St Petersburg Vacation Rentals Guide

Central West FL

OVERVIEW 

Found in the central Florida area in the city of Pinellas County, Florida. In the Tampa-Bay Area, St. Petersburg is the second biggest city.

St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Beach is best known for its beautiful weather achieving the nickname of “Sunshine” City. The hot weather allows for a variety of fun activities to be done in the sun such as, golfing, fishing, boating and the infamous BEACH DAYS. The city is also known for its enjoyable and lively art experiences. There are numerous festivals that happen throughout the year and there is an assortment of different activities to be done.

CITY

ST PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg has a population of 260, 999 residents. Located in between of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in peninsula island which is surrounded mostly by water. The inhabitants of St. Petersburg referred to the island as St. Pete. Later on, the nearby beach shortened its name as well to St. Pete Beach.

St. Pete Beach is made of the surrounding towns of Belle Vista, Pass-a-Grille, St. Petersburg Beach and on the coast of Pinellas County. It is located in the center of the downtown area where it is surrounded by countless restaurants, shops, and bars.

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, FLORIDA

  • Beaches
  • Art Galleries
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Shopping: Sundial Mall, Tyrone Square Mall
  • 600 Block Arts District
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Visits to historical Museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum
  • Entertainment: theater, cinema, art shows

ANNUAL EVENTS

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

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL VACATION RENTALS IN ST PETERSBURG AND ST PETE BEACH

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Traveling to St Petersburg and St Petersburg Beach

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.

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.

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.

Railroads

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad that operates daily and that goes from the north of Tampa all the way through Clearwater, Safety Harbor, and Largo.

Car

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 and St Pete Beach

There is an abundance of transportation options at the major airports including Uber, taxis, shuttles and limousine services. Most are open 24 hours a day but we highly suggest booking transportation in advance.  There are lots of transportation shuttles available, but your own vehicle 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!  

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 only costs 50 cents and can drop off people where they want as long as it’s on the route.  

St Petersburg and St Petersburg Beach Monthly Average Weather Chart

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