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St. Petersburg


St. Petersburg is a city in Florida located on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. It is a popular tourist destination, and one of three cities in the Tampa Bay area (the others being Clearwater and Tampa). As of the 2000 census, St. Petersburg's population was 248,232.

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St. Petersburg Facts


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  • Perhaps the best-known professional sports franchise in St. Petersburg is the baseball team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

  • St. Petersburg's nicknames include "Always in Season", "Sunshine City", and "St. Pete".

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Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Travel Guide)

By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-31
Paperback (250 pages)

Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Experience the Life of the City!

A buzzing city center, quaint historic harbor, and more than 35 miles of Gulf Coast beaches: get to know this unique part of the Sunshine State. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, curated for families, beach-goers, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler: See surrealist artwork at the Salvador Dali Museum, or soar over the bay at the world's largest skydiving center. Discover the vibrant nightlife of Tampa's historic Latin Quarter, or indulge in a puff of the region's famed cigars. Get your kicks on one of the many thrill rides at Busch Gardens, or kick back with a daiquiri after a relaxing day on the beach
  • Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Firsthand perspective from born-and-raised Floridian Joshua Kinser
  • Focused coverage of Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, South Tampa and Hyde Park, Busch Gardens and North Tampa, Greater Tampa, Downtown St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Gulf Port, Clearwater and Dunedin, and Greater Pinellas County
  • Day trips to Orlando's theme parks, the Nature Coast, and Sarasota
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, wildlife, and geography
With Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Visiting more of the Sunshine State? Try Moon Florida. Exploring by car? Try Moon Florida Road Trip.

Hidden History of St. Petersburg

By Will Michaels

The History Press
Released: 2016-07-25
Paperback (176 pages)

Hidden History of St. Petersburg
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Florida is one of the most visited places in the world, and one of its most visited cities is St. Petersburg. But there's a lot more to the "Sunshine City" than pristine beaches. During his travels to sunny St. Pete, James Brown discovered local jazz artist LeRoy Flemmings Jr. Doc Webb's World's Most Unusual Drug Store attracted customers and spectators from afar. Babe Ruth's longest home run ever was launched from the city. William Straub had a great vision for the area's treasured waterfront park system, and the historic Vinoy Hotel was instrumental in launching the downtown renaissance. City historian Will Michaels explores a wide swath of hidden history in one of Florida's largest cities.

Central West Florida Backroads Travel: Day Trips Off The Beaten Path: Towns, Beaches, Historic Sites, Wineries, Attractions (FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL GUIDES Book 6)

By Mike Miller

Florida-Backroads-Travel.com
Released: 2015-08-14
Kindle Edition (116 pages)

Central West Florida Backroads Travel: Day Trips Off The Beaten Path: Towns, Beaches, Historic Sites, Wineries, Attractions (FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL GUIDES Book 6)
 
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CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL takes you off the Interstate Highways and onto the quieter roads that defined this region in earlier years. Millions of people visit Central West Florida every year and never really see it. Everything looks pretty much the same from Interstate 4, Interstate 75 or the Suncoast Parkway. The same old billboards, gas stations, chain restaurants and tacky tourist traps call out to you as you speed along. This guide will rescue you from interstate monotony and take you off the beaten path to what is called Old Florida. This part of our fast growing state is still a place of serenity, natural wonders and historic places. The guide is organized into several different sections so you can browse what you’d like at your convenience.


Several historic Central West Florida towns are profiled including Arcadia, Bradenton, Cortez, Dade City, Englewood, Homosassa, Plant City, Sarasota, St Petersburg, Tampa and Venice. The history of each town is discussed and photos are shown along with an antique postcard now and then. If a town has a good restaurant, the guide will mention it along with some favorite lodging choices.


Although Central West Florida is noted for its major cities - Tampa, Sarasota and St. Petersburg - the area is also famous for white sand beaches, vast agricultural lands and older quieter tourist attractions. This guide will show you where the best ones are. You will also learn about several Florida State Parks. These parks are quiet treasures that will make your visit even more interesting.


Florida heritage and history are important parts of the culture of Central West Florida. The guide tells you about festivals, including art shows, and gives you times and places so you can enjoy them during your visit. You will also find a list of all Central West Florida heritage sites, and will learn about the interesting history of this part of Florida.


Last but not least, CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL has a section on Florida day trips. You will be given recommended driving routes along with maps to help you enjoy your wanderings around this interesting region of Florida.


The guide is written by Mike Miller, a 50 plus year resident of Florida. Mike is a graduate civil engineer from the University of Florida and has traveled all over the state on both business and pleasure. He writes for and publishes his own website, Florida-Backroads-Travel.com. Much of the material from this guide is from the website.


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-07-07
Paperback (264 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St Petersburg
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg is your in-depth guide to the very best of the city of St. Petersburg.

Explore the best of St. Petersburg with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide. Whether you're on the hunt for stunning cathedrals and churches, soviet landmarks, or the best places to shop and browse, we've packed it all into this fantastic guide. Take walking tours of gorgeous architecture, waterways and bridges, or experience the city's wonderful restaurants, cafes, and bars. No matter your budget, we can help you find a hotel in St. Petersburg, or experience fun activities for families with children or for the solitary traveler.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg truly shows you the city of St. Petersburg as no one else can.

