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About St Petersburg

St Petersburg is located between the glimmering waters of the Gulf Of Mexico and Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Beach is best known for their warm weather, beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants, bars, shopping, and cultural attractions.

St Petersburg has an average of 360 sunny days each year and is known for its ideal weather and holds the title for "most consecutive days with sunshine" at 768 day

The ideal weather allows for a variety of fun activities in the sun such as, golfing, fishing, boating, and the infamous BEACH DAYS.


Cities in St Petersburg

Beautiful St Petersburg FL is located south of Tampa on a large peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is surrounded by some of the prettiest water in Florida.

Cities Close To St Petersburg FL

  • Gulfport, FL
  • Pinellas Park, FL
  • Saint Pete Beach, FL
  • Seminole, FL
  • Largo, FL
  • Safety Harbor, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Palmetto, FL
  • Oldsmar, FL
  • Bradenton, FL
  • Dunedin, FL
  • Egypt Lake-Leto, FL
  • South Bradenton, FL
  • Citrus Park, FL

St Petersburg FL zip code: 33701-33705, 33707

St Petersburg FL area code: 727

St Petersburg FL is located in Pinellas County


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Highlights of St Petersburg

Museums

  • Great Exploration Children's Museums
  • Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • Theaters:
  • The Coliseum
  • Palladium Theater
  • Midtown Royal Theater
  • The Arts Center
  • Florida Craftsmen Gallery


St. Petersburg Pier

  • Farmers Market: Every Saturday morning at Al Lang Stadium.
  • Crislip Arcade: one of three of the 13 original arcades still standing and functioning since 1925
  • Grand Central District: Artistic community
  • Haslam's Bookstore: Historic status
  • Fort De Soto Beach: ranked number one beach in the annual beach ranking
  • Cinema: filmed multiple famous movies such as Ocean's Eleven, Magic Mike, Dolphin Tale, many more



Things to do in St Petersburg

  • Beaches
  • St Petersburg Pier
  • Art Galleries
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Craft Breweries
  • Shopping: Sundial Mall, Tyrone Square Mall
  • 600 Block Arts District
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Visits to historical Museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum
  • Entertainment: theater, cinema, art shows
  • Annual Events

ANNUAL EVENTS

To sizzle up your vacation consider booking during these unforgettable events!

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Parade
  • Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
  • Green Thumb Festival
  • Bluesfest
  • Mainsail Art Festival
  • St. Pete Parade Weekend - LGBT Community
  • 4th of July Firework Celebration
  • Ribfest
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Santa Parade
  • Snowfest
  • NCAA Football - Gasparilla Bowl

Explore St Petersburg

Where To Eat And Shop

Restaurants In St Petersburg

  • Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - inside and outside views of both downtown St. Pete, American/Caribbean/seafood
  • Mazzaro's Italian Market - Mediterranean, Italian Cafe
  • Parkshore Grill - Contemporary American restaurant focusing on the finest ingredients, gluten-free and vegan options available
  • Ceviche St. Petersburg - known for their Tapas and Sangria
  • BellaBrava - Italian food and a good selection of Italian wines
  • Red Mesa Cantina - Mexican cuisine with gluten-free and vegan options
  • 400 Beach Seafood and Tap House - overlooking Vinoy Waterfront Marina and North Straub Park

Shopping

  • Head to the downtown waterfront and visit tony Beach Drive, with its glittery high-rise condos, art museums, and sidewalk dining
  • West of downtown, but still on Central Avenue, is evolving into a haven for local breweries, hipster restaurants, and neighborhood bars. The scene is expanding south from Central where the Warehouse Arts District rises from a tangle of industrial buildings
  • The Baywalk shopping complex offers many chain restaurants and stores as well as IMAX Muvico 20 screen movie theater
  • For outlet shopping hit up DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Beall's Outlet, or for a huge variety of outlet stores head over to Ellenton Premium Outlets - just a quick 30 mile drive and so worth it

Where To Find Vacation Rentals In St Petersburg FL

You're in luck! You can find vacation rentals right here on Florida Rental By Owner (FLARBO)! Our rental listings are 100% managed by the property owner or manager. Ditch the pesky third-party fees and interference - no middle man (Or woman) here!

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Transportation for St Petersburg

How To Get To And Around St Petersburg FL

Flying To St Petersburg FL

The Nearest Airports:

Tampa International Airport - (TPA)

Tampa International Airport is 21.8 miles (85 km) away from St. Petersburg Beach. This route usually takes around 24 minutes. This airport is served by over 20 major airline carriers.

