St. Petersburg - ClearwaterUnited States of America

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Visit St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Known for its breathtaking beaches and reputable galleries, St. Petersburg, Florida, is a perfect destination for those who love art, nature and outdoor adventures.

St. Petersburg is Florida’s fourth-largest city and is located on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Its year-round warm climate attracts many vacationers. Affectionately known as St. Pete, the city is filled with natural attractions, art and fun things to do. Explore the outdoors and get active, or browse the many museums and galleries.

The weather in this subtropical city is nothing like that of its colder namesake in Russia. On average, Florida’s Sunshine City has blue skies 361 days of the year. Beach Drive’s row of cafés and the 150 or so city parks are great spots to relax and enjoy the weather while people-watching. If you prefer to get active, check out the free outdoor exercise stations that some of the parks offer.

St. Pete’s beautiful beaches are complemented by the city’s top-class amenities and restaurants. Hop on the motorized trolley called the Looper, which stops at most major attractions and is very cheap.

See famous French impressionist paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts or surrealistic Spanish art at the Dalí Museum. The Chihuly Collection has an impressive range of glass, and you can see the art of glass-blowing in the Glass Studio & Hot Shop. Both are part of the Morean Arts Center.

Kids will love the Great Explorations Children’s Museum where exhibits include the Critters Cave, a place to observe reptiles while they sleep, eat and play.

For some outdoor fun, rent Segways, surrey bikes or a row boat to explore the shores. See if you can spot pelicans, dolphins and even manatees. Find colorful flamingoes and butterflies at the legendary Sunken Gardens.

Rent a car for excursions to the wider Tampa Bay area. Fort DeSoto and Weedon Island Preserve house some of Florida’s finest wildlife and beaches and are great places for beach walks, fishing or canoeing.

St. Petersburg offers everything under the sun; beach lovers, art buffs and wildlife enthusiasts can easily spend weeks here enjoying everything the city and region has to offer.

St. Petersburg - Clearwater Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, Florida, United States of America

Sunset Beach

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Visitors to Sunset Beach enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Sunset Beach Pavilion is worth a stop.

Sunset Beach
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Pass-a-Grille

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Pass-a-Grille is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Hurley Park and Gulf Beaches Historical Museum while you're in town.

Pass-a-Grille
St. Petersburg - Clearwater featuring tropical scenes

Feather Sound

Beaches, restaurants and shopping are just a few things travellers enjoy about Feather Sound. Check out Tampa Bay or Feather Sound Country Club while you're exploring the area.

Feather Sound
Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Florida, United States of America

Sand Key

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

Sand Key might not have many top sights, but Sand Key Park and Pier 60 Park are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Sand Key
Downtown Dunedin, Dunedin, Florida, United States of America

Downtown Dunedin

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

Unique features of Downtown Dunedin include the bars and waterfront views. Make a stop by Dunedin Marina or Dunedin Historical Society and Museum while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Dunedin
Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach, Florida, United States of America

Don Cesar

When in Don Cesar, you can plan a visit to Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center and Upham Beach, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Don Cesar

Top hotels in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 out of 5
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL
£211
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated on the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sand Key Park are also within 3 miles ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,975 reviews)

"Had trouble with housekeeping several days, other wise everything was good. One note I left cup full of change, which is not likely being returned to me......My fault."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Seaside Inn & Suites
Seaside Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
401 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
£60
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beach Walk and Pier 60 Park. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Sand Key Park are ...

3.1/5 (1,998 reviews)

"door on 313 needs to be replaced and elevator upgrader"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

Seaside Inn & Suites
Shephard's Beach Resort
Shephard's Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£164
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29

Located in Clearwater Beach, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Captain Blighs Landing and Pier 60 Park. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,915 reviews)

"We had a great time and liked the property and pool. Room was nice but bathroom was small and smelled funny. Beds were very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020

Shephard's Beach Resort

Popular things to do in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Bring your kids for a behind-the-scenes look at the Dolphin Tale movies and marvel at the marine creatures who played the parts.

Sand Key Park
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Sand Key Park

4.5/5(19 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Sand Key Park, a favourite green space in Clearwater Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Salvador Dali Museum
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Salvador Dali Museum

5/5(20 reviews)

Browse the surrealistic masterpieces of a world-famous Spanish painter in a remarkable building that perfectly suits the style of the art exhibits.

John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
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John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

4/5(29 reviews)

When you visit John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, a favourite shopping spot in Madeira Beach, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Stroll along the marina in this family-friendly area or visit its lively bars.

Pier 60 Park
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Pier 60 Park

4/5(73 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and explore Pier 60 Park, a favourite green space in Clearwater Beach. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Tropicana Field
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Tropicana Field

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Catch an event at Tropicana Field during your trip to St. Petersburg.Attend a baseball game or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Top activities in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions

£84

Enjoy huge savings on admission to Tampa Bay's must-see attractions with CityPASS tickets.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Home of Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Home of Winter from the Dolphin Tale movies

£20

Go beyond a typical aquarium experience and immerse yourself into the world of marine life rescue at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. See Winter, star and inspiration of the Dolphin Tale movies, which were filmed on location.

Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks
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Tropical Party Cruise with Buffet & Drinks

£29

Take in the sights of beautiful Clearwater Harbor while digging into a delicious buffet dinner and sipping refreshing tropical drinks. This Caribbean-themed cruise presents you with an incredible assortment of island-style food and drinks while you dance the night away.

Shell Key Island Excursion
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Shell Key Island Excursion

£41

Take a cruise aboard the Island Hopper on a shelling adventure. Discover a beautiful ecosystem full of marine life, and a variety of seashells. Set sail in search of the purity of Shell Key, a 1,800-acre (728-ha) nature preserve.

Sunset Celebration Cruise
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Sunset Celebration Cruise

£24

Join us on board our newly remodeled double-decker catamaran for a leisurely cruise out to the Gulf of Mexico (weather permitting) to catch our nightly award-winning sunset.

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure
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Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

£17

Leave the dry land behind for a while and embark on a thrilling speedboat adventure on the shimmering blue waters around Tampa Bay. Put your hands above your head and take in deep, refreshing breaths of crisp ocean air while your expert captain tends to the wheel.

Reviews of St. Petersburg - Clearwater

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 12, 2019

Great area to visit downtown St Petersburg

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 22, 2019

Great beaches and restaurants in Madeira beach and Indian shores,only 15/20 mins away

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2019

Beautiful walk along bayside, great night atmosphere, lots of events .i.e Saturday Market etc

3/5 - Okay

Pingu

May 9, 2019

Overpriced for Food, Drink & Accomodation

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2019

Beautiful people and a great location to visit

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