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beach - Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
WELCOME TO
& its island beaches
OFFICIAL CLEARWATER, FLORIDA
VISITOR GUIDE
2011
everything under the sun
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CALL TOLL FREE 7 DAYS A WEEK
From USA: 1-800-237-5960
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TABLE OF
All information in this book is
believed to be correct at the time of
publication. The Clearwater Regional Chamber of
Commerce cannot and does not guarantee the correctness of all the information or the complete absence of
errors and omissions.
For more information, contact:
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
401 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755
727.461.0011
www.clearwaterflorida.org
[email protected]
Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
333 C South Gulfview Blvd
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
727.447.7600
www.beachchamber.com
[email protected]
Heron Publishing, Inc.
4432 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, Florida 34606
800.785.1800 or 352.596.0209
www.heronfla.com
Photo Acknowledgements:
Dennis Eckel, Eckel Advertising;
City of Clearwater, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Great Explorations Children’s Museum, MOSI
CONTENTS
  4 • From Surf To City
22 • Dining & Nightlife
  5 • Award-Winning Beaches 24 • Museums
A Rich and Varied History
and Historical Parks
  6 • Marinas,
Fun Around the Water
Cruises, Yacht Clubs,
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• A Cultural Mecca
Piers, Boating,Sailing and
Theaters, Concert Halls
Underwater Exploration
Art, History, Science and
Childrens’ Museums
10 • Preserves,
Clearwater “Naturally”
Parks,
34 • Clearwater Area Map
Gardens and Sanctuaries
38 • Air
Getting Around by
14 • Golf,
Let The Games Begin!
& Land
Recreation, Sports
40 • Place
Picking the Perfect
and Race Tracks
to Stay
18 • Communities
Nearby Attractions and
64 • Annual Events
Theme Parks, Aquarium
67 • Useful Things to Know
Dunedin & Tarpon Springs
20 • Malls,
A Shopper’s Paradise
Shopping Areas,
Flea Markets and Antiques
Copyright 2011 by Heron Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The publisher and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce assume
no responsibility for errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Heron Publishing, Inc.
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WELCOME
TO
FROM SURF TO CITY
Welcome to pearly white sand beaches, shimmering surf and a
vacation full of fun choices. Truly, Clearwater offers something to please
all tastes and all generations. Boating and fishing, along with other
water activities; golfing; tennis; shopping; culture; night-life; ecotourism;
historic sites; professional sports teams; as well as a plethora of dining
experiences beckon its visitors. It’s guaranteed that by the time you leave,
you’ll already be planning your return visit.
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AWARD-WINNING BEACHES
Mention almost any accolade in the travel
industry and Clearwater Beach, as well as it’s
surrounding beaches, has won it. From being
named “Best City Beach” by Conde Nast Traveler
to being designated a Blue Wave Beach by the
Clean Beaches Council, the region has garnered
numerous awards. Among these are:
USA Today
“Top Ten” list of best beaches from
Maine to Hawaii
Travel Channel
“Number One Activity Beach” in the nation
“Dr. Beach”
America’s Best Beaches List named the 2008
winner Caladesi Island State Park in nearby
Dunedin and the 2009 winner Fort DeSoto
Park in St. Petersburg
FamilyTravelForum.com
One of the twelve “Top Baby Beach Getaways”
in the country, and the only beach on the list
from Florida
Clearwater Beach appeals to people of all ages
and interests as shown by the fact that Fodor’s
Travel Publications named it as one of America’s
top family beaches and the Orlando Sentinel
lauded it as second only to Miami’s South Beach
as the place to go if you’re single. Whether you
stay for the day or the season you will not be
disappointed in what the Clearwater area (both
beachside and mainland) has in store for you.
BEACH WALK
Beach Walk is a broad, winding promenade
surrounded by resorts, beautiful white sand,
entertainment and artwork. It offers a unique
environment for pedestrians to enjoy a view of
the Gulf of Mexico beaches dotted with palm
trees, with resting areas and lush landscaping
bordering the meandering two-lane drive.
SUNSETS AT PIER 60
DAILY FESTIVAL
Every evening the place to be is Pier 60, a 1,050foot fishing pier. For two hours before sunset and
two hours after, people of all ages mingle; street
performers and musicians entertain; and local
artisans sell handmade treasures. Sunset Cinema
shows free movies every Saturday and Sunday
at dusk. PIER 60 PARK, with a covered children’s
playground, has two play areas with age
appropriate equipment - one for preschoolers
and the other for 8 to 12 year olds.
727.449.1036 www.sunsetsatpier60.com
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FUN AROUND
THE WATER
As you approach Clearwater Beach from the mainland, one of the first sights you
see is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a renowned marine life center that
specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured sea creatures. The
aquarium is host to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays
and other marine life. Visitors can touch one of the dolphins, watch an open-air
performance, sail on their popular ecoboat tour or work with the trainers in an
interactive session. Come meet Winter, who lost her tail in an accident, but is now
healthy and swimming freely with her prosthetic tail. She is even learning how to
paint, and is currently starring in her own 3D movie, “Dolphin Tale.” Scheduled
to open fall 2011. This movie is about the friendship of a boy and dolphin whose
tail was lost in a crab trap. It is directed by Charles Martin Smith and other stars
include: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Harry Connick Jr.
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Home to the largest fishing fleet on Florida’s
west coast, the Clearwater Municipal
Marina provides 23 slips for transient boaters
as well as many services including: a post office,
retail, restaurants and bait shop. Berthed in
the marina are boats that offer a myriad of
activities: from fishing, sightseeing, sailing,
speed, “hands on” marine life adventures,
to dining and dancing and parasailing. For
boaters who want to visit downtown, there is
a new dockage area near Coachman Park
that just opened in 2010.
Clearwater is home to two yacht clubs.
The Clearwater Yacht Club has a full
calendar of events, including parties and
regattas; a restaurant; and slips to dock your
boat. Along with the usual yacht club amenities,
Carlouel Yacht Club has two swimming pools,
lighted tennis courts, a restaurant and a lounge.
• Clearwater Marine Enterprises, Inc.
727.446.7666 • www.queenfleet.com
More than 300 varieties of fish swim in the
Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay including tarpon,
grouper, snapper, trout, snook, red fish, kingfish,
shark, sailfish and mackerel.
• Clearwater Municipal Marina
727.462.6954 • www.myclearwater.com
• Hubbard’s Marina
727.393.1947 • www.hubbardsmarina.com
Sightseeing boats offer unique ways to
experience the area. Sail away under billowing
sails in true luxury on a three-masted schooner;
thrill to an exhilarating ride on one of the world’s
largest speedboats; or cruise on a pirate ship,
bringing to mind the swashbuckling days from
the area’s buccaneer history. Observe the
magnificence of dolphins frolicking in the waves
or a spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
Luncheon and dinner-dance cruises promise
memorable meals and sightseeing. Become a
marine biologist on a maritime life experience
cruise. Kayak through bay islands, bird rookeries
and springs and catch a glimpse of great blue
herons and other wildlife.
• Calypso Queen
727.461.3113 • www.starlitecruises.com
• Clearwater Yacht Club
727.447.6000 • www.clwyc.org
• Carlouel Yacht Club
727.446.9162 • www.carlouel.org
Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach offers bait and all
the fishing equipment you need to reel in “the
big one.” Open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year
(closed on Christmas), it offers a full-service
bait house with gear rental and sales, live bait,
snacks and beverages.
The old Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa
Bay was turned into two fishing piers, billed as
“the world’s longest.” Snacks, drinks and fishing
supplies are available. This popular spot is open
24 hours a day, 365 days a year and the lighting
at night attracts many species of fish.
• Pier 60
727.462.6466 • www.myclearwater.com
• Skyway State Fishing Piers
727.865.0668 • 941.729.0117
www.skywaypiers.com
• Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise
727.446.2587 • www.captainmemo.com
• Sea Screamer
727.447.7200 • www.seascreamer.com
• Starlite Cruises
727.462.2628 • www.starlitecruises.com
• Yacht Starship
813.223.7999 • www.yachtstarship.com
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STAY SAFE AND LEGAL
WHILE HAVING FUN
Because a large number of citizens and visitors
enjoy the water, the community stresses safety at all
times. Sailing classes and safe boating courses are
offered at a minimal charge.
• Clearwater Community Sailing Association, Inc.
