Vinoy Park

Vinoy Park
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While area beaches are abundant, it’s convenient to have this lovely spot right in the city. Lounge under a palm tree and enjoy the frequent entertainment.

With Downtown St. Petersburg clearly visible, Vinoy Park is ideally situated to relax in the ocean breezes and enjoy its entertainment scene. Listen to live music by the sea from acts featuring local and international talent. April’s Tampa Bay Blues Festival is a highlight. The 12-acre (5-hectare) park is big enough to lay down a blanket and not feel crowded.

The park got its name from the nearby landmark Vinoy Park Hotel that was built in 1925 overlooking the bay. Look for this expansive building with its Mediterranean Revival style. During its earlier years of operation, it has accommodated political figures and celebrities, such as actor James Stewart, author Ernest Hemingway and Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. It’s now named the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.

The park is close to a number of attractions that you may want to include in your day along the bay. In the nearby Central Arts District is the Chihuly Collection of glassworks created by contemporary artist Dale Chihuly. The building itself has been created around its art contents. Start your tour of this unique permanent exhibition at the door with the artist’s 20-foot-tall (6-meter) dark pink glass rocks creation.

The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg is also within walking distance of Vinoy Park. Its collections and exhibitions provide views of the art world including portrait and landscape paintings, sculptures and even furniture.

Purchase an item from the museum’s store and stop at the café. Finish your park day at one of a number of quality restaurants in the area.

Plan a day of varied activities at Vinoy Park. Whatever you plan to do here, allow enough time to enjoy nature. Numerous bird species, dolphins and manatees live in or near this magnificent environment.

Note that the park opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes late in the evening.

Top Hotels Close to Vinoy Park

The Exchange Hotel
The Exchange Hotel
2.5 out of 5
234 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $119 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in St. Petersburg. Enjoy free WiFi, valet parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Vinoy Park and Tropicana ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (228 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

The Exchange Hotel
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
3.5 out of 5
333 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $176 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in St. Petersburg. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Vinoy Park and Tropicana ...
3.6/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"The staff was so professional and cordial"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Hollander Boutique Hotel
Hollander Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
421 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $125 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in St. Petersburg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,878 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay here. We actually stayed a day extra just to get more out of our trip. Our room was very clean and staff are great. Nice attached restaurant and bar. I would say the only downside is that you can hear everything going on around you from your room."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hollander Boutique Hotel
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Ponce De Leon Hotel
Ponce De Leon Hotel
3 out of 5
95 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $101 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
Ponce De Leon Hotel
The Exchange Hotel
The Exchange Hotel
2.5 out of 5
234 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $119 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
The Exchange Hotel
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
3.5 out of 5
333 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $176 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Hollander Boutique Hotel
Hollander Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
421 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $125 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
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, 33701
The price is $120 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
Avalon Hotel Downtown St. Petersburg
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
4 out of 5
501 5th Ave Ne, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $329 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown
3 out of 5
80 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $141 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg/Downtown
The Birchwood
The Birchwood
3 out of 5
340 Beach Dr Ne, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $200 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
The Birchwood
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown
3.5 out of 5
25 2nd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
The price is $188 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Hyatt Place St. Petersburg / Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.