St. Petersburg, glimmering between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, draws a young, hip crowd with unique boutiques, ice cream parlors (don't miss Larry's Ice Cream & Gelato), kid-friendly breweries and museums. The world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum offers story times, tours and workshops for kids. For an artisanal culinary experience, check out Locale Market. The food hall is a shopping and dining immersion experience with a mix of prepared foods, restaurants, bakeries, a coffee bar and beyond. Of course, there's also the white-sand beaches for fun in the sun and water. For a family-friendly option, head to Fort De Soto Park’s North Beach. With a wide tidal pool begging to be splashed in, kids will enjoy running between the lagoon and the Gulf. You'll spot sea shells of every color and size.