- St. Pete is easily accessible for motorists via I-275, the north-south Interstate that connects to I-75 in Tampa and re-connects to I-75 in Manatee County.
- Two I-275 feeders serve the downtown St. Petersburg entertainment district. I-375 (Exit 22A) serves the north portion of downtown, including the popular Beach Drive restaurant row and Sundial entertainment complex. I-175 (Exit 22) serves the south side of downtown including the Mahaffey Theater, Dali Museum, USF St. Petersburg, Albert Whitted Airport and the medical complex.
- Parking – There are more than 25,000 parking spaces downtown. Most street parking have meters which accepts coins or can be paid through the ParkMobile app. Public parking lots include Central Avenue Garage (South Core) with an entrance on First Ave. S. between Second and First Streets; Sundial Garage (Mid Core) with an entrance on Second Street N. between Second Ave.N. and First Ave. N.; Mahaffey Parking Lot, with an entrance on First Street S. at Fourth Ave. S.; Al Lang Parking Lot, with an entrance on First Ave. S. between Bayshore and Beach Drives; and the Beach Drive Parking Lot on The Pier Approach, with free shuttle service to the popular Beach Drive restaurants.
- Downtown Looper – Provides motorized trolley service to all downtown hotels and attractions for just 50 cents each time you board, with service every 15 minutes. Enjoy a colorful commentary and complimentary city tour aboard each trolley.
- Central Avenue Trolley – Connects with the Downtown Looper and transports passengers to the Edge and Grand Central Districts, as well as the Beaches. Connects at Sundial, the Pier Parking Lots, and Williams Park.
- For rental cars contact Avis 1-800-331-1600 (refer to AWD# B136001) or Budget at 1-800-842-5628 refer to (BCD# U001650) to reserve your car at a discounted rate. Or, log on to www.avis.com/aagroups or www.budget.com/aagroups. If calling from outside the US, please call 1-918-624-4301.
St. Petersburg is the birthplace of commercial aviation, with the historic start of the St. Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Line in 1914. This region is served by many fine airports, including:
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)– 80 non-stop destinations from 24 different airlines. 20 miles/25 minutes north of downtown St. Petersburg, consistently ranked among the world’s best airports, serving more than 16 million passengers each year. $50 USD One Way By Taxi, by Uber, about $20
- St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) – 15 minutes north of downtown St. Petersburg, served by Allegiant Airlines along with other commercial carriers, charters and private jets.
- Albert Whitted Airport – In downtown St. Petersburg, this city-owned, public use airport is a great destination for private aviation enthusiasts to fly-in for dining and entertainment. The Hangar restaurant, located in the airport’s main terminal, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
- *DISCOUNT AIRFARES on American Airlines to Tampa International Airport: The discount can be booked on-line at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge. Use the Authorization Number 74D0AV.
With 240 miles of shoreline, St. Petersburg is one of the most popular boating destinations in the southeast. The marina at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida is the perfect docking destination for Tampa Bay-bound boaters. Our St. Petersburg marina features 74 concrete boat slips and accommodates vessels of up to 130 feet with long- and short-term leases. The Vinoy Marina is located at 27.7775° N, 82.6288° W.