These two Ed Ault nines, like the other combinations at Carrolwood, aren't overly long or difficult, at par 72 and 6429 yards from the middle tees. But they do command respect just the same. There is enough sand and water to complicate your journey around the course, along with just enough length to require good play from the tees. The Cypress nine is very narrow in spots and has some out of bounds; the Pines holds some length and boasts more water. Carrolwood Village Golf & Tennis Club-Pines/Cypress Course is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.
Carrolwood Village Golf & Tennis Club at par 72 and 6335 yards from the middle tees, makes for a sturdy test of golf. Designed by Ed Ault, this course is made up of the hardest and easiest nines on the property. The Meadows nine is short and easy while the Pines has some length, some tough par-4s, and considerably more water. There is also a good deal of sand about, so be wary. The greens are capable of fooling you if you aren't paying attention.
5500 Gulf Boulevard St Petersburg Beach, FL 33706 +1 727 367 6461
Enjoy the best of St. Pete Beach at the Trade Winds Splash Island Water Park. Guests can wade or swim out to the island for an hour of fun. Test your skill on one of the trampolines floating in the ocean, climb ladders, or take a ride on a slide. Kids can run and slide on runways and splashmats placed throughout the park while parents relax on a nearby raft. Certified lifeguards monitor the area. Height and weight restrictions apply to children and lifejackets are required. Discount pricing applies to guests staying at the Trade Winds Island Resort. Operating hours may vary due to water and weather conditions. - Vickie Ferguson
801 Pass-A-Grille Way St Petersburg, FL 33706 +1 727 360 1348
Take a 10-minute boat ride to Shell Key Preserve to spend the day having fun in the Florida sun. Bring provisions and enjoy all the key has to offer. Stroll along the beach, take a refreshing dip in the Gulf, gather an assortment of seashells, or relax soaking up some sun. The shuttle departs three times each day at 10a, 12p, and at 2p with return trips at 12:15p, 2:15p, and the last trip at 4:15p. Guests are provided with snorkels, masks, bags for shells, and umbrellas at no charge. Sunset cruises lasting over an hour around the barrier islands are also available, however reservations are required. Schedules may vary throughout the year and no pets are allowed on the preserve. - Vickie Ferguson
320 Corey Avenue St Petersburg Beach, FL, FL 33706 +1 727 363 1334
Since 1973, the Vincent William Gallery has maintained an impressive collection of fine artwork. At the gallery, visitors will see multiple displays of handcrafted work from more than 40 local artists. The artwork includes pieces of elegant stained glass, intricate jewelry, blown and fused glass, sculpture, photography, ceramics and original stylistic paintings. Visit the gallery to leisurely browse through the beautifully creative and innovative pieces. Artists are available for custom orders. Periodically, the gallery hosts exhibitions and special events. For your convenience, free parking is available on the street directly in front of the gallery. - Vickie Ferguson
Situated right next to Vinoy Park, the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club provides guest with all the amenities to assure an exceptionally comfortable and convenient stay. With its elegant, decor, private marina and beautiful 18-hole golf course, visitors may just very well forget to explore all the attractions that the rest of St. Petersburg has to offer!
7400 25th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33702 +1 727 217 7256
This 390-acre park in the heart of urbanized Pinellas County serves a dual purpose. Its lake, maple swamp and man-made canals act as water retention devices to prevent flood damage and at the same time, wildlife in abundance is attracted to the area. Here, you'll spot small mammals and rodents and, at dusk, you may see armadillos. A mile-long elevated boardwalk winds through the swamp and oak hammock, and an observation tower at lake's edge offers an up-top view. A tour booklet available at the Anderson Environmental Center will guide you through your walk and helps you identify the wildlife. Picnicking is permitted and there is no admission fee.
St Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL 33706 +1 1 877 338 8810
Experience the thrill of soaring high in the sky looking down on the Florida coastline with a balloon ride from St. Petersburg Balloon Rides. You can reserve a private basket for two, or share the ride with up to eight friends or family members. For a special event, reserve a hot air balloon that remains tethered to the ground while guests enjoy panoramic views. For your safety and peace of mind, a hot air balloon expert conducts each ride. Call their toll free number to make reservations and to learn about special deals on your next high-in-the-sky adventure. -Vickie Ferguson
Enjoy one of Florida's favorite pastimes at the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers. Touted as the world's longest pier for fishing, you have your choice of fishing from either the northern pier or the southern pier. Both locations have everything you need for a day of fishing including a pier fishing license included in the pass price. Each location has a bait shop open twenty-hours a day, everyday of the week, where you can find tackle, rods for rent, accessories, and buckets for your catch. Snacks, sandwiches, and hot and cold beverages are also available. Pack a lunch, bring a cooler and a comfortable chair, and fish as long as you like. The southern pier is located at 7901 US Hwy 19 South in Palmetto.- Vickie Ferguson
501 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33701 +1 727 821 7391
Florida Craftsmen is a not for profit organization in St. Petersburg that patronizes local and emerging artists across the state. Showcasing mesmerizing fine art and craft creations by up-and-coming artists, in a vibrant and contemporary setting, most of the handcrafted items on display are up for retail. In addition, the gallery plays host to numerous cultural events and exhibitions, the coral reef crochet one will leave you dumbfounded.
SS American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship
Come aboard this 61 year old merchant ship and experience
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Field of dreams for home run fans. Finished in 2004,
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