What To Do This Summer In St. Petersburg?

Summertime is here which means no more school, no more work and most importantly…SUNSHINE! There’s absolutely nothing better than getting outside and soaking up the sun which is what brings you here: What can you possibly do this summer? Let’s take a look:

  • The Beach
    Obviously, this is a given but it’s true. There is nothing that can compare to hitting the beach, especially where you live. St. Petersburg is known for its amazingly beautiful weather and its incredible beaches. So, what are you waiting for? Get your bathing suit packed, moisturize yourself in some sunscreen and hit the water! Realistically, most of your summer days will be spent at the beach…but who would hate that?
  • St. Pete Pride
    Pride is one of the best times of year and the weekend of June 23rd, St. Petersburg will be filled with color and rainbows! Make sure to check out the street parade, find out what bars to hit and much, much more. For all Pride weekend information, click here: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/st-pete-pride-events

Gifts For Dad This Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is near which means it is time to get the special man in your life something he will love! Whether it’s your father, a father figure or the father of your children, these gifts will surely be a top hit when they unwrap these goods!

WHAT TO GET THE DAD IN YOUR LIFE FOR FATHER’S DAY:

 

FOR THE BEER LOVER:

Memorial Day Weekend In St. Petersburg!

It’s that time of year again – Memorial Day Weekend! It is no secret that Memorial Day weekend is something that Americans celebrate really hard. Whether it be because you love this country so much or you just enjoy a good 3-day weekend, the weekend is yours to do whatever you’d like. Here’s what’s going in on town for the big weekend:

  • Blast Friday
    May 26th, 2017
    This free concert is sure to rock the socks off of everyone in town! Home Cookin’ III will feature legendary local bands such as The Black Honkeys and the Greg Billings Band! Located in the Cleveland Street District, live music will be happening from 5:30-10 p.m. Make sure to try out one of the delicious food trucks! Grab some beer, kick back and enjoy the tunes!
    http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/events-calendar/blast-friday/7509
  • Memorial Day Sunset Ceremony
    May 29th, 2017
    At Largo Central Park you’ll be able to honor those who have lost their lives fighting for this country. There will be music, a keynote speaker and a wreath presentation. Begins at 7 p.m.
    http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/events-calendar/memorial-day-sunset-ceremony/6410

Family Fun In St. Petersburg

Spending time with your family is basically one of the most important things you can do in this lifetime, which is why finding the best family friendly activities in your town is crucial. Looking for something to do that the whole family can enjoy can often times be a bit stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Let this serve as your guide to fun whenever you’re feeling stressed about where to go and what to do.

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a great place to bring the whole family because not only is it a darn good time, it is also educational. What is better than learning while having fun? If anyone in your family is a huge dolphin fan, they will be very happy to meet Winter The Dolphin, Clearwater’s very own celebrity and the star and inspiration of the well-known Dolphin Tale movies! So, what are you waiting for? Get everyone together and make your way to the Clearwater Marina Aquarium this weekend!
    249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
    https://www.seewinter.com/

Best BBQ In Town!

Finding the best ribs in town is no joke, people don’t mess around when it comes to their BBQ, which is why you’re reading this. Citizens of St. Petersburg, Florida – if you’ve ever had trouble trying to find the best BBQ in town, don’t you worry because you’ll never have to stress over it again. Here is where you can find the best BBQ in town:

  • Deuces BBQ is THE REAL DEAL. This isn’t a chain restaurant (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but this is authentic BBQ at its finest. Customers all around town rave about Deuces, and it makes total sense. This place not only has the best BBQ in town, but it also is greatly priced. Their service is absolutely amazing and they do what they can to make sure every customer is happy. If you haven’t tried Deuces, get ready, because you will be going back time and time again.
    http://www.deucesbbq.com/
    911 22nd St S
    St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Family Fun In St. Petersburg

Spending time with your family is such an important part of life. Often times it can be extremely tough trying to coordinate something between everyone’s busy schedules but when you are able to make time, it is always a great experience! If you’re wondering what fun activities you can get into that are a good time for the whole family, here are a few ideas:

