St. Petersburg is not the sleepy haven for sedentary seniors it was years ago, and the New York Times has taken notice.
The newspaper's travel section released its annual 'Places to Go' list Friday, ranking the Pinellas city No. 49 on a list that included exotic destinations from Dubai to the Vatican to the Laikipia Plateau in Kenya.
The Times credited St. Petersburg with “reinventing a Florida city's reputation,” and noted that the city's Dali Museum, craft beer scene and vibrant downtown have helped St. Pete shed its reputation as slow-moving town for retirees.
St. Petersburg was one spot below Varazdin, Croatia, and ranked just above Belize. The No. 1 spot on the list went to Cape Town, South Africa.
You can see the full list and all of what writer Diane Daniel wrote about St. Petersburg on the New York Times site.