Summer ’16: A Week in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg is not the first city that comes to mind when thinking about vacationing in Florida. People usually think of Miami, Orlando, or Panama City Beach where tourists crowd the beaches. It was only through my search for places to stay on Airbnb that I even knew of St. Petersburg’s existence.

St. Petersburg is a city an hour from Orlando on the west coast of Florida. Through research I found that this is actually where, arguably, the best beaches are. Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico tend to have the whitest sand and the clearest water. St. Petersburg is within an hour drive of several beaches on the Gulf coast.

Going on a trip to Florida was a spontaneous decision that me and two other friends made. It was to be a reward for completing our first year of college.Like typical college students, though, we had procrastinated in our…

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