TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC
Museum of Fine Arts is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

1. Museum of Fine Arts

8.1
255 Beach Dr NE (bt 3rd & 2nd Avs NE), Saint Petersburg, FL
Art Museum · North Downtown · 21 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg offers a legendary permanent collection, fascinating traveling exhibits, and exciting events to immerse yourself in the world of art.

St. Petersburg Pier is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

2. St. Petersburg Pier

800 2nd Ave NE, Saint Petersburg, FL
Pier · 49 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Shop, sightsee, or simply stroll across the pier at one of the area’s favorite locations and an icon of the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront.

Sunken Gardens is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

3. Sunken Gardens

8.8
1825 4th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL
Garden · Historic Old Northeast · 29 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Cascading waterfalls, stunning vistas, a wedding garden and over 50,000 tropical plants and flowers welcome visitors, who can enjoy wandering paths, yoga, hoop dancing and butterfly encounters.

Clearwater Beach is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

4. Clearwater Beach

9.5
Clearwater Beach, FL
Beach · Clearwater Beach · 243 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Sit back and relax on 3 miles of sugar white sand and sparkling waters -- enjoy marinas, nightlife, restaurants, and accommodations ranging from high-end resorts to old-fashioned mom-and-pop motels.

Raymond James Stadium is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

5. Raymond James Stadium

9.1
4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy (at W Tampa Bay Blvd.), Tampa, FL
Football Stadium · Raymond James Stadium · 165 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Members of the NFL Players Association have consistently rated Raymond James Stadium’s field as the best in the league, while league insiders refer to the stadium as the “crown jewel” of the NFL.

Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

6. Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant

8.6
10 Beach Dr NE (at Central Ave), Saint Petersburg, FL
Tapas Restaurant · University Park - South Downtown · 94 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: A local favorite, this unique Spanish Tapas Restaurant was voted 'Top Twenty New Restaurants in Florida' by Florida Trend Magazine.

SS American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

7. SS American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship

7.9
705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL
Monument / Landmark · Channel District · 4 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: As one of only four fully operational WWII ships in the country, the American Victory Ship in Tampa is a national treasure and true American icon.

The Dali Museum is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

8. The Dali Museum

9.3
1 Dali Blvd (at Bayshore Dr & 5th Av SE), Saint Petersburg, FL
Art Museum · University Park - South Downtown · 164 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: This museum houses the world's most comprehensive collection of the renowned Spanish artist's work, with a permanent collection of 96 oil paintings spanning the years from 1917 to 1970.

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

9. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

9.2
1101 W Sligh Ave (at North Blvd), Tampa, FL
Zoo · 100 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: Re-opened at its current site in 1988, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo boats 1,614 animals on 56 acres, and in 2009 Parents Magazine ranked it the number one zoo in the U.S.

Splitsville is one of TIME's Guide to Escape the RNC.

10. Splitsville

7.3
615 Channelside Dr #120 (at Channelside Bay Plaza), Tampa, FL
Bowling Alley · Channel District · 33 tips and reviews

TIMETIME: This Tampa bowling alley is more than just your average bowling alley. Splitsville, the “upscale entertainment concept," features 12 bowling lanes alongside luxurious bars and a restaurant.