St. Petersburg Attractions

From the clear blue ocean water that laps up onto the dazzlingly white sand on St. Petersburg's beaches to the magnificent artwork that resides in some of the city's most recognized museums, you'll find that there are so many attractions here to enjoy. Whether you want to bask in the Florida sunshine all afternoon or want to see as many not-to-be-missed sights as you can, these are some of the most attractive attractions in St. Petersburg.

Salvador Dali Museum
Great art challenges you to think differently. In that regard, the work of Salvador Dali sets a higher standard for greatness. Experience his creations for yourself by visiting the Salvador Dali Museum. Opened in 1982, this attraction features the largest collection of his work in the United States. Marvel at the hundreds of drawings, paintings, oils, sculptures, posters, photos and graphics. Don't forget to stop into the great gift shop to pick up a print or a memento of your visit.

Address: 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 823-3767
Web: www.thedali.org

Museum of Fine Arts
If you love art, you will enthusiastically embrace the work that is displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts. If you are in the process of just getting acquainted with the art world, you will equally enjoy your visit as this highly impressive venue offers an incredible compendium of work that spans classics to 19th century American and French artwork to present day creations. See memorable attractions and exhibits that feature photography, glass, paintings and much more. It's a sweeping history of art presented in a truly fun and entertaining way.

Address: 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 896-2667
Web: www.fine-arts.org

Suncoast Bird Sanctuary
The injuries sustained by various birds in the area are seen as just temporary by the caring professionals at the Suncoast Bird Sanctuary. This prominent avian hospital rehabilitates thousands of feathered creatures who need a little extra care. Creatures from birds to raptors are treated and then released, but several of the injured specimens make their permanent home here. The sanctuary has gotten lots of attention for breeding Eastern brown pelicans in captivity. As many as 500 "patients" can occupy the facility at one time. When you visit this attraction, you can see an impressive variety of winged creatures that include herons, egrets, cormorants, seagulls and more.

Address: 18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785 - MAP
Phone: (727) 391-6211
Web: www.seabirdsanctuary.com

Heritage Village
Many people yearn for the good old days when things were simpler. Instead of yearning for them, you can actually travel back to them when you visit Heritage Village. In the wake of fast-moving progress, there were several buildings in Pinellas County slated for demolition. Luckily, these places were saved and moved to this location which features two dozen structures that include a store, a church, a school, an outhouse and several private residences from yesteryear that are still very much a part of today.

Address: 11909 125th Street N, Largo, FL 33774 - MAP
Phone: (727) 582-2123
Web: www.pinellascounty.org

Sunken Gardens
There's nothing quite like St. Petersburg's natural beauty. It is even more captivating when it just happens to be 15 feet below street level as it is at Sunken Gardens. This highly popular attraction first opened in 1935 and it has been offering a natural solace for thousands of visitors since then. A remarkable collection of plants and flowers create a supremely scenic atmosphere in which birds and butterflies flutter about. You'll love strolling through these amazing 7 acres of gardens that are nothing less than breathtaking.

Address: 1825 4th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 - MAP
Phone: (727) 551-3100
Web: www.stpete.org

Great Explorations - The Hands On Museum
Kids are accustomed to being told to not touch things. Imagine how surprised they'll be when they are actually encouraged to touch the exhibits and attractions that they'll find at Great Explorations Children's Museum! The kids will love the freedom that will allow them to explore the world around them. They'll have fun learning about music, science and art. They can even design their own car, learn about sailing or learn details about how the human body works. Kids of all ages will love both the high and low tech exhibits that are as fun as they are educational.

Address: 1925 4th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704 - MAP
Phone: (727) 821-8992
Web: www.greatexplorations.org

Pier Aquarium
It stands to reason that if you're out enjoying the aquatic scenery on one of St. Petersburg's picturesque piers that you would want to take a dive to get a deeper view of the life that lies beneath the waves. With the Pier Aquarium, you won't have far to go to see some amazing creatures. This smartly-located aquarium both educates and entertains with its stunning array of creatures as well as fun interactive exhibits and attractions that the kids will just love. Mom and Dad will love the fact that the admission is reduced on Sundays.

Address: 800 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 895-7437
Web: www.pieraquarium.org

Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
Sure, palms seem to be everywhere in St. Petersburg, but you haven't seen palms like the ones you'll find at the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum. The arboretum is situated on a former golf course and features 200 types of palms that hold significant horticultural interest. There are several different kinds of palm trees to be found here that create a truly tropical mood. Enjoy the greenery as you stroll along the brick paths or maybe sit on one of the benches to take it all in.

Address: 901 North Shore Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - MAP
Phone: (727) 893-7335
Web: www.stpete.org