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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Soak in Sun and Culture in St. Petersburg

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4. Insider’s Tip


The Suncoast Beach Trolley is an easy way to get around Tampa Bay's beaches.  

Going carless in St. Pete is surprisingly easy. Shuttles between downtown and Tampa International Airport cost $25 each way on Super Shuttle. Downtown is large but walkable, and cabs are virtually everywhere and generally don’t run more than $15. If you prefer biking around, Wheel Fun rents beach cruisers for $8/hour and surreys for $20/hour at the St. Pete Pier. On the water, there’s Free Beach Ride, which operates both cars and golf carts for free under the premise that you’ll tip the driver. Finally, the Suncoast Beach Trolley ($2) connects downtown St. Pete to all the cities and beaches along Tampa Bay with connecting service available to Clearwater.


Published on Feb 3, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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