What To Do In St Petersburg FL

Alden Suites Attractions

Discover all that Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer at Alden Suites. Centrally located in sunny St. Pete Beach, our Gulf-front property is surrounded by top-notch restaurants, shops, outdoor recreation and stunning white-sand beaches.

For even more adventure, drive 10 minutes to Downtown St. Petersburg or head to Clearwater or Tampa, both just 35 minutes away. Whether you want to meet Winter, the country’s most famous dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, see timeless works of art at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg or explore the nightlife in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, there’s always something fun to do near Alden Suites.

Traveling with kids? Families won’t want to miss Walt Disney World, Universal’s theme parks and Discovery Cove – all just 90 minutes away in Orlando.

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  • John’s Pass Village distance:10mfrom hotel

    John's Pass Fishing Village Wooden Sign

    John’s Pass Village is a bustling neighborhood filled with boutique shops and restaurants. Every Saturday John's Pass features live entertainment and drink specials at Bamboo Beach Bar and Grill, The Florida Winery and The Hut. You can also enjoy a Sunset Cruise at Hubbard's Marina.

    John’s Pass Village is a bustling neighborhood filled with boutique shops and restaurants. Every Saturday John's Pass features live entertainment and drink specials at Bamboo Beach Bar and Grill, The Florida Winery and The Hut. You can also enjoy a Sunset Cruise at Hubbard's Marina.

  • Busch Gardens distance:39.5mfrom hotel

    Roller Coaster

    Located in Tampa, Busch Gardens is a must-do for families and theme park enthusiasts.

    It has more thrilling rollercoasters than any other amusement park in the state, and it’s also home to one of the largest zoos in North America, with over 12,000 animals

    Located in Tampa, Busch Gardens is a must-do for families and theme park enthusiasts.

    It has more thrilling rollercoasters than any other amusement park in the state, and it’s also home to one of the largest zoos in North America, with over 12,000 animals

  • Orlando Theme Parks distance:100mfrom hotel

    Buildings on the Water

    Experience some of the best theme parks and live entertainment in the world in Orlando, just a 90-minute drive from our Gulf-front resort. Catch a breathtaking performance of Cirque Du Soleil's La Noumba;

    float down a lazy river at SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark; swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove; go on an African safari through Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The possibilities are endless.

    Experience some of the best theme parks and live entertainment in the world in Orlando, just a 90-minute drive from our Gulf-front resort. Catch a breathtaking performance of Cirque Du Soleil's La Noumba;

    float down a lazy river at SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark; swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove; go on an African safari through Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The possibilities are endless.

  • Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge distance:Accessible by ferry from Fort DeSotofrom hotel

    Egmont Key Ruins on the Beach

    This wildlife refuge is home to the historic ruins of Fort Dade, a reconstructed lighthouse, beautiful white sandy beaches and many unique species of birds and aquatic life. There are no stores or restrooms on the island, so remember to pack and cooler and sunscreen.

    This wildlife refuge is home to the historic ruins of Fort Dade, a reconstructed lighthouse, beautiful white sandy beaches and many unique species of birds and aquatic life. There are no stores or restrooms on the island, so remember to pack and cooler and sunscreen.

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium distance:20mfrom hotel

    Dolphins Swimming

    Primarily a hospital for sick and injured marine life, Clearwater Marine Aquarium has dozens of exhibits to educate young people about preserving our oceans and wildlife. The aquarium is also home to Winter, the world-famous dolphin with a prosthetic tail who inspired the movie Dolphin Tale.

    Primarily a hospital for sick and injured marine life, Clearwater Marine Aquarium has dozens of exhibits to educate young people about preserving our oceans and wildlife. The aquarium is also home to Winter, the world-famous dolphin with a prosthetic tail who inspired the movie Dolphin Tale.

  • The Florida Aquarium distance:31.5mfrom hotel

    Front of The Florida Aquarium

    Located in downtown Tampa, The Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. Popular exhibits include a large wetlands habitat, simulated beach, and a coral reef community housed in a 500,000-gallon tank.

    Located in downtown Tampa, The Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. Popular exhibits include a large wetlands habitat, simulated beach, and a coral reef community housed in a 500,000-gallon tank.

  • Chihuly Collection distance:20mfrom hotel

    Chihuly Collection

    See a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Located on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, this is the first installation of Chihuly’s art in a building designed specifically for that purpose by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso. The magnificent 10,000-square-foot setting creates a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art.

