The New St. Pete Pier

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ExPIERience the New $92 Million St. Pete Pier District on St. Pete's Beautiful Bayfront

The St. Pete Pier was recently named the #2 new attraction in the country by USA Today. Come explore its 26 acres of sparkling Tampa Bay waterfront! Visitors will find waterfront restaurants, interactive areas for families, a marketplace of local artisans and vendors, a fishing deck, stunning public art and much more. Even more exciting: You can exPIERience almost all of it for free.

 

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800 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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red pelican statues greet visitors at the St. Pete Pier

St. Pete Pier Parking & Transportation

Two parking lots are available for guests at the St. Pete Pier (the large Pelican lot is found south of the Pier Plaza and Pavilion, and the Dolphin lot is north of the Marketplace). Limited metered street parking is available near the Pier complex and there are several downtown parking garages within walking distance. In addition, there are trams to help move visitors around, with stops near the Pelican lot, the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center and at the Pier itself. As you explore, look for message boards with maps and other information.

WHERE TO PARK
A girl in green dress playing in the splash pad at the St. Pete Pier

Things to Do at the St. Pete Pier

Touted as the Southeast's largest waterfront playground, the St. Pete Pier District offers plenty to do - and so much room to roam in its beautiful public green spaces. Swim, stroll or read a book at Spa Beach. Walk, bike or rollerblade along the waterfront and enjoy great views of the marina and city skyline. Shop for local goods at The Marketplace. Let the kids try for a big catch at the fishing deck, or spend time at the family playground and splash pad. There's even a totally cool tilted lawn that your little ones (and maybe you) are going to want to roll down. And don't miss "Bending Arc," an enormous net sculpture created by world-renowned artist (and Tampa Bay native) Janet Echelman. Tip: At night, the sculpture is even more dramatic.

a couple enjoys waterfront dining at the St. Pete Pier District

Waterfront Dining at the St. Pete Pier

Love waterfront dining? This is your place! The St. Pete Pier District offers several restaurants with expansive views of Tampa Bay. From fresh seafood to casual fare, tropical drinks and ice cream treats, there's a restaurant at the St. Pete Pier for whatever you're hungry for.

MORE ON PIER DINING
family exploring Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center at the St. Pete Pier

The Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center

One of the most exciting attractions at the new St. Pete Pier is the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center, which offers visitors a chance to learn about the Tampa Bay estuary, the largest in Florida. Inside the center's expansive glass walls and at an outdoor "wet classroom," guests will find interactive exhibits, live marine habitats, tours and video presentations. Kids will love this hands-on experience! 

NATURE CENTER
The new St. Pete Pier District will offer a shaded Marketplace with local vendors

Local Artisan Marketplace at the Pier

If you're looking for a great momento of your visit, local artisans and vendors will sell St. Pete-made goods at shaded stalls and market-style tents. Look for them Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

replica of Benoist airplane at St. Pete Museum of History

St. Pete's History on Display

The St. Pete Museum of History is a little gem that has been sharing local stories for almost 100 years - and you can find it on the north side of the Pier approach. Check out the exhibit, "Building the Sunshine City," view an awesome collection of baseball memorabilia, and see a replica of the Benoist aircraft that took the first commercial flight from St. Pete to Tampa.

HISTORY HERE

A Pier-riffic Collection of Photos

The new St. Pete Pier District is a great place to spend the day!

Sculpture at night in St. Pete Pier

Stunning Public Art

See "Bending Arc," the unforgettable net sculpture created by Tampa native Janet Echelman.

Two men look at the bay from a deck at the new St. Pete Pier

Enjoy Water Views Everywhere

The new St. Pete Pier District is the latest addition to the city's treasured waterfront public space.

Couple walking by St. Pete Pier at sunset

Walk by the Water

St. Pete's city skyline is visible from the Pier District - a particularly pretty sight at sunset.

kids running at the family playground at the St. Pete Pier District

Let the Kids Run Wild

A family playground, splash pad and other kid-friendly amenities abound.

two woman with fishing rods at the Fishing Deck at the St. Pete Pier

Go Fish!

A fishing deck and tackle shop on-site make it easy to try your luck.

a little girl looks at a colorful display at the Pier's Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center

Discover New Things

The Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center offers interactive exhibits about our local marine environment.

A girl at the touch tank at the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center at the new St. Pete Pier

Touch Tank Time

Touch tanks and other interactive exhibits are a big part of the fun at the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center.

sunrise at the new St. Pete Pier

Visit a One-of-a-Kind Attraction

The new St. Pete Pier District is a must-see attraction in Florida.

red pelican statues greet visitors at the St. Pete Pier

St. Pete Pier Parking & Transportation

Two parking lots are available for guests at the St. Pete Pier (the large Pelican lot is found south of the Pier Plaza and Pavilion, and the Dolphin lot is north of the Marketplace). Limited metered street parking is available near the Pier complex and there are several downtown parking garages within walking distance. In addition, there are trams to help move visitors around, with stops near the Pelican lot, the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center and at the Pier itself. As you explore, look for message boards with maps and other information.

WHERE TO PARK
A girl in green dress playing in the splash pad at the St. Pete Pier

Things to Do at the St. Pete Pier

Touted as the Southeast's largest waterfront playground, the St. Pete Pier District offers plenty to do - and so much room to roam in its beautiful public green spaces. Swim, stroll or read a book at Spa Beach. Walk, bike or rollerblade along the waterfront and enjoy great views of the marina and city skyline. Shop for local goods at The Marketplace. Let the kids try for a big catch at the fishing deck, or spend time at the family playground and splash pad. There's even a totally cool tilted lawn that your little ones (and maybe you) are going to want to roll down. And don't miss "Bending Arc," an enormous net sculpture created by world-renowned artist (and Tampa Bay native) Janet Echelman. Tip: At night, the sculpture is even more dramatic.

a couple enjoys waterfront dining at the St. Pete Pier District

Waterfront Dining at the St. Pete Pier

Love waterfront dining? This is your place! The St. Pete Pier District offers several restaurants with expansive views of Tampa Bay. From fresh seafood to casual fare, tropical drinks and ice cream treats, there's a restaurant at the St. Pete Pier for whatever you're hungry for.

MORE ON PIER DINING
family exploring Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center at the St. Pete Pier

The Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center

One of the most exciting attractions at the new St. Pete Pier is the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center, which offers visitors a chance to learn about the Tampa Bay estuary, the largest in Florida. Inside the center's expansive glass walls and at an outdoor "wet classroom," guests will find interactive exhibits, live marine habitats, tours and video presentations. Kids will love this hands-on experience! 

NATURE CENTER
The new St. Pete Pier District will offer a shaded Marketplace with local vendors

Local Artisan Marketplace at the Pier

If you're looking for a great momento of your visit, local artisans and vendors sell St. Pete-made goods at shaded stalls and market-style tents. Look for them Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

replica of Benoist airplane at St. Pete Museum of History

St. Pete's History on Display

The St. Pete Museum of History is a little gem that has been sharing local stories for almost 100 years - and you can find it on the north side of the Pier approach. Check out the exhibit, "Building the Sunshine City," view an awesome collection of baseball memorabilia, and see a replica of the Benoist aircraft that took the first commercial flight from St. Pete to Tampa.

HISTORY HERE
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