Getting to Tampa Bay Lightning Games
Catching a Tampa Bay Lightning game is a top to-do for most visitors to the area. But between traffic and parking, getting to and from Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa can be a headache. When you rent a charter bus from Beachside Party Bus St Pete, everyone can ride together and your bus will handle navigation and drop-off logistics near the arena. On board your bus, Bolts fans can snack on the way to the game, don their jerseys, and get pumped up watching highlight reels from last season. After the final buzzer, players will appreciate being able to stretch out and relax on bus seats for the ride back to their hotel. No matter the size of your crew, we have Lightning game transportation covered – from 18-passenger mini buses perfect for you and your friends to 56-passenger coaches capable of transporting entire teams, students, or fan groups.
Amalie Arena – 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602 – (813) 301-2500
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training Transportation
Every February and March, baseball fans flock to Florida’s Gulf Coast for Spring Training. Avoid the scramble for parking at Charlotte Sports Park and book group transportation on a Beachside Party Bus St Pete charter bus rental. Not only will your bus have room underneath for all your tailgating gear, but passengers of all ages will enjoy the spacious, comfortable ride. Kids can watch movies on overhead TV monitors or use the WiFi to play games on tablets. Adults can use the outlets to charge phones for snapping pics at practice or ordering food from concession stands – all without losing your primo parking spot. We have buses suited for groups of every size – from intimate mini bus rentals to spacious 56-passenger motorcoaches.
Charlotte Sports Park – 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 – (941) 206-4487
Transportation for Large Events and Festivals
From annual events like the St Petersburg Pride Parade to seasonal festivals like the Downtown St Petersburg New Year’s Eve celebration, having a charter bus rental can make navigating large events a breeze. Avoid fighting traffic or hunting for parking. Your group will be dropped off right at the entrance. Got a big crew? No problem – we have buses available for groups from 18 to 56 to get everyone to the festival together. Keep the fun going on the ride there with built-in AV systems. And when the event wraps up, your charter bus will be waiting to provide a relaxing ride back to your hotel so you can rest up for the next day’s adventures.
St Petersburg Pride Parade: Held each June, one of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the state.
Indie Flea Market: An outdoor market featuring local art, crafts, food and more several times per year.
St Petersburg Grand Prix: A fierce competition of closed-course kart racing held annually each autumn.
Corporate Event Transportation in St Petersburg
Planning an offsite meeting, employee team building, or corporate conference in St Petersburg? Beachside offers comprehensive transportation services to ensure your event is seamless from arrival to departure. Reserve a spacious charter bus or fleet that aligns with your guest and attendee headcounts. Go the extra mile and arrange for breakfast or catering to be waiting on board when groups are picked up. Your VIPs will be impressed and your employees thankful for the efficient service and relaxing ride When the event wraps up, buses can shuttle attendees directly to area hotels or the airport, all on your custom schedule. Focus on executing a stellar corporate event while we handle transportation.
Hilton St Petersburg Bayfront: 333 1st St S, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – Popular spot for conferences with ample meeting space.
Renaissance Vinoy Resort: 501 5th Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – This historic downtown hotel boasts over 20,000 square feet of flexible event space.
Coliseum: 535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – Multipurpose 12,000 square foot event venue perfect for conventions.
St Petersburg Charter Bus Rentals for Schools and Universities
Beachside can provide specialized transportation services for academic institutions in St Petersburg and the surrounding region. We understand the logistical challenges schools face transporting students, faculty, staff, and alumni between campuses for field trips, sporting events, performing arts programs, and more. On board, groups of all ages will enjoy amenities like WiFi, DVD players, and comfortable reclining seats as they travel between academic institutions or events in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. We can accommodate any size group, from an 18-passenger mini bus for a small field trip to a 56-passenger motorcoach for transporting an entire graduating class and their guests. Contact us today to learn more about our specialized transportation solutions for academic institutions and students!
