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St. Petersburg

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Boasting two of the nation's best beaches, Saint Petersburg has stunning sands, perfect whether you choose to soak up sun, swim, or snorkel.

Boasting two of the nation's best beaches, Saint Petersburg has stunning sands, perfect whether you choose to soak up sun, swim, or snorkel.

Population: 249.688

The city, which glimmers between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, is known for its warm weather and delightful breezes. Clearly a cultural center and family favorite, St. Petersburg offers an array of interactive, art, science and natural attractions to spark your group's curiosity, while its beaches – some of America's best – offer major fun in the sun.

Don’t miss the newly gentrified downtown strip of park-side cafes and other establishments. Central Florida's theme parks are just a short drive away.

St Petersburg is now forging a new name for itself as a culturally savvy Southern city. Spurred on by its redeveloped waterfront, revitalized historic district and stunning Dalí Museum, the downtown energy is creeping up Central Ave, spawning sophisticated restaurants, craft breweries, farmers markets and artsy galleries, all of which are attracting a younger professional crowd and a new wave of culturally curious travelers.

Source: http://www.visitflorida.com/

St. Petersburg has a humid subtropical climate, with a definite rainy season from June through September. The warm season lasts from May to October with an average daily high temperature above 30°C. The cold season lasts from December to February with an average daily high temperature below 18°C. 

There is a county-wide bus system called PSTA (short for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority). The buses run daily from 6AM-8PM Sun-Thurs and 6AM-midnight Fri & Sat. The PSTA bus system can transport you all over St. Petersburg and to other towns in Pinellas County Trolley-styled buses, on two separate lines:

The city-run Downtown Looper makes a loop around downtown and connects rides with most destinations.

The PSTA-run Central Avenue Shuttle runs along Central Avenue and also connects to the Pier, Williams Park, and St.Pete Beach. 

One-way Ticket: 2.00 $

Monthly Pass: 72.50 $

Beaches: The St Petersburg beaches are wide and inviting, and according to most beach experts, they are among the best in the country. 

Museum of Fine Arts: The elegant Palladian-style building combines the styles of a classic art museum and a Mediterranean villa at home in Florida's tropical climate. The building itself a work of art, has twenty galleries, some small and intimate, others more spacious. The Museum also has splendid Membership and Sculpture Gardens.

Sunken Gardens: Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

Pier: Of all the St Petersburg attractions that are of the manmade variety, none are more renowned than the Pier. Home to a five story building that features an inverted pyramid design, this city landmark is hard to miss. 

Source: http://www.stpete.org/

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