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  • Traveling to St. Petersburg
    If you haven't been to downtown St. Petersburg in the past few years, you probably won't recognize the place. Classy high-rise condos on the waterfront. Restaurants along Beach Drive with plenty of outdoor dining. An entire block of grass roots art spaces and clothing boutiques. Oh, and drinks are served until 3 a.m.
  • Museums, playhouses a stroll away from new Dalí
    The new Dalí Museum is the latest addition to the long list of cultural and entertainment venues in downtown St. Petersburg. Some are concentrated along Beach Drive, which runs parallel to the city's waterfront parks. On the avenues and streets extending beyond Beach Drive are many more. Here are a few examples of the variety you'll find close to the Dalí Museum
  • St. Pete eateries dish up food symbolized in Dalí's works
    To prepare for the opening of the new Salvador Dalí Museum, chefs at Marchand's, the flagship restaurant of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort (501 Fifth Ave. NE), went to look at the art of the artist, as well as that of Dale Chihuly, to get inspired to create a menu to welcome the opening.
  • Hotels within a walk of the new Dalí
    There is a handful of hotels in downtown St. Petersburg, most of them less than a mile from the new Dalí Museum. Accommodations range from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, the waterfront jewel, to one of the fancier Hampton Inns in the chain to two cozy B&Bs.
Other area attractions
  • Museum of Fine Arts
    The museum opened its Hazel Hough Wing in 2008, vastly expanding the artifacts on display to the public. Take a virtual tour of the museum – room by room – and get tips on what to see if you visit.
  • Chihuly Museum
    Dale Chihuly is the most celebrated glass artist in the world. Take a tour of the Chihuly Collection in dowtown St. Petersburg, the only permanent museum-like facility of its kind.
  • St. Petersburg's waterfront park system
    In 2010, St. Petersburg celebrated the 100th anniversary of the creation of one of its defining jewels, the waterfront park system.
  • Beach Drive and the St. Pete waterfront
    A look at St. Petersburg's waterfront architecture
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After the Dali Museum,
explore more

If you’re planning a trip to Florida to visit the new Salvador Dalí Museum, you’re in for a delightful stay in the Tampa Bay area. The Vinoy resort, the Chihuly Collection, the Morean Art Center and some of the best restaurants in Tampa Bay are mere blocks from the Salvador Dalí Museum. And if you’re looking for nightlife, St. Petersburg is home to the fun, the funky and the surreal, too. So after you’ve been blown away by seeing Dalí’s works and the surrealism of Eggs on the Plate Without the Plate or The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, head downtown for some of Tampa Bay’s best restaurants, bars and attractions.

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If you're visiting the new Dali Museum, you'll probably be interested in more things to do in Tampa Bay while you're here. We've got extensive listings for things to do in Tampa Bay and in St. Petersburg, plus top restaurants, museums and other attractions in Tampa Bay for you to try. Take a look around at www.tampabay.com/things-to-do. Or try one of our quick links we've set up below.

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