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Things to Do on Vacation at St. Pete Beach


Planning a vacation to St. Pete Beach? The only problem you’ll have is finding time to fit in everything you want to do and still have time to relax on the beach. The St. Pete Beach area has so much to explore, here are our recommendations for the 5 things you should do while you’re here (besides enjoying our beaches!).

Eat Dinner with a 360 Degree View

Get a view of the beach and the city during one dinner. Spinners is the 12th floor restaurant of the Grand Plaza Hotel, and during an hour and a half the restaurant slowly spins 360 degrees. Watch the sun set over the Gulf and eat delicious seafood during a special night in St. Pete Beach.

Shop at Local Markets

Spend a sunny morning browsing the unique markets and gift shops of St. Pete Beach. On Sundays, stop by the Corey Avenue Sunday Market for fresh vegetables and fruits, handmade goods, and yummy food. Any other day visit local boutiques to pick up gifts for yourself and friends.

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

One of the best ways to experience St. Pete Beach is from the water. No where else can you see schools of fish swim below you, or see dolphins playing in the waves. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is easy enough for everyone to learn how to do it, and you can take it as easy or as quick as you want. Sign up for an Eco-Tour or rent our equipment to explore the area on your own!

Go Brewery Hopping

No trip to St. Pete Beach would be complete without experiencing the world-famous (well, that’s what we think) beer scene. Mastry’s Brewing in located right on St. Pete Beach, and often has food trucks or live music. There are lots of other breweries close by, too, if you want to try out more local craft beer. Visit The Brewery Bay to discover all the breweries in the Tampa Bay area!

Stop in Downtown St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach are actually two different and distinct cities. So when you’re finished relaxing by the ocean, head inward toward the bay! Downtown St. Pete has a lively culture, and a walk along Central Avenue will show you local shops, antique stores, restaurants, and museums!


Ready to check out St. Pete Beach from the water? We can help you book time with a paddleboard!