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St.Petersburg is located on a peninsula and is surrounded by water surface on three sides. The city is between Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico and offers plenty of entertainment opportunities for its visitors. St.Petersburg is the fifth biggest city in Florida, nicknamed “Sunshine City”. You can easily guess why, because this city is constantly sunny and has a nice, warm weather throughout the whole year. Summers are hot and a bit humid, while winters are also good for sunbathing. The average year-round temperature is pleasant 24 C. Interestingly, St.Petersburg holds the World Guinness Record for most consecutive sunny days. Between years 1967 and 1969 the city went on a whopping streak of 768 straight sunny days with clear skies.
St.Petersburg is an artistic, vibrant, urban and charming city in Florida. It is just over an hour drive away from Orlando and the big theme parks. The city`s downtown is labeled as one of the best in the South USA. St.Petersburg`s beaches are about fifteen kilometers away from the downtown. All beaches are well equipped with different facilities, they are clean, waters are warm, and the sand is very white and soft.
St.Petersburg`s Pier is one of the top tourist attractions. It used to look like a pyramid turned upside-down, and there were lots of classy boutiques, shops, bars, restaurants and a large deck for observation. This place offers some stunning views on the sea and a beautiful sunset. The Pier was also the place where numerous concerts and other activities took place. From here you have the opportunity to go on sightseeing tours to the nearby places. However, the old Pier was recently taken down and now it is in process of rebuilding. Autumn of 2018 is the estimated time when the new, modern-looking pier will be unveiled.
Other great place to visit in St.Petersburg is the museum dedicated to the great Spanish artist Salvador Dali. There you will find a very large collection of his work outside of the main museum in Spain. Florida Holocaust Museum is another interesting place with many exhibits from the World War II. Museum of Art has a nice collection of sculptures and other artwork from the historic Roman and Greek periods.
Besides museums, there are many other interesting places to visit in St.Petersburg. Busch Gardens is a beautiful adventure park, attracting thousands of tourists. It is a home of over two thousand different animals and there are numerous thrill rides. Sunken Gardens are another place full of mazes of vegetation and plant life. Saunders Planetarium is a very large place where you can enjoy some stunning views on the night sky, and here you will also find a huge IMAX theater, where you will feel like you are somewhere in the upper space. If you are just a fan of shopping then you should know that this area is known as a paradise for shoppers. Here you will find ten very large malls for shopping, equipped with hundreds of stores, restaurants and bars.
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