Downtown St Petersburg
Downtown St Petersburg
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking AreasPiers & Boardwalks
About
Duration: More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • The Red Rover
    Schenectady, New York3 contributions
    Bask in sunshine
    Looper free trolley gives an excellent view of the city’s museums, restaurants, theaters, The Pier ,supermarkets and the rest. Quick transport later. Trolley Drivers are friendly and good ambassadors to the city. I took several maps and gave them to newcomers. A real asset. The Sunrunner bus to St. Pete Beach beats driving and is fast. General commuter traffic is heavier than expected. Beaches beautiful. Most St. Pete residents are from somewhere else and are happy to talk up their adopted Sunshine City.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Sarmad K
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan2,454 contributions
    Nice area to visit
    I have been here few times at night and this is the 1st time during the day. The downtown seem empty. May be because it’s off season and hot. The area by the water and the restaurants had more ppl walking. I think it’s still good area to visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Sherpa524232
    Petaluma, California4 contributions
    Great Place to Be and Dp Things
    Saint Petersburg is the little known gem of Florida. Very friendly, tons and tons of things to do- check out "I love the Burg" for a huge list of ideas, great restaurants all over the city and art, art, art, art. Also lots of local bars and breweries play music for free-- I love this place !
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Nicholas & Sarah
    St. Petersburg, Florida35 contributions
    Nice small city
    Rapidly growing city that is absolutely beautiful. It's relatively small, so getting around doesn't take much walking. Unfortunately, that means that downtown streets can become highly congested during peak hours, so finding parking can be difficult.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
499 reviews
Excellent
340
Very good
129
Average
19
Poor
8
Terrible
3

Nicholas & Sarah
St. Petersburg, FL35 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Rapidly growing city that is absolutely beautiful. It's relatively small, so getting around doesn't take much walking. Unfortunately, that means that downtown streets can become highly congested during peak hours, so finding parking can be difficult.
Written 7 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sherpa524232
Petaluma, CA4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Saint Petersburg is the little known gem of Florida. Very friendly, tons and tons of things to do- check out "I love the Burg" for a huge list of ideas, great restaurants all over the city and art, art, art, art. Also lots of local bars and breweries play music for free-- I love this place !
Written 6 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheArt of Fusion
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Amazing, romantic, delicious, fun and clean white sandy beach's! We love this little slice of heaven on Mother Earth
Written 15 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,761 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
When I was growing up and our family visited my father's mother in February, in time to attend the St. Petersburg Open golf tournament and the New York Yankees' spring training site, downtown St. Petersburg was all about the Million Dollar Pier, Maas Brothers department store, the St. Petersburg Times, the open-air post office, Webb's City, Haslam's Book Store, Al Lang Field, Rutland's and the green benches along Central Avenue. Today, all of them are gone. Fond memories of a wonderful time. But St. Petersburg has changed. It is bigger and, arguably, better. It no longer promotes itself as a destination for retired people. It remains a tourist haven but it is younger and more vibrant. The new St. Pete Pier has opened. The Salvador Dali Museum is the city's No. 1 attraction. The Museum of Arts is world renowned. So is the Chihuly Collection of fine glasswork. Few cities have hotels to compare to the Vinoy and the Don CeSar. Downtown St. Petersburg, the city's heart, is home to great shopping, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions. After making a stop to check out the largest collection of Salvador Dali's artwork outside of Spain, swing by the Chihuly Collection on Central Avenue to witness mind-blowing glasswork. En route to the St. Pete Pier, visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Shoppers can visit Sundial, an open-air shopping and dining complex. Browse through White House Black Market, Tommy Bahama and Jackie Z, then have lunch at Sea Salt. Or shop at Ashe Couture, Zazoo'd, Brutique, Misred, Shoreline Sugars or Atlas Men's Lifestyle Shop. If time permits, drive out to John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach. There are many dining options, including Brick & Mortar on Central Avenue, Maritana at the Don CeSar, Ted Peters Smoked Fish in South Pasadena, Skyway Jack's for all-day breakfast, Baba for Lebanese and Greek cuisine, The German Knodle for schnitzel and sausages, BellaBrava, Cassis St. Pete and Paciugo Gelato & Caffe. I'm sure my grandmother wouldn't recognize the place.
Written 15 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Danielle Frost
12 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Recommend staying downtown. You’re a short walk to the pier, lots of good food downtown, tons of cute shops and central avenue has tons of fun bars for nightlife! They also have a trolley that can take you most places for free and runs every 15 minutes as well as plenty of lime bikes and scooters, but again it’s also pretty walkable. Lots of museums and parks as well.
Written 1 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sarmad K
Bloomfield Hills, MI2,454 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
I have been here few times at night and this is the 1st time during the day. The downtown seem empty. May be because it’s off season and hot. The area by the water and the restaurants had more ppl walking. I think it’s still good area to visit.
Written 20 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

The Red Rover
Schenectady, NY3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Looper free trolley gives an excellent view of the city’s museums, restaurants, theaters, The Pier ,supermarkets and the rest. Quick transport later. Trolley Drivers are friendly and good ambassadors to the city. I took several maps and gave them to newcomers. A real asset. The Sunrunner bus to St. Pete Beach beats driving and is fast. General commuter traffic is heavier than expected. Beaches beautiful. Most St. Pete residents are from somewhere else and are happy to talk up their adopted Sunshine City.
Written 6 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mkr2137
Akron, OH20 contributions
Jan 2023
Really enjoyed walking to everything. Our goal was the MAACM. Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement. A WONDERFUL experience and a "must see" on your visit to
St Pete"s. The building is a beautiful architectural housing of a one the most awesome collections of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.
Written 26 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KC4444
IL547 contributions
Dec 2022
St Petersburg is very easy to get around. We had our own transportation that allows us to explore many of the amazing murals on our own. Parking can be a difficult depending on the area
Written 18 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Martha J
Hollywood, FL46 contributions
Dec 2022
Downtown St. Petersburg is full of cute little shops, great restaurants, and fabulous scenery, especially around the marina. What a great way to spend an afternoon.
Written 1 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 451
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Downtown St Petersburg (St. Petersburg) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown St Petersburg



Restaurants near Downtown St Petersburg: View all restaurants near Downtown St Petersburg on Tripadvisor