Clearwater Attractions

Even Clearwater's name conjures images of pristine beaches and long sunny days. This Florida city's name seems to be synonymous with its excellent weather that perfectly underscores the many fun and worthwhile attractions that can be found here.

Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach is a visually stunning attraction for many reasons. Aside from its dazzlingly white sands and clear blue surf, the amazing number of people who flock to this extremely popular beach only adds to its attractiveness. Beach-goers of all ages are here, from the kids who can play in the nearby playgrounds before playing on the sandy shore, to the young adults who are not shy about showing off their beach-ready bodies as they convene at one of the many beach bars. All of this ocean-side fun consistently attracts many visitors, so be prepared for a long wait as you drive in on any of the main access roads.

Address: Clearwater Beach, FL - MAP

Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Communing with Clearwater's dazzling natural beauty is easy when you visit Moccasin Lake Nature Park. This 50-acre park not only features an energy education center but also a lake, an upland forest and an incredible variety of plant and animal species. If you feel like getting even closer to it all, you can take a picturesque stroll on the one-mile trail that winds all through this beautiful natural attraction.

Address: 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL 33759 - MAP
Phone: (727) 462-6024
Web: www.myclearwater.com

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Don't let the small size of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium fool you. This highly interesting attraction is very big on ensuring the survival of marine life in the area. While offering visitors the chance to see marine fauna, the aquarium also is a facility in which injured animals go through an extensive rehabilitation process before returning to their natural habitats. Visitors learn about ecology and how important it is to respect the wildlife that inhabit it. Some of the creatures that you'll see here include sharks, otters, dolphins, and stingrays. Stop into the gift shop while you're here, as the proceeds from your purchase go to help fund this non-profit organization.

Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 - MAP
Phone: (727) 447-0980
Web: www.cmaquarium.org

Pirate Cruise
Become a pirate for a day when you board the Clearwater Beach Day Trip with Pirate Cruise. This day cruise offers the dramatic combination of gorgeous beaches and boisterous buccaneers. On this 90 minute ride that goes from Orlando to Clearwater, you'll spend some time on the beach before you board Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise that features treasure hunts, face painting, gun games, storytelling and other attractions that the kids will love. A picnic lunch and alcoholic beverages for the adults are also included.

Address: Orlando, FL - MAP
Phone: (866) 648-5873
Web: www.captainmemo.com

Beach Walk
A great way to experience the beauty of Clearwater's beaches in a unique way is to see it all from the Beach Walk. This winding beachside promenade features lush landscaping augmented by artistic touches that only serve to enhance your view of the beach. This is where cyclists, rollerbladers and walkers can enjoy being beachside while still marveling at it all from a distance.

Address: Clearwater, FL - MAP
Phone: (727) 562-4681
Web: www.clearwater-fl.com

Cleveland Street District
When you're in Clearwater, you definitely want to make some time to visit the Cleveland Street District. This is Clearwater's downtown area that has undergone some impressive renovations and has now become quite popular with tourists and visitors alike. The area features a marina, Coachman Park, restaurants, shops, attractions and nightlife all contained in a relatively small but safe area of the city. It is only two miles from Clearwater Beach, which means that whether you are driving in or driving out from the Cleveland Street District, you will see some of the area's most stunning scenery that includes the Clearwater Memorial Causeway.

Address: 501 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 - MAP
Web: www.clevelandstreetdistrict.com

Sunsets at Pier 60
For a truly unique experience that celebrates both the natural beauty and fun of Clearwater, check out Sunsets at Pier 60. This daily celebration of the Florida sunset happens seven days a week, weather permitting. Held at Pier 60 Park, not only does the celebration mark the end of the day, but also offers visitors a chance to see the wares of the various artisans, musicians and other creative people who bring their crafts to display and sell. There's also plenty of music and street entertainers to make this daily celebration an attraction that is as unique as every sunset.

Address: 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater, FL 33767 - MAP
Phone: (727) 461-7732
Web: www.sunsetsatpier60.com

Celebration Station
Take aim for a great time at one of Clearwater's most popular amusement centers, Celebration Station. There's something fun for the whole family to enjoy at this incredible attraction. Choose from taking a revved up ride in a go-kart, jolting your senses on a bumper boat, feeling the wind on your face on one of the many carnival rides or sharpening your shooting skills in the laser tag arena.

Address: 24546 US 19, Clearwater, FL 33763 - MAP
Phone: (727) 791-1799
Web: www.celebrationstation.com