727.517.7776 • www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org
Pinellas County Court House, bait and tackle
shops and sports retailers. Instant licenses are
also available via the Internet at http://myfwc.com/
license or by calling 888.347.4356 for those using a
credit card. Licensing is normally included when
fishing from party and charter boats and many
piers. For complete information visit
www.marinefisheries.org.
UNDERWATER EXPLORATION
• Clearwater Sail & Power Squadron
727.441.8775 • www.clearwatersquadron.org
Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular
pastimes and there are more than ten artificial
inshore and offshore reefs along the coast. These
reefs are especially attractive to grouper, snapper,
grunt, mackerel, amberjack, cobia, barracuda and
baitfish. They are also home to coral, sponge and
a wide variety of other underwater creatures.
Explore the former Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn,
several tugboats (one 100 years old), a shrimp
boat, World War II tanks and more. Snorkeling
reefs are located closer to shore.
A Florida fishing license is required for nonFlorida residents 16 years and older. There are
two licenses, freshwater and saltwater, depending
on the type of fish caught. Licenses may be
purchased at Pier 60, the tax collector’s office,
1001 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, Florida 33767
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Phone (727) 517-7776 Fax (727) 489-2602
www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org
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CLEARWATER
NATURALLY
From dolphins to bald eagles . . .Clearwater’s natural beauty is breathtaking.
Yes, Virginia, there are other creatures in
Florida besides Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck
and Goofy. And not just palm trees grow here.
Manatees inhabit our waterways, feeding on
aquatic plants. North American river otters play
in brackish creeks and streams. Everyone’s
favorite, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, can be
seen cavorting with beauty and grace. Alligators
can be found in some freshwater areas of the
county. Avid birdwatchers can see a variety of
avian species, including osprey, egret, heron,
gull, white ibis, roseate spoonbill, bald eagle and
brown pelican. Fifteen sites throughout Pinellas
County have been officially designated as
portions of the Great Florida Birding Trail.
Ninety five acres are located on Sand Key, a
barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and
the Florida Mainland. It features two distinct
areas, a beach and a park. Sand Key Park
houses the base of operations for the artificial
reef program, a cooperation program to build a
reef in the Gulf. Natural communities include a
beach where sea turtles annually deposit eggs,
the Clearwater Aquarium takes responsibility for
these nests and keeps statistics. A salt marsh
with viewing benches further enhances the park,
where several birds nest and feed. Dogs are
welcome in the dog park but not on the beach.
• Sand Key Park
1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater
727.588.4852 • www.pinnellascounty.org
Unspoiled and protected, Brooker Creek
Preserve is an 8,500 acre home to more
than 160 bird species, 20 amphibians, 50
reptiles and 40 mammals. Its Environmental
Education Center features four major
experiences: the ecosystem and animal
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exhibits; the Brooker Creek Barn, a theater of
historical artifacts; vivid illustrations of the human
effect on the environment; and a series of nature
trails, including a nine-mile wilderness trail
and a horseback trail.
• Brooker Creek Preserve
Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs
727.453.6800 • www.brookercreekpreserve.org
Shell Key Preserve is a 1,755 acre
sanctuary that includes a 180 acre barrier
island. Its unique habitat provides a haven for
wildlife, including the American oystercatcher,
snowy plover and black skimmer. Ninety-five
acres critical to the survival of these species
have been set aside for nesting, migrating and
wintering birds. The park is accessible by boat,
swimming and occasionally by wading.
Camping is permitted here.
•S
hell Key Preserve
West of Tierra Verde
727.552.1862 (Reservations)
727.452.6505 (Management)
727.582.2100 (Events)
www.shellkey.org,
www.pinellascounty.org/environment,
www.pinellascounty.org/resident/recreation.htm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve consists
of more than three miles of trails and
boardwalks meandering through a variety of
native Florida trees representing five different
Florida ecosystems within 245 acres of natural
beauty. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail,
the park is a haven for birdwatchers and houses
a Birds of Prey Aviary. An environmental
education center provides interpretive
programs on natural history topics.
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• Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg
727.893.7326 • www.stpete.org/boyd
Weedon Island Preserve is a rich mosaic of
mangrove forests, open salt flats, pine flatwoods
and oak hammock. Its 3,164 natural acres were
once home to at least four prehistoric cultures
who thrived on the abundant fish, shellfish, plants
and wild animals of the estuary. The Cultural and
National Historic Center features a creative
blend of the Native American culture with the
environment. Bring your own or rent a kayak
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for a tranquil view of nature. Hike the nine
miles of trails or stroll the elevated boardwalk
to glimpse an intimate view of the flora
and fauna, including birds, fish, snakes,
raccoons, dolphins, bobcats, deer and
otters. Interpretative signs along the way
provide interesting information about the
wildlife of the Tampa Bay Estuary.
• Weedon Island Preserve
1500 Weedon Drive N.E., St. Petersburg
727.453.6500 • www.weedonislandcenter.org
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Once a barrier island, but now connected to
the mainland due to water currents, Caladesi
Island State Park, is an unspoiled area of
natural vegetation, abundant bird life and
educational programs for nature study. Named
the #1 Beach in America, the park provides
swimming, fishing and kayaking through the
three-mile mangrove shaded trail. One can hike
the nature trails, picnic or eat at Café Caladesi. A
ferry service to the island departs hourly from the
Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area marina.
Boat dockage is available during the day as well
as “boat camping” overnight.
The original inhabitants of Caladesi Island were
the Tocobago Tribe. The Tocobago used Caladesi
Island to bury their dead in burial mounds made
of shell. Spanish explorers discovered their tribe
in 1613 and the Tocobago left the island soon
after. Caladesi Island remained uninhabited for
over 200 years and in 1897, a Swiss immigrant
named Henry Scharrer decided to make the island
his home after seeking refuge from a storm. The
burial mounds remained undiscovered until 1903,
when an excavation team found 33 remains in an
area that spanned 1.39 acres.
• Caladesi Island State Park
One Causeway Blvd., Dunedin
727.469.5918
www.floridastateparks.org/caladesiisland
Honeymoon Island State Park, a true
barrier island, is the gateway to Caladesi Island.
Here you can find pristine beaches, scenic
coastlines and diverse plant and animal life.
Walk the trails or use one of the park’s viewing
platforms to observe many species of birds,
including osprey, royal tern and white ibis, seaside
gopher tortoises and over 208 species of plants.
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The Nature Center offers interactive exhibits
and videos on geological, animal and human
history intended to give visitors a better understanding of Honeymoon’s ecosystem and the
importance of preserving the island’s beautiful
natural habitat. The center is intended to be
a focal point for embarking on the activities
offered in the park: playgrounds, a dog beach,
swimming, fishing, kayaking, surfing, bird
watching, hiking and lunching at the picnic
pavilions or the outdoor café.
• Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area
One Causeway Blvd., Dunedin
727.469.5942
www.floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland
In the middle of St. Petersburg, you will find one
of the city’s oldest treasures: Sunken Gardens.
This botanical garden oasis in the middle of the
city is over 100 years old, and is Florida’s oldest
“living museum.” Here you will find some of the
oldest tropical plants in the region. Meandering
paths will lead you through 4 acres of exotic flora
from around the world. There are a total of 50,000
specimens here, representing 500 different
species. The gardens are also home to tropical
birds, flamingoes, and butterflies.
• Sunken Gardens
1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
727.551.3102 • www.stpete.org/sunken
For a complete outdoor package of activities,
Ft. DeSoto Park is the place to go. Whether
you stay a few hours or a few days, you’ll never
run out of things to do. The park consists of
1,136-unspoiled acres with seven miles of white
sand beaches, plus all the amenities a beach
lover could want: great shelling, a 108-year old
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fort to explore, fishing, boating of all types,
birdwatching, biking and a dog park. There are
four nature trails of varying lengths, including a
2,200-foot barrier-free trail. It’s the perfect place
for a picnic or a barbecue, or to spend the night
camping under the stars.
Nowhere else but Big Cat Rescue can one
be face to face with more than 130 huge felines
and 20 plus species of exotic and endangered
cats. Some of the more unusual ones include
snow leopards, geoffroy cats, siberian lynx
and servals.
• Fort DeSoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde
727.582.2267 • www.pinellascounty.org
• Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street, Tampa
813.920.4130 • www.bigcatrescue.org
Few destinations offer the opportunity to visit
four wildlife sanctuaries. These centers, in
addition to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, are
specifically focused on rescue, rehabilitation
and release of birds and mammals not often
seen up close.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park is a
51-acre preserve featuring rescued and
rehabilitated birds. It features reptile, mammal,
amphibian, insect and fish displays; plant and
energy exhibits; and nature trails.
