2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33713
More in this neighborhood: Grand Central District
Gentrified by gays and lesbians who live in nearby Kenwood, this entertainment and shopping district can be a fun late lunch to late night trip. One corner boasts three restaurants: Beak's; Nitally's (with its famous Inferno Soup Challenge); and the Queenshead, which has drag queen trivia nights. It also has numerous funky bars and some retro shops like Paper Street Market and ArtPool Gallery.