Life in St Pete

Formed in 1888, the city of St Petersburg was marketed as a place that would improve your health. Today, it could be argued that this same mission holds true with exemplary arts, sports, education, recreation, business and dining options.

Arts & Culture

St Petersburg is a thriving mecca of arts and cultural offerings. The Dali Museum has one of the largest collections of Dali’s work in America. With over 18,000 pieces of art including works by Monet, Gauguin, Renoir, Morisot, Cézanne, Rodin, O’Keeffe, and Andrew Wyeth, the Museum of Fine Arts holds a spectacular art collection. The Chihuly Collection houses incredible glass works by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, and the Florida Holocaust Museum is one of only three museums in the country to feature artifacts from the Holocaust. Recent additions of The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art and the Imagine Museum add to the St Petersburg’s reputation as an art city. The Mahaffey Theatre, Palladium, American Stage, FreeFall Theatre, Florida Orchestra, St Pete Opera, Jannus Live and many more organizations offer an outstanding array of performing arts. Additionally, the city boasts a plethora of art galleries, over 100 murals, and a variety of history museums. If you are a lover of the arts, this is a must-see city!

Professional Sports Teams

Tampa Bay boasts many professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies. They are also the spring training home for the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays. Due to the
beautiful weather, annual events such as the Firestone Grand Prix, Outback Bowl, Super Boat National Championship and PGA Tour’s Valspar Championships happen year round. Sports fanatics will love living in Tampa Bay!


Twenty-six colleges and universities call Tampa Bay home, including University of South Florida, Eckerd College, Stetson University College of Law, University of Tampa, and St Petersburg College. There are many educational choices for younger students who can attend a wide variety of
specialized magnet schools, fundamental schools and career academies in addition to traditional neighborhood schools or private schools.


There is something for everyone in St Petersburg! Head down to the St Pete Pier to dine, walk, shop, swim or enjoy a concert; collect seashells and enjoy a dazzling sunset on beautiful St Pete Beach; boat, paddle board and kayak in the Gulf of Mexico; golf year-round at Innisbrook, Vinoy Golf Club or any number of immaculate courses; take your children to Great Explorations Children’s Museum or Fort DeSoto; fish for snook, grouper, redfish and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf; or enjoy shopping at the many downtown boutiques. No matter what your passion, you can find it in St Petersburg.

Dining & Nightlife

Now known as a “foodie” town, St Petersburg features many dining options from classic Florida seafood to restaurants specializing in ethnic influences from around the world. Afterwards head to any number of craft beer bars, dance the night away at a glitzy dance club or enjoy a cocktail on a rooftop bar while
watching a dazzling sunset.