  • Charlie Parker Pottery is a full service ceramic studio in St. Petersburg. This family friendly pottery business is the absolute perfect place to come in and enjoy a nice, yet messy arts & crafts activity. Skeptical? “We offer 27/7 access to our members with full use of the studio and a gallery to feature their work. Members get discounts on clay and firings. Our classes are for all levels. We can arrange them around your avaiablity and skill level. Studio is available for private parties.” If that doesn’t bring you in, then nothing will. Make sure you get the family together and come on down to Charlie’s!
    2724 6th Ave S.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33712
  • Congo River Golf is another great place to go when you want to get the whole family together and enjoy a nice, entertaining and competitive game! You’ll be able to explore lots of waterfalls, rocky summits and more when indulging in a game of golf, so make sure you come on down to Congo River!
    20060 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.
    Clearwater, FL 33764-5010
    http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/sports/congo-river-golf/524

 

Hawkers Asian Street Fare: Best Lunch In Town

Finding the best lunch spot in town can often times be difficult, but don’t you worry, you’re search is over because Hawkers Asian Street Fare is the best lunch spot in town! This restaurant is inspired by Hawkers in Asia who are street vendors who primarily depend on locally grown ingredients to create dishes that they sell out of carts, etc. Hawkers Asian Street Fare selects “the best of those street food recipes from across Asia and delivers them to you in a hip, sharing-encouraged environment.”

What To Order:

  • Pad Thai is always a popular dish amongst everyone. If you prefer a noodle dish over a rice dish, you’ll definitely want to try out the Pad Thai.
  • Curry Duck Noodles are amazingly delicious. A fan favorite, people rave about this dish all of the time!
  • Mee Goreng is also a very popular dish! If you like a mixture of tofu and shrimp, you’ll definitely want to try out this amazing noodle dish.

In all honestly, everything on the menu is absolutely delicious so you will surely be pleased with anything you order. Make sure to check out their tasteful beer menu, as they will keep you very refreshed and feeling great!

To view their menu and everything that they offer, click here.

Best Bars To Spend St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s face it. People love holidays, but you know what people really love? A holiday dedicated to drinking. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t technically a drinking holiday but it has become a common fact that on this day, people dress up in green and go out and get drunk on green beers and cocktails! That is just how it is! Here are a few bars in St. Petersburg that are having special St. Patrick’s Day events going on:

  • St. Patrick’s Day At Three Birds Tavern: Starting at 11 am on the 17th, you’ll be able to take part in Three Bird Tavern’s 8th annual St. Patrick’s Day party. There will be an Irish Fare, drinks, music and dancers. Their menu will include corned beef, cottage pie, fish & fry baskets and much more. Get ready and prepare yourself for those Jameson shots!
    1492 4th St.
    N. St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • St. Patrick’s Day At BAR@548: Come on down to BAR@548 where they’ll be slinging drinks all day and night. Take part in the always fun drinking games, indulge in some Irish cocktails and you might even see a leprechaun!
    548 Central Ave
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

For more information on where you can go this St. Patrick’s Day, visit https://www.727area.com/stpatricksday/

Local Park: Sawgrass Lake Park

Parks are a great addition to any city, place, town, etc, and do you know why? There is so much to do when you go to a park! Whether it be sitting down for a nice picnic or going for a nice little walk, you can always find something to do while enjoying the outdoors and taking in all of the amazing fresh air. Sawgrass Lake Park is a swamp conservation with a mile-long boardwalk & a 1/2 – mile dirt path for wildlife observation. Luckily for you, you can do all of this without having to travel far, so it is perfect. At Sawgrass you’ll see many animals including birds, alligators, and more. Be cautious of the alligators as they can be a bit scary at first. This park has great walking trails that are suitable for people of all ages, so if you want to get the family together and go on a nice little walk, this is the place to go.

7400 25th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Hours: 7am-6pm

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.