University of South Florida St Petersburg: 140 7 Ave S, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – Public university located right downtown.
St Petersburg College: 6605 5th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33710 – Provides workforce training and two-year undergraduate degrees.
Canterbury School of Florida: 1601 Hverbey Rd, St Petersburg, FL 33713 – Private Episcopal college preparatory school.
St Pete Wedding Shuttle Service
From vows on St. Pete Beach to grand historic venues to lush botanical gardens, St Petersburg provides gorgeous backdrops for weddings of all sizes and styles. And while finding the perfect venue is task #1, rounding up transportation for your loved ones comes next on your to-do list. With Beachside, your guests will travel from place to place in total comfort. Forget about coordinating multiple rideshares or asking friends and family to volunteer as designated drivers. When you book a wedding shuttle bus rental with us, every one of your guests will have a cozy seat, and seamless routes between your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and hotels. We can even help with winery tours and bars crawls for your bachelor(ette) parties!
Here are a few of St. Pete’s most popular places to say “I do”:
The Vinoy Renaissance – A luxury waterfront resort perfect for grand affairs – Address: 501 5th Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701
Historic Kenwood Garden – A romantic green space with Mediterranean architecture – Address: 2719 Burlington Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33713
Sunken Gardens – A lush botanical oasis that makes a dreamy outdoor venue – Address: 1825 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704
Bus Tours of St Petersburg
Seeing St Petersburg by bus is one of the best ways to take in all the city has to offer without wear and tear on your group. Beachside can provide you with your own private sightseeing charter bus for a customized St Petersburg bus tour Select your top sights like Sunken Gardens, built in 1903 and the oldest attraction in the city, or the Museum of Fine Arts showcasing works from antiquity to today. Your bus will bring your group directly to each stop with no need to worry about parking or traffic. On board, you can watch videos about upcoming attractions or sit back in plush seats and relax as you take in the scenery.
Sunken Gardens: 1825 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704 – A lush botanical paradise in the heart of the city since 1903.
The Pier: 800 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – This landmark spot jutting into Tampa Bay offers shops, eateries, and views.
Chihuly Collection: 400 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – Per
Explore St Petersburg’s Arts and Culture Scene
From world-class museums to indie galleries and performing arts venues, St Petersburg is a mecca for arts aficionados. Book a charter bus and we’ll get your group right to the heart of the action. Marvel at masterpieces at the Salvador Dali Museum, which boasts the largest collection of the surrealist’s artwork outside of Europe. Catch an orchestra performance under the stars at the open-air St Petersburg Waterfront Arts Festival held each spring. Or head downtown to wander the 600 block, where restored historic buildings now house independent shops, museums, restaurants, and street murals by local artists. There is so much creative energy throughout St. Pete, and your charter bus rental can efficiently transport art lovers between top cultural attractions all day long.
Top St Petersburg Museums and Galleries
The Dali Museum: One Dali Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – Home to the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s work outside of Europe.
Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – This museum houses a wide variety of artwork from antiquities to contemporary pieces.
Florida CraftArt Gallery: 501 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701 – Features rotating exhibitions of functional and sculptural work by Florida’s top contemporary craft artists.
Soak Up the Sun on St. Pete’s Beaches
With 35 miles of shoreline, St Petersburg boasts a pristine beach for every water lover. Your group can spread out on the sandy shores of Pass-a-Grille Beach, try stand-up paddleboarding at North Beach, or kayak through the mangrove tunnels of Weedon Island Preserve. And whenever you’re ready to relax after a day of surf and sun, your charter bus will be waiting to whisk you away to your next destination.
Top St Petersburg Beaches
Pass-a-Grille Beach: Located on the southern tip of St. Pete Beach peninsula, known for its laidback locals vibe and excellent shelling.
Fort De Soto Park: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 – This county park has some of the area’s best beaches for swimming, kayaking, and birdwatching.
North Beach: 6200 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 – Popular for beach volleyball and stand-up paddleboarding with convenient parking.
