Things To Do In Saint Petersburg

Admission for Two or Four to the SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair (Up to 53% Off)

SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair

St. Petersburg

Explore cuisine, art, music, and dance of international cultures during a folk fest that features culinary specialties from around the world

$20 $10

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3 or 6 Laps in a Lamborghini or Ferrari with Optional Video (Up to 82% Off). Dates Available, November 14–23.

The Motorsport Lab

St Petersburg College - Allstate Center

Experience the power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430, or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel

$549 $99

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$64 for a Two-Hour Speedboat Adventure Tour for Two from Tampa Speed Boat Adventures ($129.80 Value)

Tampa Speed Boat Adventures

Tierra Verde

Guests learn how to pilot a 13-foot mini speedboat, then take off on a 15-mile tour following a trained guide who provides radio commentary

$129.80 $64

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5, 10, or Month Unlimited Beach Yoga Classes, or Standup Paddleboard Yoga at Beach Yoga Pinellas (Up To 54% Off)

Beach Yoga Pinellas

Multiple Locations

Stress melts and muscles strengthen during beachside routines that incorporate Iyengar poses, paddleboard yoga, and Ashtanga sequences

$60 $29

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90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

$50 $20

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Full-Day 17-Foot Boat Rental from I.C. Sharks (50% Off)

I.C. Sharks

Saint Petersburg

Fleet masters fuel coastal exploration with Boston Whaler boats, safety equipment, navigation charts, and brief nautical-training sessions

$250 $125

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$32 for a 60-Minute WaveRunner Rental from Lotto Boat ($66 Value)

Lotto Boat

St. Petersburg

WaveRunners are capable of skimming Harborage Marina waterways at high speeds or leisurely cruising scenic routes

$66 $32

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Pendant Making for One or Two, or Private Project Workshop for Up to Four at Zen Glass Studios (Up to 47% Off)

Zen Glass Studios

St. Petersburg

Experienced artisans enlighten students on how to forge and finish their own pendants and private projects from provided materials

$99 $55

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Wheel-Throwing Classes for One or Two at The Clay Center of St. Petersburg (Up to 50% Off)

The Clay Center of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Learn the basics of wheel-throwing with clay during pottery classes

$60 $30

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Five Yoga Classes from Yoga For Your Dosha (65% Off)

Yoga For Your Dosha

St. Petersburg

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$55 $19

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Pub Food and Drink at Durty's Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$20 $11

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One or Two Months of Yoga Classes by Abyasa Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Abyasa Yoga

at YOGAMOVES

Students flow through asanas in yoga classes that incorporate meditation and a focus on pranayama, or breath

$96 $45

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10 Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at MA Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

MA Fitness

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing increases endurance and flexibility while providing a total-body workout

$99 $39

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$229 for a Four-Hour Fishing Charter for Two from One Love Charters ($400 Value)

One Love Charters

St. Petersburg

During four-hour cruise, captain guides boat over open water for fun bouts of fishing, with all bait, tackle, and licensing included

$400 $229

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Silk-Scarf-Painting Workshop for Two or Four at Uniquely Yours Boutique (Up 56% Off)

Uniquely Yours Boutique

Downtown St. Petersburg

During a roughly two-hour workshop, students decorate blank silk scarves with paint

$90 $45

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Body Transformation Package with 12 or 24 Personal-Training Sessions at Physiques by Damon Reio ( Up to 93% Off)

Physiques by Damon Reo

St. Petersburg

Personal trainer helps clients transform their bodies with targeted workouts, stamina-building exercises, and lifestyle-changing diet plans

$798 $79

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from SmithBuilt Fitness (50% Off)

Smithbuilt Fitness

Bayview

An experienced personal trainer will help you achieve the fitness results you are looking for and offer guidance with exercise and nutrition

$700 $350

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The Experience

Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.

With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but an adjacent modern gallery draws in visitors with special exhibitions, an art library, and interactive educational facilities—ensuring they have plenty of ways to experience art or at least overcome a fear of informational plaques.

The Highlights

  • Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
  • Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
  • MFA Café overlooks the waterfront

Who They Are

Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.

