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Gay St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Florida

St Petersburg, Florida, USA.
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St. Petersburg, or St Pete between friends, is beautiful peninsula located on Florida's West coast. The area is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east. For gay and lesbian beach lovers, St Petersburg has over 35 miles of award winning white-sand beaches spread over eight major barrier islands.

For the gay and lesbian traveler, St Petersburg has very few gay hotels, inns and guesthouses but there is a great selection of gay friendly hotels, inns and guesthouses to choose from. Prices and amenities go from budget to deluxe so there is plenty of variety for even the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

Over the past few years, St. Petersburg has seen an influx of gay business, the signs of major revitalization efforts along downtown's Central Avenue and an expansion of its already-vibrant cultural and arts scene including the largest collection of Salvador Dali's works outside Spain, and a permanent exhibition from renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Gay Pride St. Petersburg, known as "Pride in Paradise," throws the Sunshine State's biggest Pride event. What began with a modest tally of some 13,000 attendees in 2003 has blossomed into a major festival, now drawing in excess of 75,000 participants and spectators. St. Pete Pride takes place at the end of June and draws folks gay and lesbian revelers from throughout the St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, and St. Pete Beaches region.

For gay and lesbian travelers looking for gay nightlife, think casual. Check out Georgie's Alibi a great local bar, Grand Central Station that’s connected to The Platform, a leather/Levi bar all forming a sizable anchor in downtown's gay-popular Grand Central District. And it goes with out saying that St Petersburg hosts an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes offering everything from healthy breakfasts, casual al fresco lunches to gourmet dinners.

For those looking for a little exercise, take a leisurely walk along the Gulf of Mexico, where dolphins can be seen just offshore. Clearwater Beach to the north of the peninsula and St. Pete Beach to the south draw the biggest crowds. Join gay and lesbian bathers at Sunset Beach, at the southern tip of Treasure Island, or laid-back Pass-A-Grille Beach, located in a sleepy residential community that was homesteaded in 1886 at the southern end of St. Pete Beach.
Natural beauty abounds in Fort De Soto Park, which connects to the southern end of the peninsula via bridges. Its North Beach claimed the No. 1 spot on Dr. Beach's "America's Best Beaches" list in 2005.

To really get away from the crowds, head north to Clearwater and take the ferry to Caladesi Island State Park, an undeveloped gem that's home to armadillos, wading birds, a three-mile nature trail, and another highly rated beach.

And don’t forget, St Petersburg is within minutes of many popular Florida attractions including Busch Gardens in Tampa and Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World and Universal Studios Escape in Orlando.

So, for gay and lesbian travelers looking for a vacation in the sun, and offering great dining, culture, music shopping, entertainment and sport, then St Petersburg, Florida has plenty to offer

St Petersburg Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

Properties are shown in their current Pink Choice ranking order, within one of four price bands ranging from luxury ($$$$) to economy ($).

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