Planning a trip to Clearwater, Florida? The fun goes far beyond a day at the beach! While sand and surf take center stage, there’s so much more to explore in and around Clearwater. Check out our Favourite 5 can’t-miss things to do that will amplify your next vacation.
1. Soak Up the Sunshine
No trip to Clearwater Beach is complete without getting some R&R in on the beach. Powder-soft, sugar-white sand, warm Gulf waters and fiery sunsets are only a few reasons millions of travelers named Clearwater Beach their favorite beach in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2016, 2018, and AGAIN in 2019. During your visit, be sure to carve out at least half a day to soak in that warm Florida sunshine on our award-winning beaches.
2. Get Inspired at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Not only is Clearwater Marine Aquarium home to local starlettes, Winter and Hope, of the popular Dolphin Tale movies, but it also takes you into the world of marine life rescue. Dive right in and learn about their ongoing work of rescue, rehabilitation and release. Enhance your trip with a guided tour, a boat ride and don’t miss their daily educational presentations!
3. Hop Aboard the Jolley Trolley for a Day in Dunedin
Hop on the Jolley Trolley to cruise to Clearwater’s charming neighbor, Dunedin! There’s so much to explore in this coastal town including seven breweries, eclectic shops and delectable dining spots. On the ride over, you’ll enjoy views from the vintage-style trolley, driven by a “Concierge on Wheels” who will point out local attractions and share fun facts. This experience is all about the journey AND the destination!
4. Dolphin Tour
Hop aboard a dolphin cruise and get up-close and personal with some of the friendliest locals around! Set sail on a relaxing cruise on the Gulf and be on the lookout for wild dolphins leaping and diving in the boat’s wake. Get your camera ready because this can’t-miss experience is one you’ll want to remember forever.
5. Sunday Brunch at Island Way Grill
The best way to fuel up for the day? BRUNCH! And Island Way Grill is known to serve up the best Sunday brunch in town. You’ll want to come hungry because their all-you-can-eat buffet knows no limits on delicious dishes – from sushi to eggs, their options are endless. Pair this with a mimosa and you’ll be ready to take on the day! Pro tip: call ahead to make reservations because this place fills up fast!
Inspired by Things to Do on St. Peterburg / Clearwater