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Throughout the centuries, people have flocked to the state of Florida, recognizing the potential that it has to yield a fun vacation, composed of breath-taking scenery, a blazing sun, a nice tan, watching the crashing waves as the evening draws to a close, and watching the kids have fun. St. Petersburg is one city recognized by people throughout the nation to have several amenities for the family or the college students who want to get away for spring break. St. Petersburg exemplifies and highlights everything that people love about a Florida vacation. Tourists usually opt to stay in one of the luxurious hotels overlooking the shoreline, often featuring hot tubs and swimming pools to cool off after a long day under the Florida sun.
Often regarded as the sunset capital of Florida, St. Pete's Beach captures the essence of the sunset. You will overlook the horizon, staring out at the water and see the sun escaping below the shoreline, as if it were being dipped into the Gulf Coast. You will also have one of the most attractive and captivating beaches in the nation at your disposal. Whether you want to snorkel or go for a swim or just take in a tan, St. Pete's Beach can accommodate.
During World War II, one of the most horrifying events in history took place. Hoards of people were brutally murdered for their ethnic identity. Today, we honor the memory of those victims. The Florida Holocaust Museum in the Central Gulf Coast has several exhibits from the event known as the Holocaust. There are collections of paintings, lists of victims (as many as could be recovered), testimonies from the survivors and a historical recounting of the terrible events that took place. It is often said that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. In the Florida Holocaust Museum, we remember history.
While in town, many visitors choose to take in a ball game. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have been the beloved baseball team in St. Petersburg for decades. You will be part of the excitement when the Devil Rays hit a home run, get a base hit, or when the opposing team has been struck out. You might even have the opportunity to make it on television. Hold up a funny sign and wave at the cameras!
Throughout the centuries, mankind has enjoyed artistic expression. We have enjoyed entertaining plays and detecting the underlying cultural commentary or theme within those plays. While Hollywood has made several advancements in American culture, the old theater remains an undying and beloved form of entertainment. The State Theater is evidence of that. They feature a number of different forms of entertainment, from comedians to musicians to plays. Since its' construction in 1924, the people of St. Petersburg have come to this theater to get away from the stresses of life and to enjoy themselves.
The summers in St. Petersburg are much cooler than one would expect. They are usually between 50 and 70 degrees. Many people prefer this to the scorching 90 to 100 degrees that one finds throughout the rest of Florida. Winters are usually much too cold, sometimes getting as low as 20 degrees.
Visitors usually want the most convenient way to get around, so most will just rent their own car or hire private car services such as taxis to travel. Alternatively, Uber is active throughout the city. There is also an accessible public transportation system.