St. Petersburg, Florida

December 6, 2011

St. Petersburg is a popular vacation destination—and for good reason. Beautiful beaches, exciting piers and boardwalks, and an array of dining, shopping and activities abound. That’s why so many campers choose to make area KOAs their summer fun destination and their winter home away from home.

Whether you’ve opted to stay in the St. Petersburg area for a few days, a week or all season long, we’ve got some fun places to explore and great restaurants to try during your stay.

KOAs along the way


Place to see and things to do

St. Petersburg
Fort DeSoto Beach
Located near St. Petersburg, this beach is exactly what you would imagine a warm vacation beach should look like; beautiful white sands, outstanding sunsets and sunrises. It’s the perfect place to play in the surf or stroll the beach.
St. Petersburg
Walking tour of historic district
Stretch your legs after your long drive and view some of Florida’s best Mediterranean-Revival style architecture and other properties that are on the National Historic Registry.
Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides
Saddle up and learn how to horseback ride. Even if you’re a seasoned rider, there are beautiful trails complete with wildlife sightings.
Boca Raton
The Spanish River Paddle Company
Get a unique look at the mangroves and sea-grass flats that are teeming with wildlife. Guided or unguided tours on either a sit-down kayak or a stand-up paddleboard are available. The tours are catered to all skill levels.
Cape Canaveral, FL
Kennedy Space Center – Visitors Complex
Visit this center that is dedicated to a marvel of our time—space travel. A variety of simulations, Imax films and displays will amaze you.
St. Petersburg
Cha Cha Coconuts
This tropical bar is famous for their fun and refreshing beverages and delicious tropical grill. Enjoy your food and drink inside in the fun and colorful bar, or outside on the waterside deck.
If you want a nice dinner in a fun and funky environment, you must stop at this place. They have authentic Sicilian that is delicious, and to complete the experience, you can even dine in the courtyard.
Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Restaurants (Main Street, or North)
It’s almost mandatory to have some fresh, high quality seafood when you’re visiting the coast. At Barnacle Bill’s you will find just that. And here’s a tip: show up for the early bird special and get an amazing deal on a delicious dinner. (You must be seated by 5:15)
Plant City
First Choice Southern Bar-b-Que
If you’re in the south, don’t miss the opportunity to have some southern barbeque. This joint has been family owned and operated since 1992. Just one glance at their menu and you will be drooling.

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