TradeWinds Resorts’ home of St. Pete Beach isn’t just one of Florida’s most stunning seaside destinations. It’s also packed with amazing things to do! The area is absolutely brimming with incredible activities just waiting to be explored. Need a few tips on fun things to do in St. Pete Beach? We’ve got you covered.
Located on the former site of the area’s first church, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is today dedicated to protecting and preserving the past of the barrier islands. The entirely volunteer-run exhibit hall features photographs, memorabilia, artifacts and displays outlining the area’s rich back story, and also features a book and gift shop.
115 10th Ave, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
The tumultuous history of John’s Pass is a rich stew of stormy weather, secret shipping routes and pirates. After the nearby waterway was created by a hurricane in 1848, a privateer named John Levique made use of the soon-to-be-eponymous passage on a smuggling mission. Today, the area is an entertainment, dining and shopping hub featuring more than 100 businesses, as well as a port for cruises and leisure tours.
12945 Village Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Boyd Hill is a lush, green 245-acre park space overflowing with things to do, see, and experience. Originally serving as a zoo and botanical garden, the preserve is today a natural habitat for countless species of area wildlife. The grounds also encompass an aviary, more than three miles of picturesque hiking trails, playground and picnic areas, scenic lake, and countless pieces of public art. Bring a blanket, and relax on the shore!
101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Less a garden and more a living museum, The Sunken Gardens are a botanical haven without equal in the region. Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, the gardens have been home to some of Florida’s most fascinating native plant species for more than a century. Visitors will navigate winding footpaths through lush beds of more than 50,000 tropical flowers, trees and other plants, as well as a waterfall, flamingoes and more.
1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
The lively Saturday Morning Market has been a St. Pete institution for 20 years. Every Saturday from October to May, more than 170 vendors fill the parking lot at Al Lang Stadium. Visitors will discover a near-endless array of goods at this festive outdoor bazaar, from produce, to flowers, to arts and crafts, ready-to-eat food and specialty beverages (note: during the summer, the market operates in nearby Williams Park).
100 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Kids of all ages will enjoy interacting with ocean life at this fantastic spot in nearby Clearwater. The aquarium is home to the famous dolphins Winter and Hope from the popular “Dolphin Tale” films, as well as many other species of interesting local marine life. Visitors can observe otters, turtles, pelicans, sharks, sting rays, and many more aquatic species here. The aquarium also offers seasonal educational programs.
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
Even if you never step off of the property at either of TradeWinds’ incredible resorts, there’s still plenty to enjoy! We’re located on 40 acres of the most beautiful beach in Florida, so you’re always welcome to soak up some sun, sand and surf. Visit any of our pools to take a dip, or splash and play to your heart’s content at our floating waterpark! We also offer 10 restaurants and bars, awesome kids’ activities, pleasure cruises, and much more. There’s never a dull moment here, and as our guest, you can "just let go" and do it all!
Ready to start dreaming? Stop by our Special Offers page to take a look at our current travel packages, book your stay and let the anticipation begin.