Are you looking for new and unique places to vacation?  St. Petersburg, FL is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.

Being the second largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, this vibrant destination has activities to offer for everyone. It is a great choice for art lovers, foodies, and adventurists, whether you are here in St. Pete for only a weekend, a month, or live here year round, the options are endless.

Here are our top five things to do in our favorite city. We’re starting with the best!

#1 – Salvador Dali Museum

Outside view of the Dali Museum
Yann Weymouth’s ornate modern design acts as a beacon to the beautiful art pieces within the walls.

The Dali Museum celebrates the life and work of artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989).  Beginning as a family collection, it has grown to include over 2,100 works from Dali’s entire career. The collection contains every medium of his artistic activity, including sculptures, oil paintings, original drawings, book illustrations, prints, photos, and an archive of documents. In 2011, architect Yann Weymouth designed the museum’s buildings, creating a fantastic style that has become an art piece in its own right.

Being one of St. Pete’s favorite attractions, this museum plays a key role in the cultural life of the city. While we enjoy the outdoors and being on the water during our ECOmersion kayak tours, the Dali Museum is hard to beat and is our top St. Pete Activity to do while you’re here.

#2 – Sunken Gardens

Discover the hidden beauty of this botanical paradise in St. Pete’s oldest living museum. This 100-year-old garden offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city and is the home of more than 50,000 plants and flowers, including the region’s oldest plants. The natural beauty found in this St. Pete activity is only matched by exploring far off the beaten paths of St. Pete’s nature preserves.

While in the Sunken Gardens you may walk the quiet and winding paths, and find yourself immersed in lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls. You may even see the garden’s new addictions, Flamingos! The garden offers tours, horticulture programs, field trips, weddings and more. This hidden gem is definitely worth a visit.

#3 – 3 Daughters Brewing

It is no coincidence that 3 Daughters Brewing is third on our list. Created by St. Pete locals, Mike and Ty Weaver, this brewery is the largest in the city, and has numerous award-winning beers that you can try.  Beer lovers can take a tour of the working brew house and sample over 60 great tasting crafts beers on tap in their tasting room.

You can book your own tasting room for any special occasion and attend their frequent music events. After drinking, you can check out the food trucks permanently parked out front. Keep an eye out, because you can find their beers in restaurants, bars, and stores across Florida, Georgia, and the Bahamas. 3 Daughters Brewing is the only activity on our top St. Pete Activities list that can be found anywhere in the Southeast.

#4 – Take a Kayak Tour on Weedon Island Preserve ECOmersion Kayak Adventure

Treat yourself to an amazing kayak adventure surrounded by natural beauty that can only be witnessed on a kayak tour. ECOmersion provides a safe, fun and informative kayak adventure that is conveniently located near St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa and Trip Advisors #1 ranked beach in America, St Pete. beach.

This relaxing tour of St. Pete’s nature preserves allows you to experience the secluded white sand beaches, mangrove tunnels, and crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and maybe even see dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife that call the Tampa/St. Pete area home.

kayaking on weedon island preserve
Kayaking on Weedon Island Preserve

#5 Tampa Bay Ray’s Game

Visit St. Pete’s Tropicana Field’s 1.1 million square foot stadium to cheer on American League East baseball contenders Tampa Bay Rays. Get your peanuts while you watch an action-packed game in the only indoor professional baseball facility in Florida. The Tropicana also offers a range of dining and entertainments options for visiting fans, and is always included on our list of top St. Pete Activities.

There are many activities in St. Pete, we hope you enjoy all of the fun things St. Pete has to offer.

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