St Petersburg (Florida) sits snuggly between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s done a lot in recent years to revitalize its once dull reputation as both a spring break and retirement destination.
By redeveloping the waterfront, arguably the city’s best feature, and renewing interest in the historic district, the city is transforming itself into a bonafide southern holiday destination.
With weather so beautiful it earned the nickname “Sunshine City,” St Petersburg has award winning beaches, highly rated restaurants, great state and national parks, excellent shopping, craft breweries, farmer’s markets, and remarkable cultural experiences. It holds the title for ‘most consecutive days with sunshine,’ at 768 days and you’ll love discovering it for yourself.
Here’s the best things to do in St Petersburg, Florida:
1. The Dali Museum
Celebrating the life and work of Salvador Dali, The Dali Museum features pieces that span this fascinating artists entire career.
With well over 2,000 works, showcasing every medium and moment of his artistry, it’s the largest Dali collection outside of Europe. It began as a private collection of the Morse family in the 1940’s and in 1982 they donated it, in its entirety to the St Petersburg community.
You’ll see 96 oil paintings, book works, original drawings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, photos, and a large collection of documents. It’s a unique museum, complete with a contemplation area which is nothing more than a solid white room with a window.