St. Petersburg Journals

St. Petersburg - not just for senior citizens anym

A travel journal to St. Petersburg by Tideone

Quote: St. Petersburg is not just for retirees anymore. Over the past few years St. Petersburg has become a destination for travelers of all ages. They not only come for the sun and beaches but also the cultural attractions of St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg - not just for senior citizens anym

Overview

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The highlight of our visit was the Kennedy Exhibition at the Florida International Museum. Originally scheduled to close in May of this year, the exhibition has now found a permanent home at the museum. It is a must see for anyone visiting the area.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

One of the best ways to get around the downtown areas of St. Petersburg is via the trolley.

Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel | "Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa"

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Known as the Pink Castle, the Don CeSar Resort and Spa is truly luxury at its finest. This is not your typical run of the mill resort hotel. It costs money to stay here but it is an experience you will never forget. Built in 1928, the resort has recently undergone extensive renovation and a new addition the Beach House has been added. To get the feel of old Florida one must stay in the Don CeSar with its majestic archways, elegant furnishings and soaring ceilings. The Don CeSar is located on the beach and all of its rooms feature along with the usual amenities of a resort hotel, a mini bar. Even if you can't afford to stay at the Don CeSar it is worth a visit just to view this magnificient place,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Don CeSar Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
(727) 360-1881

The Pier

Attraction

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A five story pier that extends 1/4 mile into Tampa Bay.
You can either walk to the end or take a trolley.
There is plenty to see and do with shops, dining, a hands on museum for kids and an aquarium.
You can even try and catch fish if you want.
The Pier is also home to the famous Columbia Restaurant of Ybor City. They serve great tasting Cuban food.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 27, 2000

The Pier
2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

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Although it was scheduled to depart at the end of May, John F. Kennedy, The Exhibition, has now found a permanent home at the Florida International Museum. This exhibit features the largest private collection of John F. Kennedy artifacts in the world.
It is an exhibit that is truly worth seeing while in St. Petersburg.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 27, 2000

Florida International Museum
100 2nd Street North
St. Petersburg 33701
(727) 822-3693

The Dali Museum

Attraction | "Salvador Dali Museum"

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This museum houses the most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dali's art in the entire world and is world famous with visitors coming from around the world to see the work of one of the 20th century's greatest artist.
The museum also holds the distinction of being the only attraction on the west coast of Florida to receive the highest award by the Michelin Green Guide. If you are an art lover then St. Petersburg is the place for you.
The city has several other art museums in addition to the Dali Museum.
They are all connected by the Trolley.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

The Dali Museum
One Dali Boulevard
St. Petersburg 33701
(727) 823-3767

Starlite Riverboat Cruises

Attraction | "Starlite Cruises"

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Starlite Cruises offers all types of sightseeing and dinner cruises from two locations in the Tampa Bay area, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach. But this cruise tops all the others as far as I am concerned. This cruise takes you up close and even goes under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Departing at 9 a.m., the cruise has a continental breakfast and later a sit down lunch before docking at The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg. Transportation back is not included in the price but may be puchased for an additional $6.00.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Starlite Riverboat Cruises
25 Causeway Boulevard
Tampa, Florida
(727) 462-2628