    See a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Located on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, this is the first installation of Chihuly’s art in a building designed specifically for that purpose by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso. The magnificent 10,000-square-foot setting creates a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art.

  • Salvador Dali Museum distance:10mfrom hotel

    Salvador Dali Museum

    The Dali Museum is home to an expertly curated collection of Salvador Dali works. Highlights include a Spanish-themed café, two wings of gallery space, a waterfront mathematical garden and the largest collection of Dali-inspired merchandise in the world.

    The Dali Museum is home to an expertly curated collection of Salvador Dali works. Highlights include a Spanish-themed café, two wings of gallery space, a waterfront mathematical garden and the largest collection of Dali-inspired merchandise in the world.

  • ybor city distance:33mfrom hotel

    Ybor City

    One of only two neighborhoods in Florida to be designated a National Historic Landmark District, Tampa’s Ybor City was originally home to European, Cuban and Jewish immigrants who made their living working in cigar factories. Since then, Ybor City has become known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, famous for its arts, culture, nightclubs and entertainment.

    One of only two neighborhoods in Florida to be designated a National Historic Landmark District, Tampa’s Ybor City was originally home to European, Cuban and Jewish immigrants who made their living working in cigar factories. Since then, Ybor City has become known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, famous for its arts, culture, nightclubs and entertainment.

  • Tropicana Field distance:8mfrom hotel

    Baseball Stadium

    Located in St. Petersburg, Tropicana Field is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. Through a unique partnership with the Florida Aquarium, there are over 30 live stingrays that fans can touch and feed throughout the game. If you’re visiting during baseball season, you won’t want to miss a game at Tropicana Field!

    Located in St. Petersburg, Tropicana Field is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. Through a unique partnership with the Florida Aquarium, there are over 30 live stingrays that fans can touch and feed throughout the game. If you’re visiting during baseball season, you won’t want to miss a game at Tropicana Field!

  • Adventure Island distance:40mfrom hotel

    Girl Riding on Water Flume

    Located in Tampa, Adventure Island’s 30-acre waterpark is loaded with family-friendly attractions. Highlights include a lagoon playground, thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, 17,000-square-foot wave pool and white-sand beach volleyball courts. The park is open every day, early March through early September.

    Located in Tampa, Adventure Island’s 30-acre waterpark is loaded with family-friendly attractions. Highlights include a lagoon playground, thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, 17,000-square-foot wave pool and white-sand beach volleyball courts. The park is open every day, early March through early September.

  • Caladesi Island distance:23mfrom hotel

    Caladesi Island

    Located off the coast of Dunedin, Caladesi Island is accessible only by ferry. Here you will find one of the top 10 beaches in the United States, mangrove forests and wildlife unique to the area. This is a great place for shelling, catching some rays and enjoying your day on a secluded island

    For more information on Caladesi Island, please contact:
    Gulf Islands Geopark
    #1 Causeway Blvd.
    Dunedin, FL 34698
    727-469-5918

    Located off the coast of Dunedin, Caladesi Island is accessible only by ferry. Here you will find one of the top 10 beaches in the United States, mangrove forests and wildlife unique to the area. This is a great place for shelling, catching some rays and enjoying your day on a secluded island

    For more information on Caladesi Island, please contact:
    Gulf Islands Geopark
    #1 Causeway Blvd.
    Dunedin, FL 34698
    727-469-5918

  • Fort DeSoto Park distance:10mfrom hotel

    Fort DeSoto Park

    Located at the tip of Pinellas County on the island of Tierra Verde, Fort DeSoto is the largest park in the immediate area. It has two fishing piers, nature trails, boat docks, seven miles of beaches, picnic pavilions with grills and so much more to explore.

    For more information on Fort DeSoto Park, please contact:
    3500 Pinellas Bayway
    Tierra Verde, FL 33715
    727-866-2484

    Located at the tip of Pinellas County on the island of Tierra Verde, Fort DeSoto is the largest park in the immediate area. It has two fishing piers, nature trails, boat docks, seven miles of beaches, picnic pavilions with grills and so much more to explore.

