St. Petersburg is a large city located on Florida’s west coast. In the 2010 census, it clocked in as having a population of 244,769 people. That number makes the city the 4th biggest in the entire state of Florida, and the biggest city in the state not to be the seat of its county. St. Petersburg is also the 2nd major city in the Tampa-St.Petersburg area, which has a total metro area of almost three million residents. Located close to the beach, St. Petersburg is a popular tourist destination and makes a significant amount of revenue from the tourism industry.
St. Petersburg offers plenty of different ways to get around. These include air, bus, and railroad choices to pick from. The Tampa International Airport handles the metro area’s air traffic, and St. Petersburg gets busing services from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, known to residents as simply PSTA. There is also a trolley that transverses the city called “The Looper” which helps shuffle tourists around the city in an enjoyable manner.