Family-Friendly Activities in St. Pete Beach

If you’re planning a family vacation to St. Petersburg, Florida, you’ve made a great decision! St. Pete Beach family activities are abundant, sure to provide something unique and exciting around every corner. Here are some guests’ favorite activities in our St. Pete Beach condo rentals!    

St. Pete Pier

No trip to St. Pete is complete without visiting St. Pete Pier. This new attraction covers 26 acres and offers something for everyone to enjoy. 

First, bring the kids to the Discovery Center. With affordable eco-tours and plenty of interactive exhibits, this destination offers fun and education all in one! Take part in a free program to learn more about the wildlife and ecosystems of Florida. You could genuinely enjoy the Discovery Center all day, so make sure you set aside plenty of time to experience it all! 

St. Pete Pier is also home to a stunning marketplace of unique items from independent local vendors. You’ll have shade overhead as you visit the tents set up by local artists, offering everything from original art and handmade jewelry to specialty foods and apparel for the whole family. 

Finally, don’t miss your chance to see The Bending Arc in all its glory. This gorgeous artwork was designed by Tampa Bay native Janet Echelman, an internationally renowned artist who created Bending Arc for her hometown. The sculpture is constantly in motion thanks to the wind and stands more than 75 feet in the air at its highest point. Get a picture in front of The Bending Arc or enjoy a picnic on the grounds nearby. 

aerial view of pass a grille
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Pass-a-Grille Beach

If you’re searching for St. Pete family activities, take a quick drive to Pass-a-Grille Beach. This beach offers plenty to do, but it’s significantly less crowded than many other beaches in the area. You can come here to enjoy a breathtaking sunset, keep your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins, or even tie the knot!  

Anglers will want to visit Pass-a-Grille Beach for its world-class fishing opportunities. You can catch all species in these waters, including snapper, tarpon, snook, and others. Bring your own fishing gear or rent what you need from a nearby rental company. You can even book a fishing charter with Miss Pass-a-Grille, which will pair you with a knowledgeable captain and provide your rod, reel, bait, tackle, and fishing license. 

Gulf Beaches Historical Museum

Since 1993, the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum has been the premier St. Pete Beach museum. Step back in time and learn how this island has transformed from a sleepy village into a picturesque seaside paradise. The museum’s venue has historical significance, initially serving as a church when it was first constructed in 1917.

Exhibits throughout the museum contain artifacts from as early as 1500, including photos, maps, books, and other memorabilia. Thanks to the dedicated and knowledgeable, you’ll learn all about Pass-a-Grille and the surrounding areas. Visit on Friday or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Plan Your Stay

You’ll always benefit from complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TVs, fully stocked kitchens, and more. Contact our team today to learn more about our rentals and to book your next trip!

Guests in our St. Pete Beach rentals can enjoy these family-friendly activities and countless others! Sandy Beach Vacations offers rentals for groups of all sizes, from our 2-bedroom rentals for families to our 4+ bedroom rentals for larger parties.