There are a multitude of fun things to do in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, but we recommend taking the occasional ride over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to check out what’s happening in St. Pete. From beaches to wineries to museums, you’ll find no shortage of entertainment and amusement. Here are just some of the fun things to do in St. Petersburg.
- Visit world-class museums.The Dalí Museum, filled with the art of Salvador Dalí, underwent renovations a few years ago and is a spectacular place to take in a bay view and soak in art and culture. Yet a visit to The Dalí goes beyond just the art of the eccentric Dalí. There are rotating exhibits, yoga, a café, family activities, movie showings, and more. There’s also the new James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, covering the history of the American West and the spirit of Native American culture common in the West. Believe it or not, there are still more museums to enjoy in St. Pete, including The Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, the Florida Holocaust Museum, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, and the Great Explorations Children’s Museum.
- Get beachy. There’s no share of sand and sun time to be had in St. Petersburg—you just need to choose what kind of beach atmosphere you’d like. You’ll find beaches that are lively and crowded and beaches that are a little more secluded. This linkfrom the St. Pete Clearwater’s tourism board has more information. Some beaches you’ll find included are Honeymoon Island State Park, Caledesi Island State Park, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, and Fort De Soto Park.
- Do some market shopping. The St. Petersburg Saturday Markethas been around since 2002 and is open almost year-round (it closes in September). There’s a larger market version October through May and then a smaller summer market June through August. Yet this is no small-town market—there are 130 vendors during the larger market season, according to the market website. You’ll find a large variety of produce, prepared food, arts and crafts, sauces and oils, and beverages. The Saturday Morning Market is considered one of the top 20 markets in the Southeast, according to its website. Find market hours and location on its website.
- See street art.You may have noticed that urban street art is cropping up more and more frequently in areas across the country. For instance, Miami’s Wynwood Walls has received international fame for its vibrant art-filled neighborhood. But did you know that St. Pete now has more than 70 murals of its own? Find colorful, abstract, thoughtful, and playful murals all around the city. You can even download an interactive map so you can take a walking tour (and take plenty of pics to share on social media) around the murals. Just search “St. Pete murals” online to discover more.
- Try some unique wines.Florida Orange Groves Wineryprovides samples of literally dozens of wines, the majority of them made with fruits. Among its best-sellers are Key Limon, Mango Mamma, and Hurricane Class 5. The winery also has some novelty wines to try, like Midnight Sun (orange and coffee flavored), Florida Banana, and Florida Sunset Pineapple. Florida Orange Groves Winery has more than 40 varieties for you to sample or buy.
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