When you think of a cosmopolitan city, one of the first things that come to mind is great shopping. Spend a day walking around Downtown St. Petersburg, and you will find a wide assortment of quality shopping options that will satisfy people of all ages.
With the opening of the SunDial in downtown St. Pete, the choices have never been more abundant. The Sundial is an open air mall filled with retail stores and restaurants. Walking around the SunDial means that you could buy yourself a great pair of yoga pants from the Lululemon showroom or a perfect fitting pair of jeans from the Florida Jean Company. Also, the Locale Market has a large selection of hand crafted marinades and sauces for the home chef to experiment with their culinary creations.
Central Avenue is the place to go for local, funky shops to satisfy the hipster in all of us. Stroll the avenue and you will find vintage clothing, local art for sale, and even a great board store for all your skateboarding needs. The 600 Block is known for the art walks they coordinate and the store Blue Lucy even sells their own, World TEE, T-shirt design putting St. Pete up there with cities like Tokyo and Paris.
The art galleries in the downtown area, like the Chihuly, the Dali, and the Museum of Fine Arts all have wonderful gift shops that are open to the public. All three museums are just a short stroll from each other along Beach Drive, which has many cute boutiques that will pique your shopping interests.
If it is antiques that you are interested in, then the Grand Central District is the place to go. Just like any city, finding great shops in the ‘Burg is all about walking and exploring. With an average of 360 days of sunshine, you have the perfect weather for shopping and walking.