of cycling and pedestrian trails in the
Southeast. Many streets have designated
bike lanes and bike rentals
through the city’s partnership with
Coast Share Bike Rental.
You can also slow the pace and stroll
along the beautiful 11-mile linear
waterfront park downtown. Or, spend
the afternoon in nature at one of
the city’s many parks and nature
preserves where hiking trails take
cal landscapes. There are unlimited
opportunities to stay active and have
fun in the Sunshine City.
CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY
St. Petersburg is nationally recognized
as a welcoming and inclusive
city, a melting pot that celebrates
diversity of every kind. Stop in at
the Polish-American Society of St.
Petersburg’s annual celebration of
Dyngus Day, a Polish tradition marking
the end of the Lenten season.
Attend the four-day Latin Film Festival
in October. And join the crowd for
the largest LGBTQ Pride Celebration
in Florida that includes a parade, art
and special event, as well as Light Up
St. Pete, in which rainbow-colored
spotlights are placed on buildings at
night. New in 2020 is a large rainbowcolored
mural that brightens a portion
of Central Avenue in the city’s Grand
Central District, location of the Metro
LGBTQ Welcome Center.
St. Petersburg also honors the history
of its African American community.
The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African
American Museum, a former com-
housing project, is now a museum
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