Welcome to sunny St. Pete.

Eckerd College is nestled between Fort De Soto Park, America's No. 1-rated beach in 2005, and downtown St. Petersburg - an arts, cultural and entertainment destination. St. Petersburg boasts dozens of outdoor festivals, concerts, restaurants, Major League Baseball games, theatres, galleries, and museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum, home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.

City of St. Petersburg

Historic Ybor City, one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida, is located in Tampa, just a quick drive northeast across the bridge over Tampa Bay. Ybor City has been known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, offering an exotic blend of aromas, flavors, sights and sounds. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning draw hundreds of thousands of football and hockey fans to the Tampa area.

The State of Florida offers an endless list of day trip adventures, nature shows, sandy beaches, watersports activities, and recreational parks and trails to the resident and visitor alike. Whether it's by foot, bike, kayak or car, whether you're the solo traveler or part of a group excursion - Eckerd is at the center of it all.

Local Area Guides

St. Petersburg/Clearwater Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of St. Petersburg
Tampa Guide

Florida State Guides

My Florida
Gateway to government services
Visit Florida
Official tourism agency of Florida

News and Weather

St. Petersburg Times
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Tribune
Weekly Planet
Weather.com - St. Petersburg
National Weather Service- Tampa Bay
National Hurricane Center

Art and Theater

Museum of Fine Arts
Florida International Museum
Salvador Dalí Museum
American Stage
Mahaffey Theater
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Palladium Theater
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
The Studio@620
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Gulf Coast Museum of Art


Florida Aquarium
Busch Gardens
Ybor City
Fort De Soto County Park
St. Petersburg Pier
Florida Aquarium
Pinellas County Heritage Museum
Bok Tower
Lowry Park Zoo
Weeki Wachee Springs
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary


Bonefish Grill
The Don CeSar Resort
Bern's Steak House
The Hurricane
The Salt Rock Grill
Creative Loafing Food & Drink Guide


Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Lightning
Other professional and college sports

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