The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary cares
for common as well as rare species. The more
unusual ones include a vervet monkey and a
lesser spotted guenon. One of its more famous
residents is “Cheetah,” one of the chimps who
starred in the Tarzan movies.
• Suncoast Primate Sanctuary
4612 Alternate 19, Palm Harbor
727.943.5897 • www.suncoastprimate.org
• Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater
727.793.2976
The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
is home to more than 600 healthy and
recuperating birds, representing dozens of
species. The center breeds permanently
disabled birds in hopes of releasing their
offspring back into nature and treats over
10,000 injured birds annually. It is the largest
nonprofit wild bird hospital in the country.
• Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores
727.391.6211 • www.seabirdsanctuary.com
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LET THE
GAMES BEGIN!
Whether you’re an active participant or an avid
spectator, Clearwater has a lot to offer for sports
enthusiasts. The mild winter weather means
you can be outdoors all year round.
Home to more than 40 golf courses, many
amateur and several prestigious professional
tournaments are held in the greater Tampa Bay
area each year. Dozens of public and semi-private
courses challenge even the most experienced
golfer. There is even a nine-hole walking course
for family play at Innisbrook Resort. Disc golf
courses are complete with natural obstacles
amid plenty of flora and fauna.
Clearwater Golf Courses
• Airco Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
13690 Stoneybrook Dr., Clearwater
727.573.4653 • www.aircogolf.com
• Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
(Public/18 Hole)
3030 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater
727.726.4673 • www.chichi.org
• Clearwater Country Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
525 North Betty Ln., Clearwater
727.446.9501 • www.clearwatercountryclub.com
• The Landings
(Public/18 Hole)
1875 Airport Dr., Clearwater
727.447.5272
• Cliff Stephens Disc Course
(Public/18 Hole)
600 Fairwood Ave., Clearwater
727.562.4800
• Countryside Country Club
(Private/27 Hole)
2506 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater
727.796.2153 • www.clubcorp.com
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• Cove Cay Country Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
2612 Cove Cay Dr., Clearwater
727.535.1406 • www.covecaycountryclub.com
• Feather Sound Country Club
(Private/18 Hole)
2201 Feather Sound Dr., Clearwater
727.573.5666 • www.feathersoundtampabay.com
• Northeast Coachman Disc Course
(Public/18 Hole)
1120 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater
727.562.4800
Other Golf Courses
• Bardmoor North Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
800 Cumberland Rd., Largo
727.392.1234 • www.bardmoorgolf.com
• Baypointe Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole
727.593.3900 • www.eastbaycc.com
• Belleview Biltmore Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
1501 Indian Rocks Rd., Belleair
727.581.5498 • www.belleviewbiltmore.com
• Cypress Links
(Public/9 Hole)
875 62nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg
727.551.3333
www.stpete.org/golf/cypress_links.asp
• Dunedin Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin
727.733.7836 • www.dunedincc.com
• East Bay Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
702 Country Club Dr., Largo
727.581.3333 • www.eastbaygolfclub.com
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• Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
(Public/72 Hole)
36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor
727.942.2000 • www.innisbrookgolfresort.com
• Lansbrook Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
4605 Village Center Dr., Palm Harbor
727.784.7333 • www.lansbrook-golf.com
• John S. Taylor Disc Golf Course
1100 S.W. 8th Ave., Largo
727.588.4847
• Largo Municipal Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
12500 Vonn Rd., Largo
727.518.3024 • www.largo.com
• Mainlands Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park
727.577.4847 • www.mainlandsgolf.com
• Mangrove Bay Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
875 62nd Ave., N.E., St. Petersburg
727.893.7800
• Palm Hill Country Club
(Semi Private/9 Hole)
1800 Seminole Blvd., Largo
727.581.8729 • www.palmhillcountryclub.net
CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA
Sea Captain Resort
on the Bay
Suites • Efficiencies • Rooms
• 150 yards from Clearwater’s public beach
• Private waterfront with a panoramic view of Clearwater
Marina and Clearwater Bay
• All rooms feature cable TV, refrigerator and microwave
• Wi-Fi available in all rooms
• Efficiencies and suites include fully-equipped kitchenette
with microwaves, DVD players - available
• Heated pool, spa, shuffleboard, picnic tables, grills and
fishing pier
40 Devon Drive • Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
(727) 446-7550 • FAX (727) 298-0100
Reservations (800) 444-7488
www.seacaptain.com • email: [email protected]
• Pinecrest Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
1200 8th Ave. S.W., Largo
727.584.6497
• St. Andrews Links
(Public/18 Hole)
620 Palm Blvd., Dunedin
800.980.1226 • www.saintandrewslinks.com
• Tarpon Springs Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
1310 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs
727.937.6906
• Tarpon Woods Golf Club
(Private/18 Hole)
1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd., Palm Harbor
727.784.7606
Tides Golf Club
(Semi Private/18 Hole)
11832 66th Ave. N., Seminole
727.393.8483 • www.tidesgc.com
Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Club
(Public/9 Hole)
10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island
727.360.6062
www.treasurebaygolfandtennis.com
Twin Brooks Golf Course
(Public/18 Hole)
3800 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg
727.893.7445
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• 400 ft. of White Sand Beach
• Flipper’s Beach Bar, Boca Sands Grille, Lobby Lounge Bar
• Parasailing and Dolphin Watch Trips
• Conference & Meeting Space
• Wedding and Banquet Services
• On Beach Trolley Stop
• Dolphin Village Shopping Center
• Microwave & Fridge in all Rooms
• No Resort Fees
• Free Guest Parking
4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL
727.360.7011
www.dolphinbeach.com
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If tennis is your game,
Clearwater is the place to play.
You can swing a racket at no charge
at municipal courts throughout the area.
In fact, the United States Tennis Association
has named the McMullen Tennis Complex one
of the top five facilities in the country.
•H
enry L. McMullen Tennis Complex
1000 Edenville Ave., Clearwater, FL 33764
727.669.1919
Serious swimmers can practice their
breaststroke at the Long Center. It boasts the
only indoor 50-meter aquatic facility on Florida’s
west coast and is recognized as an official
Olympic training facility.
•T
he Long Center
1501 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765
727.793.2320
The Clearwater Beach Library &
Recreation Complex is a modern recreation
facility with a fitness center. Outside there are
three lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball
courts, a seasonal swimming pool, a boat launch,
and a beautifully landscaped passive waterfront
park perfect for reading, fishing, and picnics.
•R
ecreation Center
69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
727.462.6138
•F
amily Aquatic Complex
51 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
727.462.6020
Three major professional teams call the
Clearwater area home. Football’s Tampa Bay
Buccaneers, baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays and
hockey’s Tampa Bay Lightning provide exciting
action all year.
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ampa Bay Buccaneers
One Buccaneer Place West, Tampa, FL 33607
813.870.2700 • www.buccaneers.com
•T
ampa Bay Rays
One Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
727.825.3137 • www.raysbaseball.com
•T
ampa Bay Lightning
401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
813.301.6600 • www.lightning.nhl.com
Championship Festival and the
Ironman’s 5150 Triathlon Series Finale.
Road races, bicycle races, triathlon events,
swimming, canoe/kayak races, power boat
races and marathons are held throughout
the year. International yacht racing is also
common here and the Clearwater Community
Sailing Center on Sand Key is the site of
many competitions.
In addition, Clearwater has hosted the
Philadelphia Phillies’ Spring Training every year
since 1947. The Toronto Blue Jays spend their
spring in Dunedin and the New York Yankees
train in Tampa. The Clearwater Threshers of
the Florida State League play from April through
August. Collegiate athletics also abound in
the area. One of the most popular games
is the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, the
culmination of a weeklong series of fun events,
including Clearwater Beach Day, for all ages.
Beach volleyball is very popular on Clearwater
Beach, from pro to amateur at all levels. In
fact, the area is so highly regarded for its sand,
it was one of only two United States sites for
the FIVB World Beach Championships,
the series that determined who played in the
Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.
