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Saint Petersburg is located at the base of the Tampa Bay peninsula in Pinellas County, Florida, and enjoys a more subdued social atmosphere than its larger cousin, Tampa. The city has tried to characterize the downtown as an arts and entertainments destination and you will find no shortage of arts and crafts stores, galleries, and museums along with cafes and boutique food shops all within a couple blocks of the Tampa Bay waterfront.

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  1. St. Petersburg is known as the "Sunshine City" because it holds the Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine, a stretch lasting 768 days that began in 1967.
  2. St. Petersburg was named after St. Petersburg, Russia, by Peter Demens, one of the founders of the city.
  3. The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club was established in 1924 and gained attention as the "World's Largest Shuffleboard Club" with 110 courts and over 5,000 members in the 1950s and 1960s.
  4. St. Petersburg has been used as a filming location for films over the years including Once Upon a Time in America, Cocoon, Ocean's Eleven, Dolphin Tale, and Magic Mike.

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