St. Petersburg is a beautiful place with a rich history and loads of fun things to do! Here’s a list of some of the fun activities you can participate in and places you can visit if you ever stop by, (or live in) Florida's City by The Bay.
Dolphin and Boat Tours – Shell Key and More
Looking for something for the whole family to enjoy, why not try a boat tour? Island Boat Adventures is a family fun place in St. Petersburg where you and your crew might see manatees and dolphins! There’s also Shell Key, a wonderful place to watch the sunset and cruise or go shelling. They even hold weddings there, if you and someone special or looking for places to tie the knot. There's also Dolphin Landings Charter Boat Center, where you can rent a boat and take it out to sea for the day! Keep an eye out for sea creatures, because they like to follow the boats! For more dolphin and boating tours, check out our article Best Dolphin Watching Boat Tours in St. Pete / Clearwater Area, or take a look at Things to Do in St. Pete Clearwater | Visit Shell Key
Dolphins at Shell Key
If your family includes a furry friend, take them to one of St. Pete’s delightful dog parks. Lake Vista Park and Crescent Lake Park are both beautiful places in St. Petersburg to take your human and canine family! Complete with water bowls, dog hoses for washing off, as well as fenced in play areas, these delightful dog parks are perfect for your pooches and human pals alike. If you'd like more information on great places for dogs in the Pinellas County, click Best Dog Parks, Trails, Beaches and More in Pinellas County.
Want something a little more down to earth? Visit Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, a botanical museum housing both Florida-native and imported plants. They have plenty of activities for kids too, and check out Sunken Gardens article here: Sunken Gardens | Showcasing Beauty in Saint Petersburg. Be sure to check out the updated activity page with events like “A Very Merry Market” on December 6, where you can shop for the holidays.
Painting with a Twist
Whether you consider yourself an artist, or an epic failure with a paintbrush in hand, you will come out of your Painting with a Twist session with a work of art! Bring the whole family, your friends or your significant other out for an experience that will make you feel like an artist. Follow the instructor's steps to leave with a painting worth hanging on the walls of your home. If everyone in your family is over the age of 21, it's BYOB (bring your own bottle, of wine!).
Dining Out and on the Water
Perhaps all your family really needs for R&R is a nice meal out and shared together. St. Pete is full of culinary gem, that your whole family will enjoy, and depending on the happy hour, maybe the grown-ups too.
Woody’s Waterfront takes dining on the water to a whole new level, as the waves are literally so close they are able to get you (and maybe your food) wet. If you are one for the ocean and your family is looking for a brand-new experience as far as dining out, this is definitely the place to go!
From Woody's Waterfront
The Salty Rim Grill is a definite score when it comes to waterfront dining. With beautiful views of the water and killer dishes the whole family will love, this place will be unforgettable for everyone!
If you would like to see what other savory selections St. Pete has to offer, click on this article here for our list of the finest waterfront restaurants!
Is your family in need of some adventure? Take up to 4 family members with you on this Vertical Flight! You'll hover above the natural beauty that St. Pete has to offer. See the sights like never before during your 30-minute flight!
2nd Saturday Art Walk
If you’re looking to find the true beauty of St. Petersburg or to unleash your creativity, try the 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Presented by the Art District of St. Pete on the second Saturday of every month, enjoy artistic pieces at bargain prices, as well as drinks and entertainment. Check out this piece on St. Pete's 2nd Saturday Art Walk and look for participating locations!
Pro Karting Experience
Do you have a need for speed? St... Speedersburg?? has the spot for you. Pro Karting Experience is where the whole family can raise professional go-karts up to 50 miles per hour! With both junior and adult karts, and racing leagues, this place is perfect for the whole crew. In family go-karts, children and adults can even ride together.
So if you’re ever in St. Petersburg, and need a place to go with your family, know that there are plenty of places ready to show you a good time!