Opened in July 2020, the new St. Pete Pier has all the makings for a fun family outing in one cool place – a beach with gentle surf, playground, splash pad, family-friendly restaurants (with lots of ice cream!) and plenty of greenspace for running around. Kids can learn about the local marine environment at the new Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center or take a nature cruise in the St. Pete Pier District.
Nearby, check out a Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer match at Al Lang Stadium or cheer for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team at air-conditioned Tropicana Field. Here, kids can run the bases after Sunday home games, which are designated as Family Fun Days.
Chill out at the world-class Dalí Museum – explore the kid-friendly gallery, listen to an audio tour geared to kids on the free Dalí app, and try your luck on the self-guided scavenger hunt. Other local art institutions recognize that kids need creative outlets, too - check with the Morean Arts Center and the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts for art activities geared to little ones.