•P
hiladelphia Phillies/Clearwater Threshers
601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765
727.467.4457 • www.threshersbaseball.com
•T
oronto/Dunedin Blue Jays
373 Douglas Ave., #8, Dunedin, FL 34698
727.733.9302 • www.torontobluejays.mlb.com
•N
ew York Yankees (Spring Training)
One Steinbrenner Dr., Tampa, FL 33614
813.875.7753 • www.steinbrennerfield.com
•O
utback Bowl
4211 West Boy Scout Blvd., #560
Tampa, FL 33607
813.874.2695 • www.outbackbowl.com.
•T
ampa Bay Storm Arena Football
(Five-time world champion)
401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
813.276.7300 • www.tampabaystorm.com
All types of competitions are held throughout the area, including the Bright House
Clearwater Super Boat National
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If wagering excites you, then use your skills at
picking winners and maybe go home with some
extra cash in your pockets. Greyhounds race
all year on a rotating basis in two locations St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Derby Lane in St.
Petersburg offers live poker and Seminole Hard
Rock Casino in Tampa provides various games
of chance. Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar hosts
some of the finest horses in the country during
its season.
•D
erby Lane
10490 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg
727.812.3339 • www.derbylane.com
•S
arasota Kennel Club
5400 Bradenton Road, Sarasota
941.355.7744 • www.sarasotakennelclub.com
•S
eminole Hard Rock Casino
5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa
866.502.7529
www.seminolehardrocktampa.com
•T
ampa Bay Downs
11225 Racetrack Road, Tampa
813.855.4401 • www.tampabaydowns.com
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NEARBY
ATTRACTIONS
AND
COMMUNITIES
You can easily spend the whole day at
Busch Gardens or Adventure Island.
With an extraordinary atmosphere filled with
2,700 exotic animals in their natural habitats,
hair-raising rides and live entertainment, it’s
fun for the whole family. There are more than
15 dining establishments on the grounds,
including cafés, snack bars and a full
service restaurant.
• Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa
888.800.5447 • www.buschgardens.com
• Adventure Island
4500 East Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa
813.987.5600 • adventureisland.com
SEE EUROPE WITHOUT
LEAVING FLORIDA
Dunedin has restored its Main Street area and
the village-like atmosphere showcases unique
boutiques, eclectic restaurants and a collection
of antique stores. A walking, hiking, biking and
skating path (part of the Pinellas Trail) even
winds through its downtown. Many of Florida’s
“best beers” are brewed at a small downtown
brewery. The community celebrates its Scottish
heritage several times a year with festivals
characterized by Celtic traditions, culture and
serious competition.
Tarpon Springs was founded in the early
1900s by fishermen from Greece who came
there to harvest the natural sponges. It became
A world-class facility featuring more than
20,000 aquatic plants and animals, the Florida the “Sponge Capital of the World” and vestiges
Aquarium, educates as well as entertains. The of that life are still evident today. Its waterfront is
a working seaport and shopping district with the
aquarium offers behind-the-scenes tours, and
certified scuba divers 15 years of age and older unmistakable feel of a Greek fishing village. The
downtown is a showcase of historic buildings
can swim with sharks.
and homes from the Victorian era.
• The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr., Tampa
813.273.4000 • www.flaquarium.org
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(800) 631-7470
(727) 397-0699 Fax
Discover
Clearwater’s Premier
Shopping Destination
EXPLORE
Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and over 145 shops and eateries
including Build-A-Bear Workshop, Caché, Coach, Coldwater Creek,
LOFT, Soma Intimates and White Fin Sushi.
EXPERIENCE
An indoor ice skating rink, in the middle
of the shopping center.
ENJOY
A free gift with your purchases; see the
Westfield Concierge for details.
Conveniently located just minutes from
Tampa International Airport, St. Pete/Clearwater
Airport and the area’s best beaches.
27001 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
727.796.1079
www.westfield.com
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Twitter.com/WestfieldCS
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A SHOPPER’S
PARADISE
The greater Clearwater area is the retail
center for the west coast of Florida with
hundreds of specialty stores that offer every
thing from distinctive Floridian items to priceless art, from casual and elegant attire to funky
and fine jewelry. The beach features all types of
cool surf shops and fashionable boutiques one
expects to find in a resort destination.
FROM UPSCALE AND
CONTEMPORARY. . .
There are a number of major shopping
complexes with well-known department
stores featuring top-of-the-line merchandise.
Clearwater’s Westfield Countryside
Mall offers concierge service for its wide
variety of brand and specialty stores and an ice
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skating rink. U.S. Highway 19 is the major
north-south commercial corridor through
Clearwater and you can find just about
anything you need there. Restaurant
chains, automobile and boat dealerships,
department stores and specialty shops
populate this area. Clearwater Mall on
U.S. 19 is home to a variety of retail
businesses including a major discount
store, a home supplies store, a bookstore,
and stores for apparel and electronics,
in addition to several restaurants.
International Plaza, adjacent to
Tampa International Airport, blends
upscale shopping and superb dining and
is the perfect place to start or end your
Clearwater vacation. Westshore Plaza
in Tampa and Tyrone Square Mall in St.
Petersburg has retailers that provide a
multitude of products and services. You
can have your jewelry repaired, purchase
supplies for your cell phone, dine and take
in a movie all under one roof. You can even
exchange foreign currency there and mail
postcards to your friends back home.
. . .TO FUNKY AND FUN
Downtown Clearwater is pedestrian-friendly
so you can park your car and explore its
many small stores. Take a short drive to
Clearwater Beach and shop for souvenirs,
resort clothing, surfing equipment and
anything else you need on Mandalay
Avenue and Gulfview Boulevard. Then
head south over the Sand Key bridge and
discover shopping treasures in the other
beach communities. Make sure you don’t
miss John’s Pass Historic Fishing
Village and Boardwalk in Madeira
Beach with its wide assortment of shops
and restaurants.
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BARGAINS GALORE
If you’re looking for good deals on new
and used merchandise, local flea markets
will please any penny-pincher. Close by are
Wagon Wheel Flea Market,
49er Flea Market and Oldsmar
Flea Market.
ANTIQUES
The St. Pete-Clearwater area has an
abundance of antiques stores, from quaint
shops to bustling antiques malls. One
of the largest ones is the Gas Plant
Antique Arcade in St. Petersburg.
This four-story antique mall features 150
vendors selling everything from home
furnishings and glassware to books and
jewelry. And on St. Pete’s Central Avenue,
you will find the Grand Central District,
which has several smaller shops.There are
even more antiquing opportunities north of
Central Avenue on 4th Street.
Just south of Clearwater in Belleair Bluffs is
Antique Alley. This one section of town
hosts 14 different antique shops. Each
shop has its own specialty, from Oriental
rugs to Civil War artifacts. Whatever you’re
looking for, you’re sure to find it here.
Tarpon Springs has numerous
antiques stores in its downtown historic
district and near the Sponge Docks on
Dodecanese Boulevard.
Our Private Beach is waiting for you…
Come Relax in Paradise!
Experience the sunsets where the
dolphins love to play!
• Private Beach – the only Clearwater Beach Hotel
with a private beach!
• Beachfront pool / Luxury Beach Cabanas
• Restaurant / Beach Bar
• Fitness Center
• Wedding and Banquet Services
• Complimentary Wi Fi
The downtown districts of Dunedin and
Gulfport offer their own antique shops for
you to explore as well. So wherever you
are in Pinellas County, you’re never far
from a great place to find antiques.
Best Western
Sea Wake Beach Resort
691 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 443-7652 • (888) 329-8910
Fax (727) 461-2836
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Clearwater has more than 400 restaurants
offering a fascinating variety of gastronomical
entertainment in diverse surroundings. Fine
dining to fast food, ethnic to vegetarian, outdoor
on the beach to elegantly lit interiors, whatever
appeals at any given time – it is here for you.
Of course, freshly caught seafood is a specialty
at many restaurants and you can enjoy these
scrumptious meals as you watch the sun fade
over the water.
DINING &
NIGHTLIFE
If you want to dine while viewing a first-run
movie, the Clearwater Cinema Café is a
popular choice. They offer matinees and
evening shows, alcoholic beverages, appetizers,
meals and, of course, popcorn. You can even
reserve the theater for your own private use.
• Clearwater Cinema Café
24095 U.S. 19 North, Clearwater
727.799.3531 or 727.797.9808
www.clearwatercinemacafe.com
Every evening begins with a sunset
celebration. The Sunsets at Pier 60
Festival features music, street performers,
and artisans selling handmade crafts. And if
you want to catch a free movie, check out Pier
60’s Sunset Cinema, which shows a free
movie every Saturday and Sunday evening.
