The sun sets over downtown St. Pete as the new St. Pete Pier welcomes visitors for the second night on July 7, 2020. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy some music, shop hit the beach, let the kids run through the water or just take in a beautiful new view of St. Petersburg.
Welcome... let me show ya around.
This week you need a reservation to get it, but I got one without a problem just an hour before the visit.
Use the hand sanitizer station on the way in near the solar panels because I did not see the others when I was roaming around.
Cool touch - when the vendors are not open, the displays close up to show art.
Lots of cafes and snacks.
The sprinklers light up in different colors at night.
Live music adds a nice touch.
There's lots of space to stretch out.
The walk takes about 10-15 minutes to get to the end of the pier.
The airport and Dali museum in the distance.
There were a few food trucks out, but more vendors will be out on the pier this weekend.
Don't expect bargains downtown St. Pete these days. But the prices weren't outrageous.
Fancy art. Or a blob. I'm not that sophisticated.
Hammock! Bring a hammock next time. Great idea!
The design was debated forever... but I think most will like the results when seen in person.
Lots of lawn space to relax.
Fish cleaning station...
The view looking toward St. Pete from the end of the pier.
Yes, there's plenty of room to fish!
This will be a fun spot to take the wave runners out to!
What's a Florida attraction without a gift shop?
Oh you know there's always going to be a tourist trap postcard / t-shirts shop.
The views of the St. Pete skyline from the rooftop bar/restaurant are pretty stunning.
View from your table if you get the right one!
Quite a view of the sunset from the top level restaurant.