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.
6300 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach
Funky surfer vibe and beachfront location; 196 rooms with WiFi and flat-screen TVs; oceanside surfer bar and complimentary continental breakfast. Rooms from $149.Where to eat
1 Dali Blvd.
In the Dali Museum, offering a limited lunch menu of Spanish soups, sandwiches, salads, tortillas and desserts, $6-$10.
Cassis American Brasserie
170 Beach Dr. NE
Serves French-influenced brunch, lunch and dinner indoors or out. Croque monsieurs/madames ($10) are local favorites, as are salads ($8.50) and brioche French toast ($10).What to do
1 Dali Blvd.
Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday noon-5:30 p.m. Adults $21, children 13-18 $15, 6-12 $7.
400 Beach Dr. NE
Monday-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Adults $15, students and children over 5 $12. For $20 see the Chihuly and a glass-blowing demonstration at the Morean Arts Center (719 Central Ave., www.moreanartscenter.org ); $50 buys a one-on-one 30-minute glass-blowing lesson.
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th St. S
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 3:30 p.m.) daily except Thursday, when it's open until 8 p.m. (last admission 7 p.m.). Adults $14, 18 and under $8.Information
All flight and loding info valid as of press time Thursday.