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Your Guide to Downtown St. Petersburg

Finding things to do in Downtown St. Petersburg has never been easier. From stunning rooftop views to delicious restaurants, coffee shops, museums, and murals, this side of the Bay provides endless entertainment.

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Our Day in Downtown St. Petersburg

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A day in downtown St. Petersburg is one of our favorite kinds of days. We started our morning at Intermezzo for some coffee, tea, and great company. It’s the perfect setting to hang out with friends or get some work done. 

For lunch, we walked across the street to Bodega. If you want an authentic Tampa Cuban Sandwich, this is the spot. Afterward, we picked up an ice-cold beer at Green Bench Brewing, their shaded patio comes in clutch on a sunny Florida day.

Brutique on Central Ave marked our next stop. We couldn’t resist shopping for some cute outfits while enjoying a refreshing Frosé. Next, we headed to our favorite murals for a photoshoot and ended the day at the St. Pete Pier, enjoying some drinks and ice cream on the lawn.

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Some Cool Tips You Should Know.

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Say Cheese

Many of the walls in Downtown St. Petersburg are covered in bright murals that make for the perfect photo background.

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Pack Sunscreen

It's not called the "Sunshine City" for no reason, be sure to pack sunscreen or wear a hat!

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Bring Your Pup

St. Petersburg was named one of America's most dog-friendly cities, so bring Fido along with you while you explore.

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Put on your walking shoes

Everything in Downtown St. Petersburg is super walkable. We love exploring Beach Drive and Central Ave!

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Check the UNATION app

There are always a bunch of markets and events in Downtown St. Petersburg, so be sure to pull out your UNATION app to stay up to date with everything going on.

Learn More About Downtown St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg is Tampa's artsy sister across the Bay. From stunning rooftop views at…
St. Petersburg is Tampa’s artsy sister across the Bay. From stunning rooftop views at the Canopy to a plethora of breweries like Green Bench Brewing and 3 Daughters, Downtown St. Pete is the ultimate place for young professionals and families alike. Whether you are taking in the murals and museums or exploring the new St. Pete Pier, there is something for everyone. Some of our favorites include the Dali Museum, the Saturday Morning Market, and more. Explore the neighborhood like never before with the UNATION app and our hand-curated guides.
“I love Downtown St. Petersburg because no matter the mood, there is something to do. If I’m looking to spend time with family, I head to the Dali Museum or the St. Pete Pier. If I’m looking for a fun happy hour spot, I head to a brewery or rooftop bar. The walkability of downtown makes it, so fun to explore!” – Stefanie, Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay | UNATION
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Getting Around

Ready to head to Downtown St. Pete? Here's how you can plan on getting…

Ready to head to Downtown St. Pete? Here’s how you can plan on getting around:
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  • Sundial Parking Garage 
    • 117 2nd Street North
    • First hour free/$1 per hour thereafter
      ($8 maximum/day)
  • SouthCore Parking Garage
    • 101 1st Avenue South
    • Non-Reserved Monthly Rate: $75 plus tax
    • Floors 3, 4, 7 and 8 are available for visitor parking. First hour free, $1/hr, $8 maximum/day. Next day rate begins at 5 a.m.
    • Lost ticket fee: $20.00
    • Saturday Morning has a $3 flat rate on entry in effect (October to May). Event prices are $5 or $10 and occasionally $15 for larger events
  • Al Lang Parking Surface Lot
    • 1st Avenue South between 1st Street and BayShore Boulevard
    • The monthly non-reserved rate is $60 plus tax
    • Daily parking costs $5 and a pay station which accepts credit cards or Parkmobile App (Zone 2016) is usually in effect, please follow the instructions on the signs.
    • The special event rate is usually $5 and occasionally $10 for larger events
  • Lot 2
    • 6th Street North between 1st Avenue North and Mirror Lake Drive
    • Cash/Credit Card at the Pay on Foot Machines & Parkmobile app (Zone 2019)
  • 800 1st Avenue South Lot
    • On 1st Avenue South between 8th Street and MLK Jr. Blvd.
    • On 2nd Avenue South between 8th Street and MLK Jr. Blvd.
    • On MLK Jr. Blvd. between 1st and 2nd Avenue South
  • Pier Parking
    • Dolphin and Pelican Lots: Payment can be made by credit card, the ParkMobile App or cash at Pay Machines located throughout the 2 parking lots
  • Street Parking – use parkmobile app
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FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions about Downtown St. Pete

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There are lots to see, but our favorites include the St. Pete Pier, the Dali Museum, the Vinoy.

Don’t worry! There are plenty of places to park downtown, from parking garages to street parking. For more details, check out Best Downtown St. Petersburg Parking.

There are a ton of murals in the alley between Central and 1st Ave at the intersection of 6th St. Check out our mural guide.

The beach is about 20 minutes and 9 miles from downtown. We recommend hopping on the Suncoast Beach Trolley!

Definitely! It’s about 24 miles away. You can drive, take a rideshare, or hop on a ferry–there is fun to be had on both sides of the bay!

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