A week before our vacation I checked the weather forecast for my destination, I had been astonished, then mad and considered to pack my warm jacket but then I found out: it was the forecast for St. Petersburg in Russia not in Florida and the weather there had been just right. Locals call St. Petersburg just St. Pete, so will I to avoid any confusion. :o)
You can find St. Pete between the Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, so if you go west, east or south you will find the sea eventually.
This time I didn’t try many restaurant one reason had been my dear sisters had a long list of donut shops, burrito places and ice cream stores but most of the time we had BBQ or cooked together in our vacation house (you can find more about fish filet with capers, black olives and tomatoes). But one place I want to recommend is the great fish restaurant 400 BeachSeafood & Tap House. It had been one of this perfect moments, we had a nice table on the porch with a great view and the food had been very tasty and fresh.
I am not someone who likes to get crispy in the sun but I like walking on the beach and the sea always has a attraction to me. I loved the beach at Fort De Soto Park for several reason: greatest dog park ever with dog showers and dog friendly beach area. It had been fun watching all the dogs playing at the beach and swimming and anyway it had been Fido’s vacation too 😉
But there is enough beach left which is dog free and more quiet. The area is so much more nature, no hotels, no villas, no bars… We drove the Anderson Boulevard until its end and saw a great sundown. Here are more information about Fort De Soto Park.
One Saturday morning we went to the great farmers market in St. Pete downtown on the Al Lang Stadium parking lot (1st Ave S and 1st St) and had a great time. We strolled up and down the whole market while sipping iced coffee which we bought there from a local roaster.
We found some German bread and it had been awesome. I am still impressed about the hugh selection of organic fruits and vegetables. I almost had been pulled away from a spice booth after I sticked my nose in every sample and couldn’t decide which one I desperately need.
But next time I won’t have breakfast before I go to this market, I missed so much food I wasn’t able to try.
The farmers market will be held during October until End of May and it is not just a farmers market it is entertaining and a little art fair too. You can also find a lot multicultural vendors “la petite France” or Italian gelato, cajun style food or wood fired pizza.