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Your Guide to Clearwater

Clearwater might be known for being one of the best beaches in Florida, but there is so much more than just the beach to love about this neighborhood! From family-friendly activities to late nights out with friends to exploring different bars and restaurants, there’s no shortage of fun, and we’re here to give you the inside scoop.

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Our Day in Clearwater

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It was time to get a little sun, so we took a day trip over to the beautiful city of Clearwater! We started our day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to spend some time with Winter and all of her aquatic friends.

Next, we walked over to Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill for dinner. We highly recommend ordering their “Fresh Catch” pretzel as an appetizer that’s in the shape of a fish! After dinner, we got a few drinks from Sandbar that’s located under the Opal Sands Resort. This outside bar is a PERFECT spot overlooking the beach and has tons of seating areas to watch the sunset.

Finally, to end the day, we sat on the beach and watched the sunset. We even saw a dolphin swimming out in the ocean! We truly could have spent all week there, but we had a blast just spending a day in Clearwater!

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Some Cool Tips You Should Know.

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Have Dinner with a View

If you're looking for a dinner spot to catch a sunset on the beach, Frenchy's Rockaway Grill and the Palm Pavilion are your best options!

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Avoid Traffic

Take the Clearwater FerryClearwater Ferry for a traffic-less ride from downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach.

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Pack Comfortable Shoes

Most places in Clearwater whether it's downtown, or on the beach, are within walking distance, be sure to wear your walking shoes!

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Stay Active

Go for a run or ride your bike over the memorial causeway bridge with two sidewalks on either side.

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Play Ball

Clearwater is home to thePhiladelphia Phillies spring training site, so come in February and March if you're a fan!

Learn More About Clearwater

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Clearwater is where you can expect sunshine and paradise beaches to match. You can…
Clearwater is where you can expect sunshine and paradise beaches to match. You can go for a stroll through downtown Clearwater’s shops, boutiques, and quick bites– Coachman Park is the perfect place for a picnic! Need a musical escape? Stop by the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre or Ruth Eckerd Hall for performances of all types. Unwind during the weekends at Clearwater Beach! Pier 60 is the perfect place to catch a sunset and there’s always something going on from local vendors, acrobatic shows, and more. Give Winter the Dolphin a visit at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium too! Hungry? Be sure to get a taste of Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill on the beach. Bring the family (and pups too!) along and check out Crest Lake Park for a walk, volleyball game, you name it! In Clearwater, there’s something for everyone! “Clearwater is home to me! I’ve lived here for most of my life and I’ve seen the city grow from new additions, renovations, and so much more. I love bringing friends and family who come to visit around downtown and Clearwater Beach for a day or night out.” – Selena, UNATION | Stuff to Do
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Getting Around

Let's face it, sitting in traffic and searching for parking can be less than joy-inducing.…
Let’s face it, sitting in traffic and searching for parking can be less than joy-inducing. Think outside of your box on four wheels and try these transportation alternatives! We have the Clearwater Jolley Trolley which travels throughout Clearwater Beach and into downtown. There is also a public bus and Clearwater Ferry which stops on North Beach, Island Estates/Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and the Clearwater Marina. Lastly, when in doubt one can always walk or bike! Most locations in Downtown are very close, within perfect walking distance from one another.
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FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions about Clearwater.

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Definitely not! In addition to Clearwater Beach, the City of Clearwater has tons of murals, breweries, restaurants, and more to explore.

Yes! Clearwater is home to the famous Hollywood star Winter the Dolphin, and other rescued animals. You can visit them all at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Yes, three parking garages offer public parking:

  • The North Beach Parking Plaza, located at 490 Poinsettia Ave., has more than 400 public parking spaces.
  • Britt’s Surf Style parking garage, located at 311 S. Gulfview Blvd. (access via Coronado Dr.), has 300 public parking spaces.  For rate information – call (954) 926-6666, ext. 105.
  • Hyatt Aqualea’s parking garage, located at 301 S. Gulfview Blvd. (access via Coronado Dr.), has approximately 550 public parking spaces. For rate information, call Seven One Seven Parking at (800) 310-7275.
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