Welcome to Gay St. Pete’s Local Guide to
Neighborhoods, Nightlife and Beaches
Just as in this 1926 Chamber of Commerce ad, St. Petersburg’s thriving downtown and proximity to the fabulous Gulf beaches with amazing sunsets has attracted visitors for a century! Explore your creative side with St. Petersburg’s expanding culture, including seven world-class museums, performing arts venues, unique galleries and stores. Downtown’s public parks host more than 200 events annually including Main Sail, 4th of July, RibFest, Caribbean Festival, Taste of Pinellas, many concerts and more special events.
Lower your stress levels with our laid back lifestyle and effective transportation networks. St. Petersburg’s diverse economy and increasing job opportunities all beckon for potential residents to take a closer look. In 2006 St. Petesrburg was named one of the “50 Fabulous Gay Friendly Places to Live” by Gregory Kompes.
One of the most beautiful aspects of the St. Petersburg area is the diversity of the neighborhoods. While there is no “gay ghetto” there are many neighborhoods that are gay and lesbian friendly. The price ranges and styles differ greatly. Nearby communities such as Gulfport, Dunedin and Safety Harbor also provide a welcoming community on a smaller scale. The Grand Central District is an urban village in the heart of St. Petersburg and home to many GLBT businesses and the annual St. Pete Pride Celebration in June. We hope you will explore the Greater St. Petersburg Area. Come and play, indeed!