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St. Petersburg by KBTV's Kate Bohner:
Florida in Focus
St. Petersburg - Part I
See KBTV Online's Kate Bohner explore St. Petersburg
for all the fab things to do in our home town.
Florida in Focus
St. Petersburg - Part IIOn Kate's 2nd day in St. Petersburg she discovers
more sights and great food...
Museums and Art Galleries
Museum of Fine Arts
Salvador Dali Museum
Florida International Museum
Florida Holocaust Museum
Museum of History
Chihuly Collection - blown glass art
Florida Craftsmen Gallery
Artist's Gallery Royale
and many more...
Nightlife and Entertainment
Enjoy a play or concert at the following venues
American Stage Theater
Mahaffey Theater feat. The Florida Orchestra
Rock out at Jannus Live and State Theater and enjoy a drink and live music at one of Downtowns many bars and clubs such as PUSH Ultra Lounge.
Watch the newest blockbuster at BayWalk's 20 screen Muvico Theater.
Other fun things to do while in the Tampa Bay area...
Bush Gardens and Adventure Island Water Park (40 minute drive)
Disney World and Universal Orlando (1 1/2 to 2 hour drive)
Sunken Gardens (5 minute drive)
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (35 minute drive)
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa (35 minute drive)
Suncoast Seabirds - bird sanctuary on the beach (25 minute drive)
Giraffe Ranch in Dade City - (1 1/2 hours)
Downtown Looper Trolley and Central Avenue Trolley
There is no easier and fun way to discover Downtown and all it has to offer.
For just $0.50 per person/per trip you can enjoy a 30 minute narrated tour of our beautiful city with the opportunity to hop off at multiple stops throughout town (Dali Museum, Pier, etc.). This is definetly the best deal in town!
NEW Central Avenue Trolley - this trolley will take you all the way to St. Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille for $2 each way.
Bicycle and boat rentals (at the Pier)
Sunset and dolphin sightseeing cruises (at the Pier and St. Pete Beach)
Horse drawn carriage rides along Downtown's waterfront
Guided Segway tours of Downtown (Museum of History)
North Shore olympic size pool (20 minute walk)
North Shore Beach (Bay side - 20 minute walk)
Spa Beach (Bay side - at the Pier)
Fort Desoto Park and Beaches (30 minute drive)
Beaches at Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach (20 to 25 minute drive)
We recommend the following downtown restaurants
Moscato's Bella Cucina - Italian (home made bread, pasta, tomatoe sauce)
Ceviche - Spanish
The Moon under Water - British Colonial
Central Avenue Oyster Bar - Seafood
Parkshore Grill - American
The Garden - let's just say they serv a mix of everything
Ratchada - Thai & Sushi
Special Events in Downtown St. Petersburg 2009
If you know of a noteworthy event, we'd love to hear from you!
NOOD Regatta at St. Pete Yacht Club
Crawfish Festival - 2014 Festival is still up in the air
Festival with live Cajun and Zydecko music and great food at Vinoy Park
Antiquarian Bookfair at the Coliseum
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Book now for 2014!!!
Grand Prix racing through the streets of Downtown St. Pete
Blues Fest - Book your room now for 2013!!!
Festival with great blues performers and lots of good food at Vinoy Park
Main Sail Art Show - Book your room now for 2013!!!
Esquisite Art Festival at Vinoy Park
St. Anthony's Triathlon - ROOMS AVAILABLE - 2 night minimum!
4th of July Celebration - Book your room now for 2013!!!
Family friendly celebration and fire works at Straub and Vinoy Parks
Ribfest - Book your room now for 2013!!!
Rib cook-off and live music at Vinoy Park
Strictly Sail St. Petersburg - Book your room now for 2013!!!
Sailing Expo at Vinoy Park and Marina
First Night St. Pete
Family friendly New Years Eve celebration
Ongoing Events Year Round
Tampa Bay Rays - GO RAYS!!!
Major League Baseball at Tropicana Field
Saturday Morning Market
European Style open-air market featuring live music, fresh produce, arts and crafts and food, food, food! During the winter months (Oct. - May) every Saturday from 9am to 2pm at Al Lang Field parking lot.
1st Friday Get Downtown Street Party
Street party with live music and specials offered by downtown bars and restaurants. Every 1st Friday of the month on Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street
Salsa en St. Pete
Live Latin music for dancing or pure enjoyment
Every Friday at the Pier from 9 pm - Midnight
Music Fest on the Water
Live Music at the Pier
Every Sunday at the Pier from 1 pm - 4 pm
St. Pete Shuffle
Shuffle board, music and arts
Every Friday at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Courts from 7 pm - 11 pm
Tea Dance Series
Live music - singles welcome
Every other Wednesday at the Coliseum from 1 pm - 3:30 pm
See what's new at Downtown Galleries - meet the artists
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 5.30 pm - 9 pm Questions? Give us a call, we'll be glad to help!
Phone 727 894 3248 - 7 am to 9 pm