If you have an itch to explore areas on the outskirts of Tampa, don't just head straight for the coast. There are tons of things to do in St. Pete that might just warrant an entire day trip. So grab a BFF or two and discover the best hidden parts of this city wonderland.\nOne benefit of exploring the downtown area of St. Pete is the quick and easy access to shops, food, destinations, and of course, walking & bike trails that connect it all together.\nEditor's Choice: This Seaside Key West Resort Is Offering Massive Discounts On Rooms Right Now\nIf you're worried about finding parking, the best time to go is during the week when there is less traffic. However, there are plenty of metered spots along the streets that are reasonably priced if all the complimentary spots are already claimed.\nSo worry not while you lace-up your sneakers and head out for a day of adventure discovering these 6 fun things to do in St. Pete.\nExplore the NEW pier\nPrice: FREE!\nWhen: 6a.m.-11p.m.\nAddress: 600 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Check out St. Pete's latest and greatest project: the brand new pier. Complete with views of the bay, day-use areas, a beach of its own, and so much more, this centrally located spot has everything you need for a bayside day or evening.\n View this post on Instagram The new pier is set to open this week! Y'all go join @streetlacedpromo out there all week long and show some love to the city of St. Pete! A post shared by Wilfred Ortiz (@tampabaydroneclub) on Jul 5, 2020 at 8:53pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nGander at Salvador Dali's paintings\nPrice: $25\nWhen: Hours vary \nAddress: Salvador Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: When you need a break from the heat, head into the Salvador Dali Museum just a few blocks away from the Pier.\n View this post on Instagram “I am confident that God has afforded you sufficient enlightenment that the lamp within your ❤️ may have been set alight.” ✨💫 // #gratitude #dali #artoftheday A post shared by J E S S I C A 🧿 (@jessicaxalexandria) on Aug 8, 2020 at 12:43pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nGet funky at this dessert shop\nPrice: $$\nWhen: Hours vary\nAddress: Funky Sweets, 11024 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Get down with the boogie and some sweet treats at this hidden retro dessert shop.\n View this post on Instagram Date night @ Funky Sweets!💏👨👩👧👧🙌 Open till 11pm #datenight#friday#funkysweets#gamenight#stpete#tampa#dtsp#myfab5#ilovetheburg#keepstpetelocal#70sstyle#1970s#retro#jenga#foosball#funnelcakes#minidoughnuts#deepfriedoreos#funkysweetsstyle A post shared by Funky Sweets (@funky_sweets_stpete) on Mar 30, 2018 at 12:51pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nDo the mural drive-thru \nPrice: FREE!\nWhen: Anytime\nAddress: Map here\nWhy You Need To Go: There's a new way to discover murals around the city: drive-thru.\n View this post on Instagram #DYK? St. Pete has a drive-through gallery experience curated by the SHINE Mural Festival! Download the PixelStix app to see a map of all the murals + access a detailed narration about each piece + the artist(s) who created it. #ArtShinesHere ☀️ (Link in bio.) Artists + mural by: @low_bros 📍 535 DR ML KING JR ST N A post shared by City of St. Petersburg (@stpetefl) on Aug 5, 2020 at 6:15am PDT\n\nWebsite\nPaddle under mangrove tree tunnels \nPrice: Free admission; kayak rentals available \nWhen: 7a.m.-sunset\nAddress: Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Kayaking is fun, but have you ever kayaked under tree tunnels?\n View this post on Instagram Finally made it to the mangrove tunnels A post shared by Nigel Watts (@nowatts) on Mar 5, 2020 at 7:15pm PST\n\nWebsite\nSwim with horses\nPrice: $140+\nWhen: By reservation\nAddress: St. Petersburg, FL; exact location given after reservation \nWhy You Need To Go: Cool down in an unconventional way by swimming with sea horses. Every pun intended. \n View this post on Instagram Swimming with horses ✅ blog post about it coming soon @sunburntblogger . . . . . . . . . #freckles #redhead #redhair #model #ginger #natural #redheads #fashion #influencer #outfit #naturalredhead #photography #paleskin #tattoo #cute #greyeyes #love #glasses #greeneyes #candid #girlswithglasses #portrait #selfie #promo #promomodel #naturalredhead #cponies #samsung #selfquarantine #promotion #dimples A post shared by Cassie (@datcassdoeee) on Jul 26, 2020 at 8:04am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.