-to-eat food, dance the morning away with live music and take home fresh produce, flowers or even a souvenir or two. During the cooler months (October-May) you can find it in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot. During the summer (June-September) it moves to Williams Park.
Who knew shuffleboard courts would be a hot-spot for the young, hip crowd on a Friday night?! St Pete Shuffleboard, the world’s largest and oldest shuffleboard club, has managed to reinvent the activity with a youthful spin on it. Every Friday night, crowds are drawn to Free Shuffleboard Fridays where visitors and locals alike are invited to BYOB and challenge friends to a friendly game of shuffleboard. Not sure how the game works? Volunteers will help you get set up on a court and show you the ropes of this timeless activity.
St. Pete, Florida, isn’t just home to America’s most stunning turquoise water and white-sand beaches – it is also one of the most gay-friendly cities in the nation. Each year, thousands of visitors to the “Burg” celebrate all orientations and identities at a slew of Pride-focused events the entire month of June with the largest of all being the parade the last weekend in June.
Whether you’re a single gay looking to mingle, in a committed LGBTQ+ relationship, or simply want to gather with St. Pete’s thriving rainbow community, you have to include these events in your itinerary.
Clearwater Aquarium allows visitors to go beyond a typical aquarium experience and explore the world of marine life rescue. See rescued dolphins, sea turtles, otters and more. Discover the working animal hospital. And be inspired and educated by presentations, educational games and exhibits.
Unexpectedly and tragically, in November 2021, Winter the Dolphin passed away who considered CMA her home. With her story of resilience and healing, she was an inspiration to people around the world. Winter will be greatly missed, but CMA’s mission to rescue and rehabilitate marine animals has never been more important.
The Tom and Mary James Museum of Western + Wildlife Art has its roots in Tom and Mary James' undivided love both for culture and the city of St. Petersburg that has been their home. Tom began collecting while a student and when their travels took them west, they were captivated by the art, landscape, and wildlife of the West. They began to collect what moved them - an art of action and attention to place made by contemporary artists. They collected for their pleasure, though with an aim to help living artists to live by their art alone.
The Museum features a permanent exhibition of one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Holocaust, and traveling exhibitions of art and history. One of three Holocaust Museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum uses the lessons of the past to help create a better future for all. Since its founding in 1989, The Museum's focus has been to tell the story of millions who suffered or died during the Holocaust through the personal testimonies, official documentation, photographs and artifacts of individual narratives.
The Zubrick Magic Theatre is a spectacular venue that gives audiences an intimate and unforgettable evening of magical entertainment. Husbands and Illusionists Chris & Ryan Zubrick conjure up an exhilarating blend of sleight-of-hand, family-friendly comedy and breathtaking grand-scale illusions in a 70-minute performance that captures hearts and imaginations. Conveniently located in downtown St. Petersburg, FL., the Zubrick Magic Theatre guarantees to stretch smiles and drop jaws with a performance that will leave you walking away scratching your head in disbelief saying, “How did they do that?!”
TripAdvisor rated this tour as the #1 Nature & Outdoor Experience in the world in 2022. Your guide will welcome you and provide brief paddling and safety instructions. Then, you’ll be off on an adventure as your tour guide leads the way around the mangrove islands, through the shallows, and to the beach. If the tide is high, your guide will lead the way through a hidden mangrove tunnel. You’ll also take a break at Shell Key, where you can collect shells, take in the views, and be surrounded by nature.