Downtown St Peterburg

Downtown St Petersburg is becoming known for its vibrant, bustling downtown that provides a mixture of great restaurants, a burgeoning arts scene, wonderful arts and craft museums and sports and music venues.

If you dream of living in a tropical setting, the weather is sunny and warm in St Petersburg. The city is nicknamed the “Sunshine City” with an average of 361 days of sunshine per year.

Looking to enjoy some fun in the sun?

St Pete Beach is a short drive 20-minute drive from downtown, it’s known for paddleboarding, parasailing, windsurfing or just enjoying the beach front. The Don Cesar, a historic hotel that opened in 1928, is a landmark in St Pete Beach that provides outstanding sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico. (Voted 2021 Travelers’ Choice by Tripadvisor).

If you are looking for family friendly things to do; Fort Desoto is in the top 3. Located 15 minutes from downtown, the historic Fort Desoto is on the list of National Register of Historic Places. This 1,100-acre park has a ton of activities including fishing, boat ramps, kayak rentals, a dog park where you can enjoy the white sand of the beaches! (named America’s best beach in 2009 by Tripadvisor and Best Beach for Families in 2014 by USA Today).

Golfing and Boating

Minutes from downtown is The Pasadena Yacht & Country Club, an 18-hole Championship golf course that was designed in the 1920’s and later renovated in the 1980’s by golf legend Arnold Palmer.
A quick 15 minutes from downtown you can enjoy golfing and boating at the Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country club which has a first-class 18 hole golf course, clay tennis courts, and a 76-slip yacht harbor.

Music Venues

If you are looking for a place to see live music from national touring acts, local bands and DJs, you will want to visit the outdoor historic Jannus Live which is on 1st Ave in downtown.

For a great indoor venue, you will want to visit The Mahaffey Theater; Duke Energy Center for the Arts. A wide variety of acts can be seen here, everything from Broadway, comedy, music, dance, and the renowned Florida Orchestra.

Museums and Art Installations

St Petersburg is home to the world renown surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. The Dali Museum is a must see for art lovers. The museum contains over 2,000 works that represent every moment and medium used over the artist’s creative life.

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art will take you through the history of the American West. Enjoy viewing paintings, sculptures, and jewelry in this 26,000 square feet gallery space.

The Imagine Museum showcases artists from around the world who work with glass. Contemporary American and International art can be viewed by visitors.

Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM), the newest museum in St Petersburg, focuses on the Arts and Crafts movement of that spanned 1890 to 1930. The museum immerses you in the art and craftsmanship of the time period.

The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg has a diverse collection of art highlighting masterpieces from Monet, O’Keefe and many others. The museum is also home to one of Florida’s most highly respected photography collections.

Within walking distance of the Fine Arts museum is the new St Pete Pier. This outdoor experience includes art installations, monuments, the Discovery Center which highlights Tampa Bay’s unique ecosystem, restaurants, a marketplace of local vendors and much more.

Sports

Looking to catch a baseball game? Tropicana Field is home to the World Series Champion Tampa Bay Rays. And is only a 5-minute drive/walk from downtown.

Soccer fan? Attend a Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer game at Al Lang Stadium, located at 1st Street in downtown.

Dining

Downtown St Petersburg Restaurants have something for everyone, these are some of my favorite restaurants:

Parkshore Grill (Beach Drive’s most awarded restaurant)

Trips Diner (Voted Best of the Bay in 2020 by Creative Loafing) – great place for breakfast.

Red Mesa Cantina (Great Mexican cuisine which is a blend of Latin and Caribbean)

Gratzzi’s Italian (Voted Best Italian Restaurant in St Petersburg)

The Lure on Central (Voted Best Sushi Restaurant in 2020 by St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Awards)

Beau and Mo’s Chicago Style Steakhouse (Voted Best Steakhouse 2016 thru 2021 by the St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Awards).

Festivals

The Mainsail Art Festival takes place annually on the waterfront in Vinoy Park. The festival features 250+ juried fine art and craft exhibitors.

The Tampa Bay Blues Festival takes place annually in April in Vinoy Park and features a great lineup of artists.

In the fall, the SHINE Mural Festival is a unique weeklong celebration where artists transform bare walls into exceptional murals.

The St Pete International Folk Festival highlights cultures from around the globe.

St Petersburg Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market

The weekly farmer’s market takes place from the first weekend in October through the end of May. Pickup fresh local produce and enjoy food from local vendors. Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts while listening to live music. This is one of the finest farmer’s market in the Southeast.

 

Downtown St Petersburg is great place to live with a ton of things to do…

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$13,159,500
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9
TOTAL BATHS
8,773
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1761 Brightwaters Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Brightwaters Unit A Subdivision
$10,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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6
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
7,087
SQFT
1721 Brightwaters Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Brightwaters Subdivision
$6,799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,255
SQFT
1401 Brightwaters Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Brightbay Subdivision
$6,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,587
SQFT
103 5th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL 33701
5th Ave Twnhms Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$5,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,865
SQFT
1049 Eden Isle Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Eden Isle 1st Add Subdivision
$3,800,000
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5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,522
SQFT
1298 Cordova Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Eden Shores Sec 9 Subdivision
$3,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,695
SQFT
1650 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell & Hamletts North Shore Add Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$3,590,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,754
SQFT
124 Laredo Way NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Shores Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,500,000
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5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,267
SQFT
356 Belleair Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Eden Shores Sec 3 Subdivision
$3,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,378
SQFT
401 Coffee Pot Riviera NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$3,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,873
SQFT
121 20th Avenue NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell & Hamletts North Shore Add Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,322
SQFT
911 Eden Isle Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Eden Isle 3rd Add Subdivision
$2,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,106
SQFT
110 Almedo Way NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Shores Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,696,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,220
SQFT
497 Capri Way NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Eden Shores Sec 9 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,827
SQFT
145 16th Avenue NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell & Hamletts North Shore Add Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,376
SQFT
911 Eden Isle Boulevard NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Eden Shores Sec 2 Subdivision
$2,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,259
SQFT
716 14th Avenue NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Snell & Hamletts North Shore Add Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$2,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,355
SQFT
319 Appian Way NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snell Isle Brightbay Subdivision
$2,249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,140
SQFT
356 22nd Avenue NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704
Snells C Perry North Shore Add Rep Subdivision
$2,200,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
5,411
SQFT
805 4th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Mitchells Sub of Moffetts Subdivision