The inverted pyramid of the St. Petersburg Pier is a beacon, inviting you to check out this hip, cosmopolitan city on Tampa Bay. What’s not to love about a city with 361 days of sunshine each year, 137 parks and six major museums including the Dali Museum, showcasing the world's most comprehensive collection of the renowned Spanish artist's work in a stunning new building?

And that's just for starters. Cool off with Major League Baseball, Florida style – watch the Tampa Bay Rays play in air-conditioned Tropicana Field. Enjoy wine tastings, live music and outdoor dining. And don't miss the Mahaffey Theater, Sunken Gardens, the Pinellas Trail, Fort De Soto Park and all of the other cool things to see here.

With more than 100 parks across the county, there’s green space for everyone. And thanks to the city’s charter, the waterfront along the bay is free of development, making it perfect for walking or bicycling. Rent a bike and ride along the ribbon of green that hugs the bay, taking in views of swaying palms, waterfront mansions, sailboats and dolphins or take a dinner cruise with Yacht Starship.

If extinct species are on your mind, try Dinosaur World, an outdoor dinosaur museum with over 150 life size dinosaurs. If science and technology is on your mind, be sure to check out The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). Or if you want to see a show, visit the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

The central west coast Florida location makes it easy to go beyond St. Petersburg and explore. Visit our nearest neighbor, Tampa -- a city with its own identity and cultural pulse. There are theme parks, zoos and additional shopping centers for added experience. From downtown, Busch Gardens and their adrenaline-inducing roller coasters are just 30-40 minutes away in Tampa. Find what lurks in the depths of the dark icy-cold waters 2,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico's surface at The Florida Aquarium. Have an animal attraction for exotic and endangered species? Watch them in natural habitats at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.

Leave the car and climb on The Looper, the trolley that makes a loop around downtown every half hour, stopping at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and more. The driver will acquaint you with downtown attractions, and you’re free to get on or off at any of the 13 stops.

Finding something fun to do in this hopping city isn’t a problem. Deciding what to do first can be.