Those who have tasted the very charm of Saint Petersburg will agree with us that it is blessed with no ordinary beauty. And, it is also a daunting task to discover this treasure of beauty with mere 48 hours in hands. You stay here momentarily, but your memories of this enticing land remain with you till your last breath. Then, how to decide on what to see, what to do, where to go, where to stay, and what to eat within the time period of two days. In order to save you from landing yourself into trouble and to ensure an unforgettable trip, we have compiled a 48-hour itinerary for Saint Petersburg. Read on and know more about this compelling land.
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Day 1 in Saint Petersburg8:00 am: Treat yourself with coffee
The entire city is sun-dappled. Its time to leave your bed and rush for a coffee to combat your morning blues. One of the best places to swing by is Central Coffee Shoppe
. Post-slumber time is best served by a cup of coffee at Central Coffee Shoppe. Indeed, the best treat for your taste buds to start off a day in this pomp and grandeur city.
Address: 530 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United StatesPhone
: 1 727.821.1125Website
: www.centralcoffeeshoppe.comOperation Hours
: Opens daily (6:30 am-1:00 pm)9:00 am: Get ready for finger-licious breakfast
After an energy-filled cup of coffee, head to Banyan Coffee & Tea Co
. Plethora of people are se/'n dropping by here in the search of wholesome and delectable breakfast. The specialty of this place is using home-made ingredients to impart a freshness, taste, flavor and quality to food items. Sandwiches, Burritos, Vanilla Bean Belgian Waffle, Soups, and Salads dominate its menu.
Address: 689 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.896.6100Website
: www.banyancoffee.com/index.htmlOperation Hours
: Monday-Friday (7:00 am-2:00 pm); Saturday and Sunday (8:00 am-1:00 pm)Distance and time from Central Coffee Shoppe:
0.9 mile or 3 minutes drive10:00 am: Step into Morean Arts Center
Tampa Bay communities and their art & culture have always been a source of inspiration for many out there. To conserve and promote Tampa Bay's art forms, Morean Arts Center
has taken a commendable a step forward, and this initiative has brought people from diverse backgrounds together so that they can experience the very sense of Tampa Bay's art & culture. The Morean Arts Center's exhibitions and other education programs have invested a lot in developing an art district incorporating galleries and museums. It is famed as the oldest arts organization nestled in Tampa Bay which opened its doors in 1917.
Address: 719 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.822.7872Website
: www.moreanartscenter.orgOperation Hours
: Monday-Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm)Distance and time from Banyan Coffee & Tea Co:
0.7 mile or 14 minutes drive11:30 am: Enjoy story telling at American Stage Theater Company
Another way of exploring Tampa Bay and its intriguing art & culture is by spectating the story telling going on at American Stage Theater Company
. Stop by at least once and you will get to have a better understanding of the varied perspectives. This theater company is famed as the first non-profit theatercompany based in Tampa Bay operated under a full contract with Actors’ Equity Association. It became one of five original theaters nestled in United States pioneering the Small Professional Theater contract.
Address: 163 3rd Street N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.823.7529Website
: www.americanstage.orgOperation Hours
: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-6:00 pm); remains closed on Saturdays and SundaysDistance and time from Morean Arts Center:
9 minutes drive12:30 pm: Get peace for mind and body
If you want to spend some time alone and away from city's busy life, then the city has a few good places for you to drop by and regain the peace of your mind in solitude. One such place is North Straub Park
. This 4.8-acre park is flecked with trails to stroll around and amidst the nature and its mesmerizing beauty. After a peaceful stroll, you can rest your body in its picnic shelters and enjoy your favorite snacks and drinks while gazing at the glory of nature sprawling around.
Address: 350 Bay Shore Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.893.7441Website
: www.stpeteparksrec.org/north-straub-park.htmlDistance and time from American Stage Theatre Company:
0.5 mile or 10 minutes drive1:30 pm: Stomach filled with lunch
Its time to please your hungry stomach. You can stop by The Moon Under Water
. When it comes to nosh on Indian and British Colonial delicacies, people know that no place other than The Moon Under Water can fit the bill. Your endearing and world-famed Chef Michael Crippin, is the one who taught foodies what the good taste is or has to be like. His appetizers & soups, specialty salads, taboule, curries, sauces, British specialties, burgers & sandwiches, desserts, and a lot of other finger-licking dishes are easy to find being gorged on by many food lovers out there.
