Best Outdoor Activities in St Petersburg, Florida

We love our hometown; it’s always an adventure! St PetersburgFlorida is yearround fun in the sun for locals and tourists of every ageExperience your toes in the water at the beach or feet on the street near downtown. The sun on your shoulderssand on your toes or salt spray in your hair at the park or on the bay. You can relax by yourself, explore with some friends or get in some exercise with the family with any of these popular outdoor activities in St Pete, FL! 


See Nature’s Beauty 


Observe St. Petersburg’s 100-year old botanical paradise and oldest living museum at Sunken Gardens.  

A perfect escape to paradise with more than 50,000 tropical plants from around the globe lining the lush paths and inhabiting spectacular butterflies. Or check out The Florida Botanical Gardens featuring 150 acres of sun-kissed tropical gardens. Where alligators and other Florida wildlife live among the plants and water.  Ideal for a couples romantic day of discovering cascading waterfalls, or a family day of nature sightseeing. 


Land and Sea 


St. Petersburg may bring the water right to you but there are many activities to explore on land as well.  Whether you want to get your sweat on and pump up your heart rate a bit or relax with some outdoor fun St Pete has got your days and evenings packed with a variety of choices:  

  • birding  
  • boating/sailing 
  • bass fishing  
  • hiking  
  • canoeing  
  • biking 
  • jet skiing 
  • Ziplining 


No need to own a boat; we have got you covered at the JP Cat you can sit back and cruise with us on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  Lounge in our sunning nets or sit back with a beverage while taking in the magnificent views of a day or sunset cruise.  Book your adventure with us today! 




In recent years Hundreds of murals have sprung up on the buildings of our Central Arts District in downtown St Pete.  Peruse the neighborhood on your own or learn about the stories behind the art on the walking mural tour There are astounding outdoor art shows and celebrations like the St. Pete Second Saturday Art walk or the Gulfport Art Walk along with other annual art events 

After touring the Central Arts District, our JP Cat Cruise sails from downtown. We will sail you through some of the most pristine shimmering waters on our tour. Create your own photo artYou can snap some photos of dolphins and other Florida marine life while gliding along on our spacious deck.   

The St Pete Skyline is like a work of art and is just breathtaking while you sip some bubbly on our sunset cruise, perfect for date night with your special someone. Get your day or evening cruise booked by calling  (727) 310-7883! 


Eat Your Heart Out  


Be sure to fill your tummy at one of the outdoor restaurants with views that will not disappoint.  If you are looking for a laid back beach view and some fresh seafood try out the Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach.  Paul’s Landing at The Vinoy showcases a spectacular waterfront view of St Pete with the elegance of traditional Florida.  Serving the best fish & chips in downtown St Pete is The Moon Under Water British tavern which also features a full bar.  


Experience the Great Outdoors 


See the beauty of nature at the beaches, parks, waterwaysand wildlife.  Then switch it up with some art, history and modern architecture in the central and downtown city of St Petersburg. There are plenty of outdoor adventures to embark on for every age all year round.   

What are you waiting for?  Get out there and explore St Petersburg, Florida’s great outdoors on the JP Cat.  Book a day or evening cruise for you and your friends or family online or call  (727) 310-7883 today!