Leisure time in St. Petersburg offers a wide range of both indoor outdoor activities. The average temperature in "The Sunshine City" is 73 degrees, with an average of 361 days of sunshine per year. St. Petersburg actually holds a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine. In addition to golf courses and many other attractions, the city has 367 beaches and parks.
The city hums with music and art; museums, scores of galleries and an active performing arts community make St. Pete an art and music lover's dream.
Our city is ranked No. 1 in Tampa Bay and the West Coast of Florida with a perfect score of 100 for HRC's Municipal Equality Index. Visitors will find a destination that is rich in terms of its offerings for the LGBTQ community.
The city has been voted for the past three years as America's No. 1 Arts Destinations. It was recently ranked as the best beach destination in the United States. And a busy calendar events means that something special is going on nearly every weekend, whether its a Rays baseball game at Tropicana Field, an IRL-sanctioned Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, theater under the stars, an outdoor symphony concert or art show. A complete calendar of events is included here.
St. Petersburg has been celebrating its GLBT community with a Pride Parade for more than a decade. Within this relatively short amount of time, St. Pete Pride has grown into one of the largest Pride events in the southeast and is the largest Pride event in the state of Florida.
For the friendliest B&B in the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood, visit the Dickens House.
Right in St. Pete, The Flamingo GLBT Luxury Resort offers all the comforts of home in a lush tropical setting. Enjoy your stay in one of our 130 newly redecorated rooms. Dine in the relaxed atmosphere in the Flamingo restaurant, or enjoy a light meal at pool side. The Flamingo is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dance the night away at the Flamingo Disco, with a live dj and nightly light show.
The Hollander Hotel downtown is very gay friendly, has a nice bar, and is pet friendly.
|Museums & Galleries|
|Museum of Fine Arts|
|St. Petersburg Museum of History|
|Florida International Museum|
|Florida Holocaust Museum|
|Morean Gallery - The Chihuly Collection|
|The Florida Craftsmen Gallery|
|Back Fin Blue Cafe|
|Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria|
|Moon Under Water|
|Progress Energy Center for the Arts: The Mahaffey Theatre|
|American Stage Theater Company|
|The Arts Center
|Palliadium Community Theater|
|St. Petersburg Little Theater|