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Hidden Gems in St. Petersburg, FL

There are countless fantastic reasons to visit St. Petersburg. Amazing weather, beautiful beaches, and abundant sunshine are just some of the most frequently-cited by our guests. Still, even though the more obvious charms of our beautiful area are reason enough, this city is also home to countless off-the-beaten path treasures; secret spots you’ll delight in discovering. Looking to enjoy an experience that’s a few steps removed from the ordinary? Take a look at our favorite hidden Gems in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Blueberry Patch  

Don’t be fooled by the name: you won’t find much in the way of fresh produce at The Blueberry Patch. What you WILL discover is a creatives’ enclave brimming with art, live performance, and a genuinely amazing atmosphere of the celebration of togetherness. Be ready to discover special surprises around every corner. The Blueberry Patch somewhat defies description, but it is absolutely a must-visit for anyone who appreciates the spirit of expression.  

4923 20th Avenue S, Gulfport, FL 33707

St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

The genteel and relaxed sport of shuffleboard has been enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity nationwide as of late. Here in Florida — thanks to our lengthy history and perfect weather — it’s never really gone out of style. 90 years and 1,200 members strong, the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club has long been a great place to discover this relaxing pastime, being as it’s the largest facility in the world to indulge in a few matches with locals and visitors alike. 

559 Mirror Lake Dr. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Ale and The Witch

This long-running watering hole is locally-renowned not just for its good cheer, cold drinks and eclectic range of surprising décor choices, but also its somewhat tucked-away nature. In order to find it, you’ll want to head to the address below. But getting in is a bit less straightforward than just walking in the front door. The bar itself is adjacent to a secret courtyard between a restaurant and a shopping center. Ask a local if you get lost.  

111 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Shell Key

Even in a metro area as bustling as St. Petersburg, there are still areas where much of the landscape remains untouched. Shell Key is one of these spots. It’s a serene island located between St. Pete Beach and Fort DeSoto State Park. A shuttle departs regularly from the southern tip of the peninsula near Pass a Grille Dog Beach that can ferry you to the shore. Once there, you can enjoy diving, kayaking, or just relaxing in natural splendor.  

801 Pass a Grille Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, it was a pretty monumental historical event. Once it was demolished, fragments of the wall’s rubble found their way to countless corners of the globe to serve as souvenirs of a bygone era, and symbols of emerging global freedoms. However, not many large sections remained intact. One that did made its way to St. Petersburg, and currently stands sentinel outside of the Morean Center for Clay, a local art and pottery hub. When in town, stop by and touch a piece of history. 

420 22nd St S St. Petersburg, Florida, 33712

Imagine Museum

St. Petersburg is home to many must-see museums, including the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History, and the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. But one of the most unique is the Imagine Museum. Focused exclusively on glass art, the Imagine Museum presents a fascinating collection of exhibits illustrating the incredible creations that artisans the world over have managed to coax out of this most fragile of mediums.

1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 

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