Travel Answers
Saint Petersburg

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Moving to Miami from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Miami Beach Jul 21, 2016 at 11:36 AM

      Hi Guys,

      I am originally from Lima, Peru and have been living in Cincinnati for almost 15 years. I am currently 24, and I speak Spanish and English (so moving to Miami wouldn't be a problem in that category). I currently have an associate's degree in Civil Engineering and will be graduating from UC next spring with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture. My goal is to move to Miami right after graduation but I'm a little concerned about finding a job in my career? I frequently visit Miami at least once a year every year and I absolutely love it! I love the culture, the food, the weather and the beach! How easy or how difficult would it be for me? What do you guys suggest that I do before I move down there? It would be me, my boyfriend and our two german shepherds moving down :)


    • Coconut Cove Suites vs Shepherds

      Clearwater Jul 2, 2016 at 11:21 PM

      does anyone know which of these are better? I've seen reviews for both and they don't make the places look good.
      We want something on the beach, if possible, and with a kitchenette so we can cook our nightly meals. Thanks in advance

    • Travelling from Miami to St Pete... Public transport v Car hire?

      Florida Jul 3, 2016 at 6:53 AM


      I've been reading some of the discussions on here about travelling around in Florida.

      I'm going to be staying in Miami Beach, then heading up to St. Pete Beach. Is there any easy way that this can be done using public transport? I suspect from the discussions I've read so far, the answer is no, but I thought I'd have one last check!

      If travelling by car is the best option, are there any particular hire companies that have been tried and tested by participants on these forums?

      And finally, are there towns/cities on the way up that I should definitely stop in (not to stay necessarily, but just to see or take a day trip to during the week)? Naples, Venice and Sarasota have been recommended.

      And in St. Pete.... any things that shouldn't be missed, based on your own experiences? This can include things to do, places to see or places to eat/drink!

      Thanks in advance!


    • The city bus

      Tampa Jul 18, 2016 at 2:44 PM

      Do Tampa have city buses, if so what are there routes, stops, and times

    • Zodee's Profile Photo

      Looking for Attractions

      by Zodee Online Now Feb 7, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      My 2 sisters and I haven't seen each other alone together in years. We are looking for a fun filled, memorable vacation in Saint Petersburg Florida. We know the beaches are beautiful, but we are looking for more then dining, dancing, and baking on the beach.

      5 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM
    • bebe72's Profile Photo

      Is it worth it?

      by bebe72 Online Now May 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      Hi everyone I am going to FL soon although quite familiar with what only I know I would like to see St. Petersburg to check it out for a few days , My questions are should I fly there & rent my car there? then drive to Orlando my final destination? Or is renting a car dumb will it be safe & what about the traffic? Or bus it everywhere or can I walk to everything? And are there hotels near the Dali? Or are they too expensive? Not knowing where I'm going I would want to shop & be near the museum I guess I want to see the Dali is that worth seeing? I heard June is bad for storms there should I risk it or wait till the end of July or just hope for the best? I really prefer June any feedback would be great. Thanks so much

      3 Answers May 8, 2013 at 6:41 AM
    • paulbirch's Profile Photo


      by paulbirch Online Now Jun 7, 2010 at 1:31 PM

      I'm planning a trip next April (2011) to visit the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, St. Petersburg and will be looking for budget accomodation for 4 nights. Does anybody have any suggestions?

      3 Answers Jun 16, 2010 at 3:04 PM
    • GUYON's Profile Photo

      The more scenic bridge

      by GUYON Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 5:48 AM

      There are 2 bridges to go from St Petersburg to Tampa : Howard Frankland and Gandy Bridge(+ the Courtney Campbell Causeway from Clearwater).

      Which is the one with the best scenic view ?
      I am not sure to have the time to pass by both.

      Thanks for your answers.

