With an average of 361 days of sun each year, St. Petersburg, Florida has earned its moniker of “the Sunshine City.” It’s a fact that draws hordes of tourists to each season to hotels in St. Petersburg, especially for the festivals throughout the year that include the Florida Pirate Festival, Mainsail Arts Festival and hard rocking Ribfest—a must for sauce-loving carnivores.
Hotel guests in St. Petersburg also include plenty of baseball fanatics, who come to enjoy the sport’s rich history in the city, attracting teams for spring training since 1914. It’s the inspiration for Baseball Boulevard, a series of home-plate plaques running along Central Avenue, and the Tampa Bay Walk of Fame honoring the area’s sports legends.
St. Petersburg also appeals to the mind. With the largest collection of works by surrealist master Salvador Dali outside of Europe, many of your neighbors at our St. Petersburg hotels may be art aficionados. You can also let your eyes rest from the sun with a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts.
When not on the beach, eco-tourists will love the Sunken Gardens, a four-acre botanical wonderland of 50,000 tropical plants and flowers, exotic birds, a butterfly garden, wedding lawn, a walk-through aviary and orchid arbor.