Florida is known for its afternoon showers that can make it hard to escape from the beach. St Petersburg has plenty of fun indoor activities for when the weather isn’t on your side.
Whether you’re looking to learn about the past or explore your creative side, St Petersburg has something for everyone! The Museum of Fine Arts is a local favorite and offers classes, art workshops, live music, and more.
For those who want to see a bit of art in the rain, there’s a Salvador Dali museum on the waterfront that has a collection that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, kids can get in on the fun with live art and crafts activities inspired by Dali’s works.
If you’re looking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and learn about tropical plants from around the world, you should check out The Sunken Gardens, an arboretum that was created in 1976 by local horticulturist Gizella Kopsick. It features winding paths, cascading waterfalls and hidden groves where you can admire the lush foliage.
If craft spirits are your thing, don’t miss a visit to the artisanal distillery of a Polish heritage. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how a rye whiskey or a Hefeweizen is made, as well as an opportunity to sample their delicious product.
A short drive south of downtown, Shell Key Preserve is a 195-acre park with stunning views of Tampa Bay. Its white sand beaches are perfect for picnicking and swimming. You can also hike or bike through the park to catch a glimpse of wildlife, including dolphins and manatees.