Neighborhood

St. Petersburg: A City Full of Unexpected Fun

St. Petersburg is the 4th most populous city in the state of Florida, making it the largest city in Florida that is not a county seat. It is also the second largest city in the Tampa Bay area, after, of course, Tampa. The city is often referred to as St. Pete by locals and is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The city features many popular tourist attractions such as the Salvador Dali Museum, which houses the largest collection of Dali's work outside of Europe; the Sundial shopping complex, which opened in 2014, and features an IMAX Muvico 20-screen movie theatre as well as many chain restaurants and retail shops; Boyd Hill Park, a 245-acre preserve where one can see many of the endangered plants and rare wildlife of Tampa Bay; and finally, the 600 Block Arts District, composed of bohemian art and clothing stores.