Welcome to St. Petersburg
A slice of paradise on Florida's Gulf shore
Imagine nearly endless sunshine, white sandy beaches on your doorstep, and a charming community constantly evolving into something bigger and better. If that sounds like a slice of heaven on earth, then you'll love what's in store for you in St. Petersburg. Regularly named one of the best places to live in Florida, St. Petersburg is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay waters. Nicknamed the Sunshine City, it's known for its perfect weather and 35 miles of the best beaches in the United States.
St. Petersburg's charm draws residents in from around the world. Its diverse community creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere where people are eager to make the most of life on the Gulf. If you are looking for a place where the sun is (almost) always shining, it's time to check out St. Petersburg.
What to Love
- Nicknamed the Sunshine City for its glorious year-round weather
- The charming refurbished waterfront offers incredible nightlife and entertainment
- More than 35 miles of beautiful beaches with warm Gulf waters
St. Petersburg locals know how to make the most of their Gulf coast location. Many enjoy time on the beach or at one of the city's local parks. There are endless trails for walking or jogging and miles of coastline perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding. Locals also love food, and you'll find a constantly evolving foodie scene with some of the top chefs in the world. You'll have a chance to try even more cuisine during the city's many festivals, including the St. Pete Tacos and Tequila Festival and the May Movies in the Park events. With tons of natural beauty and upscale entertainment for the whole family, it's a place that's easy to fall in love with.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When looking for food in St. Petersburg, settle for nothing less than the best. You'll find that at BellaBrava, named the best Italian restaurant and best restaurant in the downtown area. Of course, you want to check out nearby Parkshore Grill, too. This bistro offers steaks and seafood alongside an excellent wine menu. Take time to stroll down the pier and treat yourself live music and cocktails at Pier Teaki while you look out over the water. When you've had your fill of food and drink, walk it off at The Sundial. It's an elegant outdoor shopping area with top retail brands and an excellent movie theater.
Things to Do
St Petersburg has many outdoor activities, but it's also a town of sports fans. Many residents spend time at Tropicana Field, where they cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. They may also cheer on the racers at the annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a 100-lap IndyCar Series race. St Petersburg embraces art and culture as much as it does sports. The city hosts the annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival at South Straub Park, where hundreds of artists display their work over an eventful weekend. Be sure to attend Savor St Pete, an annual festival celebrating the city's local cuisine, wine, and craft beer selections.
St. Petersburg is served by Pinellas County Schools.
- Shorecrest Preparatory School, grades PreK to 12
- Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School, grades K-5
- Thurgood Marshall Fundamental, grades 6-8