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Insiders' Guide® to the Greater Tampa Bay Area: Including Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Clearwater (Insiders' Guide Series)

By Anne Anderson

Anderson, Anne W.
Paperback (336 pages)

Insiders  Guide® to the Greater Tampa Bay Area: Including Tampa, St. Petersburg, & Clearwater (Insiders  Guide Series)
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Insiders' Guide to the Greater Tampa Bay Area is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this beautiful Florida region. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Tampa Bay and its surrounding environs.

St. Petersburg: The Sunshine City (FL) (Images of America)

By R. Wayne Ayers

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2001-06-06
Paperback (128 pages)

St. Petersburg: The Sunshine City (FL) (Images of America)
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In the early 1900s, St. Petersburg, located on Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast, was a place where dreams came true, where fortunes were won, and where thousands came to bask in the city’s golden glow. “The Sunshine City” became its nickname and the advertising mantra that helped catapult St. Petersburg from a sleepy backwater of Tampa and a struggling rail stop to one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations. By the 1920s―often referred to as Florida’s boom era―St. Petersburg saw fast and furious growth as the city’s most significant institutions, buildings, and attractions came into being. Developers and promoters lured countless settlers and tourists from across the country by touting the city’s many virtues and its perpetual sunshine. Almost overnight, St. Petersburg was transformed into a popular tourist mecca with a bustling downtown and waterfront, picturesque residential neighborhoods, lush parks and gardens, and the all the attractions of the day. This fascinating time was documented in both word and image by visitors, new residents, and the energetic players that made St. Petersburg boom.

Moving to Greater St. Petersburg: The Un-Tourist Guide

By Cindy Dobyns

Voyager Media, Inc.
Paperback (138 pages)

Moving to Greater St. Petersburg: The Un-Tourist Guide
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This practical and lively guide is essential if you are making St. Petersburg and the beaches your new home. “Moving to Greater St. Petersburg: The Un-Tourist Guide” provides all the vital information you need to settle in comfortably and quickly. Join nearly a million people in Pinellas County, Florida who currently enjoy year round sunshine, waterfront homes, fishing and boating, while pursuing careers or retirement. Our goal is to help you make the most of our communities by showing you how to: Choose a place to live that suits your lifestyle Determine the best schools Relocate your business or launch a new one Find the best shopping and dining Participate in festivals, the arts, and outdoor fun Assimilate quickly within your community READ THIS BOOK TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: Cost of living Utilities Property taxes Real estate Renting vs. buying Neighborhoods Furniture and interior design Enjoying the outdoors Florida fashions Grocers and gourmet shops Pre-K through high school choices Colleges and universities Associations and community groups Moving tips Top employers History of St. Petersburg Healthcare resources Infant and toddler care Local media Sports teams Fitness opportunities Boating and beaches Economic development Important phone numbers and websites

Ghosts of Florida's Gulf Coast

By Alan Brown

Pineapple Press
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Ghosts of Florida s Gulf Coast
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It's easier to imagine ghosts haunting gloomy, medieval castles in Europe of brooding mansions in New England than bright, cheerful homes across the Sunshine State, but ghosts abound in sunny, tropical Florida. In fact, Florida absolutely oozes the weird, the creepy, and the ghastly.

St. Petersburg's Historic 22nd Street South

By Rosalie Peck

The History Press
Released: 2006-02-13
Paperback (128 pages)

St. Petersburg s Historic 22nd Street South
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With this powerful, evocative new book, St. Petersburg residents Jon Wilson and Rosalie Peck present an informative narrative that explores the history of St. Petersburg, Florida’s most vibrant African American neighborhood: 22nd Street South or “the deuces.” Throughout the city’s history, no other area has personified strength for the African American community like this segregation-era thoroughfare.

A haven during the brutal Jim Crow years, 22nd Street South was a place where prominent businessmen and community leaders were the role models and residents and neighbors looked out for one another. The close-knit community encouraged strong, positive values even as its members were treated as second-class citizens in the wider world. Authors Wilson and Peck tell the story of this unique district and how its people and events contributed to and helped to shape the history of St. Petersburg in the context of the greater South and the Civil Rights Movement.

St. Petersburg Through Time (America Through Time)

By James Anthony Schnur

America Through Time
Released: 2014-11-24
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St. Petersburg Through Time (America Through Time)
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Known as the "Sunshine City," St. Petersburg gained notoriety as a popular destination for seasonal residents during the Florida real estate boom of the 1920s. However, the history of footprints along with shoreline spans thousands of years. Long before the first contact with Spanish conquistadors during the sixteenth century, indigenous cultures flourished along the abundant estuaries and left shell mounds and pottery as evidence of their settlements. After these original inhabitants disappeared, occasional fishing parties from Cuba and the Caribbean visited a largely uninhabited peninsula along Florida's west coast. Indeed, fewer than 500 people resided along the entire Pinellas peninsula on the eve of the Civil War.

Throughout the twentieth century, waves of settlers, tourists, and residents encountered a colorful array of speculators and developers. Sometimes known as a winter wonderland for "snowbird" retirees, St. Petersburg tried to reinvent itself after pundits referred to the city as "God's waiting room" by the early 1960s. Fifty years later, much has changed.

This book offers a visual portrait of St. Petersburg since the early 1900s. Historical and contemporary photographs in four chapters illustrate St. Petersburg's waterfront heritage, the transformation of its downtown, the establishment of neighborhoods near downtown, and the city's expansion in more recent years. Rather than offering an academic narrative, St. Petersburg Through Time introduces the reader to important moments in the city's vibrant history and encourages further exploration.


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