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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at USFSP chapter.

To all the USFSP students, St. Pete locals, and those visiting the area during this upcoming spring break– I have compiled the perfect guide for all the activities and upcoming events this spring break weekend around USFSP – some of which can partake in year-round! 

For activities you can do any day of the week, there’s the beach, shopping on Central Ave., Sunken Gardens, Practically Pikasso (a pottery painting studio), museums (like the Dalí Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts), the various farmers and art markets, the movie theater, and various coffee shops around campus. 

Although one of my favorite activities – that I don’t hear many people talk about – is St. Pete to Tampa Cross Bay Ferry. The Cross Bay Ferry carries you from St. Pete Pier to the Tampa convention center every day except for Monday and Tuesday. For students, it costs $8 one-way and $16 round trip. If you are car-less like me, you know this is a steal compared to the recent Uber prices. 

Once in downtown Tampa, you’re within walking distance from Amelia Arena (another tip: the ferry runs later when there are hockey games happening), the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Theatre, and Sparkman Wharf. Not to mention there are events happening in Tampa for you to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day! 

Although not to worry, you don’t have to travel across the bay for fun events because St. Pete has plenty! 

Rockin Roller Rink 

Now till April 9th, 10am-1pm (M-F) and 10am-9pm (Weekends) 

For one month only, St. Pete Pier has turned into a mini roller rink. Put on your roller skates, start listening to your playlist of 70’s music, and get ready to disco! Check the activities schedule for themed skating nights and special events such as Tik Tok Tuesdays, Britney Night, Pride Night, 90’s Night, and others for an enhanced skating experience. Ticket prices vary between the morning, afternoon, and night. 

Reggae Rise Up Music Festival 

March 16th-19th 

In Vinoy Park, the Reggae Music Fest features performances from Wiz Khalifa, Rebelution, Damian Marley, Koffee, Sublime with Rome, and more! Tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to grab some before they are all sold out. 

Sabrina Carpenter: Emails I Can’t Send Tour

March 17th, 7pm-10pm

Sabrina Carpenter is coming to Jannus Live! She’s touring all over the country, performing music from her latest album, Emails I Can’t Send, along with some of her biggest hits. The opener is Spill Tab. Tickets currently start at $40 and are selling quickly! 

Yoga at the Dali

March 19th, 9am-10am

Lucky Cat Yoga presents a remarkable environment where Salvador Dalí’s energy combines with the tranquility of yoga. The Lucky Cats teach vinyasa yoga, an all-level approach that incorporates an interplay of basic breath work, postures, meditation, and relaxation. This event takes place every month with tickets priced at $10 for members and $15 for non-members. 

While these are just some ideas of activities to do during the break, don’t force yourself to go out. If lounging at home all day or reading a book is your dream vacation, don’t stress. And be sure to check out some of our other articles on things to do in the area– if you’re still on the hunt for more! 

Riley is writer at Her Campus: USFSP. She focuses on writing about music, movies, books, and culture. She is a senior at the University of South Florida: St. Petersburg studying Digital Communications and Multimedia Journalism, with a minor in English Literary Studies. She hopes to work in magazine editing or book publishing in the future. Outside of Her Campus, Riley uses Letterboxd and Goodreads more than any other social media site. Her favorite movies are Knives Out, Chungking Express, and Before Sunset. Her favorite books are The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Secret History.