St. Pete named a top 5 global December destination by Architectural Digest

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Architectural Digest recently named St. Petersburg one of the top five destinations to visit this December.

The magazine’s list is based on design, art and architecture. It was published Monday.

“This December take some time to explore one of the year’s hottest destinations,” Laura Itzkowitz writes in the piece.

The list includes Havana, Cuba; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Berlin, Germany; San Sebastián, Spain; and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here’s what the author says about St. Pete:

“If you’re over the whole Art Basel scene in Miami, consider a trip to St. Petersburg for sun and sand with a dash of culture. This small city has been making big strides in the arts, with a commission of 30 street art murals downtown, a recent expansion of the Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center, and an exhibit of work by Frida Kahlo at the Dalí Museum, which opens on December 17. The Mexican painter’s work is having a renaissance lately, with two major exhibitions and a book. If you go, bed down at the 18-room Birchwood Inn inside a landmarked Spanish Mission–style building or the beach-chic Postcard Inn, which just received a face-lift.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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