      1 Answer Jun 16, 2009 at 9:49 PM
    • GUYON's Profile Photo

      Best place to stay in Saint Petersburg

      by GUYON Online Now Jun 13, 2009 at 5:42 AM

      I am planning a vacation in Saint Petersburg (Florida) for December 2009 and I cannot decide what is the best place to stay according to our criteria.
      I must say we will have a rented car and we wish to stay in a hotel or a motel (up to 150$).
      First of all, we want to stay on a island, not in downtown but I have to match the following criteria :
      - the accomodation must be directly on the beach
      - I see some islands have a narrow beach and we prefer to enjoy a larger strip of sand.
      - the area must have restaurants and some shops because we like to stroll after the dinner
      - with an easy and quick access (by car) to Saint Petersburg because we wish to visit some attractions of the city (and may be) of Tampa. Especially, we plan to visit the Dali Museum.

      Thanks for your answers

      5 Answers Jul 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM
    • Theofiel's Profile Photo

      car rentals

      by Theofiel Online Now Jan 19, 2009 at 8:59 AM

      I want to rent a car for 2 months in st petersburg area. Any suggestions as to best rates possible, which company etc?

    • Theofiel's Profile Photo

      fishing charters in St Petersburg / TampaFlorida

      by Theofiel Online Now Jan 19, 2009 at 8:55 AM

      Can anyone suggest a reputable charter company or captain for fishing ( not deep sea) in St Petersburg, fl? Any info would be appreciated.

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2011 at 2:04 PM
    • Theofiel's Profile Photo

      laptop wi-fi connection

      by Theofiel Online Now Jan 6, 2009 at 11:54 PM

      I'm going to St Petersburg FL in Feb. The apartment I'm renting has no wi-fi internet connection.I want to use my laptop to access the internet without having to go to a wi-fi center like Starbucks.Is there some new tech now that I can attach to my laptop to access the internet. I'd appreciate any info about this.

    • Tampa bay or Gulf of Mexico

      by bozyil Online Now Aug 20, 2007 at 2:56 PM

      I am going to a conference at the Renaissance Vinoy in October and wish to stay elsewhere.I will be there for six days which gives me some pure vacation time before and after the conference.I am not sure whether to stay on the Gulf side and drive over or to stay nearby the hotel.I would like to be able to rent a jet-ski once and to sail a laser or hobie in the sea.
      Is there any special place to snorkel ?
      Are there any beaches which have sailboats on the sand to rent ?
      How long does the drive across take to St. Pete's beach from the tampa bay side?
      Are there any nice beaches on the Tampa bay side?
      Thanks for any advice.

      1 Answer Aug 21, 2007 at 7:32 AM
    • lfloyd's Profile Photo

      On the way to St Petersburg

      by lfloyd Online Now Jul 14, 2007 at 8:35 PM

      Ok..I've been on here for hours... My husband's son plays for Toronto and we are coming to St Pete July 30 thru Aug 3..(Mon/Fri)We are looking to stay out on the beach and driving in for the games instead of staying by the field as we normally do...We were out there a few years ago with my sons high school team and the team stayed in Redington Beach and we stayed in Treasure Island. We had a nice visit there..I believe we stayed very reasonable at a Ramada Inn on the beach in Treasure Island but I haven't been able to locate it online..was kind of across the street from a "Gators" nightspot...The boys stayed at a Sea Oats Condo??? We would like to find something fairly reasonable, possibly under 100 a night...but I'm not having much luck... We want to enjoy the beach during the day but don't actually have to be ON the beach though it would be nice..but if we can have easy access that would be fine. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • Is renting a car necessary?

      by KatG Online Now Feb 15, 2007 at 10:33 AM

      Hi there! My husband and I will be heading to St. Petersburg for 5 days, 1st week of March. We've never been down there before. We are staying in the city at a lovely bed and breakfast, so I am thinking we may need to rent a car if we want to hit all the different beaches up and down the coast.

      Do you think having a car rental is a necessity in St. Petersburg? I have no real sense of how big the city is or how far apart everything is, or even if there is public transportation. Thanks for any advice you can send me!

      3 Answers Feb 19, 2007 at 8:29 AM
    • Bicycle Rentals

      by michelletss Online Now Aug 19, 2006 at 8:17 PM

      Is there any place in St. Petes to rent a bike for a day?

