Trying to decide what to do while visiting somewhere new can be stressful, so we have recommendations just for YOU from locals!
Our St. Petersburg team compiled a list of all their favorite places that everyone should visit while in St. Pete and we want to share them with you! Whether you are visiting on vacation or live in the area, check out these amazing destinations.
10. Spinners Rooftop Grille
5250 Gulf Blvd – 4.3/5 star Google rating
Enjoy dinner and an unbeatable view at Spinners Rooftop Grille. This unique dining experience provides a great meal, 12 floors over St. Pete Beach, on a floor that rotates slowly, displaying a panoramic view of the beach and city. Try to visit in the evening around sunset for a beautiful glow over the water!
9. Morean Glass Studio
714 1st Ave N – 4.8/5 star Google rating
Inside of the Morean Arts Center, the Morean Glass Studio provides a unique look into the art of glass. You can observe local glass artists creating pieces from start to finish that will later be available for purchase in the connected glass shop. If watching the artists sparks inspiration in you to try glassblowing for yourself, you can book a glassblowing class to create your own piece of art!
8. 1200 Chophouse
5007 Gulf Blvd – 4.6/5 star Google rating
If you are looking for a delightful steak dinner in the St. Pete area, stop by 1200 Chophouse! They offer delectable steak, fresh seafood, and refreshing salads, with seating indoors and outdoors while enjoying views of the beautiful blue waterway. The restaurant is just outside of St. Petersburg, in the St. Pete Beach area, and is well-worth the visit!
7. Sunshine Skyway Bridge
4.7/5 Google rating
The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge, more often referred to as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, stretches across the Tampa Bay. The bridge is just over four miles long and is said to be the longest cable-stayed concrete bridge in the world! You can admire the views of the bay as you drive over the bridge or as you fish off of the fishing piers.
6. The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)
1 Dali Blvd – 4.7/5 star Google rating
Are you a fan of the work by famous artist Salvador Dalí? Then this museum might be your favorite spot to visit while in St. Petersburg. The museum opened in 1982 and is an immersive experience, showcasing the work and life of Surrealism artist, Salvador Dalí. You can see pieces such as Aphrodisiac Telephone (The Lobster Telephone) and The Invisible Man, among many others.
5. Grain & Berry
2446 4th St N - 4.6/5 star Google rating
If you like smoothie bowls, you are going to LOVE Grain & Berry. This is our owner, Jeff’s, personal must-stop place to eat while in St. Pete! They have many superfood bowl options, as well as a wide variety of toppings and smoothie bases to create your own bowl. If smoothie bowls aren’t your thing, they also offer yogurt parfaits, smoothies, toasts, flatbreads and quesadillas!
4. St. Pete Pier
600 2nd Ave NE - 4.7/5 star Google rating
The St. Pete Pier is 26 acres of beautiful views and fun experiences! You can enjoy the awesome waterfront pier with activities for the whole family such as the Fishing Deck, Glazer Family Playground, the Majeed Foundation Splash Pad and St. Petersburg Museum of History. You can shop from a variety of local businesses for unique souvenirs and products that you can’t find anywhere else. If all the shopping and activities has made you hungry, stop by one of the delightful restaurants, all containing gorgeous views of Tampa Bay!
3. Sunken Gardens
1825 4th St N – 4.7/5 star Google rating
Home to some of the oldest plants in the area, Sunken Gardens has been in St. Petersburg for over 100 years. While visiting the outdoor botanical museum, you will walk paths lined with over 50,000 tropical and exotic flowers and plants, breathtaking waterfalls, as well as wildlife, like flamingos and Koi fish. You can visit the gift shop to pick up a snack, get some water, and find cute souvenirs to remember your trip to the lovely Sunken Gardens.
2. Mazzaro’s Italian Market
2909 22nd Ave N - 4.8/5 star Google rating
Mazzaro’s Italian Market is a great place to visit for fresh deli meals and impeccable desserts! You can also find fresh produce and pasta if you are looking to create an Italian meal for yourself. They also offer wine tastings and catering, so if you are local or hosting a big party while in the area, Mazzaro’s is a great place to check out!
1. Fort De Soto North Beach
4.8/5 star Google rating
Fort De Soto has many beach areas, but we recommend the north beach! There are a plethora of activities for visitors of all ages throughout the park area, including historical areas from the Spanish-America War, paths to walk or bike along, play areas and, of course, swimming areas! Within the park is the Quartermaster Museum, as well as artillery holds & firing galleys from the war era. You can rent a kayak or a canoe and paddle your way through the water and enjoy the scenery. If you brought your fur babies with you, you can let them play off-leash at the dog beach and wash the sand out of their fur at the Paw Playground. There are spots to go fishing and camp along the water, as well as a pirate themed playground for the kids! If you forgot to bring a picnic meal, you can stop at the gift shop or snack bars to fuel your day. There are many adventures to embark on at Fort De Soto Beach!
Victory Automotive Service
3001 Dr. MLK Jr St N
If you are on a road trip and need your vehicle serviced or if you simply want to see some friendly faces while on vacation, Victory Auto Service is the place to go! We are always excited to see familiar faces at all of our locations and would love to see you during your time in St. Petersburg!
No matter what destinations you decide to visit while in St. Petersburg, we know that you will have a wonderful time!
- Marissa M.