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The top things to do while you’re in St. Pete

The top things to do while you’re in St. Pete

Food, drink and sunshine are all givens in St. Pete. But there is plenty more to do to stay active and entertained in the Sunshine City.

The Mahaffey Theater at sunset

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Mahaffey Theater
📍400 1st Street S
Catch a show at St. Pete’s home for the performing arts. Enjoy globally-celebrated master symphonies, comedy, ballet, plays and more.

Great Explorations Children’s Museum
📍1925 4th St N
Learning is fun for all ages at Great Explorations, where interactive games and incredible displays entertain the whole family.

Green spaces at Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens
📍1825 4th St N
An Old Florida original roadside attraction,
it’s an oasis in the city with pathways winding through plant life, waterways, and even flamingos.

Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center
📍700 2nd Ave NE (at the St. Pete Pier)
Take an EcoBoat tour of the Tampa Bay Estuary. See Florida fish and wildlife up close and learn about what makes this body of water so special.

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art
📍150 Central Ave
A must-visit, it has some of the most stunning artwork, galleries, and architecture, right in the heart of downtown.

inside a giant climbing gym with rock walls

Vertical Ventures
📍116 18th St S
Feeling adventurous? Check out St. Pete’s only indoor rock climbing gym, with climbs available for all experience levels.

3 Daughters Brewing
📍222 22nd Ave South
The biggest brewery in town also has the most happening for all interests and ages, with live music four days a week, daily events, and tons of outdoor games.

ECOmersion Kayak & SUP Rentals
📍1800 Weedon Dr NE
With kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals on both the Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico sides of town, ECOmersion is perfect for a little athleisure in the sun.

Great Explorations Children’s Museum
📍1925 4th St N
Learning is fun for all ages at Great Explorations, where interactive games and incredible displays entertain the whole family.

Morean Arts Center
📍719 Central Ave
Get in touch with your inner artist! Take a glassblowing class, film photography class, and more at the Morean.

Par Bar Mini Golf
📍2253 1st Ave South
Get in a full 18 holes of mini-golf in the sunshine, then enjoy yard games, great food trucks, and a fantastic sports bar at this local favorite.

St. Pete Axe & Ale
📍1320 Central Ave
Ferg’s Sports Bar is an attraction all on its own, and its axe throwing lanes are an excellent way to spend a day, all part of one of the most historic sports bars in the country.

The Pelican Cruises
📍St. Pete Pier
Did you go to St. Pete if you didn’t get on the water? Take a sunset cruise or spend a day on an island with this beautiful ferry service.

The Dali Museum
📍1 Dali Blvd
Home to more than 2,400 works by the surrealist master, the St. Pete standout is the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s creations outside his home country of Spain.

Zubrick Magic Theatre
📍1211 1st Ave N 
St. Pete’s most magical experience is a dazzling display of logic-defying performance that’s perfect for all ages.

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