On the magnificent Gulf Coast of Florida, the 'Sunshine City' boasts one of Florida's best beaches peppered with bleached white sand, St. Pete Beach. Along the seafront and within the city, its bohemian character is evident through local music venues and art galleries including the striking Salvador Dali Museum. Take a taxi to the sprawling metropolis of Tampa to experience a rich blend of Cuban influences and vibrant shopping districts.
Like many coastal cities in Florida, St. Petersburg rapidly expanded during the 1920's financial boom with an invasion of American tourists. A continual growth saw Mediterranean architecture bought to the city that is still evident today, most notably at the towering Snell Arcade. Within the new millennium, St Petersburg saw the arrival of the Dali Museum and work from world-renowned glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly - heralding the city as a top destination for the arts.
Venture into the city of St. Petersburg to catch a show at the popular Freefall Theatre, embark on a dolphin tour or taste fruit wines from the state's most famous export at Florida Orange Groves. Take advantage of St. Petersburg's fantastic location, around 40 minutes from Busch Gardens theme park and an hour and a half from Orlando, home to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Head to the nearby city of Tampa to absorb a rich blend of Cuban culture found within the historic Ybor City or enjoy the pristine stretches of powder-white sands upon St. Pete Beach, the perfect spot to relax and absorb the warm Floridian sunshine.
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