Things to do in St. Petersburg-Clearwater

This Florida region is known for its expanses of crystal clear water and hopping nightlife. You’ll come for the beaches, but there’s so much to stay for, including an incredible culinary scene and wonderful local culture.

Check out Vinnie Van GO's favorite spots to visit when he’s in St. Petersburg-Clearwater.

St Petersburg Events

Gasparilla Invasion and Parade

Every January, this annual event includes a recreation of the arrival of Jose Gasparilla’s pirate ship at Harbour Island’s Knight’s Point, followed by A Parade of Pirates. This event is a local favorite!

Florida Strawberry Festival

Celebrate everyone’s favorite fruit during the last half of February with this annual festival at the Plant City Fairgrounds. The event’s activities include local livestock and agriculture exhibits, amusement rides and games, festival food, and all of the strawberries you can eat!

Music Fest on the Water

Every Sunday afternoon in May, the Pier in downtown St. Petersburg hosts live music performances by local bands of all genres. Grab a picnic blanket and your friends and family and enjoy!

St Petersburg Arenas

Al Lang Stadium

This waterfront baseball park in downtown St. Petersburg has been keeping locals entertained with ballgames for decades.

230 1st Street SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tropicana Field

Home of the MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, this major league baseball park is a great place to spend the day.

1 Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

St Petersburg Landmarks

Downtown St. Petersburg

Downtown St. Petersburg is a charming neighborhood to walk around and take in local shops and boutiques.

Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

This natural state park has the area’s best pier and boardwalk. It’s a wonderful place to walk around while the weather is nice, and locals know it has some of the best fishing around.

4905 34th Street S #5000
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

St Petersburg City

The best way to take in St. Petersburg–Clearwater is by water. St. Petersburg Speedboat Adventure has exciting, fast-paced guided adventures in store for you and your group. If you’re with younger children, the Island Boat Adventures has dolphin and whale watching tours for all ages. For a water adventure that’s a bit more refined, check out the Evening Dinner Dance Cruise from St. Petersburg.

St Petersburg Restaurants

Mazzaro’s Italian Market

For the best Italian food in town, there’s nowhere better than Mazzaro’s. This indoor marketplace has everything from pasta to wine, and much more to explore. You can eat on site or bring your food home to cook.

2909 22nd Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Bodega Comida Cantina Cafe

This local cafe serves up some delicious Caribbean, Latin, and Spanish eats for a very affordable price. Beware: locals and visitors alike love this place, so the lines can get long.

1120 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Rococo Steak

Simply put: this upscale eatery has the best steaks in town!

655 2nd Avenue S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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