It’s definitely no secret that St. Petersburg is home to some of the best scenic views in Florida. I mean how you could not like the beach views around here but that’s not all! There are spots where you can spot see dolphins, manatees and a variety of fish of different species.
Let’s start off with some a couple of rooftop spots. You haven’t really experienced St. Pete unless you’ve experienced a sunset on a rooftop.
Map Of Scenic Views
The map below shares with you the locations of the eight spots in St. Pete where you can get some incredible views of the city.
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge
Location: 340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The Canopy Rooftop Lounge is perched on top of The Birchwood in the heart of St. Petersburg’s waterfront. The lounge is outfitted with private cabanas, fire pits, living room style seating and high top tables. You’ll find glass railings around the rooftop for an unobstructed view of Tampa Bay, Straub Park, Beach Drive and the downtown St. Petersburg skyline. You won’t find a better seat to view all of St Pete.
Location: 701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
One of the most talked about and visited parks in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s one of the few parks that’s in downtown and on the waterfront. Vinoy Park has become one of the most scenic parks to visit, which was named after the Vinoy Park Hotel.
This park has a lot to offer for anyone and everyone. It’s got beaches with volleyball courts, fitness area for calisthenics, tennis courts and plenty of space for your furry friends.
The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge
Location: 540 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (Second Floor)
Are you flying into St Pete and not sure what to grub on?
The Hangar Restaurant is a one stop shop – Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner with a lounge view peaking out over the Albert Whitted airfield named after First Lieutenant James Albert Whitted who was one of St. Petersburg’s hometown heroes.
North Shore Park
Location: 901 N Shore Dr NE, Saint Petersburg, FL
North Shore Park is one of those rare natural places that just happens to be right in the middle of modern day living. The Park is the largest waterfront park in St. Petersburg, Florida that has one of the best scenic walking paths. The path runs through North Shore Park, over to Snell Isle, which is adjacent to Flora Kylies Park and Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum.
The park is equipped with four lighted tennis courts (on the waterfront), North Shore Beach, playgrounds, benches and even a softball field.
Coffee Pot Bayou Park
Location: 1st St. NE. & 31st Ave. NE., St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Coffee Pot Bayou Park is one of those hidden gems in St. Petersburg, Florida, that just doesn’t get the attention that it should. The bayou is a great spot to do some paddle boarding and kayaking. The walkway along the Coffee Pot has no hills and is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Albert Whitted Park
Location: 480 Bayshore Dr SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Albert Whitted Park is named after James Albert Whitted, a local hometown hero that introduced the opportunity to St. Petersburg. He was honored with the dedication of Albert Whitted Airport, which lays right next to the park on the south side, in 1928.
The park’s amenities include a huge grassy area, a children’s playground at the far east end, covered picnic shelters (no grills), clean solar-powered restrooms, and a well-cared for walkway, which makes a great place to hang out for an afternoon.
A U.S. Navy Carpenter named William Paul, fell in love with St. Petersburg and purchased land along the waterfront. This was where he enjoyed fishing, planting his orchard tree, and cured meats and seafood.
150 years later, his legacy is still honored by crafting a restaurant right the very spot he enjoyed being at. Citrus – Seafood – Smoke are they key essences for the restaurant keep his legacy to this day.
Maximo Park is 70 acres and the largest of four other archaeological sites in St. Petersburg and the home to the 18-hole Tocobaga Disc Golf Course.. The park includes plenty of education signs around the park that describe the tribes that once used to inhabited the area. The park is named after Antonio Maximo who is thoughts to be the first settler in the Peninsula.