If you’re planning a vacation in the St. Pete Florida area, there are some great places to visit. The beaches, of course, go without saying. After too many sunny beach days you might want to take a break and do some indoor activities. Not to worry, there’s plenty of that and plenty of ways to keep all kinds of interests engaged!
Museum of Fine Arts
One great place to visit is the Museum of Fine Arts located in the downtown waterfront. Rest your skin and instead soak in the beauty and history the MFA offers. They have a large permanent collection and many different traveling exhibits. Some exhibits showcase 4,500 years of civilization with many objects from antiquity to today. Drink in masterpieces from Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and more, as well as enjoying the Steuben glass gallery and sculpture garden.
Enjoy even more art at the Dali Museum. Salvador Dalí’s art is brilliant, but shocking. The museum has the largest collection of Dali works in America. The museum has changing exhibits all year and activities for all ages, from children’s activities to exhibits in film, a music series and lectures. They have guided tours or you can self guide and take your time going through the museum. There is also a Spanish themed Cafe and wander the waterside Avant Garden.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Keep the kids happy by taking a trip to the Great Explorations Children’s Museum. The museum is designed for children 10 and under, and is filled with child friendly exhibits to excite them about learning through creativity, play and exploration. Kids can touch, explore and make a mess. what more could your kids ask for?
On a more serious note, learning isn’t just for kids. Learning from history is important, and one of the most important learning opportunities is the Holocaust. The Holocaust Museum will remind us all the danger of not learning from history through personal testimonies, official documentation, photographs and artifacts. The museum provides a perfect opening to discuss the consequences of the Holocaust and how we, as freedom loving people, can try and keep it from ever happening again.
Whew! After all of that learning and beauty, how about some fun at America’s favorite pastime? Head over to Tropicana Field to watch a major league baseball game. Home of the Tampa Bay Rays, plan your trip around when your favorite team is playing there!