St. Petersburg, often referred to as St. Pete, is located directly west of Tampa, about 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Referred to as the “Sunshine City,” St. Pete averages 361 days of sun and a comfortable average temperature of 73 degrees. The city holds a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sun, lasting 768 days. In addition to our wonderful weather, you can enjoy 44 miles of shoreline along Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and other waterways.
The area is not only proudly recognized for world-renowned beaches, we also boast nationally recognized performances, a vibrant arts community, award-winning golf courses, a booming craft brewery scene, and a lively downtown with great restaurants and night life. The Dali Museum is located on the waterfront of Tampa Bay in the heart of downtown St. Pete.
Enjoy special hotel packages which include Dali Museum general admission tickets. The Bay Area hotels on our preferred list – including The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and others – offer a range of locations, amenities and special offers.
Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater is the official tourism marketing organization for Pinellas County and provides comprehensive information on the area from our beaches, to dining and nightlife, events, and more.
The City of St. Petersburg is the city’s official website, where you can find information about the city, including local neighborhoods, news, and the most convenient ways of getting around.
Visit Tampa Bay is the official destination marketing organization for Hillsborough County and provides information on everything Tampa has to offer, including events and special deals.
The Downtown Partnership, established in 1962, is a shareholder supported, not-for-profit organization that is focused on promoting urban (sustainable) growth and redevelopment in downtown St. Petersburg. Their website provides useful information on current initiatives and economic development in the area.
The Mahaffey Theater, located across from The Dali, is a live performance venue that hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances. 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Mahaffey, and the theater is celebrating with several special events and performances throughout the year.
Our area has a number of individual Chambers of Commerce which advocate for the issues that change and protect our communities. Below are links to their websites which include information on tourism, local businesses, and community lifestyle.