The art extends from the inside out at the Dalί Museum, which has a waterfront café and patio tables.
Tampa Bay Views: Sailboats bob at marina docks along the shore in downtown St. Petersburg
Tropical & Urban: A sunset view of the St. Petersburg skyline from the St. Pete Pier.
The circa-1921 Cordova Inn (formerly the Pier Hotel), is a short walk from the waterfront.
Children climb a tree on Bayshore Drive near the St. Pete Pier.
Palms on the Pier: Spanning 26 acres with grassy parkland, restaurants, and tall palm trees, the revamped St. Pete Pier connects directly to downtown.
Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg.
The Dalί Museum.
Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
The Imagine Museum of glass sculpture.
Five Stories Gleaming: The Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement with its swirling staircase, opened in St. Petersburg in 2021.
A Florida Classic: Poolside at the nearly 14-acre, circa-1925 Vinoy Resort & Golf Club that’s completing a major renovation.
In a city full of glass sculptures, a new, massive chandelier by artist Dale Chihuly hangs in the ballroom at the Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
Florida pinks and blues on a sunny morning inside Paradeco Coffee Roasters.
Central Avenue Flavors: Fresh fruit and fish, tostadas, fried plantains, and Mexican and Caribbean-inspired cocktails bring color to the table at Wild Child in St. Petersburg.
“I love that the works are the intersection of fine art and street art,” says Jenee Priebe, executive director of the annual Shine St. Petersburg Mural Festival.
Growing History: A Tampa landmark that was formerly an opulent hotel, the Henry B. Plant Museum is now part of the University of Tampa and includes a lush botanical park overlooking the Hillsborough River and downtown Tampa.
Tampa Time Travel: Founded in 1866, the Ybor City Historic District is a National Historic Landmark. An amalgam of Cuban, Asian, and European immigrants, the neighborhood’s original cigar factory buildings, Columbia Restaurant (est. 1905), live music venues, and storefronts are still intact, within a 10-mile drive of Tampa International Airport.
For the first of our One-Flight Wonders series, we’re making a stop on the artsy “Glass Coast” of St. Petersburg, Florida