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Go out and play!

Summer is here and it is time to get outside and play! There are lots of things to get you out of the house and out of zoom - and they are fun and healthy, too!

Go on a Mural Tour by Bike

If you’ve always meant to see more of St. Pete’s amazing 600+ murals (and by “more,” we don’t mean a gone-in-a-blink view from your car at 30 m.p.h.), this is the perfect time to get your art fix along with some fresh air. Use your own bike or those with your rental. Or park your car in downtown St. Pete, then rent a bike from Coast Bike Share at multiple locations throughout the city. For the inside scoop on many of the murals, download the PixelStix app to use at each location.

St Pete and the surrounding area is lucky enough to have three preserves where you can experience pristine wildlands just a short jaunt from the city: Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, Weedon Island Preserve in north St. Pete, and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in south St. Pete. All have extensive hiking trails or boardwalks plus water views, so you can truly feel like you’re getting away from it all. Weedon Island also has an impressive observation tower and offers paddleboard and kayak rentals throughSweetwater Kayaks(reservations welcome, especially on weekends).

Hankering for salty sea breezes and a fish on the line? Marinas throughout the area have begun to operate private fishing charters as well as party fishing boats once again (many are also offering boat rentals, sightseeing and sunset cruises, too). Hubbard’s Marinain Madeira Beach and Clearwater Beach Marinaare among the best known, but there are other marinas dotted throughout the region. Don't forget your fishing license! Check them out for a fishtastic day.

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