Top 10 Best Things to Do with Kids in St. Pete Beach

Top 10 Best Things to Do with Kids in St. Pete Beach

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As locals of the area, we know the best things to do with kids in St. Pete Beach! Whether you’re here on vacation or looking for a fun family weekend, you’re in the right place. St. Pete Beach is stacked with activities, wildlife and events year-round for all ages to enjoy!

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in St. Pete Beach, Florida

1. Enjoy a Bucket List Fishing Charter Experience!

Everyone must experience the thrill of open-water fishing at some point in life! St. Pete Beach is home to our famous YachtFish fishing charters, perfect for families of all ages.

These unique bonding trips are as educational as they are thrilling. Our expert Captains will guide you to wildlife hotspots where your kids can learn about the importance of marine life.

Fish of all colors and sizes will swim right up to the boat! Spend time with your kids, learning how to hook up a beauty when the action begins!

When the kids feel a bite, the thrill is unlike anything else! Your kids will boost their bravery and confidence before leaving with unforgettable memories and photos.

You can either release your catch or take it to a nearby restaurant for a truly personal, fresh Florida dinner!

Unsure which fishing charter to take? Here are some of our most popular options:

2. Learn Interactively at the Children’s Museum

Let your children play with history at Great Expectations’ Children’s Museum.

Opened in 1986, the museum is just a short drive from St. Pete Beach and is open 7 days a week.

Best for kids under 12, there are over 120 interactive features in themed areas. The museum is designed to give a fun look into our world and community through art, weather, communication and more.

A few examples include: being a kids’ tv presenter, science labs, child-sized supermarkets, pet care, health education and an imagination playground! One of the most popular and best things to do with kids in St. Pete Beach!

3. Be a Pirate for the Day

Captain Memo’s pirate cruise is a totally unique dolphin-watching tour where you pretend to be pirates! This pirate-themed ship was custom-built to the U.S. Coast Guard requirements back in 1993.

The Captains make the trip a bunch of fun for all ages. Arrr!

4. Visit a Zoo!

Just a 30-minute drive from St. Pete Beach is ZooTampa.

Previously voted as the #1 Zoo in the U.S., it’s one of the best things to do with kids in St. Pete Beach.

With over 1,500 animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats, your kids can get up close to giraffes, lorikeets, horses and so much more.

The Zoo also focuses on critical care for sick and injured animals such as wild manatees.

Finally, there are also groundwater play areas, educational shows, wild rides and a selection of restaurants.

5. Make a Splash at Splash Islands Water Park!

With two massive twisty water slides, a splash zone and a winding river, look no further if you want some action under the sun in St. Pete Beach.

And yes parents, there’s something for you too – with snack bars, restaurants and tropical rum shacks lining the spaces between the slides and water features.

6. Visit a Pink Palace!

Be sure to drop by Don Cesar Hotel ‘The Pink Palace’. Opened in 1928, it’s hosted many celebrities over the years and is a sight-to-behold for all ages.

You don’t have to be a hotel guest to take a look around the lobby and outside or eat in the restaurants.

Everyone likes a big pink palace, right?

7. Check Out the Local Events and Festivals

St. Pete Beach is the home to endless events and festivals year round.

You can find something for everyone from major concerts to sporting events and walking tours. If your kids have a particular interest, we recommend having a look at the local calendar to see what’s happening when you’re in town!

8. Explore St. Pete Beach’s Saturday Market

From October to May, you can enjoy St. Pete Beach’s Saturday farmer’s market on Saturdays in the Al Lang Field parking lot. In the summer, it moves to Williams Park.

Here you can taste local life, with stalls and vendors selling delicious foods and artisanal goods from local businesses. The vibrant experience is good fun for kids too, with various spots nearby to sit and eat your food.

9. Go to the Beach!

Stating the obvious perhaps, but the beach is what’s best about the place we call home!

St. Pete Beach was voted THE best beach in the U.S.

Miles and miles of pristine white sands offer a relaxing and thrilling location – depending on your choice! The beach is suited for all tastes, all budgets and all kids! From walking the sands, to swimming, shell hunting and more, there is truly something for everyone.

10. Go Karting!

Join Florida’s F1 hype train by testing your skills in a go-kart!

Places such as PKE ‘Pro Karting Experience’ offer thrill-seeking kids (from ages 5 and up) and parents the chance to live out their racing dreams.

Featuring European-style karts, they offer an ‘arrive and drive’ system so you don’t need to be an expert.

Whether you think you’re Jeff Gordon or Lewis Hamilton, this is your chance to prove it around sweeping turns, hairpins and multiple layouts.

Other Popular Things to Do with Kids in St. Pete Beach, FL

  • The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum).
  • Visit the retro, budget-friendly Postcard Inn.
  • Watch the sunset go down.
  • Mini Golf
  • Indoor surfing.
  • The historic Merry Pier.
  • TradeWinds’ floating water park.
  • Key West Shrimp Company.
  • Kayaking.
  • Shell Key Preserve.

Book a Fishing Charter for Kids in St. Pete Beach Today!

Ready to go fishing? It’s one of the best things to do with kids in St. Pete Beach! Our unforgettably thrilling fishing charters are open for all ages, from your 8-year-old to your grandpa! Our expert Captains would love to welcome you aboard our state-of-the-art boats with your own private Captain.

Unsure which type of charter to book? CALL or TEXT: (727) 433-4200 today!

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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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