Address: 332 Beach Drive Northeast, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Phone: 1 727.896.6160
Operation Hours: Sunday-Thursday (11:00 am-11:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-12:00 am)
Distance and time from North Straub Park: 0.3 mile or 7 minutes drive
2:30 pm: Explore the city with All About Fun Tours
When the place is new to you, there are very bright chances that you may baffled while deciding on your next stop. To ease your job and to conquer your obstacles during your journey here, you are advised to try the guided tours of All About Fun Tours and discover this magnificent city in the most pleasant and convenient way. You will be accompanied with an experienced tour guide who knows ins and outs of the city. You are provided with and electronically powered, The Segway Human Transporter which can take you wherever you want to. Sauntering around on a Human Transporter can accentuate fun and adventure during your vacation.
Address: 335 2nd Avenue Northeast, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.896.3640Website
: www.gyroglides.com/index.htmDistance and time from The Moon Under Water:
0.3 mile or 6 minutes drive4:30 pm: Sneak peek into Saint Petersburg Museum of History
A visit to Saint Petersburg Museum of History will educate you on the history and heritage of Saint Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula. The St. Petersburg Museum of History is engaged into collecting, preserving and propagating the history and heritage Saint Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula via its splendid collection of archival documents, papers, more than 30,000 artifacts, natural history specimens, and photographs. Its educational tours and programs include guided tours, school tours, community classes, summer camps, youth docents, junior historian league, youth board, history exchange program, fellowship program, and educator's forum.
Address: 335 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.894.1052Website
: www.spmoh.comOperation Hours
: Monday-Saturday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm)Distance and time from All About Fun Tours:
89 feet or 1 minute drive5:30 pm: Visit to The Pier Aquarium
After leaving Saint Petersburg Museum of History, move east on 2nd Avenue Northeast to reach The Pier Aquarium
. The Pier Aquarium is famed as a non-profit aquarium cum marine education science center. Its “Fresh Fish Theater” showcases live creatures which belong to Tampa Bay and other regions of the world. To raise the bars of fun and excitement, indulge into Touch Tank Experience and fish feeding. Their specialized hands-on discovery programs will make you understand the oceans and technology existing all around the world.
Address: 800 2nd Avenue NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.895.7437Website
: www.pieraquarium.orgOperation Hours
: Monday-Saturday (10:00 am-8:00 pm); Sunday (12;00 pm-6:00 pm)Distance and time from Saint Petersburg Museum of History:
0.5 mile or 9 minutes drive7:00 pm: Splurging time
Got your fill of sight-seeing? Well, you can take some time out for shopping and gratify your shopping craving. One of the grandeur shopping venues nestled in the city is Tyrone Square Mall
. Tyrone Square Mall has become a great symbol of the elegance of shopping that keeps you ahead of others in the race of fashion and trend. Its most-visited stores include big names, like, JCPenney, Macy's, H&M, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, G by Guess, Sears, Dillard's, Teavana, DSW Shoe Warehouse, Lee Roy Selmon's, Ruby Tuesday's, The Children's Place, Old Navy, Zales Jewelers, Hot Topic, Hooter's, Kay Jewelers, Sephora, Red Robin, Bonefish Grill, and a lot of others.
Address: 6901 22nd Avenue N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710, United States
: 1 727.345.0126Website
: www.simon.com/mall/tyrone-square-mall/aboutOperation Hours
: Monday-Saturday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-7:00 pm)Distance and time from The Pier Aquarium:
8.1 miles or 21 minutes drive8:00 pm: Dinner at 9 Bangkok Restaurant
Its time to dine with your pals. You can drop by 9 Bangkok Restaurant
which is no less than a popular place to dine at when it comes to delve into Thai food and sushi. Other than luscious food, there are a lot of reasons that make people stop here. To quote more specifically, if you have marked certain dates on calendar and if a lot of important occasions have been lined up and you are baffling as to which should be your place to throw parties on your special days, then only one name rings the bell, and that is, 9 Bangkok Restaurant. It is believed to be a great place to celebrate your wedding reception, birthday parties, family get-together, and a lot of other private events.
