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According to the Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida has the third largest continuous waterfront park system in all of North America (behind Chicago & Vancouver). I believe it is the best thing about St. Petersburg, by far. It is totally unique to the Tampa Bay area, and really anywhere else on the west coast of Florida.
You can walk along water for pretty much as far as your legs will want to carry you starting on Coffee Pot Blvd following going all the way down North Shore Blvd. I have walked its entirety, but only in pieces. Of course the most notable landmark one will see along the way is The St. Petersburg Pier (above).
If you can time your waterfront walk so that it ends at dusk at the top of The Pier itself, well then you may just be treated to a spectacular sunset view like the one above. In the right weather, there is no more pleasant way to spend a few hours in Florida than walking through St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront parks.