Fodor's Expert Review St. Pete Pier

St. Petersburg Marina/Pier Fodor's Choice
Downtown St. Pete's waterfront is abuzz with activity now that its 26-acre entertainment district has opened, complete with a beach, walking trails, restaurants, a snazzy rooftop bar, weekend marketplace, and plenty of family-friendly areas. Open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 11 pm, it's the perfect spot to end a day over drinks, bites, and a sunset, or start one with a stroll along the bay. It was a long-awaited addition that was millions of dollars and a decade in the making. Highlights include the Spa Beach (finally, no need to drive to the Gulf side!), shady Coastal Thicket path, the Marketplace showcasing locally crafted goods, Waterfront Walk, and Splash Pad water park for kids. Seek out the jawdropping art installation, the suspended, ever-changing "Bending Arc" by Tampa Bay native Janet Echelman, and learn about marine life at the hands-on Discovery Center. Dine at the fine restaurant Teak, which boasts views of Tampa Bay and the St. Pete skyline, and catch a sunset at Pier... READ MORE
Downtown St. Pete's waterfront is abuzz with activity now that its 26-acre entertainment district has opened, complete with a beach, walking trails, restaurants, a snazzy rooftop bar, weekend marketplace, and plenty of family-friendly areas. Open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 11 pm, it's the perfect spot to end a day over drinks, bites, and a sunset, or start one with a stroll along the bay. It was a long-awaited addition that was millions of dollars and a decade in the making. Highlights include the Spa Beach (finally, no need to drive to the Gulf side!), shady Coastal Thicket path, the Marketplace showcasing locally crafted goods, Waterfront Walk, and Splash Pad water park for kids. Seek out the jawdropping art installation, the suspended, ever-changing "Bending Arc" by Tampa Bay native Janet Echelman, and learn about marine life at the hands-on Discovery Center. Dine at the fine restaurant Teak, which boasts views of Tampa Bay and the St. Pete skyline, and catch a sunset at Pier Teaki, a modern tiki bar on the roof. Best of all, it's all just a five-minute walk to the renowned Museum of Fine Arts. READ LESS
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600 2nd Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701, USA

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