If you’re contemplating a trip to St. Petersburg, you’re likely attracted to its natural beauty. And nobody would blame you for that. Our white sand beaches are the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the delicious Gulf of Mexico waves.
What you might not know is that St. Petersburg is also a haven for the arts. This year, Condé Nast Traveler recognized St. Pete as a small city with “big-time art scenes.” From museums to murals, galleries to local theaters, our beloved community offers an array of can’t-miss artistic experiences.
Founded by local businesswoman, philanthropist, and artist Trish Duggan, Imagine Museum features a fascinating collection of glass art from around the world. It’s truly a treat for the imagination as visitors experience how glass plays with color, motion, and light. You can also learn about the history of this unique medium, through pieces that display the evolution of glass artwork.
Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
This theater has hosted delightful acts and delighted audiences for over 55 years. It’s proud to feature nationally-acclaimed bands, classical music, and seasonal performances. There are shows several nights a week, often from a variety of genres, so that there’s something for the whole family on a regular basis.
Its name may evoke summer thoughts and smells, but the Fairgrounds St. Pete is actually an indoor, explorable, immersive venue for all seasons. This arts and technology museum features commissioned work from over 60 artists. Visitors will find themselves playfully engaged throughout their tour, which both displays and inspires creativity.
Museum of Fine Arts
Prepare for a worldwide tour from antiquity to the present at St. Pete’s Museum of Fine Arts. It combines special exhibits with a comprehensive art collection, sculpture garden, and expansive photography collection. Locals and regular visitors know that there’s always something new to see and experience here, whether you’re 9 or 92.
Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
A historic landmark, the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Over the years it has screened movies and hosted pageants, symphonies, and plays. This gorgeous and spacious venue is a wonderful place to take in a show, whether you’re seeing a tribute band or a famous artist on tour.
Book Your Stay at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina
Whether you’re coming to St. Petersburg for the weather or for the arts, Treasure Bay Resort & Marina is the perfect home base for your vacation. Our resort features over 80 rooms and offers private balconies, marina access, and all the amenities you need to have a restful vacation.
Guests love our beachfront location, which offers incredible Gulf views and easy ocean access. We’re also a mere 20-minute drive from downtown St. Petersburg, so you can enjoy the local arts and entertainment scene whenever you need a break from beach activities.
Call us today and speak to one of our experts to plan your stay. You can also browse available rooms and book your stay online. However, you choose to make your reservation, know that we’re excited to host you and introduce you to all the local flavors that make our community special.