Fun Facts About Saint Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg is home of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which is 4.1 miles long and 19 stories high.
Saint Petersburg, FL is known as “St. Pete” or “The Sunshine City”.
The city’s first library, built along Mirror Lake using Andrew Carnegie funds opened December 1, 1915. It remains in operation today.
St. Pete was incorporated as a town on February 29, 1892. It was re-incorporated as a city on June 6, 1903.
Saint Petersburg has an average of 361 sunny days per year, and has a Guinness World record for 768 consecutive days of sunshine. This is probably why CNN ranked St. Pete number 7 as one of the best places to retire.
It wouldn’t surprise us if Michael Bloomberg decides to retire in St. Petersburg since he gave the city $2.5 million to help combat climate change.
Fort De Soto Park spans five small islands, which attracts more than 2.7 million visitors a year. It is also a dog friendly beach.