National Publication Gives St. Pete Love

VSPC_2010stock_p3-d4-5485One of the most widely-read and longest running magazines in the country just awarded St. Petersburg yet another superlative—but this one isn’t for art or culture. What they focused on this time may surprise you.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Redbook Magazine has included St. Pete in its list of “Most Romantic Date Destinations in America,” giving a big dose of heart to a city already known for its art.

The St. Pete dream date Redbook editors chose was one that encourages couples to “move their bodies and be in nature together,” making for an “out-of-the-ordinary, feel-good date.” Though the description conjures up many potential date activities, the activity of choice was stand-up paddle boarding for couples—followed by kicking back “on the veranda of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club near one of the fire pits as the city buzzes and boats bob in the marina.”

The magazine, which has a monthly circulation of more than 2.2 million and a collective monthly readership of more than 6 million, is one of the longest published women’s lifestyle magazines in existence, dishing out advice and articles for more than a century.

Fittingly, romantic getaways were touted in this week’s VSPC Consumer Newsletter.

Twelve others cities across the country were mentioned, including St. Augustine, which was the only other Florida destination. Other destinations included the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Napa Valley and Puerto Rico. See the entire list here.

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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is the official destination marketing organization for Pinellas County, Florida.
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