St. Petersburg Rental Cars
If you’re entire travel stay is in St. Petersburg, consider renting a car for a day or two if you want explore the rest of the bay area, go to the beach, or go to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Lightning game. A rental car would also be helpful if you’re staying in other areas in Tampa Bay or the rest of Florida. If you’re hotel is in St. Petersburg, you don’t need a rental car to get around St. Pete and you definitely wouldn’t need to drive to Tropicana Field for a baseball game. However, a rental car isn’t a burden like it could be in some metropolitan areas since parking is inexpensive and easily accessible.
Expedia Rental Cars -PIE – TPA – St. Petersburg
Rental cars are usually a great deal during baseball season since its off season and all the snowbirds returned to the north. Strongly consider a rental car if you’re staying in St. Petersburg and plan on attending a Tampa Bay Lightning or Buccaneers or game. Check the Rates early during the winter from either Tampa International Airport (TPA) or St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
Hertz Rent A Car in St. Petersburg
In case you just want to rent a car for a day at the beach then a hockey or football game, Hertz Rent a Car has a pick-up location right in Downtown St. Pete (Saint Petersburg – Albert-Whitted Airport HLE – Sheltair) near the Dali Museum.
St. Petersburg Parking
It’s fairly easy to find a cheap parking spot among the 25,000 available in St. Pete. Most of the parking is $1 an hour whether it’s a meter or a garage. Meters usually have a 2 hour limit and are enforced Monday thru Friday 9AM till 6PM. If you’re staying longer, the garages will likely have a $6 max or just charge $5 up front and be done with it.
The Sundial Parking Garage at 117 2nd Street North is one of your best options. Sundial is a city parking garage that has well over 1,000 parking spaces and only cost $1 for the first 4 hours after 5PM or anytime during the weekend. If you would like more depth on this subject check out the downtown St. Petersburg map provided under Public Transportation or take a look at the web link provided. There is also a downloadable APP for paying and monitoring your parking spot in St. Pete.