St. Petersburg, A Gulf Coast Gem:
If you are looking for a great charter bus trip for your family or group, why not consider St. Petersburg, Florida? This lovely town on the gulf coast of Florida has so much to offer, and so much nearby, that your group will be calling you a hero for booking the trip!
St. Petersburg is located on the Gulf of Mexico, just 2 hours or so from Orlando, so booking a charter bus in St. Petersburg opens up the many wonderful possibilities of a Florida vacation for your group.
St. Petersburg is often referred to in the same breath as Clearwater, Florida, and the two towns share a relaxed, but culturally rich, atmosphere. St. Petersburg’s famous pier has been remodeled, and the restaurants and shops attract visitors from all over. The new building at the end of the pier features five stories of great restaurants and shops, and nearby are several more exciting attractions.
The area near the pier is also home to the Salvador Dali Museum, housing one of the most extensive collections of Dali works in the world. Near the pier, it is a gem of a museum with over 1000 works presented in chronological order. At the foot of the pier you will be able to visit the Museum of History, an interesting look at the development and rich history of the area. Also near the pier is Great Explorations, the city’s science museum for children. The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts has one of the finest collections in the southeast and is located nearby as well.
For the thrill seeking vacationer, there is nearby Busch Gardens just down the road in Tampa. Busch Gardens has exciting shows, thrill rides and interesting attractions, like a recreation of an Egyptian Tomb. Sunken Gardens is another St. Petersburg favorite, and the butterfly aviary is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Visitors can also see many reptiles, flamingos and exotic plant life, beautiful gardens and fountains.
Weedon Island Preserve is a trip back in time in Florida. Visitors can hike along the boardwalk, fish, and boat. The observation tower has a great view of the skyline of St. Petersburg and Tampa and wildlife abounds in the park.
Of course, St. Petersburg has fabulous shopping, and the outdoor market is famous. Plan for at least a morning, and possibly afternoon, of strolling along the rows of vendors, sampling homemade treats and buying T-shirts.
Restaurants are plentiful, and your tour bus driver may be able to recommend a favorite local seafood restaurant for you to try. Your tour bus driver will get you to St. Petersburg in comfort, napping in a plush reclining seat or enjoying a video on the overhead screens. Take advantage of the tour discounts on motel accommodations and special admission policies and discounts on St. Petersburg attractions.
St. Petersburg Beach is famous for its soft, sandy beaches and gentle surf. Sunning, swimming and just relaxing on the beach are great in St. Petersburg Beach. Of course, you may decide to combine your trip to the gulf coast with a quick stop in Orlando, the theme park capitol of the world. Orlando has many great parks and attractions for you to enjoy, and it is not far from your final destination in St. Petersburg. Plan a stop at any of the Disney Parks, Sea World or Universal Islands of Adventure.
Your group will thank you for booking a charter bus in St. Petersburg. Enjoy the accolades and the trip!