New destinations are not easy to find when you’re traveling on a superyacht. Luckily, St. Petersburg, Florida – tucked between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico – has equipped Port St. Pete with superyacht facilities handling yachts from 30 – 150 metres. Superyacht owners, charter guests, captains and crew will enjoy the energetic downtown waterfront, some of America’s best beaches, mural adorned walls, nightlife, and cultural offerings of the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida.
When in St. Pete, discover the downtown waterfront district by using bike share rides, hop on the free Downtown Looper Trolley, or simply walk block by block. The Dali Museum, is a must see, and will be the first museum of many to choose from. The area also includes The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and the new 30,000 square foot James Museum that features the western and wildlife artwork of Tom James.
A fresh fusion of chef-inspired cuisines and cultures for healthy eating have popped up all over St. Pete as well. The Mill Restaurant, located a few blocks from the port, offers a trendy brunch vibe with a delicious breakfast and brunch menu. Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant, a local favourite, can be found a short distance from Port St. Pete for lunch and dinner.
Like in every city in America, microbreweries are popping up and that includes St. Petersburg, FL. Try the Avid Brewing Company. They offer craft beers and over a dozen taps and traditional board games in its’ tasting room. There is also a retail store to bring some beer back aboard the yacht!
The Vinoy, built in 1925, was once a hub for celebrities such as Babe Ruth, Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. It is also known for its paranormal activities which have been documented by baseball players and their families during their stay as hotel guests. The historic Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club sits on the bay front and offers challenging golf for all levels. You can also play the additional 40 golf courses in and near St. Pete.
St. Pete offers for the sports enthusiast the Al Lang Stadium that was once a Major League Baseball (MLB) spring training camp facility and is now home to the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. Every year, St. Pete hosts the Indy Firestone Grand Prix in the Spring, offering a superyacht destination like no other. It also hosts a variety of concerts. In close proximity to Port St. Pete is the Tropicana Field, home of the MLB Tampa Bay Rays since its’ inaugural season in 1998.
Once superyacht owners, charter guests, captains and crew enjoy the many activities and events offered in St. Petersburg, FL, they will have a wonderful experience and we know you will be back for more.
For more information about Port St. Pete please visit: www.stpete.org/port