St.Petersburg has a style and flavor all its own, while offering up exceptional experiences within a mid-sized city. Downtown St Petersburg has shop after shop selling books, gifts, antiques, jewelry and clothes.
If you are confused about where you want to go then just check out the St. Pete’s Store And Visitors Center. You can find great artwork in St. Petersburg, so do not let the city’s beauty and relaxed atmosphere confuse you. It has a very vibrant community of active independent artists at work.
To find those specialty items for your home decor, or as gifts, be sure to check out Za’Zood on Central Ave.
For a more unique multi-sensory shopping and eating experience, be sure to check out Sundial at 2nd Ave and 2nd St. The same type of idea is also available at 400 Beach Drive.
Strands of Sunshine, meanwhile, offers up unique gifts that include locally crafted jewelry, gifts, and artwork.
The Rock Shop is another excellent shop with a creative bent. It is all about jewelry made from gemstones.
Shapiro’s is a favorite place to find local artwork. Definitely check it out as artist pieces can hit on every price point.
Glass blowing at an exceptional level has a long history in St. Petersburg. Check out the Chihuly collection and even Duncan McClellan The Duncan McClellan Gallery. The latter features exhibitions of the world’s best glass artists. And, definitely go to the Morean Glass Studio And Hot Shop to find blown glass specialties for sale.
If pottery is more your thing, then check out the Morean Center for clay, or essentially, pottery offerings. Florida CraftArt Gallery features fine crafts for collectors. The media include clay, glass, fiber, wood, and jewelry of local Florida artists.
Another unique aspect to the Florida art scene is the Salvador Dali Museum and Dali Gift Shop. Go and take in his work in person. It’s sure to be a wild experience.
Bygone Era Of Music And Books
Downtown St. Petersburg offers up the biggest record store on the planet. You may have to carve out a whole day to devote to Banana’s Music, with more than 3 million long play records, 45’s, DVD’s and CD’s in every genre of music.
And, do not forget Fido either. One Lucky Dog is a boutique that features everything the owner of a pampered pet needs to keep the owner in the good graces of their pet dog.