Last Updated on May 10, 2022

 

This is a common question people have due to the several years of construction and then the opening was delayed due to Covid.  Yes, the St Pete Pier is open and it’s also free!

 

After three years of being built and a cost of $92 million, the new St Pete Pier officially opened in July of 2020.

 

 

The pier has a beautiful boardwalk area

 Walking along the Coastal Thickets boardwalk area at the St Pete Pier

 

 

The pier district offers 26 acres of family-friendly entertainment with lots of activities for kids. 

 

This destination has easily become one of the biggest, most popular waterfront attractions in Florida!

Here are 16 of the best things to do at the St Pete Pier!

 

 

Things To Do At The New

St Pete Pier And Nearby

 

 

Things To Do At The New

St Pete Pier And Nearby

 

 

 

Things To Do At The New

St Pete Pier And Nearby

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do At The New

St Pete Pier And Nearby

 

 

Things To Do Near

The St Pete Pier 

 

 

 

Things To Do Near

The St. Pete Pier 

 

 

Do You Need Tickets For The St Pete Pier?

 

 

 

No, you don’t need tickets to the pier.  You can just show up and admission is free.

 

Just note, there are certain events that happen throughout the year that you may need tickets for.

 

St Pete Pier Hours and Address

 

 

 

The St Pete Pier is open 30 minutes before sunrise and closes at 11 pm.

 

800 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

Parking At The St Pete Pier

 

 

 

Pier Drive has metered parking spots and there are 2 parking lots by the pier.

 

You can pay for parking using one of the Pay Stations.

 

There is also more street parking throughout the city and there are more parking garages, as well.

 

Just be sure to follow specific instructions for parking in the area that you park.

 

For more details on parking go here.

 

 

There are plenty of places to stay in St. Petersburg

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is a historic landmark in this area.

 

This 4-star, upscale hotel was built in 1925 and sits right across from the Harbor and Vinoy Marina.

 

The resort has a spa, 5 restaurants, coffee shop, gym, bar, outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and of course, the golf course

 

The Vinoy

501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

The Birchwood is another nice hotel option right across the street from the water.

 

This 3-star hotel is conveniently right on Beach Drive, just a couple of blocks from the pier and 1 block from the Museum of Fine Arts.

 

The hotel has Birch & Vine Restaurant and The Canopy rooftop bar.

 

The Birchwood

340 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

If you’re looking for a less expensive option downtown, The Hyatt is a good choice.

 

This is another 3-star hotel and not far from the pier.

 

The Hyatt has an eatery, convenience store, coffee shop, fitness room, and a rooftop pool.

 

The Hyatt Place

25 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

All 3 recommendations are within walking distance of the pier and downtown activities!

 

 

Hanging out at the St Pete Pier

Things To Do At The St Pete Pier And Nearby

With plenty of entertainment and things to do, The St Pete Pier is one of the best attractions near Florida’s Gulf Coast!

 

If you’re looking for more fun things to do on Florida’s Gulf Coast, check out these beautiful beaches in Anna Maria Island!