Sunken Gardens: St. Petersburg’s Local Attraction

St. Petersburg, Florida has many amazing attractions in town, but Sunken Gardens definitely has to be one of the best. Sunken Gardens is best described as “a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city.” Sunken Gardens is St. Petersburg oldest living museum which is home to the a few of the oldest tropical plants in the region. You’ll find garden tours, horticultural programs, special events and much more at this garden and you’ll even be able to rent the space for weddings, parties and much more.

Here are a few upcoming events:

  • Be a Friend to Bees! (March 4th 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Children are more than welcome! Create a “bee bath” for your home and you’ll be able to take home wildflower seeds, nectar and more. $6 a child!
  • Organic Pest Management (March 11th 10:30-11:30 a.m.) No registration required and free for all with Garden admission or membership. You’ll be able to collect information on how to manage those pesky garden pests!For more information on all that Sunken Gardens has to offer, please check out their website.

Here’s Where To Find The Best Breakfast In St. Petersburg

Breakfast is commonly known as the most important meal of the day which means if you’re going out to get it, you obviously should be getting the best of the best. Here are a few of the best breakfast spots in town. Trust, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Banyan Cafe & Catering is one of the absolute best breakfast spots in St. Petersburg without a doubt. Whether it be for breakfast or brunch, their menu will woo you. From their spicy chipotle egg sandwich to their honey roasted portabella sandwich, this place is an all time favorite for locals and for people visiting! Make sure to try out their weekend brunch! Take a look at the menu, here
  • Metro Diner is the place to be if you’re looking for the best eggs benedicts! Metro Diner is notorious for their amazing huevos rancheros as well, alongside their different seafood breakfast dishes. You can indulge in a crab cake benedict or even a Charleston Shrimp and Grits dish. The possibilities are endless. Check out the menu here
  • Ciccio Cali is a wonderful place to enjoy a delicious brunch. Their menu includes amazing cocktails for a great price, savory and sweet breakfast dishes and so much more. Check out their menu here

Scenic Parks In Your Area!

Getting active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t always a walk in the park, but it can be just that. If going to the gym just doesn’t sound appealing, or you enjoy the outdoors and nature just so much more, you should definitely check out these parks &  preserves in your area!

  • Weedon Island Preserve might be one of St. Petersburg’s hidden gems, because sometimes, even locals don’t know it exists! This preserve is amazing, from being an educational facility, to a perfect hiking spot, to even a great fishing site, this place is perfect. It is home to numerous species of native plants and animals and so much more. If nature is your thing, you will most definitely want to come check out what the Weedon Island Preserve has to offer because you will enjoy a beautiful, scenic hike and much more. Visit their website for more information: http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org/
  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is another one of St. Petersburg’s finest parks! This park features 6 miles of trails and and boardwalks which makes it the perfect spot to come enjoy a hike. There is an admission fee of $3 for adults, $1.50 for children ages 3-16 and free for kids under 2. This preserve is also known for its historical experience such as the Pioneer settlement. To see what else the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offers (there’s A LOT) please visit their website: http://www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill-nature-preserve.html

 

Your Valentine’s Day Date Guide

Ah, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means you’re going to have to pull out all of the tricks and make this special day, a day your significant other won’t forget! Having trouble figuring out what on earth to do to shower your partner with love? That’s okay, because this will help:

  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Cassis American Brasserie has put together a special Valentine’s menu for all of you lovely people out there. Due to popular demand, reservations are recommended and can be made on their website.
  • Valentine’s Day at Stirling Wine will be a fun and different date night idea. Electronic fusion violinist Zen Seraphine will be performing from 6-9 p.m. so make sure to call in and make a reservation!  (727)-734-4025
  • Don’t feel limited to just these options, there are events going on all month in your area, there’s even something going on for the kids! For more information visit, https://www.727area.com/valentinesday/

Have a happy Valentine’s Day and share it with the ones you love!