Enjoy these Florida attractions near our St. Petersburg lodging:
Derby Lane (4.76 miles)
Derbylane offers wagering on Greyhound, Thoroughbred, Quarter horse and Harness racing. Live action poker and tournament plays 7 days a week. There's also the Derby Club Restaurant and Lounge.
Phone: (727) 812-3339
Baywalk (5.9 miles)
While visiting Pinellas Park, dine at one of the many restaurants, see the latest movie or spend the day shopping at Baywalk, Saint Petersburg's premier entertainment destination.
Phone: (727) 895-9277
Nova 535 (5.3 miles)
The perfect place for weddings, receptions or corporate gatherings, Nova 535 serves as a sophisticated and convenient location to host any event.
Phone: (727) 821-6682
The Shoppes at Park Place (0.5 miles)
Located a walk away from our Pinellas Park lodging, the Shoppes at Park Place are perfect for an afternoon shopping excursion.
Phone: (727) 528-0870
Pier Aquarium (6.4 miles)
While on vacation in Pinellas Park, make sure to take the children to the Pier Aquarium and take part in the "Fresh Fish Theater", featuring marine life from around the world.
Phone: (727) 895-7437
Skyway Bridge and Fishing Pier (11 miles)
Enjoy the scenic views or try out the salt water fishing of the Skyway Bridge and Fishing Pier.
Phone: (941) 729-0117
Tropicana Field (7.2 miles)
Home to the Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field hosts major league baseball games throughout the season. Enjoy a night at the baseball stadium while on vacation in Pinellas Park.
Phone: (727) 825-3250
Ft. Desota National Park/Beach (19 miles)
Voted Americas #1 beach in 2009. Over 7 miles of waterfront, including almost three miles of the finest white sand beach in the United States. Features camping, kayaking, nature trails, golf, reefs and boat ramp.
Clearwater Beach (15.2 miles)
As a year round top vacation spot, Clearwater offers a seemingly endless supply of sun and a mild, temperate climate. It is ideally situated on the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's west coast, offering something for every visitor. One of America's Top Family Beaches with powder white sand.
Johns Pass/Madeira Beach (9.2 miles)
This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. There's plenty of parking and the beach is just a short stroll away.
Treasure Island (10 miles)
Treasure Island has among the whitest and widest beaches in all of Florida. Appropriately named for its early history of pirates, Indians and buried treasure, the barrier island community known today as Treasure Island served as home to the mound builders known as the Timucuan Indians as well as pirates seeking sanctuary from the sea.
About St. Petersburg
Aside from Native American Timucuans who lived in the area, the first white men to touch Florida's western coast were 16th century Spanish explorers. In search of gold, new territory, and the elusive Fountain of Youth, they stayed only long enough to realize that nothing lucrative could be easily had and then moved on. In the 19th century, settlers came to farm, to extend the railroad to the Gulf coast, and to benefit physically from the climate. Among them were John C. Williams, a former Union army general, and Peter Demens, a native Russian involved in land speculation. The two collaborated on linking the railroad to the peninsula and then competed to title the region. Ultimately, Demens won, naming the town after his Russian birthplace. In successive years, St. Petersburg gained a reputation for its healthful environment, and vacationers began to flock to the area and its developing beaches. Early in the 20th century, passenger airline service originated in St. Petersburg and helped spur the area's growth. Today, the city - considered Florida's fourth largest - still builds on that impulse and makes much of its revenue from tourism. In fact, visitors find plenty to compete for their attention. Resorts and museums, sunsets and sailing, concerts and spring training, golf courses and beaches - all of these captivate, entertain, and insinuate themselves into the hearts of tourists and residents alike. And whether you come for business with Lucent Technologies, Raymond James Financial, Danka Business Systems, or the Home Shopping Network, or whether you just want to spot a dolphin and feed a pelican, St. Petersburg can make it happen. And lest you not experience all the city has to offer, don't forget to catch a Devil Rays game at Tropicana Field, spend some time at The Pier, and indulge in the city's incomparable claim to fame - the grouper sandwich.
Did you know?
It's for the birds! One of the best places to catch a glimpse of the endangered wood stork and the bright pink roseate spoonbill is adjacent to the Pinellas County incinerator. Yes, the incinerator! Along with the storm water storage area are numerous insects and fish - food for birds!