For information on St. Petersburg and the beaches before you leave, contact the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 14450 46th St. N., Clearwater, FL 34622 (tel. 800/345-6710, or 727/464-7200 for hotel reservations; fax 727/464-7222; www.floridasbeach.com for information about the beaches).
After you arrive, you can head to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 2nd Ave. N. (at 1st St.), St. Petersburg (tel. 727/821- 4069; fax 727/895-6326; www.stpete.com). Across the street from the BayWalk shopping-and-dining complex, this downtown main office and visitor center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Ask for a copy of the chamber's visitor guide, which lists hotels, motels, condominiums, and other accommodations.
Also downtown, you'll find walk-in information centers on the first level of the Pier and in the lobby of the Florida International Museum. The chamber also operates the Suncoast Welcome Center, 100 2nd Ave. N. (tel. 727/573-1449). The center is open daily from 9am to 5pm except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.