Downtown St Petersburg
Downtown St Petersburg
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  • mkr2137
    Akron, Ohio20 contributions
    Sister visiting the Iris Bathroom
    Really enjoyed walking to everything. Our goal was the MAACM. Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement. A WONDERFUL experience and a "must see" on your visit to St Pete"s. The building is a beautiful architectural housing of a one the most awesome collections of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 26, 2023
  • The Red Rover
    Schenectady, New York3 contributions
    Bask in sunshine
    Looper free trolley gives an excellent view of the city’s museums, restaurants, theaters, The Pier ,supermarkets and the rest. Quick transport later. Trolley Drivers are friendly and good ambassadors to the city. I took several maps and gave them to newcomers. A real asset. The Sunrunner bus to St. Pete Beach beats driving and is fast. General commuter traffic is heavier than expected. Beaches beautiful. Most St. Pete residents are from somewhere else and are happy to talk up their adopted Sunshine City.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2023
  • Sarmad K
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan2,454 contributions
    Nice area to visit
    I have been here few times at night and this is the 1st time during the day. The downtown seem empty. May be because it’s off season and hot. The area by the water and the restaurants had more ppl walking. I think it’s still good area to visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Sherpa524232
    Petaluma, California4 contributions
    Great Place to Be and Dp Things
    Saint Petersburg is the little known gem of Florida. Very friendly, tons and tons of things to do- check out "I love the Burg" for a huge list of ideas, great restaurants all over the city and art, art, art, art. Also lots of local bars and breweries play music for free-- I love this place !
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 6, 2023
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Andrea12200
Orlando, FL79 contributions
Aug 2020
Looks like a beautiful place to hang out, but due to COVID-19, a lot of places were closed. Also on a Sunday night in August at almost 10 pm there were protestors chanting and marching down the street. I thought that seemed a little late for a protest on a Sunday night. Kind of a big turnoff.
Written August 18, 2020
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moonvoyr
St. Petersburg, FL11 contributions
Dec 2019
Starting with the Saturday fresh market for a mixed bag of veggies and homemade goods by the locals. Move on to a light breakfast at Cassis or 2nd & Second. Then spend a walking tour of Central Avenue boutique shops.
Written January 8, 2020
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judylT5849GY
Burlington, Canada155 contributions
Feb 2020
I just love St Petersburg. It’s a wonderfully vibrant city. There is always something happening. I enjoy walking all around the park, beach dr, but especially Central av . It goes all the way from downtown to the beach and has a number of different neighborhoods. We enjoy stopping at each area and checking out the areas. There is an antique area and the downtown is changing to a very modern artsy area. We found some really nice boutiques and did a little shopping last week. There are some very nice restaurants we have visited before and plan to go back soon.
Written February 19, 2020
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Marimee19
Chicago, IL61 contributions
Mar 2022
I really love the look and feel of downtown St Petersburg. I’m not sure what it is, maybe its the architecture or the salt sea air, but it’s definitely got a Mediterranean flavor to it: sort of a mix between between Nice and Monica but on a smaller scale. People were out and about early enjoying coffee and a croissant at the sidewalk cafe’s much like they do in the south of France. Others were strolling along the harbor or sitting under the banyan tree soaking up the sun. And lets not forget the swish boutiques where one can easily part with ones hard earned money. I haven't even started on the Dali or Chihuly Museum or the free Downtown Looper Trolley that takes you there, Dang but I want to move here.
Written March 29, 2022
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DiverM
Jupiter, FL571 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed walking around and dining. The water is nearby and there are some historic buildings. The are a lot of restaurants and bars. The parking was reasonable for us. We stayed in a garage near Datz and it was 1 hour free and $1 per hour after the first hour.
Written March 13, 2022
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James K
Holland, OH381 contributions
Mar 2020
We enjoyed out stay in St. Petersburg and felt VERY safe wandering thru the downtown area day and night. Lots of great things to do and see, a beautiful waterfront, lots of nightlife and many parks within walking distance including lots of opportunities to be near or on the water. The downtown area is full of GREAT restaurants.
Written March 5, 2020
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,512 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
The downtown area has large buildings but they seem to be more residential. There are a number of shops, galleries and restaurants in this peaceful and pretty area. Driving through is pretty easy without a lot of traffic when we visited.
Written December 20, 2020
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The Red Rover
Schenectady, NY3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Looper free trolley gives an excellent view of the city’s museums, restaurants, theaters, The Pier ,supermarkets and the rest. Quick transport later. Trolley Drivers are friendly and good ambassadors to the city. I took several maps and gave them to newcomers. A real asset. The Sunrunner bus to St. Pete Beach beats driving and is fast. General commuter traffic is heavier than expected. Beaches beautiful. Most St. Pete residents are from somewhere else and are happy to talk up their adopted Sunshine City.
Written April 6, 2023
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Sherpa524232
Petaluma, CA4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Saint Petersburg is the little known gem of Florida. Very friendly, tons and tons of things to do- check out "I love the Burg" for a huge list of ideas, great restaurants all over the city and art, art, art, art. Also lots of local bars and breweries play music for free-- I love this place !
Written November 6, 2023
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Mel B
Falls Church, VA2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
This place is overrated! Crowded and touristy. Lacks charm and even beauty. It’s trashy with a lot of homeless people on drugs. The restaurants are overpriced as well. The meter maid even issued me a parking ticket when I clearly had 1.5 hours left on the meter, and there’s no way to fight it since I was just visiting and appeals can only be done in person. Skip this area of St. Petersburg’s! Okay well I’ll give it two stars for the nice art museum I had gone to visit, and the one inexpensive yet tasty Mediterranean restaurant I loved called Mio’s.
Written July 29, 2021
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