St Petersburg is the forth largest city in Florida and is one of the most visited tourist spots by Americans and tourists from all over the world. The city has a reputation as a remarkable destination known for its restfulness and calm. The city can be visited almost all through the year, and the summer and spring ware when most travelers come here to visit, because of the warm weather and the events and festivals.
However, you can visit in the shoulder seasons as well, the months of Nov, Oct, May and Apr are excellent times in the shoulder season. This was you will give the rainy season a miss, you will miss the majority of the summer crowds, and there will still be adequate sunshine left over to take in some and work on a tan.
There are a host of things to do in St Petersburg FL, and most of these are related to the great outdoors, refreshing glimpses of culture, and some pulsating entertainment and nightlife.
The weather here is the best in the period from Mar to Dec, when the temperature hits some high seventies and eighties and the beaches are made accessible. January is when it is the coldest, and the mean temperature is closer to the sixties. There is a lot of rain in the summer, and the mean precipitation is about 6 inches from Jun to Sept. Aug is when the rain peaks, eight inch falls are the norm then.
Getting around in the city is a tough chore if you do not have a car. Public transport is said to have improved a lot, and is said to meet tourist need, although it is not as close to reality as all that yet. There are a huge number of things to do in St Petersburg FL, and you need to get around here and there.
If you come to St Petersburg by flight you will most probably come to the Tampa International Airport. St Petersburg has an airport, the St Petersburg/ Clearwater airport but limited in terms of services, which is why most planes land at the Tampa International. There are car rentals that you can approach at the airport itself, such as the Value car Thrifty, National, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, Avis and Alamo. There are a good number of facilities and comforts. Driving around, looking at the various sights is one of the best things to do in St Petersburg FL.