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Taking the Trolley in St. Petersburg

Jun 2, 2006  Showing visitors MY town.
4.0 of 5 bubbles based on 6 votes

Got a quarter? Spend it learning about St. Pete in air conditioned comfort as you enjoy a narrated trolley ride around town.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: St. Petersburg
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Shopping, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. An Adventure in Paradise: Saint Petersburg, Florida
    St. Petersburg, Florida

    Start your tour at the famous St. Petersburg Pier for a dellcious meal with a view. Eat inside in a world reknown Spanish restaurant or Steak House or outside with the seagulls and the magnificent view. Then board the Downtown Looper Trolley for $.25 ($.10 if you are a senior) and be entertained with facts about the town as you get off and on at various attractions, museums and shopping venues. Our guides are fun and knowledgeable and our town is fascinating. The trolley is air conditioned or open air...you choose ,and no matter the weather, you will have a fabulous time! As if this wasn't enough, you are only about 30 minutes away from downtown Tampa, Bradenton, or the world famous St. Pete and Clearwater Beaches. It is an adventure in Paradise!

  • 2. The Columbia Restaurant at the Pier

    A wonderful meal, terrific service and outstanding views. This version of the famous restaurant that originated in Tampa improves on the original if only because of the beautiful views from midway up above the Pier. The 1905 salad is a full meal and coupled with the delectable Cuban bread, you hardly have room left for the Flan!

  • 3. Cha Cha Coconuts
    Cha Cha Coconuts, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Sharing a burger or salad with the seagulls, quaffing a beer while watching a sailboat regatta, filching french fries from your partner while watching the banner plane do touch and goes at Whitted Airport just below you....it doesn't get any better than this. If you are a purist and the weather is not to your liking, you CAN eat inside where the coconut shrimp is almost as delectable...but why would you want to miss the ambiance of alfresco dining on top of the Pier?

  • 4. Baywalk
    BayWalk, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Is your pleasure a frozen concoction at Wet Willie's or a full meal cooked over the open wok at Dish? Do you want to shop at the electic shops on the ground floor or take in a movie? Maybe it is a martini at Dan Marino's or a delicious deli Reuben at TooJay's. Whatever your pleasure, you can find it here at BayWalk..with reasonable parking and live music many evenings. A true treasure and on the trolley line!

  • 5. Museum of Fine Arts
    Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

    The galleries are always open with outstanding works and time to reflect on them. In the various galleries can be found European art, American art , Photography .Greek and Roman antiquities and pre-Columbian and Asian art. Several times a year, new exhibits are added for limited periods of time. The Marley Room is home to Sunday musical concerts followed by tours of the museum. The gift shop is a treasure trove of beautiful gifts.

  • 6. Florida International Museum

    A Smithsonian affiliate, this museum has housed a wonderful step back in time with a display centered on the Cuban Missle Crisis and another on JFK. Recently, a Beatles exhibit amazed and astounded visitors and something new is always about to be unveiled.

  • 7. Florida Holocaust Museum
    Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

    The fourth largest Holocaust museum in the country, the Florida Holocaust Museum has as its centerpiece a Polish Boxcar used to transport victims to the death camps during World War II. An art exhibit including an acclaimed outdoor sculpture entitled "Endless Column" is another focal point of this sobering step back in time.

  • 8. Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
    The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Part of the Marriott family of hotels, this magnificent hotel has been renovated many times since it was originally built in the 1920's. Each renovation has resulted in improvements to the interior and the grounds while maintaining the old world charm.

  • 9. Salvador Dali Museum
    The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

    Weird to the extreme, this museum houses a large number of Dali's works, with docents so versed in Dali lore that you will have new insight into this eccentric man and his art.

  • 10. Downtown Looper Trolley

    A wonderful way to see St. Petersburg. Narrated by an accomplished and knowledgeable driver, this trolley leaves the Pier every 15 minutes. For the nominal fee of $.25 ($.10 for seniors), you can complete the loop or get off and on at various attractions, eateries and shopping stops.