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2007 at 10:28 AM
    • brandonmarlo's Profile Photo

      What's around Don Cesar

      by brandonmarlo Online Now May 11, 2006 at 3:27 PM

      I'll be staying at Don Cesar, could you, please, let me know about what's in the area around the Hotel. With that I mean at a walking distance only (say a radius of maximun 10 bloks), since I know St. Pete myself already. Are there any recommended restaurant, dinners, etc. in the area? Are there shops, etc. around this area?

      Thanks in advance!


      2 Answers Nov 18, 2006 at 3:11 PM
    • keverina's Profile Photo

      morning paper?

      by keverina Online Now Oct 21, 2005 at 12:05 PM

      is there a morning paper in tampa/st pete area that i can have delivered to my door?

      5 Answers Jan 24, 2006 at 5:59 PM
    • TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach

      by peach93 Online Now Mar 17, 2005 at 2:09 PM

      Has anyone been here? How is it? My stepsister is getting married here this Oct. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

      4 Answers Jun 27, 2005 at 9:24 PM
    • keverina's Profile Photo

      laid back,friendly bars

      by keverina Online Now Jan 3, 2005 at 12:16 PM

      which are the best in treasure island/st pete beach?

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2005 at 11:45 AM
    • new year in St. Pete Beach

      by maricel Online Now Dec 29, 2004 at 5:58 PM

      Does anybody knows if fireworks will take place at st. pete beach (or near) for the new year's evening?

      2 Answers Dec 30, 2004 at 3:44 PM
    • Oct 8-22, we're there!!!

      by Thaicat Online Now Sep 25, 2004 at 8:43 AM

      Hi all; New here and am hoping that I have found the right place to get some questions answered. Have rented a condo in Indian Shores for the above dates and a car as well. We are from Ontario and the purpose of our trip is to research spots for future visits. We are looking to be the proverbial snobird couple and so are looking for long term affordable rentals for the winter months in the central west coast area but not necessarily on the water. Am thinking that the best bet is park models in rv resorts??? My internet research is not too profitable so any ideas on how to go about all this would be appreciated. As well, with all the storms you guys are having, and the media reports that we are getting up here in Ontario, am wondering if there is going to be a problem for us to get gas and food and water??? Sorry for the length of this...............I have sooooo many ?????'s...thanks for any help Thai

      6 Answers Sep 25, 2004 at 6:16 PM
    • brandonmarlo's Profile Photo

      Can't get the area, business, etc...

      by brandonmarlo Online Now Jul 29, 2004 at 5:01 AM

      Hi guys, This might be a strange question for some, whatever... I'd been recently visiting St. Pete and the whole Tampa area, just for a few days. Something that surprised me, for example in St. Pete (but the whole thing is aplicable to Tampa Bay) is how desolated (meaning how few people you see around) are the shops and streets. Of course the area is gigantic and there are not that many inhabitants to make it dense as probably are other cities, nevertheless, just take it as a comment with no conclusion from my side, just an observation for having lived in some European cities, New York, etc. I actually would like to know what others think about this and if they agree or not and if YOU have reached any conclusion. I was very surprised about how empty were all the shops (big and small), wondered if things are very hard there (making a living) or not really, or I just can't see were the bussiness is at...(don't know to well how to put it in my limited English). Basically I was driving up and down (but not only) Central Av. The East area (Downtown) looked quite fine though EMPTY too. On the other side, the "west stripe" (TREASURE ISLAND, ETC) was nice too. The rest I've seen seemed "old" and rundown in many areas, but, hey, that place is gigantic and I'm sure there are a lot of wonderful areas I missed (could you tell me which ones, I have lots of detailed maps, etc). I'm trying to figure the area more from the point of view of someone living there NOT FROM A TOURIST POINT OF VIEW, since I'm evaluating moving there. By no way I want you to think is a critic, otherwise I would not even consider your city as an option to live. Besides this I found the seaside in St. Pete (Treasure Island, the only one I was lucky to visit but I'm sure the rest is similar) awesome. I never seen a seaside like this (so nice) in my life (and I know many). Thank you in advance for your answers. Brandonmarlo

      25 Answers Nov 7, 2004 at 3:57 PM
    • mmyerspa's Profile Photo

      Beach Fun in Clearwater/St. Pete

      by mmyerspa Online Now Jun 26, 2004 at 6:19 AM

      I am traveling to Clearwater/St. Pete area with my friend and 12 year old daughter in July. While in California, we had lunch and drinks at a beachfront restaurant, while my daughter swam in the ocean. Is there anything like this in the Clearwater/St. Pete area? Any other recommendations on fun things to do? Any recommendations for where we can have a secluded beachfront stay? We'll only be in town for 2 days, so we can't do a condo...

