The Spring months in Florida are some of the most beautiful weather months here. I mean that is why everyone flocks down here for their allotted vacation/break time. The weather is warming up and the humidity is kept at bay. The sun is almost always shining, the skies are blue and there is minimal rain. All you want to do is be outside every second you get. I thought I would share a few fun things to do for locals and for those who are thinking of traveling down here!
Local Living in St. Petersburg, FL
The Outdoor Markets
The first Saturday of every month in St. Petersburg, the Indie Market is a fun way to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather. I personally like it when it is hosted by the Green Bench Brewery. You can escape the sun for a few minutes and try out one of the local brews. The market also goes to Tampa, make sure to check the FB page for dates. The Farmers markets can be found throughout all the different areas, find the local one to you here and here.
Brocante Vintage Market
Looking for a one of a kind vintage piece? Well make sure to check out the Brocante Vintage Market. They have a preview on Friday night where you can scope out the merchandise. Then Saturday morning make sure you are up early because everyone lines up early. Get in and head to your item, the first one to pull the tag it’s yours. Friday night is a cool preview, they usually have light apps as well as beer and wine. Fun place to stop by before heading out to dinner.
All the Local Breweries
Within the past few years the craft breweries have exploded around here. One of my personal favorites for a weekend night out is 3 Daughters. They have a huge area in the back with life-size games, jenga, air hockey, Connect 4 and usually a local band is playing. Head over for a drink after dinner, great way to spend a few hours on a Friday/Saturday night. You can check out the local breweries here.
I’ve shared a few of my favorite new places to eat locally on here as well as a few coffee places. St. Pete is really becoming a huge farm to table area especially with Locale moving in. Engine No. 9 great spot for burgers. I haven’t had a chance to check out THE MILL yet but everyone raves about it. I love Casita Taqueria for Mexican. Other great local spots, Brick & Mortar, Cask and Ale, The Wooden Rooster for crepes, and Il Ritorno for Italian. These are just a few to name.
Check Out the Arts Scene
St. Pete is a huge supporter of the local arts as you can see by all my wall murals which have been huge inspirations to my fashion backdrops. The Dali Museum is nationally known, currently they have the Disney + Dali exhibit through June right now.
Head by the Water or Beaches
Grab your bike and head down to the bay. Beach Drive has some of the coolest places to stop by for brunch, grab a drink or settle down for dinner. The top of the Birchwood Hotel has the prettiest rooftop views of the city at the Canopy.
I used to be such a South Tampa girl but I am really falling in love with the relaxed vibes of St. Pete lately. I’m always asking all the locals at the barre studio to tell me their favorite places and I love showcasing them on the blog! Locals tell me what is your favorite part about living in the Burg? Do you enjoy the city/area that you live in? Do you try to get out and explore everything your city has to offer on the weekends? I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!