Hidden Treasures in St. Petersburg

Hidden Treasures in St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg is a veritable treasure trove in more ways than one. The very obvious treasures like beaches, outdoor activities and award-winning museums engage a large number of visitors every day of the year. But there are also plenty of spots that can be considered "hidden treasures" that lots of visitors may not yet know about. These are the charming little out-of-the-way places that hold a unique allure and have developed a small but devoted following. You won't be disappointed when you take the time to discover some of St. Petersburg's most interesting hidden treasures.

If you like wine, then you owe it to yourself to visit the Florida Orange Groves Winery. And there's no doubt that you will soon become a fan of their wine made from tropical fruit. Your glass will be filled with something truly different, interesting and delightful when you sample these unique flavors. And carrot wine? You won't believe how good it is until you taste it. A great place for fans of wine who will be challenged to think outside of the box!

Address: 1500 South Pasadena Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707 - MAP
Phone: (800) 338-7923
Web: www.floridawine.com

There's no excuse for being hungry when you're in downtown St. Petersburg thanks to the incredibly delicious menu you'll find at Cafe Bohemia. When you step into the cafe and see the eclectic décor, you will immediately know that you are in for something truly special. Make your choice of gourmet teas or coffees, pastries, soups and sandwiches. And, you won't have a hard time finding Cafe Bohemia, as the building's bright green color makes it easy to locate amid the hustle and bustle of downtown St. Petersburg.

Address: 937 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 - MAP
Phone: (727) 895-4495

Nature often offers us several unforgettable scenarios that we tend to miss. But Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island are are both off the coast from the city of Dunedin, Florida and offer a superb getaway for relaxing on the beach. And, you can even take a bigger plunge on its shores as the area is quite popular for weddings on its beaches. The nearby Honeymoon Pavilion offers an excellent menu for your post-ceremony reception. See why so many couples have exchanged their vows here and all agree that life is a beach!

Address: 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698 - MAP
Phone: (727) 260-5503
Web: www.romantichoneymoonisland.com

When you step into the Main House Antique Center, you never know what treasures await to be discovered. This multi-dealer antique mall is an impressive 3,000-square-feet of a wide array of merchandise that includes furniture, glassware, pottery, linens, as well as jewelry and fine china. Plus, the incredible selection of collectibles will put a smile on the faces of hobbyists and collectors of all ages. The Main House Antique Center has been in business for 23 years and is one of St. Petersburg's most respected family-owned and operated businesses.

Address: 4980 38th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 - MAP
Phone: (727) 522-2492
Web: www.mainhouseantiques.com

Sometimes, when you get a catchy tune in your head it can drive you crazy. To help you find that song and restore your mind to nearly its original state, the appropriately name Asylum Record Shop can keep you from going completely crazy with their amazing selection of vintage records and new and used CDs. The store specializes in the best music of the 60s and 70s, various collector items, tee shirts and much more. So stop on in and let the expert staff amaze you with their musical knowledge as they direct you to the CD or album that features the song that's been playing in your head!

Address: 6566 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 - MAP
Phone: (727) 384-1221

Donuts may be guilty pleasures for most people, but when you visit Fray's Donut House, the guilt totally disappears. This fun donut shop is decidedly retro and prides itself in serving up donuts the way you remember them. The shop has been successfully doing business in St. Petersburg for many years and in addition to their donuts, they offer breakfast sandwiches and coffee all at reasonable prices. But of course, the donuts are the main attractions and with over 20 different varieties, you're sure to find a dozen that's just perfect for you!

Address: 5236 16th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 - MAP
Phone: (727) 528-1410
Web: www.fraysdonuthouse.com