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Getting to the races

Follow routes on the map on this page to and from the course in downtown St. Petersburg. Parking prices will vary. Also, the Looper Trolley operates downtown.

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What to bring

  • Ear plugs
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses

What you can't bring

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food and beverages
  • Coolers
  • Glass bottles and cans
  • Stadium seats
  • Firearms and weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Commercial signs and banners
  • Signs and banners that impair spectator vision or safety
  • Lawn furniture and folding chairs (except in RV Park)
  • Pets (except certified service animals)
  • Scaffolding, ladders, stepstools or other structures
  • Noise makers, horns, helium balloons, beach balls
  • Bicycles and scooters
  • Skates, skateboards and rollerblades
  • Motorcycles and off-road vehicles
  • Handbills and pamphlets

What to do between the races

Bay Walk
[Times photo: Patty Yablonski ]
BayWalk, a shopping and entertainment complex, is one of downtown St. Petersburg’s main attractions.

BAY WALK: The shopping and entertainment complex is in downtown St. Petersburg at 151 Second Ave. N. Call (727) 502-0965. There are lots of other restaurants and bars downtown, especially along Central Avenue.

BEACHES: Sand and surf dot the Pinellas County coastline.

BUSCH GARDENS: The theme park is in north Tampa, about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown St. Petersburg. Follow Interstate 275 north and exit at Busch Boulevard. Call (813) 987-5082.

CONCERTS: Ticketholders for Sunday will have access to a free concert by Good Charlotte after the IndyCar race. Also, the Fabulous Thunderbirds will play free tonight at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St N, St. Petersburg. Hockey Night will play three shows on the Honda Plaza during breaks in the racing action Saturday.

FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: The largest regional Holocaust Museum in the United States is at 55 Fifth Street S in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 820-0100.

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM: Currently: “Diana, A Celebration,” with family heirlooms, home movies and dresses, including her wedding dress. It is at 100 Second St. N in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 822-3693.

THE PIER: Shopping and precious views are at 800 Second Ave. NE in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 821-6164.

SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM: The largest coll-ection of Dali works in the world are on display at 1000 Third St. S in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 823-3767.

YBOR CITY: In the heart of Tampa’s Latin Quarter, Ybor is party central for the area. The entertain-ment district has more than 60 restaurants, bars and nightclubs and draws up to 30,000 people on weekend nights. Take I-275 north into Tampa and merge onto I-4 east. Exit at 21st Street and con-tinue to Seventh Avenue and turn right. Parking can be expensive depending on how late you get there and enforcement of parking violations is strong.

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