Our hotel is located in the quaint holiday town of St. Pete Beach, FL, home to a beach rated by Trip Advisor as the 1st (2012), 2nd (2015) and 3rd (2017) best beach in the United States.
Known as the sunset capital of Florida, St. Pete Beach boasts a phenomenal world record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a row – 768 days.
In St. Pete Beach, family-run businesses offer a wide variety of enjoyable activities and good eats while the natural beauty of the area spoils visitors with incredible sunsets and breathtaking natural landscapes. Experience the Gulf waters, warm year-round, in many different ways: see dolphins leaping and playing in the ocean, or go parasailing, jet skiing, kite surfing, sailing, hop on a ferry, or take a world-class fishing charter (www.stpetebeachcharters.com).
Whether you want to party, nap, shop, relax, retreat, exercise, wine and dine, explore art, music and culture or find adventure, it is all waiting for you in St. Pete Beach.
Venture out into the larger St. Petersburg area for a trip to The Sunken Gardens, The Great Exploration Children’s Museum, or the Museum of Modern Art, or take in a game of baseball with the local team, Tampa Bay Rays. Drive a short 20 miles further for an NFL football game at the Buccaneer Stadium in Tampa. Take the kids to Busch Gardens for a thrill ride or Adventure Island water park to cool off on a famously hot Florida day. Attend live concerts with mainstream and local artists. Browse shops and local farmer’s markets ranging from chic to quirky.
Food lovers are spoiled with choices, with a wide array of terrific local restaurants like Jimmy B’s Beach Bar, Woody’s Waterfront Grill, Rick’s Reef and Rumfish Grill. Ice cream is a local staple: look out for the Twistee Treat stand just around the corner! In-season, there is a weekly Sunday market a few blocks away on Corey Avenue with over 75 vendors.
Every year, St. Pete Beach hosts over 900 events, bringing a spirit of excitement to the resort town. Speedboat races, the Grand Prix, triathlons, festivals, wine tastings, farmer’s markets, music concerts and cultural exhibitions are all common in the area. There’s something for everyone.
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Here are some of the activities and sights to choose from:
St. Pete Beach has a 24-hour live-streaming beach camera perfectly positioned to watch the sunset from anywhere around the globe. (www.stpetebeachtoday.com/live-cam)
2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of St. Pete Beach. On July 9th, 1957, it was incorporated by the surrounding districts into the ‘City of St. Petersburg Beach.’ This includes the Don Cesar, Belle Vista, Pass-a-Grille and unincorporated Pinellas County.
Most of our guests become regulars and return time and time again – that is why we like to refer to St. Pete Beach Suites as a staycation destination.