Historic Kenwood is best known for its over 1,100 bungalows that are typical of 1920s to 1950s St. Petersburg. More than 95 percent of the bungalows in the area are considered authentic structures and have contributed to Kenwood’s official entry in the National Registry of Historic Places. While you are taking a leisurely walk or drive through the neighborhood to view these beautiful homes, you’ll probably want to take a few hours for meals or entertainment. Fortunately, Kenwood is situated right on the border of both Tampa and St. Petersburg, so you won’t have to go far to check out some of these popular destinations in Historic Kenwood.
Craftsman House
2955 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 323-2787

The Craftsman House is a combination of pottery studio, art gallery and cafe. The studio is used by professional potter Stephanie Schorr and there is always a variety of mugs, bowls and other pieces in varying stages of completion that visitors can view. The gallery is housed in a fully restored bungalow that is typical of the architecture in Kenwood. The gallery is representative of over 300 artists and has hundreds of pieces of blown glass, jewelry, turned wood, fine pottery and much more. The cafe has a small menu that includes coffee and other drinks, pastries, salads, sandwiches and soup. Truly, the Craftsman House is a delight for all five senses.

Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th St. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 820-0100

The Holocaust Museum is a somber place, but an overall positive experience nonetheless. Here, museum visitors can view artifacts from victims and survivors of the Holocaust, including letters, photographs, art and even a boxcar used to transport the Jewish people. The museum also hosts travelling exhibits from other museums on a rotating basis.

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Painting with a Twist
2527 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 327-4488

If you’re feeling artistic, Painting With a Twist will indulge your creative side. This wildly fun class is perfect for couples or a girls’ night out, or just to enjoy on your own. Not only will you learn how to create a beautiful, almost professional quality painting, but you’ll also enjoy some wine along with it. All classes are taught by experienced local artists.

Mazzaro’s Italian Market
2909 22nd Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 

Mazzaro’s is the perfect spot for snowbirds, transplanted northerners and just about anyone. This huge Italian market has just about anything you can imagine: freshly made, hand-made pasta, freshly cut prime meats, a cheese room full of imported and aged cheeses, a huge selection of fine wine, a bakery featuring Italian pastries and cookies, freshly ground coffee and a gelato station. You can stop in to enjoy a latte, a sandwich or a scoop of gelato, and still take plenty of goodies home to enjoy later.

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