The city of St Petersburg, famed for its long-lasting sunshine, lies on the Pinellas Peninsula on the middle Gulf Coast of Florida, between Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay. Off the peninsula is a chain of long, narrow islands with numerous marinas and beaches. Clearwater is mainly a resort and retirement community placed 22 miles west of Tampa.
Things to do in St Petersburg, FL
Caladesi Island State Park
Caladesi Island state park is a six hundred acre island. It is a state operated park accessible by canoe, boat and ferry. There is a three-mile beach for shelling, fishing, strolling, swimming and nature trails for wildlife watching. The place inaccessible place has protected it from development and flora and fauna remain in peace.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
This magnificent park featuring boardwalks, walking trails, picnic and camping facilities, is a charming retreat for those looking for a small nature. Looking out onto Lake Maggiore the preserve specs wildlife, scrubland, pine trees, and wetlands, with everything from turtles to birds of prey. Many persons come here for bird watching, but the park is most famous with those who are looking to get out for the walk or love a family outing.
Five different keys make up the nine hundred Fort DeSoto Park. There are different nature and recreation trails suited for biking, hiking, walking and rollerblading. There is also a beautiful beach and two fishing piers. The park is titled for the fort placed on the southern end of Mullet Key. It was built in 1898 during the America-Spanish War but never saw action.
Weedon Island Preserve
The Weedon Island Preserve is a valuable natural reserve. This system spans more than three thousand acres along Tampa Bay in Pinellas region.
Home to a range of upland and aquatic ecosystem that support vast diversity of animal species, and native plants, the Weedon Island Preserve was established to save the area cultural and natural resources, as well as teach the public about them. The preserve provides a range of outdoor and recreational activities to enjoy, including bird watching, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking.
Museum of Fine Art.
Margaret Acheson Stuart found the Fine Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida IN 1896, and the museum dedicated to educating, inspiring and acknowledging brilliance in the art from antiquity to the present.
The museum achieves this aim via a substantial, unusual collection, a range of rotating and visiting exhibitions, and workshops for the community and educational programs. Placed on the Beach Drive, the museum is house to over 14,000 objects, including pre-Columbian artifacts, decorative arts, Steuben glass, and French impressionist paintings.
Sawgrass Lake Park
Sawgrass Lake Park, a four hundred park placed in Pinellas region, was established for the public to learn and experience about the Gulf Coast of Florida biggest maple swamps.
Designed to permit people to walk via the swamp, the park probides an impressive mile-long boardwalk and half-mile dirt trail that offers amazing opportunities to spot wildlife and birds in their natural habitats, including turtles and alligators. During the fall and spring, 1000s of birds migrate via the park and attract-bird watchers from all over the globe.
Cliff J. Davis