Tucked in between the Gulf of Mexico, a St. Petersburg vacation rental delivers laid-back living on over 30 miles of beautiful sugar sand coastline. With abundant sunshine, friendly beachside neighborhoods, and year-round warm weather, St. Petersburg is a popular Florida destination, attracting families, couples, retirees, and college co-eds seeking a tropical getaway unlike any other.
Things to Do in St. Petersburg, FL
A popular tourist destination - and rightfully so - St. Pete's Beach is a favorite for sun-worshiping beachgoers, water sport enthusiasts, and vacationers desiring general bliss in a beautiful beachside location. Arrive early to beat the crowds and stay late to witness a gorgeous sunset.
Not to be missed, the Corey Avenue District provides fun diversions away from the shore. Spend the day browsing among fine art galleries, clothing boutiques, and souvenir shops. Unwind with an "Endless Summer" cocktail at Chill Restaurant, or suck down some oysters at PJ's Oyster Bar. If you've booked a weekend stay in on of these Tampa Bay vacation rentals, make sure to check out the Sunday Farmers' Market on Corey Avenue, where you can pick up fresh fruits and veggies, gourmet take-out treats, and locally made crafts from over 75 vendors.
Rent beach cruiser bikes for the whole family and go for a ride along St. Pete Beach, or jump aboard the Looper Trolley for a fun and entertaining tour of downtown St. Petersburg. Kids will love spotting dolphins and other marine life on a trip aboard the "Calypso Cat" Catamaran with Island Boat Adventures.
If you are a sports fan and you've come between the months of April through October, make to include a visit to Tropicana Field for a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game.
Day Trips from St. Petersburg, FL
Many great attractions are an easy drive from St. Petersburg. Visit the area's quaint coastal communities of Madeira Beach 13 miles northwest, Redington Shores 15 miles northwest, Indian Shores 20 miles northwest for more fun in the sun, sand, and Gulf of Mexico surf.
Lace up some hiking boots and go for a good hike among Spanish moss-draped Cyprus trees in any of the area's protected wildlands, including Weedon Island Preserve 10 miles north or Boyd Hill Nature Preserve four miles northeast.
Whether it's relaxation or action you're seeking in a Tampa Bay getaway, a stay in one of Vacasa's St. Petersburg FL vacation rentals can't be beat!
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