Address: 571 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Phone: 1 727.894.5990
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 am-2:30 pm, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-2:30 pm, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Tyrone Square Mall: 7.2 miles or 17 minutes drive
9:00 pm: Gala time at Club Lust
Night has arrived and you must be looking for something fun-filled. Keep your party mode on and swing by Club Lust. If you have a strong lust for entertainment, lust for drinks, and lust for party and fun, then Club Lust could be at the top of your wish list. Be it top-notch spirits, high-class cigars, or flavored hookahs, Club Lust is the most-visited place to enjoy them all. Here, you don't have to compromise with your taste. You name the drink you love and want the most, and their bartenders will craft it for you with an ease and in the spur of the moment. Tampa Bay's best looking girls are their o welcome you and entertain you in the best possible way one could imagine. Indeed, Club Lust is a true spot for adults looking for an outright ladies and gentlemen's club.
Address: 340 1st Avenue N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Phone: 1 727.498.8689
Operation Hours: Opens daily (7:00 pm-3:00 am)
Distance and time from 9 Bangkok Restaurant: 0.3 mile or 5 minutes drive
10:30 pm: Bopping night at Enigma
Is party time not over for you? Then, you can take your pals to a vibrant place in the city, i.e., Enigma. The place is famed for plenty of music, plenty of light, plenty of spark, plenty of fun, and plenty of drinks. By and large, Enigma is believed to be a complete package for a party seeker. Its lighting and sound system keep you from cacophonies of the town and let you go heavy on thrill and fun. Friday nights remain buzzed with comedy shows, impersonations, and a lot of other spectacular events. Enjoy your favorite drinks and imbibe with exclusive drinks in humongous amount at pocket-friendly prices during its happy hours from 12:00 pm-9:00 pm. Saturday nights remain thronged with people enjoying video dance parties and many indoor-sports leagues. Every night here has something special for you in its store.
Address: 1110 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705, United States
Phone: 1 727.235.0867
Operation Hours: Opens daily (12:00 pm-3:00 am)
Distance and time from Club Lust: 0.8 mile or 3 minutes drive
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8:30 am: Get start with coffee
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To get rid of your after-dark party hangover, take your feet to Bula Kafe which is famed as the original kava bar and coffee house situated in Saint Petersburg. Opened in 2009, Bula Kafe serves coffee from the local Kahwa, kava drinks, and ethno-botanical teas. The most of the kavas are imported from the islands of Vanautu. To deliver a perfect cup of kahwa coffee, Bula Kafe makes the use of 100% Arabica coffee beans.
Address: 2500 5th Avenue N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713, United States
: 1 727.498.8913Website
: www.bula-kafe.comOperation Hours
: Monday-Wednesday (7:00 am-12:00 am); Thursday and Friday (7:00 am-2;00 am); Saturday (8:00 am-2:00 am); Sunday (10:00 am-12:00 am)9:30 am: Breakfast at Marchand's Bar & Grill
This top-notch restaurant can please your craving for Mediterranean cuisines. If you will ask a passerby where to go for authentic Mediterranean flavors, only one name you are about to hear and that is, Marchand's Bar & Grill. Its succulent seafood is hard to find anywhere else in the city.
Address: 501 5th Avenue NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.824.8072Website
: www.marriott.com/Operation Hours
: Opens daily (6:30 am-11:30 am, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm)Distance and time from Bula Kafe:
2.4 miles or 8 minutes drive10:30 am: Delve into adventure
After a delectable Mediterranean breakfast, move west on 5th Avenue Northeast towards Beach Drive Northeast. From there, take a left turn onto 57th Street North, and then take a right turn onto 3rd Avenue North to reach Allen's Aquatic Adventures
. Of late, it has been famed as an epicenter of adventure in the city. Try your hand on skimming, wake boarding, wake skating, and water-skiing. It also allows to you explore the historic sites of Egmont Key. Whoa! an adventurous start of the day, isn't it?