Car rentals, taxis, limos, Uber, and Lyft are available

St. Pete - Clearwater Airport - (PIE)

St. Pete-Clearwater Airport is located midway between Tampa and Clearwater Beach. It is 12.4 miles from St- Petersburg, which is approximately a 24-minute drive. It is a destination for low-cost carriers. The main airline carrier is Allegiant Air. PIE is less busy than Tampa International Airport and is frequently used by pilots of private planes and executive jets.

Car rentals, taxis, limos, Uber, and Lyft are available

Orlando International Airport - (MCO)

Orlando International Airport within the city limits of Orlando. Travel time to St Petersburg is 1 hour and 37 minutes (106.7 miles). It also has a hotel on-site for late-night arrivals or early departures. This airport is the second busiest in the state of Florida and services 39 airline carriers. in addition to U.S. and Canadian options, it is the best option for European flights.

Car rentals, taxis, limos, Uber, and Lyft are available

Airlines that fly into St Petersburg FL

Tampa

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Breeze Airways
  • British Airways
  • Cayman Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Frontier
  • Jet Blue
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian Air
  • Silver Airways
  • Southern Airways Express
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines (seasonal)
  • Swift Air
  • Swoop
  • United
  • WestJet

St Petersburg-Clearwater

  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Allegiant Main
  • Sun Country

Orlando

  • Aer Lingus
  • AeroMexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca Airlines
  • Azul
  • Bahamasair
  • British Airways
  • Caribbean Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Edelweiss
  • Emirates
  • Frontier Airlines
  • GOL
  • Hawaiian
  • Icelandair
  • JetBlue
  • KLM
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Rouge
  • Silver Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines7
  • Sunwing
  • Swoop
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Viva Air
  • Volaris
  • WestJet


Driving to St Petersburg FL

For those driving in, consider driving from these closer states;

  • Birmingham, AL - 625 miles
  • Atlanta, GA - 479 miles
  • Charleston, SC - 457 miles
  • New Orleans, LA - 681 miles
  • Nashville, TN - 699 miles
  • Little Rock, AR - 997 miles
  • Louisville, KY - 899 miles
  • Jacksonville, FL - 221 miles


Transportation in St Petersburg 

Having a car will give you much more freedom to come and go as you please. There are also lots of local restaurants to explore, not to mention the endless attractions and shopping!

If you want to go car-free read on!


The Looper Trolley

Transports people to the downtown area destination on a daily basis to Sundial, Vinoy Hotel, and many museums located around the city. The ride is only 50 cents and drops off people where they want as long as it's on the route.

Rent an Electric Bike

Pedego offers electric bikes for rent to zip around and explore with the wind in your hair

Rent a Scooter

Choose an electric scooter from either Veo (stand-up scooters) or Razor (sit-down scooters) in locations throughout the downtown area. Simply download either the Veo or Razor app on your smartphone to "unlock" your scooter, pay, and learn about local scooter guidelines.

Rent A Bike

Use pedal power to get around and don't worry about the gym while you're on vacation. There are many bike rental shops that rent by the hour, day or week.


Statistics about St Petersburg

4+ Properties for rent

Prices range from $0/night


Weather for St Petersburg

St Petersburg Weather Trends

St Petersburg FL offers great weather year-round.

July and August are the hottest months with average highs reaching into the 90's

December to January are the coolest months with highs ranging from 69-71F

The Gulf temperature is somewhat chilly in the winter at 62F and climbs to a soupy 86F by July

The wet season stretches from June through September, but often the rain is a short event and the sunshine returns


FAQs about St Petersburg

Answers to the most frequently asked questions.

With St Petersburg's year-round warm weather it's a great place for snowbirds. Use Flarbo's filters to find great monthly or longer stays, perfect for snowbirds.

While dogs are not allowed on St Petersburg beaches there are multiple dog parks and dog-friendly preserves, some with beaches. Most restaurants with an outdoor dining area welcome dogs, some even have a menu just for dogs!

Yes! Use Flarbo's filters to show only pet-friendly St Petersburg vacation rentals and bring your best friend on your vacation

You're in luck! You can find vacation rentals by owner right here on Florida Rental By Owner (FLARBO)! Our rental listings are 100% managed by the property owner. Ditch the pesky third-party fees and interference - no middle man (Or woman) here!

Yes! We have several subscription levels to advertise your vacation rental suitable for any budget. Our Book Direct, No Commission Fee Subscription Model suits the majority of short-term rental owners, learn more here.


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