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Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Downtown St. Petersburg featuring outdoor art

Come here for the beaches and sunshine and discover much more in this Florida city with something for all ages and tastes.

Downtown St. Petersburg has a wonderful climate and a unique city center with great shopping, fine dining, theater events, parks and beaches. It’s called Sunshine City for a reason. Give in to the temptation of being outside as much as possible and enjoying life on and beside Tampa Bay. Visit Downtown St. Petersburg to discover the range of activities available in this prime location.

Vinoy Park marks where Downtown meets the beach and where entertainment is frequent day and night. Gaze out onto the bay to see wildlife, including manatees, dolphins, stingrays and many bird species. The city’s namesake stretch of sand, St. Pete Beach, is frequently listed as one of the best in the U.S.

Witness a mesmerizing sunset over the bay and wander along white powder sand stretching for miles as it rolls into other city districts, each possessing its own character. The Don CeSar hotel, also called the Pink Palace, is an iconic beach fixture.

Shop on Downtown’s Corey Avenue for Florida clothing, art and mementos and dine on local or international cuisines at popular restaurants.

Walk farther inland to Central Avenue where you’ll be in the arts district, with displays such as the glasswork of renowned artist Dale Chihuly. The Salvador Dalí Museum has one of the largest collections of the artist’s work outside Europe. Nearby the Mahaffey Theater offers world-class entertainment in a magnificent venue.

Discover rising stars at the Palladium Theatre’s Side Door with its nightclub ambiance or attend a show in its larger Hough Hall.

The Downtown St. Petersburg area is a botanical paradise. The 100-year-old Sunken Gardens is the city’s oldest living museum, featuring native plants. Learn about palm trees while visiting the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum and use this new information to identify local trees.

Downtown St. Petersburg has plenty to offer people of all ages and tastes. You’ll quickly discover them for yourself while spending time in the area. Pack your beachwear and come for entertainment and relaxation.


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Top Hotels in Downtown St. Petersburg

Ponce De Leon Hotel
Ponce De Leon Hotel
3 out of 5
95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
The price is $109 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Fine Arts, Salvador Dali Museum, and Palladium Theater. University of ...
3.3/5 (960 reviews)
"Good Location don't get a room on 6th floor the a/c was not adequate"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Ponce De Leon Hotel
Hollander Boutique Hotel
Hollander Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
421 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL
The price is $129 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Coliseum and Jannus Live. Vinoy Park and Tropicana Field are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,686 reviews)
"We love this place is close to everything and always well kept and everyone is very friendly"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Hollander Boutique Hotel
Avalon Hotel Downtown St. Petersburg
Avalon Hotel Downtown St. Petersburg
2.5 out of 5
443 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL
The price is $119 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Coliseum and Jannus Live. Vinoy Park and Tropicana Field are also within 1 mi ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (927 reviews)
"Nice ambiance and staff."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Avalon Hotel Downtown St. Petersburg
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown
3.5 out of 5
25 2nd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
Fully refundable
The price is $179 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, this hotel is steps from The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and Jannus Live. Salvador Dali Museum and Mahaffey Theater ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (755 reviews)
"Bathroom and room furnishings/rug showed wear/stains. Location is good and bed very comfortable."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown
3 out of 5
80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jannus Live, Sundial St. Pete, and Museum of Fine Arts. Al Lang Stadium and Chihuly ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Great location, will stay again"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown
Cordova Inn
Cordova Inn
2.5 out of 5
253 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL
Located in Downtown St. Petersburg, this historic hotel is steps from Sundial St. Pete and Jannus Live. Tampa Bay and Mahaffey Theater are also within 15 ...
3.9/5Good! (972 reviews)
"Pros: Location, friendliness of staff, rooms and building were quaint Cons: no elevator, added $30 nightly for parking and wifi even if you don’t use it, there’s no way to block the light from coming into the room in the mornings, we were at the end of the hall on the 3rd floor and the hallway was ..."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Cordova Inn
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