We’re less than five weeks away and the excitement is ramping up here in St. Petersburg! We KNOW you are all excited to  get all packed up and head down here to bright and sunny Florida. If it’s your first time, there’s so many beautiful sights to see and places to visit that you might be feeling a overwhelmed and not sure what to do and where to go during race weekend. Well, we here at Firestone Grand Prix teamed up with the amazing team from the City of St. Petersburg to give you all the must-do’s on your big trip down south!


  1. Dinner on Beach Drive. From 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House that boasts a relaxing atmosphere with some of the best seafood in town to - Bella Brava, an eclectic Italian restaurant withoutstanding dishes and cocktails – Beach Drive is a must-see destination for your first visit to the Sunshine City.
  2. Try out the new bike share program. Coast Bike Share offers rentals at 30 stations (a total of 300 bikes) in and around the city - guests can now find an available rental location through the Social Bicycles mobile app and then take in St. Pete’s sights for just $8 an hour. This is a great opportunity to cruise down Central Avenue and explore the mural scene that St. Pete is quickly becoming known for.
  3. Enjoy local craft beers. Home to 11 craft breweries, each has a different atmosphere and vibe. 3 Daughters Brewing (in the picture), Cycle Brewing, Green Bench and more – you really can’t go wrong.
  4. Soak in the waterfront views – take a walk down to Vinoy Park where you’ll see crystal clear water, palm trees and pelicans galore. Really take in what St. Petersburg has to offer!
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