Address: 5724 3rd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, United States
Phone: 1 727.709.0088
Operation Hours: Opens daily (8:00 am-8:00 pm)
Distance and time from Marchand's Bar & Grill: 5.2 miles or 15 minutes drive
12:00 pm: Get to know marine creatures
After a great dose of adventure at Allen's Aquatic Adventures, move east on 3rd Avenue North towards 57th Street North. From there, take a right turn at the 3rd cross street onto 55th Street North, and then, take a left turn onto 1st Avenue South to reach Playin' Hooky Charters. With Playin' Hooky Charters, try your hand to fishing charter and island-hopping. No matter whether you are a landlubber or a master of sea-adventure, Playin' Hooky Charters can bring a lot of fun for you. All matters is your passion and zeal to get adventure-filled. Its private charter allows you to do deep sea fishing and get nose to nose with different species of fish. Fishing around Egmont Channel can give you both shore-side view and an intimacy with adorable fish. Also catch the sight of dolphins and play with them. Get introduced with Florida seabird wildlife settled along the waterways.
Address: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
: 1 727.286.0607Website
: www.playinhookychartersfl.comOperation Hours
: Monday and Tuesday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed from Wednesday to SundayDistance and time from Allen's Aquatic Adventures
: 1.1 miles or 4 minutes drive1:00 pm: Swim with dolphins
Another spot to delve into one-of-its-kind adventure is Pier Dolphin Cruises
. Its cruises will let you meet some of the exotic and varied underwater species of Tampa Bay. Here, you get a chance to meet sea eagle, ospreys, the agile, and a lot of other rare bird species. It takes you to the Bird Island inside Coffeepot Bayou where you can encounter with herons, roseated spoonbills, pelicans, etc. Here, it is very common to witness amicable dolphins and manatees. They lure the visitors and win their hearts by showcasing their playful activities and stunts. You also get a lovely chance to meet various species of rays.
Address: 400 2nd Avenue NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.647.1538Website
: www.pierdolphincruises.comOperation Hours
: Opens daily (1:00-3:00)2:30 pm: Lunch time at Gratzzi Italian Grille
Lots of energy has been consumed since morning! Now, its time to feed your belly with some yummy food. You can stop by Gratzzi Italian Grille
. Without a doubt, Gratzzi Italian Grille has successfully earned a special place in the hearts of millions of food lovers, and the credit goes to its chefs who strive to serve diners with food rich in taste, flavors, quality, and aroma. But this is not it. The credit of its success can be partly goes to its classy ambiance that does a great deal in captivating its diners for hours and deliver an unforgettable dining experience that lasts for long. Its menu is marked with a gamut of Italian dishes to choose from. The authenticity is imparted to dishes by using freshly-made ingredients so as to retain their original taste and aroma.
Address: 211 2nd Street S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Phone: 1 727.623.9037
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 am-10:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-11:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-10:00 pm)
Distance and time from Pier Dolphin Cruises: 0.6 miles or 12 minutes drive
3:30 pm: Discover the city with Wheel Fun Rentals
Saint Petersburg is packed with plethora of spectacular locations to explore, and the city gives you plethora of ways to explore it. One of such ways is cruiser bikes and wheeled cycles on rent and to avail these services, one of the places is Wheel Fun Rentals. Your custom cycle keeps you in a close proximity of every testament of the beauty surrounding the city. Its geared bikes and comfy seats make your journey hassle free. Its bike rides create nostalgia for many by playing the childhood memories of bike riding at the back of their mind. Its self-guided tours provide you with a bicycle of your choice, a history sheet containing points of interests, a route map, lock and helmet.
Address: 375 2nd Avenue NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.519.3388Website
: www.wheelfunrentals.com/Content/Home.aspxOperation Hours
: Opens daily (10:30 am-6:00 pm)Distance and time from Gratzzi Italian Grille
: 0.6 miles or 13 minutes drive5:00 pm: Get on the boats
Another way to discover this gorgeous city is through Island Ferry LLC
. Its charter boat service let you explore and capture the beauty of Florida's Gulf coast with its Sunset Cruises, Egmont History Adventures, Shell Key or Dolphin Tours, and Private Charters. Its vessels are equipped with marine communications technology, GPS navigation, and sonar. Keeping your safety in minds, its Captains possess military and commercial experience on the water carrying a US Coast Guard Master license.
