Living on and along the water.
Walkers, runners, boaters and paddleboarders line St. Pete’s waterfront from sunrise to sunset. Anglers enjoy access to the water on seawalls and piers. Dolphins play just steps from offices downtown. The water is part of who we are and how we live.
We play beside and on the water. Public and private marinas, yacht clubs, charters, and ferries make it easy to take advantage of our sparkling, calm waterways. If you love to kayak or SUP, you’ll find some 69 miles of BlueWays paddling trails.
These trails were made for cycling.
Pinellas County is home to the largest network of cycling and pedestrian trails in the Southeast.
Ride or walk The Pinellas Trail, 36 miles of former railroad from downtown St. Pete all the way to the north of Pinellas County. Stop at farmers’ markets, parks and eateries along the way.
Feel free to move about the city.
The City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County prioritize local recreational infrastructure, with the goal of making St. Pete one of the most pedestrian and bike friendly cities in the nation.
Bicycle lanes, recreational trails, sidewalks, and routes for non-motorized vehicles connect St. Pete’s neighborhoods. St. Pete’s bike sharing program has positioned 300 rental bikes in 30 locations from the Downtown Waterfront District to the Grand Central District.
Experience wild Florida right here in town.
You are never far from some truly wild recreational experiences when in St. Pete. Just three miles south from downtown’s bustle, you’ll find a thriving alligator population in the nation’s largest inner city nature preserve, Boyd Hill — where 6 miles of trails and experiential nature programs delight adults and kids.
St. Petersburg is home to numerous state parks, all of which are home to excellent trails and nature-spotting opportunities. Be sure to visit Fort de Soto for trails, beaches, kayaking, fishing and camping!
Get sporty with your friends.
Our rec centers and private leagues host athletes of all ages. St. Pete is also home to the St. Pete Shuffleboard club, a truly unique destination offering free lessons and free play to the community on Friday nights. Shuffleboard has never attracted such a young, engaged crowd!
Sports fans are in luck: the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Rowdies play right here in St. Pete. Across the bridge, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Buccaneers draw fans from all over the region.
Get your zen on.
You don’t have to search long to find the right yoga studio or special outdoor yoga event in St. Pete. From free yoga at the Sundial to rooftop yoga at the Station House, St. Pete is one supple city.
Home to numerous beautiful studios, St. Pete is a hotbed of fitness opportunities whether you wind down lifting or taking on a challenging Pilates class.
Explore high-end recreational facilities (even with your pup!)
St. Pete’s 17 rec centers offer premiere aquatic facilities, including North Shore pool — open year-round.
Residents head to rec centers to take part in accessible and affordable sports, arts classes, lessons for kids, and foreign language classes for all ages. Dog owners enjoy the six dog parks, all in great locations, and even a dog-friendly beach at Fort de Soto.
Play golf in every season.
In St. Pete, you don’t have to worry about waiting for the snow to melt before you hit the links. Public and private golf courses abound in the area, offering beginners and pros alike the chance to play all year.