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Take A Break In St Petersburg & Clearwater

As if having some of the best beaches in the country wasn’t enough, St Petersburg and Clearwater on the Gulf Coast also boast a diverse and eclectic range of activities and entertainment for every taste. The bright, clean sandy beaches with their glistening turquoise waters are undoubtedly the jewel of this area, but the burgeoning art scene, wildlife and nature trails and cool laid-back culture means there’s much more to St Petersburg and Clearwater than meets the eye.

Highlights of St Petersburg & Clearwater

  • Great for: The city gateway to miles of gorgeous white-sand beaches
  • Famous for: An amazing collection of museums, including the dazzling Dali Museum
  • Closest airport with direct flights: Tampa International Airport is 22 miles to the north-east
  • Itineraries featuring St Petersburg & Clearwater:

St Petersburg & Clearwater Location

Weather in St Petersburg & Clearwater

Average temperature (°C) and average rainfall (days).

Jan
16°C 11
Feb
17°C 11.6
Mar
20°C 12.4
Apr
22°C 13.3
May
25°C 14
Jun
27°C 14.3
Jul
28°C 14.1
Aug
28°C 14.1
Sep
28°C 13.5
Oct
27°C 12.7
Nov
24°C 11.3
Dec
17°C 10.8

Hotels in St Petersburg & Clearwater

Sandpearl Resort

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

This hotel provides for the perfect holiday. Make the most of all the resort style facilities and Clearwater Beach, which provides all you need for endless entertainment and relaxation.

The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

The Vinoy Resort provides a hotel where guests will be entertained throughout their whole stay, without even having to leave the resorts compound thanks to the facilities and amenities provided, but the hotel is only a short walk from the main sights of St Petersburg if you want to venture out.

Things to do in St Petersburg & Clearwater

  • History Of St Petersburg

    Dunedin Historical Museum

    This railroad station was converted into a museum space that tells the story of Dunedin’s history through hands-on exhibits.

    Florida Holocaust Museum

    An important and sobering memorial to the millions of people who lost their lives or survived the Holocaust. Using personal stories, photographs and personal objects, you’ll learn about this painful period of history and see how the museum is helping people achieve a more positive future.

    Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center

    The Safety Harbor Museum leads you through every part of Florida history, from the first fossils through to pioneer settlements and on to the thriving resorts of today.

    Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

    A car lover’s dream, this museum celebrates the progressive technology of the 20’s and 30’s and the iconic cars that were manufactured at the time. See original, restored examples of some incredibly rare vehicles.

  • St Petersburg Culture, Arts & Crafts

    Boca Ciega Millennium Park

    Whether you come for the renowned bird watching or for a peaceful fishing spot, the observation tower overlooking Boca Ciega Bay offers panoramic views for all visitors. Dedicated twitchers can also spot dozens of species along the boardwalks. This family-friendly park also has picnic areas and a playground.

    Boyd Hill Nature Park & Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center

    You’ll have plenty to explore throughout the 245 acres of wilderness at Boyd Hill Nature Park. Flora and fauna are conserved throughout the five eco-systems that make up the park.

    Fort De Soto Park

    Five beautiful islands make up Fort De Soto Park. The wildlife here is second to none – pelicans bask on the shore and sea turtles hatch on the beach. As well as the miles of natural hiking trails, there’s a dedicated dog beach and lots of beautiful spots for the kids to play.

    Caladesi Island State Park

    We might be biased, but in our opinion, there’s no better beach in the country! This barrier island’s bright white sands will stun and captivate you. Take the boat from Honeymoon Island, look out for dolphins from the deck and be prepared to fall in love with this little piece of paradise.

    Florida Botanical Gardens

    Green-fingered visitors will be taking note as they amble through the pretty landscapes and beautifully designed formal gardens. The Florida Botanical Gardens has everything from a perfectly clipped rose garden to resident alligators.

    Sunken Gardens

    Enjoy nature at its best at the Sunken Gardens in downtown St Pete. Exotic plants and flowers fill the gardens while flamingos perch and butterflies flutter by as you wander along the pathways and past trickling waterfalls.