When the sun sets, entertainment options
are as wide-ranging as those during the day.
The area’s nightclub experience is ever
expanding. Whether on the mainland or
on the beach Clearwater has indoor and
outdoor music venues for dancing to any
beat. Coachman Park, on the Intracoastal
Waterway, is often the site of big name
musical entertainment for all tastes.
To “tickle your funny bone” there are several
comedy clubs featuring local talent and
nationally known comedians. Clearwater
thrives on jazz and one can enjoy the beat
in a number of area jazz clubs.
The fall is a fun food-tasting time in Clearwater.
The Taste of Clearwater each September is a wonderful
way to sample cuisine from more than 40 local restaurants.
To celebrate the opening of the Stone Crab Season, Cooters
hosts an Annual Crab fest every October. A huge party
atmosphere takes place under the big tent featuring
fresh Florida Stone Crab, King Crab, Dungeness Crab
and more at great prices. Frenchy’s Stone Crab
Festival, celebrating this lesser-known cousin of
the Maine lobster and the Maryland blue crab, is
also held in October. Another fun festival with
mounds of seafood is the annual John’s Pass
Seafood Festival, which originated in memory
of fishermen lost at sea.
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Family Friendly • Kids Menu
Casual Island Atmosphere
Fresh Seafood • Hand Cut Steaks
Tropical Drinks
Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner
Large Parties No Problem!!
Open Daily 11:00 a.m. • 423 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater Beach, FL
(727) 462-2668 • www.cooters.com
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A RICH AND VARIED HISTORY
Over a century of history is within close
proximity of Clearwater. The city’s name
originated from the clear springs that were
located along the high bluffs upon which
the downtown area is now situated. Early
settlers called it Clear Water Harbor, a name
that eventually became Clearwater. Spanish
conquistadors settled here for a short time in
the 16th century, but were driven out by the
Native Americans. It was not until the 1800s that
white settlers returned permanently. The “Father
of Clearwater,” James Stevens was among
the first of these. After a visit in 1841, James
McMullen and his six brothers settled the
area. The Clearwater Historical Society at
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flchs/
provides a wealth of historical information
and also has a museum open to the public.
Call 727.446.4250.
Thousands of American Indians once lived
along the bodies of water which are now Tampa
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Several areas
feature mounds dating from 500 B.C. to 1500
A.D. One of the best examples can be found
at the Weedon Island Preserve in northeast St.
Petersburg. See the ecotourism section of this
guide on page 10 for more details.
The Plumb House is a historic U.S. home
originally located on the northwest corner of
Lakeview and South Fort Harrison Avenues
in Clearwater. The house was built in circa
1896 and used for a paint store on the ground
level and apartments on the second floor. In
December 1983, the house was moved to its
current location and serves as the home for the
Clearwater Historical Society and the Plumb
House Museum.
Go back in time at Heritage Village, a turn-ofthe-twentieth-century living history museum
situated on 21 acres. It features 28 of the
county’s oldest structures, with two dating
back to the Civil War. It is part of the 180-acre
Pinewood Cultural Park that incorporates
pleasure with historical and natural experiences.
Included in the park is the Florida Botanical
• Pizza • Pasta • Gyros • Salads
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Specials • Kids Menu • European Desserts
GONDOLIER
Domestic & Imported Beers & Wine
Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Open 8:00 am to midnight every day
Serving Breakfast from 8am till 2pm
727.441.3353
Fax: 727.443.2961 • 674 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL • www.gondolierpizza.com
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Plumb House
Heritage Village
Gardens home to both native and non-native
plants with a wildlife nesting habitat, restored
wetlands and natural bridges interacting with the
more formal gardens. There is also a Children’s
Trail especially designed for younger visitors.
• Plumb House
1380 South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater
• Heritage Village
11909 125th Street North, Largo
727.582.2123
www.pinellascounty.org/heritage
Fort Desoto Park
• Pinewood Cultural Park
www.pinewoodculturalpark.org
• Florida Botanical Gardens
727.582.2100 • www.flbg.org
Climb the batteries at Fort DeSoto dating back
to the Spanish-American War. Although abandoned
in 1923, one can still see some of the original
cannons and stand atop some of the remaining
buildings. It is part of the larger park and beach and
is accessible by car, boat or public transportation.
www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_Ft_Desoto.htm
Enjoy fine dining at CASANOVA RESTAURANT
in Downtown Clearwater. It’s the perfect place
to experience an authentic Italian cuisine and
enjoy a wide variety of wines from California
and Italy. Our elegant restaurant, exquisite
food and great wines will leave you with a
delightful and satisfying experience.
• Indoor and Outdoor (dog friendly)
• Open seven days – 5pm till 11pm
• Complementary Valet Parking
Wednesdays through Saturdays.
• Private area for large groups.
811 Cleveland Street, Clearwater Florida 33755
727-733-5449
www.restaurantcasanova.com
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Capitol Theatre
Ruth Eckerd Hall
A CULTURAL MECCA
Whether it is live theater, art or music, the
Clearwater area has something for everyone.
Both amateur and professional performances
take place all year long in the numerous
performing arts venues. Some feature well
known entertainers and others showcase
excellent local talent.
Constructed in 1921, the Capitol Theatre in
downtown Clearwater is reminiscent of a classic
Hollywood theater. One of the oldest operating
theaters in Florida, it is known for having some
of the best natural acoustics in the southeastern
United States. Notable entertainers such as
comedian Steven Wright and musician Richie
Havens have performed here. The theater is
owned by the City of Clearwater and operated
by Ruth Eckerd Hall.
• Capitol Theatre
405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
727.791.7400
JAZZJAZZ
Since 2008, the West Coast Players have
been performing in their own 100-seat theatre
in central Clearwater.
• West Coast Players Theatre
21905 US 19 N, Clearwater
727.437.2363 • www.wcplayers.com
Ruth Eckerd Hall at the Richard B.
Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts
was nominated one of the top five concert
halls in the United States and the number
six-ranked venue in the world by Billboard
Magazine. It houses two separate theaters,
an education center, and banquet and meeting
rooms. Designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation, its stellar lineup includes more
than 200 performances annually.
• Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
727.791.7400 • www.rutheckerdhall.com
Jazz
Every year Clearwater hosts the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. This free
four day/four night event held the third weekend in October in Coachman
Park draws renowned jazz artists like Woody Herman, Tony Bennett, Al
Jarreau and Branford Marsalis. It includes the Clearwater Jazz ’N Art
Walk, a juried art exhibition where one can purchase or simply view fine
art encompassing all media. For more information and a complete lineup of
this year’s performers go to www.clearwaterjazz.com
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As another option, you can combine an
evening of dining and entertainment at
two local dinner theaters - the Detective
Dinner Theater and the Early Bird
Dinner Theater.
• Detective Dinner Theater
takes place at
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 First Street South, St. Petersburg
727.446.8569 • www.detectivedinner.com
• Early Bird Dinner Theater
200 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
727.446.5898
www.earlybirddinnertheater.com
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Entertaining people since 1930,
the Francis Wilson Playhouse
is billed as “Clearwater’s Favorite
Community Theatre.” From
September through June it has
a full calendar of musicals, dramas
and comedies.
• Francis Wilson Playhouse
302 Seminole Street, Clearwater
727.446.1360
www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org
Located in the heart of
St. Petersburg, the Progress
Energy Center for the Arts –
Mahaffey Theater hosts national
and international artists and
performances. They range from
Broadway shows to classical,
pop, rock, comedy and dance.
Downtown Clearwater is experiencing a renaissance in
terms of culture, commerce and residential development.
This is evident in the Sculpture 360 Project, a collection of
outdoor modern art pieces that change yearly. The city and
Downtown Development Board are working to revitalize
the Cleveland Street District with upscale condominiums,
a major hotel, stores and restaurants. The community
welcomes people to live, work and spend their leisure time
in this area. Every Wednesday from October through May
the district comes alive with a Farmer’s Market. Vendors
• Progress Energy Center
for the Arts Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
St. Petersburg
727.892.5798
www.mahaffeytheater.com
The American Stage is a
professional regional equity theatre
founded in 1977
• American Stage
163 Third Street North
St. Petersburg
727.823.7529
www.americanstage.org
bring fresh produce, flowers, hand-made crafts and
gourmet foods to sell. There is live entertainment each
market day. Go to www.clearwaterfarmersmarket.com for
more information.
