Top Things to Do While on Your St. Pete Beach Vacation

St. Pete Beach is the definition of a Florida paradise, with stunning beaches, amazing weather, delicious restaurants, unique shopping opportunities, and friendly locals. The best part? St. Pete Beach is still somewhat of a hidden gem so that you won’t be fighting huge crowds of tourists!

If you’re wondering about some of the best St. Pete Beach things to do for when you visit, you’re in the right place. 

All About St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach truly has something for everyone, whether you want to get outside, enjoy a great meal, learn some local history, or enjoy some quality time with your family. This town is also just moments away from other destinations like Clearwater and Tampa, meaning that you can experience all these fantastic attractions even if you’re staying elsewhere. Of course, the easiest way to make sure you can fit everything in is by staying in one of our convenient St. Pete Beach vacation rentals! 

St. Pete BeachThings to Do

When you’re in St. Pete Beach, make sure you pay a visit to the RumFish Grill Aquarium. Yes, you’ll be treated to a fantastic meal, but many people come here to experience the massive 33,500-gallon aquarium! This aquarium was designed by the crew of the hit TV show Tanked and takes up an entire wall of the restaurant’s dining room, so you can get an incredible view of the fish no matter where you’re sitting! Read the plaques for more information about all the fish inside the tank.

fort desoto state park

At Fort Desoto Park, guests can explore two incredible piers: Gulf Pier and Bay Pier. Get amazing views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Egmont Key while you stroll along the pier or cast your line down into the water. The Gulf Pier extends more than 1,000 feet out into the water to make plenty of room for everyone! While you’re here, you can also head into the bait and tackle shop or go to the concession stand. 

Of course, Fort Desoto Park offers so much more than just the piers. Guests can also explore amazing historical sites, canoe or kayak through the mangroves, hike or ride bikes along the seven-mile trail, or explore the beautiful beaches. You can truly spend the entire day enjoying everything the park has to offer! 

If you want to spend some time in the water, book an excursion with Coastal Kayak Charters. You’ll head out with an experienced guide who will show you how to paddle through the mangroves and teach you all about the plants and animals you’ll see along the way! Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or this is your first time participating in the sport, you’re sure to enjoy getting in touch with nature and learning more about St. Pete Beach. 

Plan Your St Pete Vacation

With so much to see and do while you are on vacation in St Pete – you won’t ever want to leave! Check out our available St Pete vacation rentals and book your next dream beach getaway…

Places to Eat

Between experiencing all these fun things to do in St. Pete Beach, you’re bound to get hungry!

Snappers has been a local favorite for years, and the tagline says it all: “Where casual elegance meets exceptional seafood.” You’ll find a welcoming and sophisticated environment offering up delicious seafood favorites caught right here in town. Between the generous entrée portions, mouthwatering desserts, and unparalleled service, it’s no wonder why Snappers is so popular!

women drinking beer in st pete

For something a bit more laid-back, Oyster Shucker is a great choice. Every dish is prepared with the freshest local ingredients, and whether you go for seafood or a land option, their 50+ options for beer guarantee that there will be something that perfectly complements your meal! Oyster Shucker claims to have one of the area’s most unique dining experiences, and we’d be hard-pressed to argue! 

Finally, The Wharf is considered by locals to be one of the town’s most well-kept secrets. Live music every weekend, more than a dozen TVs, and a full liquor bar ensure that you’ll have a great time with your family and friends! Of course, you can also enjoy a top-quality meal (be sure to check out the weekly specials!) with a fantastic view of the water. 

Where to Stay

To experience all this and more, book a stay in our vacation rentals in St. Pete Beach! We’ve got rentals for groups of all sizes, guaranteeing you the perfect fit. Contact Sandy Beach today to learn more about all of our St. Pete Beach rentals.