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Visitor Information


Clearwater and Pinellas County are amazing destinations for visitors of all ages and interests.   The beaches of Pinellas County are consistently ranked among America's most beautiful, offering miles of sugar white sand, tranquil Gulf breezes, and crystal clear waters.   Visitors to the Gulf Coast not only have access to the best beaches - but also have access to world-class sporting events,  fine arts,  museums,  attractions,  and an endless variety of dining options.

 

Getting Here

Clearwater is serviced by two nearby airports. Tampa International is often hailed as America's favorite, ranking high in convenience and ease of travel, and is located just 19 miles from the beach. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport is even closer to the beach (11 miles) and with rapidly expanding service, accessible from an ever increasing number of cities.

Clearwater is also easily be reached by car.  The Courtney Campbell Causeway/Gulf to Bay Boulevard on Highway 60 link the city to Tampa via one of the most beautiful drives in the country. Clearwater is just off the I-75 corridor, linking the Mid-West to fabulous Florida vacations. Last but not least, Mickey lovers need not fear; Clearwater is just 90 miles from Orlando, making it the perfect add-on to a Disney family vacation.

 

Accommodations

Plentiful and comfortable accommodations are available in Clearwater, with options to fit any taste and budget. The options truly run the gamut from value lodging to upscale luxury and everything in between. Five-star beachfront resorts offer the vacation of a lifetime, while old-Florida style beach motels make for a vintage style and budget-friendly getaway. Quaint Bed & Breakfasts provide at-home comfort; condo and vacation home rentals are perfect for families.

 

Dining

Clearwater is home to a large array of dining options and culinary experiences, but is most well known for its fresh selection of Gulf Coast seafood, especially the Grouper Sandwich, a local favorite. Clearwater cuisine is a true beachside melting pot, four diamond fine dining sits alongside elbows-on-the-table comfort food. The city also hosts an annual Restaurant Week as well as a Stone Crab Festival each fall, while the Taste of Clearwater, each September, provides a wonderful way to sample dishes from a number of local restaurants.

 

Calendar of Events

Here in Pinellas County, you will find a wide variety of sporting, music, food and other events. There are year-round activities for everyone in the family. Clearwater is famous for its picturesque Gulf sunsets and each night Pier 60 comes alive with a festival to celebrate this magical sight, featuring performers, craft vendors and of course magnificent views. Many of the local towns have Friday celebrations in their downtown districts - where the town’s main street comes alive with special entertainment and vendors. In addition, Clearwater is home to a number of exciting annual events. Spring marks baseball fever with the Philadelphia Phillies coming to town for Spring Training, while the fall fills the City with the music of top national and local artists at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Don't forget the holiday season and the Outback Bowl Beach Day is a beach celebration not to be missed!

 

Outdoors and Activities

Pinellas County is all about the outdoors and taking advantage of the gorgeous surroundings and near perfect weather. There is an abundance of sporting and adventure opportunities available for the active vacationer, as well as miles of white sandy beaches for afternoon lazing. The pedestrian friendly Beach Walk promenade on Clearwater Beach provides the perfect path to Pier 60 for the nightly sunset festivals of music and art while Caladesi Island State Park is a natural choice for hiking, biking, kayaking, and more. Clearwater is also home to miles of biking and hiking trails along with beach volleyball courts, water sports, tennis, baseball and other sporting facilities.


Link to St. Pete/Clearwater Visitor’s bureau:

http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/

 

Link to Clearwater Visitor’s Bureau:

http://www.visitclearwaterflorida.com/