St. Petersburg, FL Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit St. Petersburg, FL

The best time to visit St. Petersburg is from March to May, when the weather is comfortably hot and a plethora of outdoor events make the city come alive. You'll find more affordable room rates from June to November, but the threat of hurricanes is imminent and the weather can often be scorching. The temperature cools down significantly for the winter months.

March-May

The Sunshine City is great to visit year-round but it's particularly pleasant in the springtime. Rainfall is not as frequent and temperatures range from the lower 60s to the mid-80s. Sporting events bring huge crowds, so hotel rates may be high. But the increase in outdoor festivities and the blooming purple jacaranda trees make the visit worth it. 

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June-November

June to November is hurricane season and average temperatures in St. Petersburg during these months range from the mid-60s to the high 80s. July and August are the hottest months and rainfall is most frequent in the month of August. Though the heat and threat of hurricanes may dissuade you, there are a few upsides to a trip at this time: bargain rates and plenty of events and festivals.

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December-February

Sunshine City gets a little chillier during the winter months with average temperatures fluctuating between the mid-50s and mid-70s. The sun shines nonetheless and manatee sightings are frequent.

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Popular Times to Visit St. Petersburg, FL

Average Tourist Volumes

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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