St. Petersburg Sports and Recreation

St. Petersburg Sports and RecreationSt. Petersburg is literally a playground on which you can enjoy several different types of activities. From watching a great professional sports team take the field to enjoying a game of your own in one of the many area parks, or heading out for a fishing excursion, there is absolutely no excuse for sitting still when you can enjoy some of the excellent sports and recreation activities that you'll find in St. Petersburg.

 

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Pro Sports

Florida football fans look forward to the season every year as it is another chance to see the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field. The sports team is a member of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference. The team has been a consistent playoff contender and won Superbowl XXXVII at the end of the 2003 season. They play their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Address: One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, FL 33607 - MAP
Phone: (813) 870-2700
Web: www.buccaneers.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning is Tampa Bay's professional hockey team that is part of the Eastern Conference of the NHL. Fans are treated to action-packed games that offer special theme nights and promotions that include special ticket prices and various other giveaways. The Tampa Bay Lightning proudly won the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2003-2004 season. The sports team's home games are played at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.

Address: 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 - MAP
Phone: (813) 301-6500
Web: lightning.nhl.com

The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Petersburg and are a member of the Eastern Division of MLB's American League. In 2008 they won their first division title and won the pennant. Since 2007 the sports team has had four straight winning seasons and three playoff appearances. They play their home games at Tropicana Field.

Address: One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 - MAP
Phone: (888) FAN-RAYS
Web: tampabay.rays.mlb.com

Indy car race fans waste no time getting revved up for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Spectators can feel the rumble of the motors as the raceway is actually on the streets of St. Petersburg. The street circuit connects existing roads with one of the two landing strips of Albert Whittled Airport in St. Petersburg and also dips into the parking lot of Progress Energy Park.

Phone: (727) 898-4639
Web: www.gpstpete.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Cyclists from everywhere agree that the world looks better from behind a set of handlebars, and if you're an avid biker in the St. Petersburg area, you're no stranger to the Pinellas Bike Trail. The recreation trail stretches out 34 miles which goes from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. The trail has been considered an easy ride, so cyclists of every skill level can enjoy the excellent scenery while getting some good exercise.

Address: St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone: (727) 464-4751
Web: www.pinellascounty.org

Hiking is one form of exercise that reinvigorates not just your muscles but all of your senses, too. You'll marvel at the great scenery and fresh air that await you at the trail at Pioneer Park to Vinoy Park Greenway. This popular inner-city hike is a pure delight on a sunny day. While this is a truly urban hiking trek, the experience is as relaxing as it is interesting. In addition to hikers, bike riders and in-line skaters are welcome on this easy going recreation trail.

Address: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, FL - MAP

Spice up your trail with the variety that Sawgrass Lake Park Trail offers. The 2 mile recreation trail is comprised of three short trails that are all connected to give you a chance to explore the area surrounding the 400-acre Sawgrass Lake. Aside from the excellent scenery and natural beauty, experience more variety with the surface of this trail as it is a combination of boardwalk, packed sand and pavement surfaces.

Address: Sawgrass Lake Park, St. Petersburg, FL - MAP
Web: www.pinellascounty.org

 

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Watersports

Sand, surf and sun await at Caldesi Island State Park. The island is situated across St. Joseph Sound from Dunedin and north of Clearwater Beach. The park is reachable by boat or ferry and has proven to be one of the area's favorite destinations for such water sports and recreation as water skiing, swimming and snorkeling.

Address: Dunedin, FL - MAP
Phone: (727) 469-5918
Web: www.floridastateparks.org

Fort de Soto Park is famous not only for its sunny scenario and splashy yet sandy surfaces, but there is a gorgeous show of nature from nearly every vantage point. In addition to its alluring natural charm, the park features two fishing piers, a picturesque bayway and a dog-friendly beach, making it the perfect destination for some outdoor recreation and fun in the sun.

Address: St. Petersburg, FL - MAP
Phone: (727) 582-2267
Web: www.pinellascounty.org

Let your sense of adventure lead you to an unforgettable experience on St. Pete Beach when you let the pros at Johns Pass Watersports guide you. Choose from such adrenaline-pumping activities as parasailing, riding wave runners, dolphin watching, boating and even pirate adventures!

Address: 209 Boardwalk Place East, Madeira Beach, FL 33708 - MAP
Phone: (727) 391-7738
Web: www.johnspasswatersports.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

When you experience your bungee jumping adventure, you'll find that the most important step of all is the first one — off the ledge and into the great force of the bungee cord! Let the pros at Luxergy fit you safely into the harness as you fall into a gravity-challenged state of mind and an extreme sports experience that you won't soon forget.

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

Free fall with the best when you let the team at Start Skydiving Florida guide you through your skydiving adventure. Whether you're a novice and prefer a tandem jump or are a highly experienced jumper, the team at Start Skydiving Florida will assure your safety (and fun) when you board the plane off of which you will make your dramatic leap into the clouds.

Address: 1511 Taylor Avenue, Coleman, FL 33521 - MAP
Phone: (888) 805-3834
Web: www.startskydivingflorida.com

Who says racing isn't a sport? Get your engine started and experience the adrenaline rush of European-style kart racing at Tampa Bay Grand Prix Indoor Karting. You'll love steering your Italian electric OTL Pro-Kart through the challenging ¼ mile track. No matter what your skill level is, the track's layout assures your safety as it features the safest barrier system available. Your performance is clocked by a state-of-the-art timing system, so you can relish the thrill of competing against fellow racers.

Address: 12350 Automobile Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33762 - MAP
Phone: (727) KARTING (527-8464)
Web: www.tampabaygp.com

 

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Leisure

There's no doubt that bowling is a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening, but the sport takes on a classic air when you lace up your bowling shoes and hit the lanes at Ten Pin Lanes in St. Petersburg. Whether you're part of a league, out with some friends or just learning the game, Ten Pin Lanes is the perfect place to meet your bowling buddies for a truly excellent time.

Address: 1453 Pasadena Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33707 - MAP
Phone: (727) 381-1010
Web: www.littlecenters.com

Cue up a great evening of fun when you meet your friends at Stix Billiards. The relaxed atmosphere and numerous tables ensure that you won't have to wait too long before you and your pals are racking them up for a game of eight ball. A great selection at the bar as well as excellent munchies make Stix Billiards a favorite hangout after the sun goes down on St. Pete Beach.

Address: 5501 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 - MAP
Phone: (727) 360-4462
Web: gulfcoastflorida.com

In Shore Fishing Charters knows how frustrating it can be to get your tackle, bait and rod out to your favorite fishing spot and come back with nothing to show for your efforts. That's why their motto is "no fish, no pay!" This recreation excursion is designed for the whole family and will guide you through the Tampa Bay area on a quest for tarpon, sharks, snook, redfish, grouper, king mackerel and more. But remember, no fish, no pay!

Phone: (727) 420-4429
Web: www.inshorecharters.com