The Impulsive Traveler: Where to go, what to know in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to St. Petersburg, Fla.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Feb. 18-20:

Getting there

AirTran offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Tampa International Airport, about 20 miles from St. Petersburg, with fares starting at $385 round trip.

Where to stay

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

501 Fifth Ave. NE


On the National Register of Historic Places. Includes a marina, golf, tennis, heated pools and 347 elegantly comfortable rooms on seven floors. Rates from $259.

Postcard Inn

6300 Gulf Blvd.

St. Pete Beach


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