10 THINGS TO DO IN ST. PETE
Explore the Area Around Our Beachfront Hotel
St. Pete Beach is filled with activities and attractions to enjoy, whether you are into family-focused fun, artistic pursuits, or pro sports. Our hotel location also gives guests the opportunity to visit attractions in nearby towns, including Tampa Bay, Clearwater, and Orlando. Sirata Beach Resort – located just steps from 13 acres of beautiful white-sand beach – and is mere minutes from some of the area’s top attractions.
Top 10 Things to Do in Tampa Bay:
- John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk: A waterfront turn-of-the-century fishing village, John’s Pass features one hundred merchants offering unique shopping, great food, the local fishing fleet, dolphin watching and shelling tours, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. John’s Pass is within easy distance of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, and just a short drive to the Orlando area.
- Fort De Soto Park / Fort De Soto Dog Beach: Located in the southwest corner of Mullet Key, at the entrance to Tampa Bay, Fort De Soto Park features beaches, fishing, nature trails, camping, boating, and other family activities. When your furry friend isn’t resting in our pet-friendly hotel accommodations, explore Fort De Solo Dog Beach and Paw Playground, one of the most popular dog parks in St. Pete.
- Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays baseball): See the Tampa Bay Rays under the dome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Along with a number of amenities, visitors can see the Rays Touch Tank filled with cow nose rays, plus the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame.
- The Dali Museum: Sirata Beach Resort is among the closest hotels near the Dali Museum and within easy reach to local art and culture. The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Pete Beach art museum, celebrates the life and vision of Salvador Dali. Come see the largest collection of Dalí’s work outside Europe, including an extensive permanent collection and rotating exhibitions exploring the artist’s larger-than-life persona.
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine animals, Clearwater is famed for its public programs as well as its therapy and research. Visit and see rescued animals like Winter, a bottlenose dolphin fitted with a prosthetic tail that brought Clearwater international renown.
- Lowry Park Zoo: Voted the #1 Family Friendly Zoo in the US by Parents Magazine in 2009, Lowry Park Zoo is also a leader in the state for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity, granting guests the chance to see endangered wildlife in a lush environment.
- Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers football): Popularly known as the “Ray Jay,” this stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as the NCAA’s South Florida Bulls football team. For extra fun, visit during major events like the annual New Year’s Day Outback Bowl, the AGA/Budweiser American Invitational, or the Monster Jam monster truck event that marks the end of football season.
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, combining world-class thrill rides, live entertainment, and more than 12,000 animals. Challenge a 335-foot drop tower, Falcon’s Fury® or race like a cheetah on Cheetah Hunt®. New in 2016, Busch Gardens puts a spin on family thrills with Cobra’s Curse™, a one-of-a-kind spin coaster.
- Adventure Island: With the many things to do in St. Pete for kids, Adventure Island tops the list. Home to thirty acres of slides, pools, kid-friendly attractions, and dining, Adventure Island is a classic waterpark northeast of Tampa, Florida across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
- LEGOLAND Florida: When you stay at St. Pete Beach hotels for kids, the Sirata is the best choice for convenient trips to LEGOLAND Florida. Surprise your kids with their favorite toys coming to life in this interactive theme park. As an endless excitement for young children, LEGOLAND is the place to see cities, monuments, and animals all made up of Legos. Other treats within this St. Petersburg attraction include restaurants, shopping, a botanical garden and the LEGOLAND Water Park.