Explore St Petersburg’s Past at Area Museums
Beyond appreciating artwork, St Petersburg has a rich local history that your group can uncover at area history museums. Walk through the historic Vinoy Renaissance Resort, board a replica pirate ship at the Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center, or explore the Armed Forces History Museum to learn about St Petersburg’s military past. A charter bus rental can pick your group up from their hotel and get them to each museum right on time for any guided tours or events you have scheduled. No need to worry about parking or navigating the city – just sit back and leave the driving to your bus while you take in the sights of St. Pete. They’ll drop your group wherever you want to go for a day filled with history and fun.
Top St Petersburg History Museums
Armed Forces History Museum: 2050 34th Way N, Largo, FL 33771 – Traces the history of U.S. armed forces from the Revolutionary War to present day.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum: 1925 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704 – Perfect for kids, with hands-on exhibits and daily programs.
Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center: 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, FL 33715 – Get up close with local marine life and explore a replica pirate ship.
Day Trip Ideas from St Petersburg
The convenient location of St Petersburg makes it easy to take day trips to other fantastic Florida destinations. Avoid the headache of multiple cars and tolls by renting a charter bus for quick jaunts from St. Pete to:
Busch Gardens (Tampa)
Thrill seekers will love this epic roller coaster park. A charter bus provides easy transport an hour away to Tampa for a day of adrenaline-pumping rides and animal encounters.
Want to switch up your beach day? Clearwater Beach is just a 30-minute drive from downtown St. Pete. Your charter bus will take the stress out of traveling and parking for a more relaxed beach getaway.
Disney World (Orlando)
The Most Magical Place on Earth is less than two hours from St Petersburg by charter bus. Avoid the parking nightmare that is Disney by letting your bus handle it!
No matter if you choose a day trip down the coast to Fort Myers, across the bay to Sarasota, or inland to Orlando, a Beachside Party Bus St Pete charter bus rental can take your group there in comfort. Our team will help plan the perfect route and amenities for day trips near St Petersburg and beyond.
Exploring St Petersburg’s Best Neighborhoods
Beyond its beautiful beaches, St Petersburg overflows with character, color, and historic architecture. Here are just a few of its most charming neighborhoods that showcase the city’s personality:
This neighborhood features tons of gorgeous 1920s-era Mediterranean revival, art deco, and mission-style homes. Many were built by notable architects like Clarence A. Martin Sr., so architecture buffs won’t want to miss a driving tour of Historic Kenwood. Stop for a bite to eat at neighborhood staple Cassis American Brasserie.
One of the city’s older neighborhoods, Disston Heights charms with its brick roads and cozy bungalows. The area boasts its own tiny “downtown” along 49th Street, where you’ll find indie boutiques, antique shops, and delicious eateries and bakeries.
Crescent Lake/Crescent Heights
Situated around the shimmering Crescent Lake, this area wows visitors with historic homes and Jungle Prada—the exotic gardens/wildlife refuge/architecture showpiece owned by the late baseball icon Louie Naimoli. Catch a performance or film screening at the arthouse Cinema Paradiso here as well.
Named for the 1920s real estate boom that shaped it, Uptown still retains much of this era’s architecture along Central Ave. Pop into one of Uptown’s many speakeasies and jazz lounges for a vintage night out, or spend a morning treasure-hunting through the neighborhood’s flea markets and antique shops.
Historic Roser Park
History buffs will adore this neighborhood’s many restored Craftsman bungalows built from 1911-1913. The centerpiece is the Roser Park Historic District, which encompasses over 300 historic homes on brick streets.
Book Your St Petersburg Charter Bus Rental
Make getting around St Petersburg easy breezy with a custom charter bus rental from Beachside Party Bus St Pete. Our team handles all the details from start to finish, so you can sit back and enjoy spending time with your group in this beautiful Florida city. Give us a call at (305) 507-0446 anytime to get started planning transportation for your trip!