Address: 300 2nd Avenue NE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
: 1 727.742.2277Website
: www.islandferry.homestead.com/Index.htmlOperation Hours
: Opens daily (9:00 am-9:00 pm)Distance and time from Wheel Fun Rentals
: 463 feet or 2 minutes drive7:00 pm: Go-karting at Pro Karting Experience
After boat chartering with Island Ferry LLC, head 2nd Avenue Northeast to I-375 West. Continue on Interstate 375 West. Then, take Interstate 275 North to 38th Avenue North. Take exit 25 from Interstate 275 North. From there, take a left turn onto 38th Avenue North. Then, take a right turn onto 34th Street North. After that, take a left turn onto 46th Avenue North to reach Pro Karting Experience
. Its cutting edge racing karts allow you to taste the speed up to 50 mph. Their shock stability, hydraulic brake with ventilated disk and energy absorption deliver a high amount of safety in order to bring adventure without any trouble. Go and live your dream of go-karting in highly secured environment.
Address: 4600 34th Street N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33714, United States
: 1 727.525.5278Website
: www.prokartexp.comOperation Hours
: Monday-Saturday (11:00 am-11:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-9:00 pm)Distance and time from Island Ferry LLC
: 6.5 miles or 17 minutes drive8:30 pm: Dine at Hook's Sushi Bar & Thai Food
It will hamper your journey to stroll around on empty stomach. Hence, make a move to Hook's Sushi Bar & Thai Food
. People, who have dined here before, are of the opinion that nothing could be as apt for your taste buds as the sushi served here. Hook's Sushi Bar & Thai Food has become famed worldwide for its delectable eats from the lands of China, Thailand, and Japan. The flair of Asian culture is not confined to the food only, but it can also be experienced through restaurant's interiors and decoration. The menu of Hook's Sushi Bar & Thai Food is echoed with Baked Green Mussels, Dynamite Shrimp, Gyoza, Kimchi Mandoo, Tuna Tatake, Kimchi Salad, Seaweed Salad, Krab & Avacado, Soups, Chicken Teriyaki, Bulgogi, Jabchae, beverages, desserts, Makimono Rolls, and many other International dishes.
Address: 1210 9th Street N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705, United States
Phone: 1 727.898.4665
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (11:30 am-10:00 pm); Saturday (5:00 pm-10:00 pm); Sunday (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Distance and time from Pro Karting Experience: 4.1 miles or 10 minutes drive
9:30 pm: Tap your feet at Mandarin Hide
Now, you have got back your energy. Rare to for a dazzling party? If yes, then, Mandarin Hide could be your place. To make your evening an unforgettable one, something unique has to be happened about it. That uniqueness can be experienced in humongous amount at The Mandarin Hide. Its not an assumption but a belief of those who visit the place very often yet experience something new on their every visit. The place never remains the same as it is used to be during their first visit here. Well, it is the magic of its exclusive, tantalizing and refreshing cocktails, friend-like staff members, ear-pleasing & mind-soothing music, unparalleled crafted beers, and tongue-twisting wines that deliver an incomparable experience whenever you swing by here. Hence, even if you visit the bar alone, you are going to feel spoilt for choices to indulge with. Hence, if drinking is your passion, then pouring is Mandarin Hide's.
Address: 231 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Phone: 1 727.231.4007
: Tuesday-Friday (4:30 pm-3:00 am); Saturday and Sunday (12:00 pm-3:00 am); remains closed on MondaysDistance and time from Hook's Sushi Bar & Thai Food
: 1.5 miles or 5 minutes drive11:00 pm: Go heavy on music
Keep your tempo up. We are proceeding the tail end of the day and we should call it a day in the best possible way. To accentuate your fun ride, take your feet to Ruby's Elixir. It has brought a great news for music lovers to jump out of their beds and get set for a musical night! The city is tuned to Tampa Bay's best music melodies and propagating the music vibes to nook and cranny of it. All thanks to Ruby's Elixir which has become an epitome and symbol of live music and entertainment. This casual top-notch lounge excited every sort of music buffs and allow them to lose themselves to the splendid performances by their favorite music maestros and artists. Though music is the soul of this place, but Ruby's Elixir is also loved for its wide spectrum of crafted beers and exclusive spirit selections. The list doesn't end here. You can also puff cigars with your friends and enjoy the glass tinkering while sipping tantalizing cocktails.
Address: 15 3rd Street N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, United States
Phone: 1 727.898.7829
Operation Hours: Opens daily (8:00 pm-3:00 am)
Distance and time from Mandarin Hide: 456 feet or 2 minutes drive
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