Saint Pete Beach Travel Guide

  • Saint Pete Beach
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  • Saint Pete Beach
    by HumblyServingChrist
  • Saint Pete Beach
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Saint Pete Beach Things to Do

  • Island History

    When you need a break from the sun and surf, step across the street and "take a walk into history".A quaint museum, small enough to keep your interest, it houses many artifacts and photographs of the beginnings of the tourist trade on the beaches. Info about the wildlife found in the area, including nesting sea turtles and the elusive manatee can...

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  • Visit the Egmont Key

    While there can be a dearth of things to do on St. Pete Beach, save lie on the sand and soak up rays, there are some opportunities to explore. One is the nearby Egmont Key. This island was originally developed as a military base during the Spanish-American War, Fort Dade, and has served also as a military prison during the Seminole Wars, and...

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  • St. Petersburg Pier

    A very long pier with restaurants and shops at the end. People also fish off the pier. Looks great at night.

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  • Scuba Dive!!

    I was certified for scuba diving at age 13 but since I have not been diving in the past 5 years, I decided to get recertified. My boyfriend also decided to get certified so we took our classes in Virginia and decided to do our open water dives in Florida. Just as a warning, the weather in the Gulf changes daily and the bay is shallow so you have to...

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  • Tampa Aquarium

    While Tampa is about 30-40 minutes from St. Pete, it is worth visiting. The aquarium has an amazing amount of fish. I took so many pictures and I found this to be one of the better aquariums I have visited.

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  • Shell Key

    Shell Key is a quick boat ride from St. Pete. The beach is more of a laying out and looking for shells beach rather than for swimming. There are a lot of boats and jet skis coming close to shore which I found annoying for snorkeling. However, if you want to chance it, you can find some good sand dollars (only take the dead ones, not the lives...

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  • Fort Desoto Park

    It is ranked the number one beach in the U.S. for a reason. The sand is white and powdery and the water is clear and blue. The fact that it is a park gives you lots of places to go so the beach is not too crowded. Visiting the actual fort built during the Spanish American War was pretty fun too.

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  • Salvador Dali Museum

    Probably the most famous surreal painter of our time, this place is all his!! It started in Cleveland in the early 40's. A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse became intrigued by Dali's subject matter and draftsmanship after viewing a retrospective of the artist at the Cleveland Museum of Art. A year later, they bought their first painting, which led to a...

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  • Edgmont Key

    At the mouth of Tampa Bay, there is a 440 acre island that was once a camp for captured Seminoles and a Civil War Navy Base. It is now an animal refuge and State Park. There are fort ruins, an old lighthouse, and hiking/ nature trails. There are excursion companies that run out of St. Pete Beach that come out here. Off shore, there are submerged...

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Saint Pete Beach Restaurants

  • Good Cuban Food

    When thinking of eating in Florida, the first thing that comes to mind is Cuban food. So, I was definitively looking forward to having Cuban food while I was at St. Pete Beach. Just a few blocks down from the hotel was Bella Habana, a little gem of a place on Gulf Blvd. This neat place had a menu filled with Cuban classics, from seafood to roasted...

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  • Good, Delicious Mexican Food in Florida

    Being from California, I spend a lot of time criticizing Latin American food as I travel and move across the country. It is ingrained in me, I can't help it. So when I find a place that achieves a good balance of authenticity, price, and taste, I celebrate. And such is Agave. On Gulf Blvd this small place sits at a corner, fairly obscure. Venturing...

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  • Fresh and delicious!

    Patrick's is a very small restaurant on Gulf Blvd. It only has about 15 tables and a bar. The food is wonderful! We ordered steak bruschetta for an appetizer and it was great. The steak just melted in our mouths and the garlic and fresh tomato were awesome. The service was wonderful, and the ambience is quiet and cozy.

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  • oak fire grilled

    the food at Durango,s is fantastic you can watch the chef cook your steak over the oak fired grill and the ribs are to die for the are so tasty the full rack of baby ribs are delicious the meat just falls off the bones and they do a great salad bowl with your complimentary bread for a starter

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  • Make sure to eat outside

    First impression--the stained glass on the front doors is beautiful. The inside is very classy looking but it was nice to sit outside in the warm air. The menu was reasonably priced and the food was excellent. Good service too. There was a wait when we were there so make a reservation ahead of time. Grouper

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  • Heaven

    Another cannot miss. It is a 4 star restaurant inside the Don Cesar Hotel. While it is fine dining and thus expensive, it is less expensive than I expected because of its location and ambience. Eating in comfy booths with pillows next to a tank filled with lionfish was neat. We had a great bottle of gewurtraminer and the entree sauce were...

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Saint Pete Beach Nightlife

  • Party Party Party

    Ybor city is located in Tampa but it is way better than trying to party in St. Pete. There are streets and streets of clubs. We went to Atmosphere which had a wooden dancefloor that rotated. No thanks--not good for heels or people drinking! The cover charge is $10 for most clubs around there so it makes it hard to club hop. Club Prana looked like a...

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  • large, local-friendly Irish pub

    I came to Harp and Thistle to watch a Celtic-Rock band Rathkeltair perform around dinner time. Arriving early to get seats, my group dined and drank for about 3 hours until the entertainment finally arrived. Oh, that was plenty of time alright. This Irish pub has a decent feeling of authenticity, however I was quite disappointed by the selection of...

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  • Annie Moore's Irish Pub - A...

    Annie Moore's Irish Pub - A great pint of Guinness, delicious fish and chips, and live, (mostly) traditional irish music.Really owened by an Irishman! Lot's of Northern European Ex-pats seem to frequent this establishment.

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Saint Pete Beach Tourist Traps

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    by HasTowelWillTravel Updated Jul 15, 2010

    There were some things that did bother me about the area, one of which was the lack of transportation at St. Pete Beach. There was little available transportation for those of us bereft of a car. Taxis were there, but they were expensive. And the Trolley was slow and infrequent, which led to a lot of standing on street corners and waiting. So keep this in mind when planning for your vacation, and either bring your own car or rent one when you arrive.

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Saint Pete Beach Sports & Outdoors

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    by whateverlolawants Written Apr 4, 2007

    This location is very convenient if you're looking to catch any MLB Spring Training games in March. Easy to get to Yankees, Devil Rays, and Red Sox spring training parks.

    Red Sox's Varitek @Progress Energy Park vs. D-Rays
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Saint Pete Beach Favorites

  • Go to a movie

    Go to a movie at the Beach Theater. I was attracted by the Art Deco design and the blue neon light. It's a groovy theater in St. Pete Beach that shows independent films, server Hagen Daas ice cream bars, beer and wine, and is actually a landmark!315 Corey Avehttp://www.beachtheatre.com/

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  • trickling down the throat

    the sweet, sweet liquid called Guinness....Ok technically I'm at a wannabe Irish Pub here in St. Pete Beach, so there's only so much I can expect from their beer. I'm 1/4 Celt and that side of me shines thru when I sit down in a bar. Sipping on a cold, dark one while listening to Celtic-Rock music makes me crave for a plane ticket to the Eire...

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  • little drummer boy

    Call him the traditional percussion man of RKA. Aside from singing and playing guitar and bass, this guy plays djembe', udu, percussion, ebow, and loops. And he's a white guy. Hahah. Well I'm glad he's got rhythm. Even better, he's donning a kilt.

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