Sunday, June 20th officially marks the summer solstice and heralds the start of a highly anticipated summer season. With vaccination rates increasing, more people are planning to travel to outdoor-oriented destinations with social distancing built into the experience.
The St. Pete Pier, located in St.Petersburg, Florida, on 26 acres of sparkling waterfront, is the newest, most dynamic experience to be found in the Bay area and the ideal destination for those looking for wide-open spaces. Voted #2 of the best new attractions in the country by USA Today, this entertainment district is an extension of St. Pete’s bustling city center, offering a picturesque urban beach area, a vast, design-forward children’s playground, variety of dining spots, seasonal marketplace with local vendors, tree-laden walkways and hidden copses, an ecotourism center and so much more. From children to seniors, nature lovers to art enthusiasts, fishermen to foodies – the St. Pete Pier has something for everyone.
It is the City of St. Petersburg’s goal to provide a safe and entertaining experience for all individuals. Wearing a mask is required while visiting indoor locations at the Pier and strongly encouraged when exploring the outdoor areas. This will be enforced within the St. Pete Pier District.
There’s no shortage of lodging options when visiting the St. Pete Pier. A popular option — The Don Cesar, affectionately known as The Pink Palace, offers gulf views, pristine beachfront and is within walking distance to the Pier. Another great option is The Birchwood, a quaint boutique hotel that provides scenic views of the Tampa Bay waterfront and charming downtown St. Pete area.
About The St. Pete Pier
As the Southeast’s largest waterfront district, the St. Pete Pier™, comprises 26 acres of activated waterfront park in St. Petersburg, Florida’s vibrant downtown. Redefining the definition of a pier, this entertainment district is an extension of St. Pete’s bustling city center, offering a picturesque urban beach area, a unique children’s playground, a variety of modern‐Florida dining spots, a pop‐up marketplace with local vendors, ecotourism opportunities and so much more. From children to seniors, nature lovers to art enthusiasts, fishermen to foodies – the St. Pete Pier has something for everyone.