Need a winter warm up with a side of culture? Head to Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida where you can cozy up to the sun and hang out in a great arts scene.
Just completing a $15 million dollar remodel, Sirata Beach Resort is well-situated on the Gulf of Mexico with 382 hip guest rooms and suites. New pools, private cabanas, a hanging chair garden, and fire pits let you enjoy your days (and nights) on the beach. Want to bring Fido along? New pet-friendly accommodations make sure everyone is comfy… and there’s even a Yappy Hour!
What you’ll love about Sirata Beach is how compact the resort is with easy access to everything. Walk the sugar-sand beach, ride a bike, people watch or play water volleyball, pool bingo, or ultimate Frisbee. When you want a break from the sun, check out the Premier Gaming Lounge featuring Xbox One or the Rec Center with air hockey and video games. Suncoast Watersports gets you out on the water with parasailing, jet skis, and paddleboards, right in front of the resort.
Belly Up to the Beach Bars
Chill out at Harry’s Beach Bar, Sirata’s newly renovated casual beachfront bar. Order up Harry’s famous tropical cocktails or pick your fav from an extensive beer selection. Hungry? Harry’s savory appetizers, burgers, salads, sandwiches and Harry’s famous wings, the best on St. Pete Beach, will “Siratafy” it all. This is the place where the locals hang out, too, to watch the incredible sunset with cocktails in hand.
Rum Runners Bar & Grille will be your go-to place for classic libations, craft beers and snacks with an expanded covered patio dining area and nine flat-screen TVs. Relax with comfortable seating and a warming outdoor fireplace. The new stage features live entertainment right on the private beach!
For an exceptional culinary experience, head to the Compass Grille for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with chef-inspired contemporary American fare.
When the sun sets, head to the Tiki Hut at Rum Runners for a free Sirata Sunset Sixty cocktail hour. Celebrate the sunset with beer, wine, and a special sunset punch.
An Arts Community
St. Pete/Clearwater is made up of 26 unique communities featuring world-class museums celebrating art, history, and science. You’ll feel the vibe of the creative spirit everywhere you go. Take a walking tour of the murals in downtown St. Pete and check out the artists and their works. St. Petersburg is a glass-art mecca where you can try your hand at blowing glass in one of the studios. Stop in the galleries and see the many beautiful works.
You’ll see the iconic Dali Museum in St. Petersburg right on the water, celebrating the life and work of acclaimed Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Opened in 2011, the entire building design is a work of art containing over 2,100 works, including oil paintings, original drawings, book illustrations, artists’ books, prints, sculpture, and photos. Be sure to visit the avant-gardens overlooking the water, wander through the labyrinth and add your wish to the wishing tree. Take a selfie with Dali’s famous mustache and experience other interactive displays. A temporary exhibit through May 19 features the works of Rene Magritte & Dali dedicated to the world’s two most celebrated surrealists.
Shop and Dine at the Locale Market
Locale Market is a really cool culinary experience featuring locally-sourced foods produce, cured meats and cheeses, coffee bar, an outstanding bakery and more.
Pick your selections and then head upstairs to their specialty restaurant, FarmTable Cucina. This Italian-inspired restaurant focuses on casual, gourmet dining with fresh, house-made cuisine. Favorite dishes include house-made pasta, pizza, and fresh bread that is shared family-style. Try the boxcar robiola and fried cauliflower to starters and fresh made pasta or seafood as the main course.
Beer lovers rejoice with the “Gulp Coast Passport”
Hit the St. Pete/Clearwater Craft Beer Trail, which runs north to south from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete. With the Gulp Coast Passport 2, you can take a brewery tour, meet the brewers and sample their offerings at more than 35 stops along the trail. Imbibe in a few locally-inspired tastes like mango- habanero IPA, key lime and the area’s signature beer, Florida Weisse.
Discover your own little taste of paradise on St. Pete Beach. For more information and to book a stay, visit Sirata Beach Resort.