I keep looking for great things to do in and around Clearwater and on my last trip i went on this amazing, smooth very comfortable Cessna flight.
Flight excursions offer Sunset or daytime flights over the Tampa Bay area, the flight was truly awesome, my friend and me were stunned by the beauty of the sunset and the view, we would definitely recommend this experience to everyone!
The pilot was a very polite and friendly Scandinavian, he flew over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and made this flight very exciting and adventurous for us, I was able to take beautiful pictures.
The price was worth it I'm considering on booking again.
If you are not coming to Clearwater with the express purpose of laying out on the sand and enjoying the waves, you will likely consider the Cleveland Street District as the official "Thing to Do" in Clearwater. This is a fairly urban suburb of St. Petersburg, and the downtown district seems to be recently revitalized. Cleveland Street in particular has gone under major renovation, including the addition of a island of plants in the middle of the street, multiple pedestrian crossings, and some urban art. There are multiple coffee, juice and ice cream shops, as well as a very large Christian Scientology building.
It would be difficult to list all the restaurants (over 20) and shops (over 30) in this area, so it is best that you just park your car and walk around this district.
the calypso queen party cruise boat is located at clearwater beach harbor a block south of US 60 in clearwater beach. the party cruise leaves just before sunset so you and drink and watch the sunset from clearwater bay. they offer a D.J. with dancing and a optional buffet dinner. a fun thing to do in clearwater beach. see the attached website for times and admission.
the clearwater aquarium is located just off of the US 60 causeway between downtown clearwater and clearwater beach. the clearwater aquarium has dolphin, shark, stingray, sea turtle and tropical fish tanks. if you are expecting seaworld you will be disappointed but the clearwater aquarium is a nice educational place to take children.
central clearwater beach can be quite crowded especially during the winter tourist season so north clearwater beach is another option. north beach is located about 1/2 mile north of central clearwater beach and there is metered parking next to the palm pavillion bar & grill.
the fort harrison hotel is a historic building in downtown clearwater. the hotel was built in 1926 and for decades was the most luxurious hotel in clearwater. during WWII the fort harrison hotel was used to house U.S. solders training in the clearwater area. in 1965 the rock group the rolling stones wrote their famous song "(i can't get no) satisfaction while staying at the fort harrison. in 1975 the flag land base, a part of the church of scientology, bought the fort harrison hotel and today it is a dormatory and classroom complex for scientologists. not open to the public.
captain memo's is a replica pirate ship that takes cruises into clearwater bay. the day time cruises are focused on family fun and the evening cruises cater to adults. a fun, touristy thing to do for children and adults in clearwater beach. see the attached website for times and admission.
the vast majority of visitors to clearwater come here for it's beautiful white sand beach. located in central clearwater beach there are a couple of beach accesses with metered parking. clearwater beach is one of the best beaches on florida's gulf coast.
The Live Oak tree has been called majestic, romantic, and "one of the most impressive trees in North America." It is the state tree of Georgia but there are many of them in Florida as well. They can live as long as 500 years and look so beautiful when draped in the typical grayish moss.
There was quite a good lineup of artists at the 2009 festival . We really enjoyed Elvin Bishop the last performer on Sunday evening. Although he is best-known for his early-to-mid-1970s success as a Southern rock artist, but he has spent the better part of the last three decades bangin' out the blues.