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The James Royal Palm Continues to Shine One Year Later on Miami's Coast

The James Royal Palm Continues to Shine One Year Later on Miami's Coast

It is easy to see why The James Royal Palm Miami has been recognized with awards and accolades from top travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure since its opening one year ago. A beautiful setting on the beachfront, combined with The James' dedication to details and customer service ensures that every guest has a memorable stay.

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From guestrooms to studios, lofts and apartments to the larger poolside apartments, there are plenty of options for guests to pick their ideal accommodation. All rooms come with city or ocean views, floor to ceiling windows and some with balconies. Like all James properties, comfort is a priority and rooms feature luxurious beddings as well as eco-friendly Keetsa Pillows and Intelligent Nutrients bath products.

Spacious apartments are done in a residential style with one, two or three bedrooms in 575-1,550 square feet of space. The apartments include a 42 inch plasma television, living area, 24-hour in-room dining, including lil’ james children’s menu, provided by Florida Cookery, custom-designed beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, customizable layouts and 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami.

The AAA four-diamond rated beachfront retreat offers two dining options: CATCH Miami a seafood restaurant helmed by Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh and a premier dinner destination and the casual Florida Cookery, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serving dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

Along with dining, the hotel has three bars and lounges on the property. The James Club is a casual place for refreshments and snacks by day and a warm place for cocktails at night. South Shore specializes in rum cocktails and offers small plates and cigars in an intimate atmosphere, also available for private parties. SL Miami, the second outpost of EMM Group’s flagship nightclub SL, is a high-end nightlife experience.

At Renew the Spa, salt is infused into its array of health, beauty, and relaxation services including massages, bodycare, and facials. Renew also features lifestyle classes, beauty treatments and consultations with Dr. OZ Garcia, an expert in wellness. Look for special packages as well as limited edition spa experiences and other customizable spa treatments that you won't find anywhere else.

Moments away from the stunning beach and the world famous Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, The James offers guests plenty to do both on and off the property. Stroll around luxurious shopping boutiques or stay close to home with two swimming pools, a plunge pool, poolside bar, or The James Pool and Beach Experience. There are also event spaces, meeting rooms and wedding packages with special services for brides and grooms.

Designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio, the hotel was structured around some of its original architecture from the Royal Pal Hotel. The compass rose on the terrazzo lobby floor, the porthole windows in the lobby lounge, and the original green glass reception desk have all been preserved. And thanks to countless amenities and luxury services, The James Royal Palm Miami has managed to merge the old and new to become a renowned destination for travelers.

The James Royal Palm
1545 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census estimate, the population was 271,842, [8] making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). [9] St. Petersburg is the fifth-largest city in Florida and the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Along with Clearwater, these cities are part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area, the second-largest in Florida with a population of around 2.8 million. [10] St. Petersburg is located on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and is connected to mainland Florida to the north. [11]

St. Petersburg was founded in 1888 by John C. Williams, who purchased the land, and by Peter Demens who brought the railroad industry into the area. [12] [13] A coin toss bet was held between Williams and Demens to name this newly formed community. Demens won the bet and subsequently named the land after Saint Petersburg, Russia. Williams was then granted the right to name the first hotel built (which he named the Detroit Hotel). Both named their winnings after their personal hometowns. [14] St. Petersburg was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892 and re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903. [12] [15]

The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council. [16]

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days between 1967 and 1969), [17] [18] it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". [17] Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the average water temperature is typically around 76 °F (24 °C). [19] Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. [20]

American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene. [21] The arts in St. Petersburg led the city to be named "One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World." [22] St. Petersburg was also listed upon one of the top three places to visit in Florida. [23] CNN ranked the city as the seventh best place to retire, with 15 percent of the population over 65 years-old. [24] In 2020, St. Petersburg was awarded a spot on "the top cities to visit" in Conde Nast's 33rd annual Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Reader's Choice Awards. The city was recognized for being a "perfect" getaway because of its iconic beaches and historic destinations. [25] St. Petersburg most recently joined 290 other cities as an "International City of Peace". This honor was granted by the International Cities of Peace and marks the second city in Florida to be given the title. [26]


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