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Packed with office high rises, including the tallest in town, One Progress Plaza, downtown St. Petersburg is home to the Tampa Bay Times, The Mahaffey Theater complex and the Morean Arts Center. There are also dozens of art galleries, and the renowned Haslam's Bookstore.

Other popular attractions include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida International Museum and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg and a downtown branch of St. Petersburg College are also a part of this lively scene. The waterfront Straub Park offers options walking, biking, and picnicking. Most restaurants and bars are located along Central Avenue or Beach Drive.

At the western edge of downtown is Tropicana Field, home base for Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays.

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Hotel Indigo St Petersburg Downtown

234 3rd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701


Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

American Restaurants

400 Beach Seafood & Tap House

400 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Relaxed Coastal Cuisine on Beach Drive, Executive Chef Ana Davis sources a local, fresh, seafood and steak menu, business casual on waterfront park setting

Economy Hotels

The Pier Hotel

253 2nd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701


Hollander Boutique Hotel

421 4th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Located right near the heart of scenic Downtown St Petersburg, the Hollander Boutique Hotel is just a short distance from St Petersburg attractions.

American Restaurants

The Canopy

340 Beach Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33701



655 2nd Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Rococo Steak is a modern departure from the traditional steakhouse. The chic, urban steakhouse offers a larger selection of small steaks, including unique grass-fed options, more playful appetizers and craveable side dishes.

Dance Clubs

Jannus Live

200 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Jannus Live, an outdoor concert venue in downtown St. Petersburg, hosts an eclectic array of touring talent as well as DJs, local acts and other events.

Scenes from Downtown
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