Travel Guide for a Weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Pete Beach from above, St. Petersburg, Florida

Are you planning a weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida and looking for the BEST places to eat, things to do, and beaches in the area? If that's you then keep reading....

St. Petersburg, Florida has turned into one of our favorite little cities in America. From its beautiful beaches to its young, hip arts scene, this city is the perfect mix of vacation vibe and city culture. Over the last couple of years we've stopped through St. Petersburg a few times and have found a few gems of places that we'd recommend visiting and have assembled here in this blogpost for you!

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Where to Eat 

St. Petersburg has so much good food! I can't stress that enough. While there are seemingly endless options, we've assembled a list for you here of our favorite discoveries thus far.

Bandit Coffee Co. - Neighborhood coffee and espresso shop with plenty of seating and friendly baristas.

Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails - Coffee, espresso, cocktails, and small plates served in a beautiful, natural light filled space.

Casita Taqueria - tacos tacos tacos! With multiple locations around town, this is a taco staple in the St. Pete area.

The Library - coffee bar Monday-Friday; brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drinks 7 days a week

Rollbotto - fast casual make your-own-sushi

Mazzaro’s Italian Market - Italian market featuring everything from pasta and espresso to wine and cheese and sandwiches and gelato. Authentic, unique experience with top notch food!

URBAN Brew and BBQ - Local BBQ joint serving an extensive menu including lots of craft cocktails.

Green Bench Brewing Company - Local brewery conveniently located in the heat of St. Petersburg.

What To Do 

Did you know St. Petersburg, Florida has a thriving art scene? From top notch museums to incredible street art, this place is bursting with creativity. But there's more than art! St. Pete has beaches, shopping, and outdoor activities aplenty, too!

The Dali (Salvador Dali Museum) - Art museum known for its extensive collection of surrealist art by Salvador Dali.

Murals - St. Petersburg has lots of great street art spread all across the city, but for an easier tour we'd recommend taking a walk down Central Avenue to see some of the most iconic ones in one easy place.

St. Petersburg Beach - Closest beach to the city of St. Petersburg. Beautiful white sands and clear water, perfect for watching a sunset.

Honeymoon Island State Park - This park is actually closer to Clearwater than it is St. Pete, but for a short drive this park is well worth the $8 per car admission fee, especially if you are traveling with a dog. This park has the best dog friendly beach we've ever been to and it's "people only" beaches are much quieter than the free public beaches in town.

Where to Stay 

St. Petersburg, Florida has lots of accommodations from camping to luxury beach hotels to quaint Airbnb's. We've rounded up a few of our top picks and listed them for you below so keep reading....

Airbnb Options

Airbnb #1 Little Big House with Private Pool // averages $125 USD per night

Airbnb #2 - Central St. Pete, minutes from beach // averages $124 per night

Camping Options

Fort De Soto Park - County park with dog friendly beaches, historic old fort, biking/walking trails, bike rentals, kayak rentals

Hotel Options

The Venoy Renaissance - Marriott owned resort with golf club

The Cordova Inn - Historic hotel located one block from shopping and a short drive from the beach

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