Visiting St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg Florida is one of Florida’s most beautiful cities. It’s full of museums, art, white sandy beaches and culture. The Dali museum is one of my favorite museums to visit while I’m there. Salvador Dali was a Spanish artist of surrealism. The Dali museum holds 96 oils, plus watercolors, drawings, sculptures, photos and more. They often change up the theme. They once had a religious theme where they featured all of Dali’s religious inspired paintings. If you know anything about Dali you will appreciate the museum. I think that it portrays him and his style of work very well. It’s not an expensive admission at just $5 with free guided tours daily. They sometimes feature film and music series, wine tasting and different children activities.

If you’re looking for a nice affordable room than you should stay at Larelle House Bed and breakfast. It’s a restored Victorian home located in the historic old NE district of St. Pete. It has a number of amenities like a gazebo hot tub, hot entrée breakfast, and lush landscaped grounds. It’s nice to hang out under a tree with some lemonade and a cute sun dress on. Don’t worry guys you’re not left out. Once the sun goes down make sure you take a trip over to a Ghost tour. They depart from the Full Monty Café at 8pm nightly. The tour takes you downtown to all of the city’s most haunted locations. They have some pretty fascinating stories about St. Petersburg’s past.

Clearwater beach is amazing! Clear crystal blue water and white powdery beaches make it irresistible. There are a number of places you can hit on the beach or just hangout all day catching some sun on their beautiful sands. They offer Jet Ski rentals, boat rentals and some really good beach lounges. Perfect for spring breakers and mature vacationers as well. Spend the whole day playing sand volleyball, horse shoes, or just get some nice color on that skin. Just bring some sunglasses because the sun reflecting on the white sands may be a little blinding.

Egmont Key state park is another place you have to visit while you’re there. In the 190’s, the United States built what’s called Fort Dade to support our troops while they waited for the Spanish American war. The Fort was abandoned and destroyed years a century ago but the island still has something special to offer. It’s now a state park where you can explore, swim and appreciate the turtles that skip into the water as you walk their way. The water is clear and enchanting. They also have a light house that you can visit that’s been there since the 1800’s.

St. Pete is a very beautiful and interesting city. Let it be one of the cities you fit into your vacation in-between all the theme parks. Don’t forget that Tampa has its own theme park called Busch Gardens. It’s one of the best theme parks in Florida due to its more “grown up” thrill rides. With over 10 rollercoaster’s, exotic animals and cultural shows Busch Gardens is a theme park everyone can enjoy.