Our Favorite Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Ai Mei Thai Restaurant, 4200 34th Street S.
Alfresco @ The Vinoy, 501 5th Avenue N.E.
Bellagio's Ristorante, 95 Central Ave.
Bonefish Grill, 5901 4th Street N.
ChaCha Coconuts @The Pier, 800 2nd Avenue N.E.
Dan Marino's Town Tavern @Baywalk, 153 2nd Avenue N.
Johnny Rockets @Baywalk, 153 2nd Avenue N.
Shopping in St. Pete
Love to shop? Then you won't be disappointed with the diverse selection of malls, outlet center, shopping villages, and specialty stores in the St. Petersburg shopping areas - from unique boutiques and quaint antique stores coupled for easy navigating, to beachside shops filled with souvenirs and flea markets stocked full of bargains. Whatever your budget, whatever your taste, you'll find great St Petersburg shopping areas and treasures to bring home for friends, family, and yourself.
BayWalk 153 2nd Avenue N. -Streets lined with palm trees and lush landscape beds, this complex in the open air is one of the city's more prestigious shopping centers. Its Mediterranean architecture offers a pleasing experience for a weekend excursion, and whether you want to sit down for a rest, catch a new movie, or sip a drink along the way, you'll find plenty of options. Among the shops represented are GBX Shoes, Ann Taylor, Hurricane Pass Outfitters, Australian Creations Jewelers, and White House/Black Market. Across from Wet Willies every Friday evening you can enjoy a live band in this new center for nightlife.
The Pier, 2nd Ave NE, downtown St. Petersburg waterfront - Jutting out into the Tampa Bay, this expanse of prime real estate is distinguished by an interesting inverted glass pyramid. It's a St. Pete landmark and center of some of the area's best dining, shopping, and attractions. The five story complex has an observation deck up top, and there's also a small aquarium, a children's museum, and opportunity for fishing, cruises, and the like. A relaxing outing in a centralized location when you are looking for something different or have tired of the beach. Visit at night and enjoy the beautiful light display.
Central Avenue Antiques District, Central Ave -- If you appreciate the craftsmanship of days gone by or simply enjoy retro style and hard-to-find objects, you'll be in heaven along Central Avenue. A good selection of antique shops that offer furniture, glassware and china, artwork; others promote more modern merchandise, including jewelry, accessories, and lighting fixtures. One of the largest shopping centers in the area is Gas Plant Antique Arcade which has more than a hundred vendors and is the area's largest antique mall.
* Antique Exchange Mall, 2535 Central Ave. Stroll among 130 booths, all conveniently located under one roof.
* Alla Prima Fine Art, 695 Central Ave., Ste. 100 Specializing in representational art, this exquisite gallery showcases the work of internationally recognized as well as local and emerging artists.
Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22nd Avenue N. -Tyrone Square featuring Burdines, Dillard's, JC Penney and Sears, a food court and many specialty shops. Even better, the beach is not too far away, so you don't have to sacrifice driving time when you visit.
Golf Courses in St. Petersburg
Mangrove Bay Golf Course -- 875 62nd Ave NE
Twin Brooks -- 3800 22nd Ave S.
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay -- 875 62nd Ave NE
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