About

A city of sunshine

Located on a peninsula, with over 240 miles of sparkling coastline between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and with an average of 360 days of sunshine each year, the city of St. Petersburg is a popular destination for tourists and retirees!

The “Sunshine City” earned its nickname for its almost always clear sky. St. Petersburg was founded by former army general John C. Williams and Russian aristocrat Peter Demens. In 1903, Demens named the city in honor of his birthplace in Russia, where he spent part of his childhood.

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The coastal city of St. Petersburg has so much to offer! Visit the city center, where a host of excellent restaurants, shops and museums await, such as the Salvador Dali Museum, which offers the largest collection of Dali works outside Spain.

St. Petersburg Florida Salvador Dali Museum

Choose to go surfing, or enjoy the magnificent 37-mile-long Pinellas Trail by bicycle or simply hiking on foot. Get your checkered tablecloth out and have a picnic with family and friends—the site offers several tables and even barbecues for your convenience! Stroll the promenade that runs along the pier where many activities are offered. You’ll discover fishing docks, sailboat and personal watercraft rental stands, aquariums, and a replica of the Bounty, the famous British Royal Navy ship notably used in filming 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Continue your tour by visiting the De Soto Fort Park, where you can enjoy the famous white sand beaches and nearly constant sunshine. You can also visit the Sunken Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden that is an oasis of peace and greenery, making it heaven on earth. This 100-year-old garden is home to over 50,000 types of tropical plants and exotic flowers from across the globe. As you wander the paths, you will also have the opportunity to see a variety of birds and frogs. It’s the perfect place to relax in nature to the sound of waterfalls!

The city of St. Petersburg, with its waterfront and irresistible attractions, will make your vacation something to remember!

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thunderstorm
77°F | 25°C
Humidity: 88%
Wind (W): 11 m/s
77 74
Tue
75°F | 24°C
Wed
68°F | 20°C
Thu
65°F | 18°C
Fri
73°F | 23°C
Sat
77°F | 25°C

When to Go

Average Weather

Average High
Monthly Rainfall (inches)
Daily Hours of Sun
69°21°
JAN
2.76
7
71°22°
FEB
2.87
8
75°24°
MAR
3.29
10
80°27°
APR
1.92
11
86°30°
MAY
2.80
12
89°32°
JUN
6.09
12
90°32°
JUL
6.72
11
90°32°
AUG
8.26
10
88°31°
SEP
7.59
9
83°28°
OCT
2.64
9
77°25°
NOV
2.04
8
71°22°
DEC
2.60
7

Events We Love

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Ribfest
November

Ribfest is a three day charity fundraiser helping a variety of youth causes. Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands fun activities for kids and much more.

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
March

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place on the waterfront street course in downtown St. Petersburg. The a week-long festival-like event includes the fastest racing series on the planet, celebrity athletes, entertainment and interactive activities.

Getting Around

Transportation Ratings

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Bus

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is a public transit provider in Pinellas County, Florida, A quick and affordable transportation service.

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Car

Enjoy getting around St. Petersburg by car. The beautiful city is fairly easy to navigate. There are also several rental companies available in the region.

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Bike

St. Petersburg has several City Trails available to either help you get to where you need to go or to just enjoy a leisurely day visiting the city.

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Boat

St. Petersburg-Clearwater area is America's Boating and Sailing Capital. Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, deep-water residential canals and clear shallow water, you will definitely want to tour around by boat.

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