If you find yourself dreaming of turquoise waters and pristine beaches, perhaps still hearing the sounds of steel drums or songs from Florida’s favorite son, your next getaway is clear. It’s no mistake that the laid-back guitar chords and live-and-let-live vibe of Jimmy Buffett come from Florida. This radiant state was practically created for carefree living—and for vacations of the best sort. On the Gulf coast, just south of Tampa, downtown St. Petersburg rentals will put your right in the middle of all the best that the state has to offer.
What is the best time to visit St. Petersburg?
True to its reputation, the “Sunshine State” offers a plethora of sunlit days and warm weather nearly any time of year. St. Petersburg is no exception, and when you add in its world-class arts scene and fantastic shopping opportunities, you’ll find it is truly a year-round destination. Those who seek days spent on the sand and evenings spent in breezy linens, sipping tropical beverages and laughing with old friends, should visit in the warm months of March through June. Jacaranda trees bloom like something out of a fairy tale, their bright purple flowers swaying in the warm spring breezes, and there are more festivals than you thought possible. In search of incredible golf courses, and incredible deals? A visit in December through February lends itself to laid-back rounds on the back nine with old friends, as temperatures hover in the 60s and the sun, as always, shines brightly. Hotels like St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater lend a convenient spot to lay your head after a busy day on the links.
When is the St. Petersburg Grand Prix?
Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines! If you have a need for speed, you’ll want to join in the revelry of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which in 2017 takes place from March 10 to 12. For the week before, the track area fills with celebrity drivers signing autographs and fun games for all ages. Take a break to sip a refreshing craft beer with other enthusiasts, or if it is art that delights you, visit the Dali Museum. The excitement is palpable from any of our downtown St. Petersburg hotels, even if you just want to spend an afternoon browsing the galleries and shops of Beach Street or enjoying a delectable meal in a fashionable beachfront restaurant. When the race begins, feel the breeze from your seat in the grandstands as the cars race around a 1.8-mile track through downtown. The chase is surely thrilling, and once a winner has been declared, you just may feel the tranquil, silky white sand of St. Pete Beach calling to you to relax for a moment. At times like these, hotels like Loews Don CeSar Hotel are just the thing.
No matter where you choose to make your home away from home, a restful and rejuvenating vacation is surely guaranteed when you stay at St. Petersburg downtown hotels. Trust your plans to Travelocity, so you can focus on planning the perfect itineraries for those breezy Florida nights.