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St. Petersburg - ClearwaterUnited States of America

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.

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
CA $255
per night
May 4 - May 5

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk, Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Marine Aquarium and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,191 reviews)

"The Staff are amazing,caring,dedicated employees, Hats off to Chris front desk manager. Beautiful property with many things to do within walking distance. We have stayed at the Wyndham Grand on two different occasions now and look forward to getting back."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
301 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
CA $254
per night
May 3 - May 4

Located in Clearwater Beach, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk, Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Beach. Clearwater ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,032 reviews)

"Good location, nice staff, excellent view of gulf. Housekeeping was very good"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Opal Sands Resort
Opal Sands Resort
4 out of 5
430 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL
CA $395
per night
May 2 - May 3

Nestled on the beach, this Clearwater Beach resort is within a 5-minute walk of Beach Walk and Clearwater Beach. Pier 60 Park and Clearwater Marine Aquarium ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,132 reviews)

"The property is NEXT to a public beach so there is no special beach access for guests. Balconies offer VERY LITTLE privacy between rooms."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Opal Sands Resort

Popular things to do in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

4.5/5(86 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.

Salvador Dali Museum
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Salvador Dali Museum

5/5(38 reviews)

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

Top activities in St. Petersburg - Clearwater

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

82% of travellers recommend
CA $38
Per adult
Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Tampa Attractions

88% of travellers recommend
CA $165
Per adult
Sunset Celebration Cruise
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Sunset Celebration Cruise

90% of travellers recommend
CA $46
Per adult
Boca Ciega Bay Sunset Cruise
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Boca Ciega Bay Sunset Cruise

96% of travellers recommend
CA $69
Per adult
Escape Room Experience - DISARM (Approx 1 hour)
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Escape Room Experience - DISARM (Approx 1 hour)

96% of travellers recommend
CA $52
Per adult
Escape Room Experience - SCORCHED (Approx 1 hour)
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Escape Room Experience - SCORCHED (Approx 1 hour)

100% of travellers recommend
CA $52
Per adult

Reviews of St. Petersburg - Clearwater

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 2, 2019

Clearwater beach is nice but very expensive. Get Tyler from Ohio to drive you to Madera beach. Almost as nice and way closer and way cheaper.

5/5 - Excellent

Alexandre/Fanny

Apr 23, 2019

The Pass-a-Grille Beach was a perfect spot to get a nice taned! The beach is clean and the sand is soft

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 24, 2019

Sunken Garden worth the visit

5/5 - Excellent

Anna

Nov 19, 2018

Beautiful downtown,lots of friendly people & lots of restaurants 

4/5 - Good

Rick

Sep 12, 2018

Watch out for red tide.

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