If you are looking to get a taste of Florida wildlife in St. Petersburg Sawgrass Lake Park [7400 25th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702] does not disappoint. In the 400 acres of land there are boardwalks, dirt trails, and an observation tower.
The flora is vibrant and lovely.
On one trip I saw so many different kinds of animals! Gopher tortoises,
soft shell turtles,
gators – baby gators,
and tons of birds including limpkin and ibis.
There is plenty of parking and this is a free attraction not far from downtown.