    For more information on Fort DeSoto Park, please contact:
    3500 Pinellas Bayway
    Tierra Verde, FL 33715
    727-866-2484

  • Raymond James Stadium distance:30minutesfrom hotel

    Football Stadium

    Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Raymond James Stadium is consistently rated the best field in the league by members of the NFL Players Association, and league insiders refer to the stadium as the “crown jewel” of the NFL. Other than football, the stadium regularly hosts music festivals, concerts, monster truck rallies and more.

    Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Raymond James Stadium is consistently rated the best field in the league by members of the NFL Players Association, and league insiders refer to the stadium as the “crown jewel” of the NFL. Other than football, the stadium regularly hosts music festivals, concerts, monster truck rallies and more.

  • Amalie Arena distance:30mfrom hotel

    Hockey Stadium

    Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team, Amalie Arena boasts unique features like lightning-throwing Tesla coils, an 11,000 square-foot Bud Light party deck with incredible views of the city and a massive digital pipe organ. The arena regularly hosts basketball games, music festivals, concerts, figure skating shows and more.

    Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team, Amalie Arena boasts unique features like lightning-throwing Tesla coils, an 11,000 square-foot Bud Light party deck with incredible views of the city and a massive digital pipe organ. The arena regularly hosts basketball games, music festivals, concerts, figure skating shows and more.

  • Bright House Field distance:20mfrom hotel

    Bright House Baseball Field

    Bright House Field is the home for the Phillies' Spring Training games. Gates open 2.5 hours before game time, which is about midway through Phillies batting practice. Games usually start at 1:05 p.m. The field is home to a full service bar, Frenchy's Tiki Pavilion, and picnic table seating is available on a terrace with an area for kids.

    Bright House Field is the home for the Phillies' Spring Training games. Gates open 2.5 hours before game time, which is about midway through Phillies batting practice. Games usually start at 1:05 p.m. The field is home to a full service bar, Frenchy's Tiki Pavilion, and picnic table seating is available on a terrace with an area for kids.

  • Florida Auto Exchange Stadium distance:35mfrom hotel

    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as home to the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A Florida State League. Baseball has been played on its grounds since 1930, and the field is the only one the Blue Jays have ever called home in spring training.

    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as home to the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A Florida State League. Baseball has been played on its grounds since 1930, and the field is the only one the Blue Jays have ever called home in spring training.

  • Mangrove Bay distance:20mfrom hotel

    Golf Course

    Mangrove Bay is a par-72, championship golf course located on 180 beautifully landscaped acres in northeast St. Petersburg. Mangrove Bay features 18 holes of championship golf on USGA modified Tifdwarf Bermuda greens, a clubhouse with a snack bar, driving range, practice facility, PGA golf instruction and a pro shop.

    Mangrove Bay is a par-72, championship golf course located on 180 beautifully landscaped acres in northeast St. Petersburg. Mangrove Bay features 18 holes of championship golf on USGA modified Tifdwarf Bermuda greens, a clubhouse with a snack bar, driving range, practice facility, PGA golf instruction and a pro shop.

John’s Pass Village

distance: 10m from hotel
John's Pass Fishing Village Wooden Sign

John’s Pass Village is a bustling neighborhood filled with boutique shops and restaurants. Every Saturday John's Pass features live entertainment and drink specials at Bamboo Beach Bar and Grill, The Florida Winery and The Hut. You can also enjoy a Sunset Cruise at Hubbard's Marina.

Busch Gardens

distance: 39.5m from hotel
Roller Coaster

Located in Tampa, Busch Gardens is a must-do for families and theme park enthusiasts.

It has more thrilling rollercoasters than any other amusement park in the state, and it’s also home to one of the largest zoos in North America, with over 12,000 animals

Orlando Theme Parks

distance: 100m from hotel
Buildings on the Water

Experience some of the best theme parks and live entertainment in the world in Orlando, just a 90-minute drive from our Gulf-front resort. Catch a breathtaking performance of Cirque Du Soleil's La Noumba;

float down a lazy river at SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark; swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove; go on an African safari through Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The possibilities are endless.

Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

distance: Accessible by ferry from Fort DeSoto from hotel
Egmont Key Ruins on the Beach

This wildlife refuge is home to the historic ruins of Fort Dade, a reconstructed lighthouse, beautiful white sandy beaches and many unique species of birds and aquatic life. There are no stores or restrooms on the island, so remember to pack and cooler and sunscreen.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

distance: 20m from hotel
Dolphins Swimming

Primarily a hospital for sick and injured marine life, Clearwater Marine Aquarium has dozens of exhibits to educate young people about preserving our oceans and wildlife. The aquarium is also home to Winter, the world-famous dolphin with a prosthetic tail who inspired the movie Dolphin Tale.

