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Things to do in St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL
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Caution: Always make sure to have a supply of water and suntan lotion on hand at all times. Heat stroke can hit you fast under the hot Florida sun.
Avoid: Try not to go during peak times in order to avoid long lines.
Hot Tips: The Suncoast Beach Trolley is a cheap and handy shuttle that runs between area beaches with a connector service to downtown St. Petersburg.
Caution: Be sure to check out many hotel websites to get the best deal - especially during high season.
Avoid: Many hotels tack on resort fees. It's important to check on this before booking your stay.
Hot Tips: If you're on a budget, hotel costs are significantly higher during the high season, January through May. Visit in June, September or October if you want to get a bargain.
Caution: Not all seafood sold is local. Check with your server before ordering.
Hot Tips: Be sure to try the smoked fish dip at Ted Peter's Famous Smoked Fish in St Petersburg.
Be Sure to Sample: Fresh oysters and shrimp, grouper sandwich, smoked fish spread...all things seafood.
Caution: Downtown clubs tend to get very busy so try to get there early - especially if you want a table.
Take It or Leave It: Be prepared to dress for the occasion and leave your beach duds behind. Many bars and nightclubs - especially downtown - expect you to dress to impress.
Take It or Leave It: HSN has an amazing outlet store in Largo. Don't miss it!
Hot Tips: Be sure to visit John's Pass and its collection of restaurants, souvenir shops, boutiques, bars and nightclubs
Best Local Souvenir: Bright T-shirts and colorful beach cover-ups are typical favorites.
Things to do in St. Petersburg / Clearwater
St. Petersburg / Clearwater is known for...
1. Tarpon Springs:
Known for Greek restaurants and culture, this lovely town is the sponge capital of the world. Visit the Spongeeorama or Konger Tarpon Springs Aquarium and be sure to eat a ton of souvlaki, spankopita and gyros while enjoying this unique village.
2. Safety Harbor:
Like Dunedin and Gulfport, this small town jewel's Main Street is exceptional and unique. You can take a day of serenity at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, enjoy a Thursday farmers market, 3rd Friday music series and dine/drink at Whistle Stop Bar & Grill, Besa Grill, Nantucket Bucket, Green Springs Bistro and so many more.