You can enjoy the best of all worlds in St. Petersburg, Florida, from award-winning beaches to theme parks and everything in between. A dazzling array of museums, galleries and performing arts have made St. Petersburg the cultural gem of Florida’s west coast, including the world-renowned Dali Museum.

There are several museums downtown such as the Museum of Fine Art that features European masters Monet, Renoir and Cezanne. The Chihuly Museum celebrates American glass-sculptor Dale Chihuly via a clutch of bright, colorful works. The downtown gallery district provides exhibition space for a diverse range of local and regional art exhibits.

In contrast to St. Pete’s impressive museums, the Grand Central District is a grassroots arts strip that stretches from approximately 16th to 31st streets along Central Avenue between downtown and the beaches (with the Central Avenue Trolley shuttling from city to sea). If you’re visiting on the second Saturday of any month, the 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. is an excellent way to browse the district’s studios and galleries. Participating spaces include neighborhood anchors Duncan McClellan Glass and Nuance Galleries, as well as smaller enclaves and boutiques. This area is also home to a number of artist studios.

To discover more of what downtown St. Pete has to offer, check out this local guide.

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