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The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for
the Performing Arts located in
downtown Tampa is the largest venue
of its type in the southeastern United
States. It houses five distinct theaters, a
performing arts conservatory, a rehearsal
hall, boutiques, restaurants and
banquet facilities.
• David A. Straz, Jr. Center for
the Performing Arts
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa
813.229.7827 • www.strazcenter.org
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ART
The area is enriched by our world-class
museums. There is something to suit everyone’s
taste: from ancient, classical, and modern art
to history and science. One of the most unique
museums in the area is the Salvador Dali
Museum, which showcases the largest and
most complete collection of the artist’s work. In
addition to guided tours, visitors can also watch
surreal films, listen to lectures, enjoy Dali-related
music and more. The museum will move to
its new location at 1 Dali Blvd. (475 Bayshore
Drive Southeast) on January 11, 2011.
• Salvador Dali Museum
1000 Third Street South, St. Petersburg
727.823.3767 • www.salvadordalimuseum.org
The Museum of Fine Arts contains the
only comprehensive art collection from
antiquity to present day on Florida’s west coast.
Its collection of 4,000 objects includes works by
Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and Rodin. There are
also special exhibits throughout the year.
• Museum of Fine Arts
225 Beach Drive North, St. Petersburg
727.896.2667 • www.fine-arts.org
The Dunedin Fine Art Center holds
classes and workshops for children and adults.
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in
nearby Tarpon Springs features an extensive
expressionist collection, including works by
Picasso, Rouault, Hofmann and Ernst.
• Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs
727.712.5762
http://www.spcollege.edu/central/museum/
The Morean Arts Center is more than just
a collection of art exhibitions. It is Pinellas
County’s oldest and largest visual arts
association. In addition to art exhibits, the
Center also offers art classes for would-be
artists of all ages.
• Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
727.822.7872 • www.moreanartscenter.org
The Chihuly Collection (presented by the
Morean Arts Center) is a permanent exhibition
of the work of world-famous glass artist Dale
Chihuly. The artwork is being displayed in a
10,000 square foot building specially designed
for this exhibition. The building was designed so
that the art and architecture would enhance one
another to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
• Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin
727.298.3322 • www.dfac.org
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• The Chihuly Collection
presented by the Morean Arts Center
400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg
727.896.4527
www.chihulycollectionstpete.com
www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly
The Florida Museum of Photographic
Arts in Tampa houses a superb permanent
collection of photography, along with continuous
new exhibits. The museum also offers courses
and a children’s outreach program that focuses
on photography’s impact on literacy.
• Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
200 North Tampa Street, Tampa
813.221.2222 • www.fmopa.org
The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota
features a vast collection of art from America,
Europe and Asia. It also contains an art library
for those wishing to do research.
• Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
941.359.5700 • www.ringling.org
Minutes From Clearwater Beach
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Conveniently located in downtown Clearwater
940 Court Street, Clearwater FL 33756
Phone (727) 562-5400 • Fax (727) 562-5405
www.marriott.com/tparw
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HISTORY
The Armed Forces Military Museum
houses one of the largest collections of military
memorabilia in Florida, displaying artifacts
ranging from World War I through the present
day. These include uniforms, military equipment,
movie set props, posters and other memorabilia.
• Armed Forces Military Museum
2050 34th Way, Largo
727.539.8371 • www.armedforcesmuseum.com
The Dunedin Historical Society and
Museum contains a collection of antique
clothing and other artifacts dating back to the
1870’s through the early 1900’s. Exhibits cover
such topics as Dunedin’s sports and railroad
history, its multicultural origins and its pioneer
families. There are also hands-on activities
for children.
• Dunedin Historical Museum
349 Main Street, Dunedin
727.736.1176 • www.dunedinmuseum.org
St. Petersburg’s Florida Holocaust
Memorial Museum and Educational
Center features photographs, art, text and
original artifacts that evoke the deep emotions of
that dark period. The museum also encourages
members of the public to share their memories
and original documents to enhance its collection.
• Florida Holocaust Memorial Museum
and Educational Center
55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg
727.820.0100 • www.flholocaustmuseum.org
The National Armed Services & Law
Enforcement Memorial Museum honors
those who serve or have served in the U.S.
Armed Forces and federal, state and local law
enforcement. It houses a variety of artifacts and
for those whose tastes run to the macabre and
unusual it even has an exact replica of an
electric chair and confiscated whiskey stills!
• National Armed Services & Law
Enforcement Memorial Museum
500 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin
727.734.0700 • www.naslemm.com
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For nearly 90 years, the St. Petersburg
Museum of History (the third oldest in
Florida) has been preserving and showcasing
the interesting heritage of this area. Its First
Flight Gallery commemorates the first
commercial airline flight in 1914 between St.
Petersburg and Tampa and includes a replica of
the Benoit plane flown by the pilot, Tony Jannus.
• St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 Second Avenue N.E., St. Petersburg
727.894.1052 • www.spmoh.org
The Safety Harbor Museum of Regional
History is an actual archeological site located
on a Tocobaga Indian shell mound. You can
see 12,000 years of history in the artifacts that
have been discovered here - from prehistoric
times, the Spanish conquest and the Civil War
and other periods. There is also an interesting
display of pioneer life, along with memorabilia of
the origins of the renowned Safety Harbor Spa.
• Safety Harbor Museum of
Regional History
329 South Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor
727.726.1668
www.safetyharbormuseum.org
If you’re a car enthusiast then the Tampa Bay
Automobile Museum is the place to go.
It houses vintage cars that display the first
innovative engineering examples of front wheel
drive, unibody construction and other pioneering
concepts. These automobiles range from the
French Citroen Half Track to the British Jaguar
E Type. It even showcases a Delorean.
• Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
3301 Gateway Centre Blvd., Pinellas Park
727.579.8226 • www.tbauto.org
The area’s rich Hispanic heritage is evident
in Ybor City, a small neighborhood within the
city of Tampa. A “must see” is the Ybor City
State Museum featuring exhibits that detail
the early days of the community and the
development of the cigar-making industry.
• Ybor City State Museum
1818 Ninth Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa
813.241.6554 • www.ybormuseum.org
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
1 - Beachview Inn
2 - Bellair Village Motel & Apartments
3 - Best Western Sea Wake Beach Resort
4 - Bilmar Beach Resort
5 - Blue Moon Inn
6 - Buffalo Wild Wings
7 - Busch Gardens/Adventure Island
8 - Capalbo Rental & Management Corp.
9 - Captain Memo’s
10 - Casanovas Restaurant & Lounge
11 - Columbia Restaurant
12 - Cooters Restaurant & Bar
13 - Dolphin Beach Resort
14 - Double Tree Beach Resort
15 - East Shore Resort
16 - Frenchy’s Cafe, Inc.
17 - Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
18 - Gulf Way Inn
19 - Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
20 - Holiday Inn Harbourside
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21 - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Clearwater
22 - Hubbards Marina
23 - Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
24 - John’s Pass Village Association
25 - La Quinta Inn Clearwater Central
26 - Lobster Pot Bistro
27 - Lobster Pot
28 - Parker Manor Resort
29 - Plumlee Vacation Rentals
30 - Postcard Inn
31 - Quality Hotel on the Beach
32 - Residence Inn by Marriott-Clearwater
33 - Sandpearl Resort
34 - Sea Captain
35 - Shephard’s Beach Resort
36 - Sheraton Sand Key Resort
37 - St. Petersburg-Clearwater Int’l Airport
38 - Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites/Provident
39 - Tradewinds Island Resort/Resort Inns
40 - Westfield Countryside
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Museum of Science and Industry - MOSI
SCIENCE &
TECHNOLOGY
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Would-be scientists, young and old, can satisfy
their curiosity and interests by paying a visit to
the Museum of Science and Industry MOSI. The largest science center in the
Southeast, it houses exhibits on almost every
topic imaginable. The complex features an Imax
Theater, a planetarium, an interactive children’s
section called Kids In Charge!, and a Science
Works Theater.
• MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
813.987.6100 • www.mosi.org
G E T AWAY, GE T I T AL L .
10650 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island, FL 33706
www.bilmarbeachresor t.com
866-517-7285
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The Science Center of Pinellas County
is a participatory teaching museum with
interactive exhibits exploring physics,
archaeology and inventions. There is also a
planetarium and observatory where you can
stargaze, a Native American village and a
Marine Touch Tank. You can stroll down the
Mosaic Walk of States that depicts the shape of
each state along with its state bird and flower.
