St. Petersburg, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a wonderful place to visit. The city features beautiful weather, award winning beaches, excellent national and state parks, highly rated restaurants, world renowned museums, farmer’s markets, craft breweries and more. The following are some of the top things to see and do while visiting St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Dali Museum
The building housing the Dali Museum was designed by the architect Yann Weymouth, and is its own striking piece of art that will provide you with one of the most unique museum experiences of your life. The largest collection in the U.S. of Salvador Dali’s works are here, including 96 oil paintings, prints sculptures, original drawings and more encompassing the entire career of the artist. The museum first opened in 2011 with the Reynolds and Eleanor Morse private collection, any many works have since been added. The Dali Museum is one of the top attractions in St Petersburg, playing a vital role in the community’s cultural life, and delighting and inspiring visitors with the masterpieces of this great artist. The museum also hosts a broad range of programs and services.
The Sunken Gardens are tucked away in the very heart of St Petersburg. It is a gorgeous botanical paradise offering a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. The garden is 100 years old and the oldest living museum in St Petersburg, and home to more than 50,000 tropical flowers and plants. It is an amazing place for both adults and children to visit.
Sunken Gardens features hidden groves, cascading waterfalls and winding paths to learn about and explore numerous tropical and exotic plants from all over the world. There are guided garden tours offered as well as special horticultural programs.
Saturday Morning Market
St Petersburg has a fantastic farmer’s market that you can visit. It offers fresh produces from many local farms, delicious food from 15 countries, great music and original arts and crafts. Since 2002, Saturday Morning Market has been open every Saturday and runs from October through May. It is a great place to visit when you are in St. Petersburg. There are around 200 registered vendors selling an amazing assortment of goods, including meats, breads, spices, ice cream, pickles, cheese, salsas, chocolates, pastries, seafood and much more.
There are many more things to see and do in St Petersburg Florida but this list will get you off to a good start. Enjoy your time in this beautiful city!