The Florida Aquarium

distance: 31.5m from hotel
Front of The Florida Aquarium

Located in downtown Tampa, The Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. Popular exhibits include a large wetlands habitat, simulated beach, and a coral reef community housed in a 500,000-gallon tank.

Chihuly Collection

distance: 20m from hotel
Chihuly Collection

See a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Located on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg, this is the first installation of Chihuly’s art in a building designed specifically for that purpose by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso. The magnificent 10,000-square-foot setting creates a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of Chihuly’s art.

Salvador Dali Museum

distance: 10m from hotel
Salvador Dali Museum

The Dali Museum is home to an expertly curated collection of Salvador Dali works. Highlights include a Spanish-themed café, two wings of gallery space, a waterfront mathematical garden and the largest collection of Dali-inspired merchandise in the world.

ybor city

distance: 33m from hotel
Ybor City

One of only two neighborhoods in Florida to be designated a National Historic Landmark District, Tampa’s Ybor City was originally home to European, Cuban and Jewish immigrants who made their living working in cigar factories. Since then, Ybor City has become known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, famous for its arts, culture, nightclubs and entertainment.

Tropicana Field

distance: 8m from hotel
Baseball Stadium

Located in St. Petersburg, Tropicana Field is home to Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. Through a unique partnership with the Florida Aquarium, there are over 30 live stingrays that fans can touch and feed throughout the game. If you’re visiting during baseball season, you won’t want to miss a game at Tropicana Field!

Adventure Island

distance: 40m from hotel
Girl Riding on Water Flume

Located in Tampa, Adventure Island’s 30-acre waterpark is loaded with family-friendly attractions. Highlights include a lagoon playground, thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, 17,000-square-foot wave pool and white-sand beach volleyball courts. The park is open every day, early March through early September.

Caladesi Island

distance: 23m from hotel
Caladesi Island

Located off the coast of Dunedin, Caladesi Island is accessible only by ferry. Here you will find one of the top 10 beaches in the United States, mangrove forests and wildlife unique to the area. This is a great place for shelling, catching some rays and enjoying your day on a secluded island

For more information on Caladesi Island, please contact:
Gulf Islands Geopark
#1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-469-5918

Fort DeSoto Park

distance: 10m from hotel
Fort DeSoto Park

Located at the tip of Pinellas County on the island of Tierra Verde, Fort DeSoto is the largest park in the immediate area. It has two fishing piers, nature trails, boat docks, seven miles of beaches, picnic pavilions with grills and so much more to explore.

For more information on Fort DeSoto Park, please contact:
3500 Pinellas Bayway
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
727-866-2484

Raymond James Stadium

distance: 30minutes from hotel
Football Stadium

Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Raymond James Stadium is consistently rated the best field in the league by members of the NFL Players Association, and league insiders refer to the stadium as the “crown jewel” of the NFL. Other than football, the stadium regularly hosts music festivals, concerts, monster truck rallies and more.

Amalie Arena

distance: 30m from hotel
Hockey Stadium

Home of the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team, Amalie Arena boasts unique features like lightning-throwing Tesla coils, an 11,000 square-foot Bud Light party deck with incredible views of the city and a massive digital pipe organ. The arena regularly hosts basketball games, music festivals, concerts, figure skating shows and more.

Bright House Field

distance: 20m from hotel
Bright House Baseball Field

Bright House Field is the home for the Phillies' Spring Training games. Gates open 2.5 hours before game time, which is about midway through Phillies batting practice. Games usually start at 1:05 p.m. The field is home to a full service bar, Frenchy's Tiki Pavilion, and picnic table seating is available on a terrace with an area for kids.

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

distance: 35m from hotel
Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as home to the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A Florida State League. Baseball has been played on its grounds since 1930, and the field is the only one the Blue Jays have ever called home in spring training.

Mangrove Bay

distance: 20m from hotel
Golf Course

Mangrove Bay is a par-72, championship golf course located on 180 beautifully landscaped acres in northeast St. Petersburg. Mangrove Bay features 18 holes of championship golf on USGA modified Tifdwarf Bermuda greens, a clubhouse with a snack bar, driving range, practice facility, PGA golf instruction and a pro shop.

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