With highs in the 70s and lows around 56 degrees F, you are in for a treat in February. Florida is known for its hot summer weather, but during BMTC20, you will be able to enjoy outdoor activities without the 3rd-degree sunburn and sweaty shirt. February is the perfect beach, suntan, brewery hopping, and hiking weather.
Craft Breweries: Featured Brews
This guide would be incomplete without the must-hit craft breweries in St. Petersburg. Florida breweries are known to cast a fruity-spin on some beer classics. Enjoy a Grapefruit IPA at If I Brewed the World Brewery or a Blueberry Wheat Ale at Sea Dog Brew Pub. While you will taste plenty of outstanding beers at the BMTC20, here is a list of breweries to hit before or after the conference:
A beercation to Florida isn’t complete without a trip to the beach. A short 20 minute ride away from our host hotel is TripAdvisor’s No. 4 beach in the U.S. in 2019, St. Pete Beach. “St. Pete Beach’s shores include the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in the St. Pete/Clearwater area at Pass-a-Grille Beach. Live it up with a variety of watersports, from parasailing and stand-up paddleboarding to windsurfing and kiteboarding,” says Visit St. Pete/ Clearwater.
Looking to hit TripAdvisor’s No. 1 beach in the U.S. in 2019? You’re in luck because Clearwater Beach is located just North of St. Pete and provides the perfect relaxing atmosphere after a long conference day.
Dalí Museum: Check out the most extensive collection of Salvador Dali’s work outside of Spain. Visitors can participate in free hourlong tours that take them through watercolors, sculptures, and more.
Weedon Island Preserve: Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown? Spend a few hours exploring the 3,190-acre preserve. Activities include hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, and walking through the tidal flats and forests.
Fort Desoto Park: This 1,136-acre park spans across five islands and attracts 2.7+ million visitors a year. It’s free to explore, fish, hike, and picnic. Take in the breathtaking views of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, one of the world’s longest cable-stayed concrete bridges.
Morning Market: Staying until Saturday? Don’t miss this morning market held in downtown St. Pete. Try over 15 different international cuisines and enjoy live music. The market opens at 9 am and lasts until 2 pm every Saturday.
Sunken Gardens: This botanical paradise is home to a 100-year-old garden. Get lost in the tropical plants, cascading waterfalls, winding pathways, and picturesque scenery.
Other activities: Looking for a bit more adventure? St. Petersburg also offers helicopter tours, kayak adventures, dolphin viewings, segways tours, boat trips, and more.
The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, along with Visit St.Pete/Clearwater, is looking forward to hosting you at BMTC20 from February 4-6th. Are you registered? Click here to register at the lowest possible price. Our next price increase is December 31st.