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St. Petersburg, Florida

Unforgettable St. Petersburg, FL—the “Sunshine City” of the Sunshine State!

Come Find Out Why St. Pete is among Forbes’ “Best Places to Travel in the U.S.” for 2023.

Nestled on the picturesque west coast of Florida, St. Petersburg is a vibrant city that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and a laid-back beach town atmosphere. Known as the “Sunshine City,” this coastal gem boasts an abundance of sunshine, stunning beaches, an eclectic arts scene, and a thriving downtown. In our pilot episode of LOST IN, DJ BBQ delved into the charms of St. Pete and discovered why it should be on every traveler’s must-visit list.

St. Pete’s pristine beaches are the pride and joy of the city. Sun seekers and water enthusiasts will find their own slice of paradise on St. Pete Beach. Its warm turquoise Golf of Mexico waters and sugary white sand create an idyllic setting for relaxation, sunbathing, and water sports.

St. Pete has earned a well-deserved reputation as a cultural hub, attracting artists, performers, and culture vultures from all over the world. The city’s thriving arts scene is graced by the renowned Salvador Dali Museum—a surrealist mecca and an architechtural wonder in its own right—which houses the largest collection of Dali’s works outside of Spain. Just a few blocks away, The Chihuly Collection showcases the breathtaking glass artwork of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, while the Museum of Fine Arts features an impressive collection of European, American, and pre-Columbian art, as well as traveling exhibitions and one of Florida’s most respected collections of photography.

Additionally, the city’s vibrant downtown area is overflowing with city-sanctioned and ever-changing colorful murals and sculptures, creating a growing open-air art gallery for visitors to explore. Stroll along Central Avenue, where art galleries, boutiques, and local eateries thrive, and catch a live performance at the historic Palladium Theater.

St. Pete embraces its rich history and preserves its architectural gems. The Historic Old Northeast neighborhood features charming, tree-lined streets dotted with restored Craftsman-style homes and Mediterranean Revival mansions, harkening back to the city’s early 20th-century infrastructure. Take a leisurely walk along Beach Drive, the city’s waterfront promenade, and admire the stunning Mediterranean-style Vinoy Renaissance Resort, a historic landmark from 1925 that exudes elegance and grandeur.

The city’s dining and drinking scene is as diverse as it is decadent. Along Beach Drive, visitors face a neverending array of food options, from fresh seafood and farm-to-table fare to international cuisine. Many restaurants offer waterfront seating, allowing diners to enjoy stunning views of the marina while indulging in delicious dishes. In the mood for a burger you won’t forget? Check out The Avenue, where their wide array of exclusive burgers just might change your outlook on what a burger can be. If your day of strolling, shopping, and eating has left you a bit parched, stop in for a sip at The Canopy with a rooftop view overlooking the picture-perfect St. Pete waterfront. St. Pete is also exploding with microbreweries like 3 Daughters Brewing, Urban Comfort, and Green Bench, just to name a few—all striving to define the unique flavor of St. Pete with their distinctive in-house brews.

For those seeking retail therapy, St. Petersburg has an array of shopping options. The open-air Sundial St. Pete boasts an eclectic mix of high-end shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Locally-owned boutiques and art galleries can also be found in the downtown area, offering unique treasures and souvenirs to take home.

St. Pete’s natural beauty extends beyond its beaches. The city is surrounded by a network of parks and preserves, providing ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Fort De Soto Park, a sprawling 1,136-acre park, offers pristine beaches, nature trails, camping facilities, and even a dog park. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve allows visitors to explore Florida’s diverse ecosystems through hiking trails and guided tours, while Weedon Island Preserve offers kayaking through spectacular native mangrove tunnels, birdwatching, and educational exhibits.

The warmth of the Florida sun, the shimmering waters of the Gulf, and the welcoming atmosphere of St. Peter create an inviting and unforgettable experience. Take it from DJ BBQ, whose very own unforgettable experience is documented on the very first episode of LOST IN! From the captivating art scene to the charming historic districts and the abundance of outdoor adventures, visitors are sure to find endless delights in the “Sunshine City.” So, pack your sunglasses, beach towel, and a sense of adventure, and get ready to explore all that St. Petersburg has to offer.

Food, Drink & Experiences

Birchwood Canopy

3 Daughters Brewing

Green Bench Brewing

Brew Bus

St Pete Pier

Morean Arts Center

2 Shae Charters

Gators Parasail

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