Hotel: Please see your abstract submission confirmation email for details about hotel reservations. Attendees mention the three code words: Global Strategic Communication for reservations. The cutoff group rate is March 1, 2024.
The hotel is within walking distance of the USF-St. Pete campus, our conference venue, and is centrally located. You will receive the exact address of our conference site prior to arrival.
St. Petersburg, FL, offers a diverse array of entertainment options, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the types of entertainment available in St. Pete:
Art and Museums
St. Pete is a haven for art enthusiasts. The city features numerous art galleries and museums that showcase a wide range of artistic styles. Notable institutions include the Salvador Dali Museum, Chihuly Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Imagine Museum.
Don't miss: The upcoming "Dalí & the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Degas & More" exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum during our conference promises a unique experience. We are planning a semi-private guided walking tour of the Dali Museum as a GSCC activity, but tickets are only available 6 weeks before the event, so details will be announced then.
For those who appreciate live entertainment, St. Pete boasts several theaters and concert venues, such as the Mahaffey Theater, State Theatre, and Jannus Live. These venues regularly host live performances, concerts, and shows.
Upcoming highlight: The Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival 2024, scheduled to kick off on March 14, 2024, in Vinoy Park, is a must-see for music enthusiasts.
St. Pete's breathtaking beaches are famous for their powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters. Here, you can unwind, swim, soak up the sun, or engage in thrilling water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, boat and jet ski rentals, fishing charters, and parasailing.
Nature lovers will appreciate the outdoor entertainment options available in St. Pete. Explore the great outdoors by hiking, biking, and bird-watching in places like Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and Weedon Island Preserve. Additionally, several public parks are nearby.
Discover the city from a unique perspective by taking advantage of the various water tours on offer. Some experiences, such as the 2.5-Hour Sunset Cruise Tour in St. Petersburg, are very popular, so it's advisable to secure your tickets in advance to avoid missing out.
Dining and Nightlife
St. Pete has a vibrant dining scene with a wide array of restaurants offering diverse cuisines. The nightlife in the downtown area is also lively, with bars, clubs, and entertainment venues.
Notable spot: Consider visiting Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille at St. Pete Pier, where you can relish delicious Mojitos and Yucatan Shrimp while enjoying the sea breeze on the seawall.
Downtown St. Pete is home to numerous shops and boutiques, making it a great place for shopping, and you can also explore the local markets and art districts.
Recommended stop: The Marketplace at the St. Pete Pier is a hub of independent vendors offering a diverse range of unique items in charming kiosks.
These are just some of the entertainment options you can explore in St. Pete. Clearly, the city promises to keep us engaged with a variety of activities during the pre-and-post-session time!