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Once you arrive, you’ll realize there’s no chance for boredom. There are attractions to ensure the entire family finds what pleases them most.
Pass-a-Grille Historic District is an old fishing community and one of the largest historic districts on the Gulf Coast. You won’t see tall buildings. What you will see are interesting sites along with restaurants and shops. Visit 8th avenue which is home to the oldest structure on the beach. It’s one of the most frequented Saint Pete Beach attractions.
A trip to Egmont Key State Park is truly a must. It’s the site of Fort Dade. This important fort and lighthouse were built in 1858. The park offers superb hiking through trails and wildlife refuges. It’s also a perfect place for snorkeling and discovering Florida marine life. Watch dolphins frolicking off the coast or stop at Shell Key to collect colorful shells.
The Salvador Dali Museum is a must see among Saint Pete Beach attractions. It showcases the world’s largest collection of works by this Spanish surrealist. His works cover every period of his life. It’s a must for all art lovers.
The Museum of Fine Arts is another superb venue. Visitors can enjoy paintings from the French impressionist era. There are also sections with works by artists from Europe, America and the Orient.
One of the most acclaimed Saint Pete Beach attractions is the Florida International Museum. It’s an affiliate of the renowned Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Visitors can enjoy exhibits from other world famous museums. The most recent exhibits included historical displays from the Moscow Kremlin Museum and the Greek Ministry of Culture. The Vatican Museum has also shared its unique displays with this fine venue.
The Florida Holocaust Museum is the third largest in the country. One of the halls showcases a train-car used to carry Jewish people to Nazi concentration camps. It also presents lecturers from universities around the country.
And if you’re traveling with the kids, they’ll enjoy the Great Explorations Children’s Museum. The whole family can participate in demonstrations. The science and humanities sections are not to be missed. They’ll love touching and being part of the displays.
And of course one can’t visit Saint Pete Beach and not learn about its history. The Gulf Beaches Historical Museums does just that. It offers an insight into the growth and development of the area. It goes back to when the Native Americans populated Florida to the days of pioneers and entrepreneurs.
The Florida Orange Groves Winery is not your typical nature preserve, but it’s a must among Saint Pete Beach attractions. It has won more than 200 medals for making the best wines. These of course are unique. They’re made of tropical, citrus and berry fruits. Tasting is available on the tours.
Tip: A bottle of pina colada or orange blossom wines make superb gifts. Some of the berry flavors are great additions to sauces or grilled seafood. Make sure to purchase the cook books at the gift shop.