A Vibrant Lifestyle
If you haven't been to St. Petersburg lately, get ready to be pleasantly surprised! From cool, new nightclubs, galleries and shops to the latest dining sensations, there's a whole new city to explore. Our arts scene, recognized as the nation's best by American Style magazine, just keeps getting better — with an all-star lineup of performing arts, the Dali museum and so much more.
“#1 Arts Destination,” American Style magazine, 2010 – 2012
Visit downtown for a waterfront festival, one of many top-level sports events, the Saturday Morning Market, or just stroll Beach Drive or Central Avenue's 600 block to experience the transformation. And while much has changed, you'll still find what has always made St. Petersburg a favorite in Tampa Bay — charming waterfront parks, pedestrian-friendly streets and an eclectic mix of establishments you won't find anywhere else.
Downtown St. Petersburg is home to many world-class museums, including:
Salvador Dali Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
Great Explorations: The Children's Museum
St. Petersburg Museum of History
Florida Holocaust Museum
There are more than 20 commercial art galleries and a monthly art walk.
Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg Opera Company
The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the only 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to raising money and advocating for our entire creative community — artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses.
Hotels and Inns
Downtown hotels and inns provide accommodations and services for business and leisure travelers, group meetings and conventions, ranging from intimate bed & breakfasts to a luxurious, historic golf and tennis resort. For a listing of Inns and bed & breakfasts visit Discover Downtown Guide & Map.
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sports and Leisure
The City of St. Petersburg is home to more than 1,000 events each year held in the city's parks and downtown facilities. Whether it's the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the Mainsail Arts Festival or Festival of States, each spring, home games with the American League Champion Rays in the summer, the sun and fun never sets on festivals and special events in downtown St. Petersburg