• David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin
727.298.3322 • www.dfac.org/dlm.shtml
• Science Center of Pinellas County
7701 22nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg
727.384.0027
www.sciencecenterofpinellas.com
• Glazer Children’s Museum
110 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
813.443.3861 • www.glazermuseum.org
The David L. Mason Children’s Art
Museum (part of the Dunedin Fine Art Center)
is an educational and interactive art gallery
that children and their parents will both enjoy.
Hands-on activities help children to understand
and appreciate art.
The Children’s Art Museum is currently
undergoing a renovation and expansion.
Therefore, it is currently closed and will
reopen in August 2011.
The Glazer Children’s Museum offers
engaging “interactivities” for children up to
10 years old. These “interactivities” will help
them learn about science, art, and the world
around them.
“Children” of all ages will have fun while
learning at Great Explorations Children’s
Museum in St. Petersburg. It utilizes the familiar
interactive hands-on approach to explore such
wide-ranging subjects as the Wizard of Oz
to the workings of a fire station.
• Great Explorations
1927 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg
727.821.8992
www.greatexplorations.org
Award Winning Service
Excellent Beach Front Value
AAA rated 3 diamond property with heated pool,
IHOP restaurant and tiki bar. All spacious rooms
feature a patio or private balcony, mini fridge,
microwave and more! Enjoy the warm Florida sun
at the Quality Hotel on the Beach.
We’ll See You There...
Book Now at www.QualityBeachResort.com
655 Gulfview Blvd. - Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 Tel: (727) 442-7171
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GETTING AROUND
BY AIR & LAND
Whether you rent an automobile when you get
here or arrive by car, we want your driving to
be as stress-free as possible. Motorists can dial
511 (a free call) 24 hours a day, to get detailed
information on traffic conditions on the interstates and major roads throughout Tampa Bay.
Traveler information can also be accessed via
the Internet at www.511tampabay.com.
Two nearby highly rated international
airports serve the greater Clearwater region.
Tampa International Airport and St.
Petersburg-Clearwater International
Airport are both traveler-friendly and
have shuttles and rental cars available
once you land.
As another gateway to the Suncoast,
Orlando International Airport is just
a 90-minute drive from Clearwater. It offers
a good alternative for both domestic and
international flights.
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After a complete stop, it is legal to turn right at
a red light unless a sign indicates otherwise.
Please buckle up. It’s the law and it’s the safe
thing to do. Also remember to turn on your
headlights if driving in the rain. The speed limit
is radar enforced. Many areas have parking
meters and they are strictly enforced. Do not
back into parking spaces. The rear license
plate must be visible.
Clearwater’s public transportation system, the
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
(PSTA) is a convenient way to get around.
Buses run frequently, fares are extremely
reasonable and the routes cover all the major
shopping and beach areas.
• Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
727.530.9911 • www.psta.org
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GULF WAY INN
2275 Gulf to Bay Blvd. • Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 799-0512 • Fax: 727) 451-1071
Reservation: (877) 718-8014
1 mile west of US Hwy 19 on US
Hwy 60 - 1.5 miles from Greyhound - 5 miles
to the beach - 14 miles from TIA - Close to
Phillips Stadium - Cable TV with HBO Free Local Call & WI-FI- CNN - Cartoon
Network - ESPN - Efficiencies Suites -Phone - Color TV Nov to April Heated Pool - Hot Jacuzzi
JOLLEYJOLLEY
Trolley
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You won’t need a car on
Clearwater Beach. Although
everything is within easy walking
distance, it is fun to ride the Jolley
Trolley with the friendly drivers
pointing out interesting sights.
You can even charter the
trolley for private parties or group
tours. The beach route operates
7 days a week every 30 minutes
starting at 10am. The other route
including downtown Clearwater,
Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon
Springs operates Friday-Sunday
every hour starting at 10am. Jolley
Trolley and PSTA bus passes are
interchangeable. Visit their website
at www.clearwaterjolleytrolley.com
or call 727.445.1200
for information.
Belleair Village
Motel & Apartments
Rooms, Efficiencies and Apartments
(by day, week)
Internet service, phones, on-site laundry,
sundeck, heated pool, shuffleboard, free wi-fi
(727) 584-7131
1025 Clearwater/Largo Rd
Largo, Florida 33770
2 1/2 miles south of Clearwater.
Near shopping centers, golf courses,
beaches, restaurants and public transportation.
Ideal location to all points of interest!
All major credit cards accepted.
www.belleairvillage.com
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PICKING THE
PERFECT
PLACE TO STAY
Clearwater’s accommodations fit every
lifestyle and budget. You can opt to stay in
an historic registered resort or look out at the
stars from a tent in a wooded campground.
All major lodging chains are represented here
and many of the smaller hotels are members
of and rated by Superior Small Lodgings.
For a family staying more than a week
you may want to reserve a multi-bedroom
condominium. There are also a large
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number of cozy cottages, bed and breakfasts
and efficiency apartments to choose from. A
perfect blend of hotel and condominium is a
“condotel.” These operate as hotels, with the
expected hotel amenities, but offer individually
owned larger-than-normal rooms, full kitchens,
upscale furnishings and expansive bathrooms.
For the ultimate in pampering, there are a
number of upscale properties, many with
extensive spa facilities.
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Renting accommodations is a contractual
agreement and is expected to be fulfilled by
both parties. If you change your plans and
fail to cancel by the scheduled time, you may
forfeit any deposit already paid and possibly
be required to compensate the establishment
if the space cannot be rebooked. Use of credit
cards is encouraged when making reservations
and/or placing a deposit with a property. Inquire
as to the cancellation policy and refund policy
as they vary from property to property.
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If you have physical challenges make sure
you check with the establishment regarding
disabled accessibility. A number of the area’s
accommodations were built prior to 1992 and
are exempt from ADA requirements.
The grid on pages 44 to 63 lists details for many
of our accommodations and is accurate as of
the publication date (December 2010). However,
it is advisable to call the establishment or visit
their website for the most current information.
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everything under the sun
FLORIDA TOURISM & VISITOR RESOURCE
Useful Information and Links
to Chambers of Commerce and
Local Businesses
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CLEARWATER BEACH
SOUTH BEACHES
MAINLAND AREAS
CAMPGROUND AREAS
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4-$200+
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Away to Mandalay Beach Houses
1024 Eldorado Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.726.2919 • FAX 727.726.2919
[email protected]
www.awaytomandalay.com
3-$150-199
M-MOTEL
Ann’s Edgewater Apts. Motel
441 E Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.3387
www.flbeaches.com
2-$100-149
H-HOTEL
An OuterCoast Vacation Rental
1290 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater 33767
413.532.3221
www.outercoast.com
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Barefoot Bay Resort & Marina
401 E Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.447.3316 • FAX 727.447.1016
866.447.3316
[email protected]
www.barefootbayresort.com
154/1 A,E,M
Belloise Real Estate
59 Baymont St., Clearwater 33767
727.410.1936 • FAX 727.449.2776
www.belloiserealty.com
B-BED & BREAKFAST
A-APARTMENT
11 2/2
114/3
Beachview Inn
325 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.461.7695 • FAX 727.442.9983
[email protected]
www.thebeachviewinn.com
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B & W Condo Management Inc.
