St. Petersburg


2010: 244,769, #76 in U.S., #4 in Florida

1950: 96,738, #115 in U.S.

St. Petersburg is part of the Tampa Metropolitan Statistical Area.


St. Petersburg was incorporated in 1892 on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Today the city has seven miles of waterfront parks. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is on the south side of downtown.


Tallest building: One St. Petersburg (2018), 450 feet

List of tallest buildings


St. Petersburg has no downtown department stores. The Mall at Sundial is an open-air complex with stores and restaurants.


St. Petersburg has no train service

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Museum of History, the Florida Holocaust Museum, and the Salvador Dali Museum are in the downtown area.

St. Petersburg from The Pier


The AMC Sundial 20 is a first-run theater in the downtown area.

The Mahaffey Theater (1965) hosts the Florida Orchestra and touring Broadway musicals. The St. Petersburg Opera Company plays at the Palladium Theater (1925, originally a church, renovated in 1998). The American Stage Theatre Company is also downtown.


The Tampa Bay Rays of the American League play at domed Tropicana Field (1990).

Map of Downtown St. Petersburg

Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater