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This is the second time St. Petersburg has hosted these powerboat race championships.

Dozens of powerboats and jetskis will race on September 3rd and 4th. It’s the P1 Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix. This race is part of the 2022 APBA Offshore National Championship.

Boats from all over the country will fire up off St. Pete. The public can check out the pits for the race boats in Vinoy Park Friday and Saturday nights. You can watch the powerboat race from near downtown or by the St. Pete Pier.

World Championship Boat Race


You can click here for ticket information, schedules and maps of the racecourse.

There will be observers in boats, on land and overhead in a helicopter to keep an eye out for marine animals. Sightings of dolphins, manatees or turtles can result in the observers stopping the race, if necessary.
[Source: Fox 13]

Tampa, St. Petersburg Among Top Pet-Friendly Cities In 2022

Odds are pretty good you have a pet. If you’re in Tampa or St. Petersburg, you’re in one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country.

In the United States, over 90 million households have pets. That means pet ownership is an industry, worth over $120 billion. Tampa and St. Petersburg ranked very high among the largest cities.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

(Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

To live in a pet-friendly city means having many affordable veterinarians and businesses nearby. It also includes having lots of dog parks and businesses that allow pets. Doggie Daycare and Cat Cafes are also factored in. The fun people at did the math and figured out which cities are the most pet-friendly.

Here are the top pet-friendly cities of the 100 largest cities.

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