Mar 26, 2024 - Culture

Who has it better? Axios readers pick Tampa Riverwalk over St. Pete Pier

Jeff, Kathryn and Yacob having the BEST time at the riverwalk.

Jeff, Kathryn and Yacob having the BEST time at the Riverwalk. Photo: Kristen Hinman/Axios

With more than 1,400 votes cast, we have a champion in our inaugural "Who has it better?" poll.

The verdict: Congrats to the Tampa Riverwalk!

  • The 2.6-mile trail along the Hillsborough River ran away with the competition, earning 61% of the vote to St. Pete Pier's 39%.

Yacob's gloat: Here's to the hundreds of participants from Tampa who helped put Kathryn and the City of St. Petersburg in a headlock, delivering the noogie our younger sibling deserved.

  • It's time for a victory lap at Tampa Bay's best: the Riverwalk.

Kathryn's concession: We did our best, fellow pier lovers. I guess we just couldn't compete with calls to action by the city and a former mayor. Mayor Welch, Mayor Kriseman, where y'all at?

  • I'll give the other side this: The bar stools at Pear Teaki are simply not high enough.

Thank you to everyone who voted! We were blown away by the response. Keep sending us "Who has it better?" ideas at [email protected].

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