Why You Should Visit St. Pete Beach, Florida

Why you Should Visit St. Pete Beach

Enjoy the beautiful coastline, ocean waters, and pristine beaches of Florida, while also enjoying all the attractions, arts, and culture of a big city like New York or Chicago. St. Pete Beach, Florida has a little bit of everything to offer visitors of all ages!

“Sunshine City”

Known as the “Sunshine City”, this gorgeous location holds the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days of sunshine ever, making it the ultimate vacation getaway. On average, this location boasts 361 days of sunshine every year. For the world record, 768 consecutive sunny days were logged between February 1967 and March 1969. The average temperature is a perfect 73.7 degrees. Clearly, if you are looking to soak up some sun, St. Pete is the place to visit.


In 2021, St. Pete Beach was ranked the number 1 top beach in the U.S. by Tripadvisor. Also, St. Pete’s next-door neighbor, Clearwater Beach, earned the award of being the top beach in the U.S. in 2019, 2018, and 2016. The area is surrounded by award winning state parks and other attractions. Plus, you are within walking distance of tons of local restaurants, bars, and shops while on this beach.

Arts and Culture

On top of the gorgeous weather and stunning beaches, St. Pete and Clearwater also offer tons of art and culture experiences similar to that of big cities like New York and Chicago. The Dali Museum is one of the top attractions in the area, with a massive collection of over 2,400 works of art by Salvador Dali, including paintings, watercolors, drawings, and thousands of photographs, prints, and sculptures. If you love surrealist art, this is a place you must visit.  Other local museums include The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, which contains contemporary and traditional western art, The Morean Arts Center, which contains glass sculptures made by the famous David Chihuly, and The Museum of Fine Arts.

Outdoor Activities

The beach offers tons of water sports activities, including boat cruises and tours to see local wildlife, such as dolphins and fish. Also enjoy hiking or biking in many of the local state parks, which include Anclote Key Preserve State Park, Caladesi Island State Park, and Fort De Soto Park. There are also many small islands in the area that you can take ferries or kayak to. Rentals are available for paddle boards, jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and more. 

St. Pete Beach is the ultimate vacation getaway with something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a solo getaway or a full family vacation, St. Pete accommodates both. Not only is the beautiful weather unbeatable and the beaches the most beautiful in America, but it also offers tons of arts, culture, and water sports. Plus, there are tons of local hotels and motels in the area, including Palm Crest Resort. Palm Crest Resort is situated right on the beach and offers luxurious rooms with tons of amenities. Contact us and reserve a room today!