Guide to Downtown

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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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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.

Economy Hotels

The Pier Hotel

253 2nd Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701


The Moon Under Water

332 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Offering British colonial cuisine set along St. Petersburg's popular Beach Drive, The Moon Under Water blends English brew pub fare with exotic Indian flavors. The classic curry dishes are their specialty and there's no better place to catch a game!


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.


Florida Holocaust Museum

55 5th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33701

A moving museum dedicated to the millions of innocent people who dies in the Holocaust.

American Restaurants

Five Bucks Drinkery

247 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Five Bucks Drinkery is an awesome full liquor bar and restaurant established in 2010. Cheap Drinks, Great Food & Service and the Biggest Beers Downtown!


Red Mesa Cantina

128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

A fusion of Latin flavors, tacos to ceviches, delicious Latin-inspired small plates, in/outdoor dining, 2 full bars, live music & sports, Sat & Sun brunch.


Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

This contemporary Downtown hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Dali Museum and a 10-minute walk from the Mahaffey Theater.

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