With our new El Dorado Furniture showroom opening soon in St. Pete, we thought it was an ideal time to share the best things to do in St. Petersburg, Florida. There’s a variety of things to do, whether you live in the area, plan to move there, or just want to take a vacation.
You can visit their award-winning beaches, hear live music, participate in family friendly activities, and more! I mean, why would you not want to go to a city that’s nicknamed Sunshine City? This is because of the city’s great weather with consecutive days with sunshine, so you’ll love having things to do when the weather’s almost always pleasant.
We’re going to divide the best things to do by category, so it’s easier for you to find what activities you think you and your family will love!
- The Dalí Museum
The Dali museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dali, a Spanish artist who focused on surrealism. The building itself is famous for “The Enigma” a collection of glass panes that flow in and out of the main concrete block. And the museum is right by the water in downtown St Petersburg, so you don’t get that stuffy museum feeling that you may have experienced before. If you want to see unique pieces of art at one of St. Pete’s best attractions, you’ll love it here. But it’s more than just a museum! There’s an avant-garden, brunches, films, art camp, and more. There is something to do for everyone. Click here for further information.
- Florida Holocaust Museum
The Florida Holocaust Museum is one of the finest and largest Holocaust museums in the country, honoring the millions of innocent victims from the Holocaust through permanent and traveling exhibits. You can also take tours and go to events. If you’re looking for a powerful and emotional museum experience, come here. Click here if you would like to learn more about this museum.
- Great Explorations Children’s Museum
If you have children, the Great Explorations Children’s Museum is a special place for hands-on learning and creative experiences. There are also special events that allow parents to leave the kids in the museum for babysitting while they enjoy a night out. You can have your child’s birthday party here, they can attend preschool, or go on field trips and to summer camp! Your kids will want to come back here! Click here to see what they have to offer.
- Morean Arts Center
The Morean Arts Center is a destination for art lovers and an essential part of St. Pete’s art scene. Besides its contemporary art gallery, this art center offers free art classes for all ages and skill levels, including the Morean Center for Clay and a Morean Glass Studio. If you’d like to see artwork by famous artist Dale Chihuly, the Chihuly Collection is open to the public. Click here to learn more about this arts center.
- Tampa Bay Rays
St. Pete is definitely a baseball destination. If you’re a fan of professional baseball, you can’t miss a visit to Tropicana Field to cheer for the Tampa Bay Rays! Tropicana Field also hosts spring training for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Tampa Bay Rays. A Rays game is really a great way to spend a Saturday with your family or friends. Click here to get more information about tickets.
- Tampa Bay Rowdies
If soccer is more your thing, there’s a USL team in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Rowdies! They’re an entertaining team to watch. Consider going with your friends or bring the whole family! Click here for information about tickets.
- Sunken Gardens
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and dive into a botanical garden paradise at the Sunken Gardens. The gardens are 100 years old and considered to be St. Pete’s oldest living museum. The relaxing atmosphere has waterfalls, amazing greenery, and tropical plants. Plant lovers can enjoy special horticultural programs, garden tours, and field trips. It’s also a great venue for a wedding if you have your heart set on a tropical wedding but want to skip the flight. You won’t regret coming to a place as peaceful as Sunken Gardens. Click here for more information about these gardens.
- Weedon Island Preserve
Become one with nature at Weedon Island Preserve. This 3,000+ acre coastal system is home to plenty of native plant species and animals. You and your family can explore exhibits and archaeological sites to learn more about the history of natural Florida. You will have no trouble finding something to do as you can kayak, hike, canoe or even fish off the pier! Click here to plan your visit.
- Fort De Soto Beach
For some, a perfect day is a day going to a beach. If that’s you, you’ll be happy spending the day at award-winning Fort De Soto Beach. Relax on the beach, take a walk, or go out on a deep-water kayak. Whatever you end up doing, you’re bound to come back to this beautiful beach. I mean, look at the view in the picture above! You could be there. Just click here to see more.
- St. Pete Beach
St Pete Beach is another great place to spend your day. Besides relaxing on the beach or watching the sunset, you can jet ski or go skim boarding. It’s also one of the only spots for surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to spend the night here, the Don CeSar Resort is nearby, a historic and luxurious hotel!
- Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
You won’t ever get bored when you’re at the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. It’s a chain of unique ecosystems so you can go hang by the lake, take a walk on the trails or boardwalks, or see pine flatwoods. There are wildlife spotting and bird watching opportunities too. If you’re into camping, you can also camp overnight! Click here for more information.
Last but not least…
El Dorado Furniture St. Petersburg
Now that you have some things to do, you can stop by our brand-new showroom in St. Petersburg that is opening this fall! If you haven’t been to one of our stores before, you’ll be amazed as soon as you step inside. You’ll begin walking down a boulevard that looks a lot like an old fashioned city street with benches and lamps. The store facades are separated by different furniture styles, so you can really find what you need for your home! We can’t wait for you to come shop with us.
After your visit with us, we would love to see your new pieces in your home! Feel free to tag us on Instagram @eldoradofl and use the hashtag #myedfhome with new pictures and you’ll have a chance to be featured on our account!