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Welcome to St Petersburg Florida

St Petersburg Florida

When settlers started moving to the St Petersburg area around 1875 to take advantage of the warm weather and breezes blowing off Tampa Bay, they didn't know what they had discovered. A wonderfully picturesque peninsula located on the Florida's west coast bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east, St Petersburg is the fourth largest city in the state of Florida and is commonly referred to as 'St Pete' by locals. It offers up 35 miles (56km) of stunning white sandy beaches on eight major barrier islands and is home to some of the America's award winning beaches, such as Caladesi Beach.

With a supposed average of 360 days of sunshine each year, it has earned the nickname 'The Sunshine City' and is a popular tourist and retirement destination. This area's heritage is very diverse and comprises 26 communities all with a unique feel and charm ranging from the Greek influence in Tarpon Springs to the Scottish heritage of Dunedin. St Petersburg boasts a fascinating culture just waiting to be explored with delightfully eclectic eateries, museums, galleries and boutiques.

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St Petersburg is not known as 'The Sunshine City' for nothing, earning its name from the many wonderful hours of sunshine it gets the whole year through. It does experience relatively high humidity though. The summer months see temperatures climbing steadily to 90°F (32°C) while the winter months are only slightly cooler with temperatures hovering around the 70°F (21°C) mark.

English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

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