  • Beaches, Surfing, Parks & River Cruises In St Petersburg And Clearwater

    Belleair Beach

    See how the other half live for the day with a visit to classy Belleair Beach. Lined with beachside mansions, the shoreline here is chilled out, quiet and exclusive.

    Clearwater Beach

    A favourite beach spot for many, Clearwater beach has a lively promenade, cabanas, and crystal clear waters ideal for paddling.

    Madeira Beach

    Known to locals as ‘Mad Beach’ this fun spot is a great place to explore retro style independent galleries and casual boutiques as well as catching some rays on the sands.

    Pass-A-Grille Beach

    Situated at the far end of St Pete Beach, this relaxed piece of shoreline is a world away from the busy resorts. Unwind on the calm beach or make the most of the flat seas with some gentle paddle boarding.

  • St Petersburg Health, Welness & Spa Tourism

    A vacation on the Gulf Coast is just the place for some R&R. The warm sea breeze and sunny days are fabulous, but if you’re looking for a little extra, St. Petersburg has some excellent spas, independent and resort-based, that will give you the boost you need.

  • St Petersburg Ecotourism, Wildlife & The Great Outdoors

    Boca Ciega Millennium Park

    Whether you come for the renowned bird watching or for a peaceful fishing spot, the observation tower overlooking Boca Ciega Bay offers panoramic views for all visitors. Dedicated twitchers can also spot dozens of species along the boardwalks. This family-friendly park also has picnic areas and a playground.

    Boyd Hill Nature Park & Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center

    You’ll have plenty to explore throughout the 245 acres of wilderness at Boyd Hill Nature Park. Flora and fauna are conserved throughout the five eco-systems that make up the park.

    Fort De Soto Park

    Five beautiful islands make up Fort De Soto Park. The wildlife here is second to none – pelicans bask on the shore and sea turtles hatch on the beach. As well as the miles of natural hiking trails, there’s a dedicated dog beach and lots of beautiful spots for the kids to play.

    Caladesi Island State Park

    We might be biased, but in our opinion, there’s no better beach in the country! This barrier island’s bright white sands will stun and captivate you. Take the boat from Honeymoon Island, look out for dolphins from the deck and be prepared to fall in love with this little piece of paradise.

    Florida Botanical Gardens

    Green-fingered visitors will be taking note as they amble through the pretty landscapes and beautifully designed formal gardens. The Florida Botanical Gardens has everything from a perfectly clipped rose garden to resident alligators.

    Sunken Gardens

    Enjoy nature at its best at the Sunken Gardens in downtown St Pete. Exotic plants and flowers fill the gardens while flamingos perch and butterflies flutter by as you wander along the pathways and past trickling waterfalls.

  • Sport In St Petersburg

    Best Pro Kiteboarding Center

    Experienced boarders or those looking for a new experience are welcome at Best Pro Kiteboarding Center. You’ll feel the wind in your hair and see the coastline from a whole new perspective with this thrilling and challenging activity.

    Cypress Breeze Farm

    For a unique way of seeing more of the Tampa Bay area, try out Cypress Breeze Farm’s guided horseback rides. Bond with your horse as you trail through fascinating habitats and unforgettable trails.

    Golf in St Petersburg

    If your perfect place to relax and unwind on holiday is on the expansive fairways or putting greens then the golf clubs in and around St. Pete will not disappoint. With an impressive pedigree as the original national headquarters of the PGA, you’ll be following a long line of legends at Dunedin Golf Club. Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course poses a real challenge and is a favourite of many of the local pros, while the friendly and welcoming Mangrove Bay Golf Course is also an excellent place to play.

  • St Petersburg Dining

    You’ll build up quite an appetite with days of sunbathing and nature hiking. Downtown St Petersburg is lively and cosmopolitan and boasts an eclectic range of restaurants with cuisines to suit every budget and taste. The beachfront resorts also have some impressive alfresco dining options and can provide the perfect sunset meal.

  • St Petersburg Shopping

    Sundial St. Pete

    A one-stop destination conveniently situated in downtown St Petersburg, the Sundial has an exclusive selection of shops, restaurants and salons that will have you reaching for your wallet.

    Westfield Countryside

    The most convenient shopping destination in the centre of Clearwater. Find all the retail options you need at Westfield Countryside, as well as restaurants, a cinema, and an ice rink.

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