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2004 at 6:17 AM
    • brandonmarlo's Profile Photo

      Life in St. Pete - Moving to the area

      by brandonmarlo Online Now Jun 24, 2004 at 4:50 PM

      Would really appreciate comments on how do you find living in St. Pete and Tampa bay area in general, I'm considering for relocating with my family. I'm evaluating the different towns/suburbs in the Tampa Bay region also and any information about the life there is really invaluable (I've already read all the post about the area, ex: St. Pete, Tampa, Brandon). ANY INFORMATION IS INVALUABLE. I'm especially interested in issues like SAFETY in St. Pete (which are the bad areas, which are the good ones) and about cultural aspects which means not to go at the Dali museum (not that that is not culture, on the contrary) but if there are constatly concerts (classical, jazz, etc), theater, etc., or in the case of painting, exhibitions by local artists, in other words: LOCAL art scene. Also advantages and disadvantages comparing it with other areas in the US. Thanks! Brandon Marlo

      3 Answers Nov 18, 2006 at 3:35 PM
    • apartment for rent

      by smejdka Online Now Jun 20, 2004 at 4:07 PM

      Hi, I am looking for a 1 BDR apartment in St. Pete Beach from 06/27/04 till 10/05/04, price max. 550/month for me and my friend. We both are students and members of Council exchanges program. Can you help me ?

      1 Answer Jun 23, 2004 at 7:56 PM
    • Dali Museum

      by Jacwellbaum Online Now Mar 13, 2004 at 10:35 AM

      Does anyone have the time during the day that the Dali Museum is open? thank for any help

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2004 at 3:37 PM
    • New Year in St Pete's ???

      by bambinaUK Online Now Dec 13, 2003 at 3:45 PM

      Looking for some suggestions for my british family for celebrating the New Year at St Pete's... The adults are 38yrs and the kids are 15yrs & 9yrs. Its our first visit to St Pete's (we are spending a week in Orlando first). We are setting off on 20th December, so ive only got this week to find something!!!

    • Alain_Smeets's Profile Photo

      Going to St. Pete's on short notice, any suggestions?

      by Alain_Smeets Online Now Nov 13, 2003 at 4:12 AM

      Hi fellow VT'ers I have to go to Saint Pete, Florida on short notice for my work. I'm leaving in three days (15/11) and will most likely spend a weekend (22 and 23/11) there also because my return-flight is at this moment scheduled on Thursday 27/11. I shall start searching the VT-base to see what things to do and see in the Saint Pete area. Does anyone have any suggestions about places to visit or see in the weekend? Or is it better to go to Orlando, Miami or Key West for the weekend? Or does anyone wants to meet up in Saint Pete so that we can have a VT-meeting on 23/11? Cheers, Alain

      4 Answers Nov 13, 2003 at 11:06 AM
    • Meenie1's Profile Photo

      Nice beach, nice motel?

      by Meenie1 Online Now Oct 4, 2003 at 5:46 AM

      Hi My husband and I are looking for a nice beach/motel for a little vacation in January. We do want to be fairly close to Tampa. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Would it be a better idea to be on the bay rather than the gulf this time of year? Is the water swimmable? We've never been to florida so any help you can offer would be terrific! btw: no kids with us! :) Thanks, Meenie

      5 Answers Jun 24, 2004 at 5:05 PM
    • Whispers Motel

      by Harry48 Online Now Jul 6, 2003 at 2:09 AM

      Hi! Who can that Wispers in Treasure Island ,please we will in November to Treasure Island and i ca`n this Motel. Thanks Harry

    • timeshares's Profile Photo

      Anybody knows Tierra Verde?

      by timeshares Online Now May 30, 2003 at 1:14 PM

      Is it a good location for vacation?

      1 Answer Jul 13, 2004 at 6:00 AM