255 Beach Dr NE
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Built in 1918, the Craftsman House's expansive, adobe-toned bungalow collapses time as visitors step onto a breezy veranda, walk past a lush carpet of flowers and fronds, and witness more American craftwork than they can shake an intricately whittled stick at. Blown glass, turned wood, and fine pottery and jewelry provided by a 300-strong network of local and national artists are just a few of the pieces that settle in at this homey abode. The building is so homey, in fact, that one artist hardly ever leaves. Surrounded by the courtyard, what was once an old-time carriage house is now the clay-caked studio of professional potter Stephanie Schorr. There, visitors can find her partway through many projects at once, crafting functional wares and feeding the carnival fire breathers that keep her kiln hot.

The historic hub of creative know-how hosts a multiplicity of events, including live music, gallery tours, and artistic workshops. In honor of the gallery's tireless community efforts, Craftsman House was named the 2011 Top Retailer for a Charitable or Philanthropic Event by Niche magazine.

2955 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

The thrum of the speedboat's engine carries through the water like an ice-cream truck's jingle. A 4-foot-high wake trails behind, fanning out into a fork as the speed increases and the passengers ready their cameras. Soon, a glistening fin breaks the surface. The first bottlenose dolphin seems to levitate on top of the wave while it bodysurfs for the sheer fun of it, then disappears back into the sea. Its pod follows suit, leaping, splashing, and riding the swells, soaking up the attention of the human spectators.

Sights like this are typical on the Dolphin Racer Speed Boat. The sunny yellow craft skirts across the Gulf of Mexico on 60- to 75-minute trips while up to 125 people lounge on the open deck and the captain narrates the sights of the passing beaches. Ample viewing space ensures that cameras can capture split-second jumps and spins when the dolphins heed the call to play. Whether it's because of the thrill of breaching, the pride in their celebrity status, or an underwater bet to see who can communicate with humans first, the dolphins' presence is virtually guaranteed—the boat offers a complimentary future cruise in the case of no-shows.

3400 Pasadena Ave. S
St. Petersburg,
FL
US

Since opening in 1987, Great Explorations Children's Museum has sparked a love for learning for visitors of all ages with a constantly rotating lineup of interactive exhibits that fill 18,000 square feet with touch, light, and sound. Whether they're learning about nearby sea life at Beth's Beach, honing their knowledge of textures on a crawl through the Touch Tunnel, or exploring arachnids in the Critter Cave, kids benefit from each exhibit's emphasis on interactivity. Visitors can find friendly professionals and their orange polo shirts bouncing between exhibits while performing science experiments, dancing, and playing music.

In addition to visiting the museum's permanent exhibits, kids can also take extend their learning journeys through the museum's lengthy list of camps and programs. The museum even takes its show on the road, with the Express Yourself Art Mobile bringing creative craft opportunities to neighborhoods around St. Petersburg.

1925 4th St N
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

Boats dance and glide over the crisscrossing wakes carved into Tampa Bay, each craft anxiously revving toward its respective dock to arrive before closing time. All the while, a handful of boats remain on the open water, swaying atop the undulating waves as its passengers continue to enjoy the fiery sunset reflecting off the bay's surface. These select aquatic vehicles carry Lotto Boat's boat club members, who have access to a slew of exclusive perks, such as extended marina hours. Stationed at Harborage Marina, Lotto Boat's 20 rental vessels include kayaks, paddleboards, WaveRunners, and power boats equipped with GPS navigation systems. After hopping aboard a vessel, landlubbers can go jet-skiing, drift over to nearby tiki bars for dinner and live music, or take in scenic views of downtown St. Petersburg. Once patrons make their way back to one of Lotto Boat's two docks, staffers thoroughly cleanse the boat of interior debris and exterior mermaid hitchhikers to prepare for the vessel's next excursion.

100 14th Ave. S
St Petersburg,
FL
US

Much like professional skydivers, wily coyotes, and other careers that involve a degree of danger, most professional glassblowers aren’t self-taught. Joshua Poll, however, learned to harness the glass furnace all by himself, today imparting more than a decade of self-taught experience to Zen Glass Studios, where he and fellow glass smith David Walker create custom works of art by hand. Together they shape glass into authentic and unique pieces, including custom glassware and jewelry to wear while meeting a spouse’s goldfish for the first time.

Within their studio, Joshua and David teach workshops and classes, during which students survey basic to advanced glass-blowing techniques, crafting their own handmade objects such as ornaments, beer glasses, and vases. The duo also runs a full glassblower training program, which follows a syllabus structured to arm all students with all the necessary skills to set out on their own in the industry, just as Joshua did all those years ago.

600 27th St South
St. Petersburg,
FL
US