P.O. Box 3711, Clearwater 33767
727.461.1123 • FAX 727.461.1417
[email protected]
www.beachresortcondos.com
Beachouse Inn & Suites
421 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.461.4862
www.thebeachouse.com
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
Amber Tides Motel
420 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.445.1145 • FAX 727.445.1145
www.ambertides.us
1-UP TO $99
PRICE - HI/LOW SEASON
SSL-SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING
A Buccaneer Bungalow
960 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
435.901.0300
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BEACH
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Best Western Sea Wake Beach Resort
691 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.443.7652 • FAX 727.461.2836
888.329.8910
[email protected]
www.bestwesternflorida.com
1052/2
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Blue Wave Motel
440 E. Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.8009
[email protected]
www.bluewavemotel.com
10 2/1
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N
N
N
N
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Camelot Resort
603 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.467.4310 • FAX 727.467.4205
888.9.CAMELOT
[email protected]
www.agreatfloridavacation.com
Castaways Apartment Motel
139 Brightwater Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.8908 • FAX 727.442.0994
www.castawaysmotel.com
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Breezeway Motel
602 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.461.5551
[email protected]
PRI
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BEACH
UN
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N
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Cavalier Resort Motel
64 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767
727.442.9492 • FAX 727.467.9686
www.cavalierresortmotel.net
15 3/2
Chart House Hotel & Suites
850 Bayway Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.449.8007 • FAX 727.443.6081
877.242.7899
[email protected]
www.charthousesuites.com
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Clearwater Beach Econo Lodge
625 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.446.3400 • FAX 727.446.4615
800.553.2666
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachecono.com
64 4/2
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Clearwater Vacation Rental
Home Away
866.771.3010
[email protected]
www.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/
florida/clearwater-area/r7408
ClearwaterBeach
FunVacationRentals.com
11961 W Locust Ln., Columbus, IN 47201
812.343.5365
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachfunvacationrentals.com
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate & Vacation Rentals
468 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.510.4333 • FAX 727.443.2751
www.clearwaterbeachsales.com
60 2/2
Coral Resort
483 E Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.3711 • FAX 727.442.2932
888.267.2579
[email protected]
www.coralresort.com
242/2 A,E
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4-$200+
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3-$150-199
M-MOTEL
2-$100-149
H-HOTEL
Dockside Resort Apartments
403 East Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.443.6665 • FAX 727.443.6665
B-BED & BREAKFAST
A-APARTMENT
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Ebb Tide Motel
621 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767
727.441.4421 • FAX 727.447.0849
800.635.0620
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachresorts.com
18 4/1
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Echo Sails Motel & Apartments
216 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.6962 • FAX 727.442.6962
www.echosailsmotel.com
16 2/1
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Y
N
N
Y
N
N
Econo Lodge - Clearwater Beach
625 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.446.3400 • FAX 727.446.4615
800.553.2666
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachecono.com
64 4/2
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Five Palms Condo-Resort
673 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767
727.443.5272 • FAX 727.466.0482
866.462.5725
[email protected]
www.fivepalmscondo.com
Florida Beach Rentals
405 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.447.3529 • FAX 727.231.8127
[email protected]
www.florida-beachrentals.com
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East Shore Resort
473 East Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.3636 • FAX 727.449.8302
800.308.3637
[email protected]
www.eastshoreresort.com
Enchanted Inn on the Bay
607 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767
727.449.9039 • 800.307.7110
[email protected]
www.enchantedinn.com
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
Days Inn At Clearwater Beach
504 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.441.1722 • FAX 727.461.1680
800.444.1919
[email protected]
www.seastoneresort.com
1-UP TO $99
PRICE - HI/LOW SEASON
SSL-SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING
Cyprus Avenue Beach Rentals
557 Cyprus Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.423.3816
[email protected]
www.vacationclearwaterbeach.com
PRI
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BEACH
UN
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8
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Gem Tower
342 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.9397 • FAX 727.447.7071
800.498.3700
[email protected]
www.gemtower.com
27 2/1
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Y
N
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Golden Villa Motel
225 Coronado Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.9404 • FAX 727.445.9589
[email protected]
www.goldenvillaclearwater.com
132/1 A,E,M
Y N N Y N N
Gulf Beach Inn
415 Coronado Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.447.8714
www.gulfbeachinn.com
22 1/1
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Hi Seas Motel
455 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.446.6003 • FAX 727.443.3955
800.333.9677
[email protected]
www.hi-seas.com
33 3/2
A,E,M
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N
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Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
400 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.461.3222 • FAX 727.446.1583
877.461.3222
[email protected]
www.hiltonclearwaterbeach.com
4164/4
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Holiday Inn & Suites
1894/2
Clearwater Beach
521 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.447.6461 • FAX 727.461.3165
800.770.6461
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachholidayinn.com
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Y N
Hyatt Regency
Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
301 Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater, 33767
727.373.1234 • FAX 727.441.3672
800.233.1234
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeach.hyatt.com
2504/4
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JMC Resort Property Services
483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.523.6400 • FAX 727.683.8700
866.206.7123
www.jmcresortservices.com
304/2
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La Sal Suites
530 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.447.1195 • FAX 727.449.1879
www.lasallesuites.com
124/2
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Y N N Y N N
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Frenchy’s Oasis Motel
441 East Shore Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.44motel (66835)
FAX 727.724.4225
www.frenchysoasis.com
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Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach
on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.596.1100 • FAX 727.593.6137
888.303.4428
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachmarriottsuites.com
2204/4
Monaco Resort Motel
648 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.443.6954 • FAX 727.442.5304
888.443.6954
[email protected]
www.monacoresortcwb.com
42 3/2
New Yorker Motel
332 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.2437 • FAX 727.446.5818
www.newyorkermotel.com
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North Sunrise Resort Motel
669 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.442.5694 • FAX 727.442.4886
866.779.3500
[email protected]
www.sunriseresortfla.com
30 2/1
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N
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N
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Palm Pavilion Inn
18 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767
727.446.6777 • FAX 727.461.0355
800.433.7256
[email protected]
www.palmpavilioninn.com
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Parker Manor Motel
115 Brightwater Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.6562 • FAX 727.441.9914
[email protected]
www.parkermanor.com
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Porpoise Inn
609 Cyprus Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.442.2022 • 888.441.2022
[email protected]
www.porpoiseinn.com
Quality Hotel on the Beach
655 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.442.7171 • FAX 727.446.7177
800.4-CHOICE
www.qualitybeachresort.com
48
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CE
26 4/4 C, Home (please call for more information)
Pelican Pointe Resort
445 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.441.4902 • FAX 727.446.4105
800.875.5513
[email protected]
www.sunsational.com
B-BED & BREAKFAST
A-APARTMENT
Luxury Beach Vacation Rentals
276 Bayside Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.243.0887
[email protected]
Patsy’s Place
650 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.420.2950
www.vrbo.com enter 6371
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
4-$200+
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SUPERIOR SMALL
LODGING PROGRAM
The Superior Small Lodging Program is a
unique accommodation concept established
by Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater under a
contractual agreement with Cornell University
to ensure that visitors to the area are provided
with a guide to the best small lodging choices.
Superior Small Lodging properties have fewer
than 80 rooms and are distinguished by their
friendly ambience and personalized service.
Membership in the Superior Small Lodging
Program is determined by an independently
conducted property review process; participation
is an earned privilege and members must
demonstrate an ongoing commitment and
adherence to the requirements of the program.
Parker Manor Resort
Clearwater Beach-Waterfront family friendly resort has fully furnished
one & two bedroom suites and studios, all with complete kitchens. New
350 ft fishing dock with Florida Saltwater Fishing Pier license & marina
with capacity for up to a 70 ft boat. Heated pool, tropical patio with
BBQ grills, and free laundry on site. Free Wi-Fi. Just a 5-minute walk
to beaches, Pier 60, restaurants and shops. AAA and Superior Small
Lodging approved. Check availability online.
727.442.36 3 6
www.EastShoreResort.com
473 East Shore Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
The
On Clearwater Bay, two-minute walk to beach and activities. Beautifully
furnished 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Two heated pools, guest laundry,
private fishing piers, gas grills, patios, balconies. Free Wi-Fi.
115 Brightwater Drive, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
727-446-6562
www.parkermanor.com
Beachview Inn
The Beachview Inn on world famous Clearwater Beach in the heart of
all beach activities and excitement. Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico
and feel the sand between your toes. Located on The Beach Walk within
walking distance to shops, restaurants, clubs and Pier 60. We offer a
Continental Breakfast every morning. Under new ownership and recent
guestroom renovation. A great hotel on the beach...with the best prices!
325 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
727-461-7695
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N-NO
Y-YES
3-$150-199
M-MOTEL
2-$100-149
1-UP TO $99
H-HOTEL
A-APARTMENT
B-BED & BREAKFAST
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
4-$200+
SSL-SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING
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Red Roof Inn
421 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.447.3464 • FAX 727.446.7169
877.905.7663
[email protected]
www.redroof.com
733/2 E,M
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Ritz Resort Motel
355 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.441.9905 • FAX 727.461.2199
800.200.1477
[email protected]
www.gulfcoastflorida.com/ritz
292/1 E,M
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Royal Canadian Motel
649 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.446.9421 • FAX 727.441.9490
20 2/1
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Royal North Beach Resort
657 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.441.9700 • FAX 727.441.1166
888.232.2423
[email protected]
www.royalnorthbeach.com
163/2
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Sand Key Realty
740 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.443.0032 • FAX 727.461.1334
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachcondos.com
124/3
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Sandman/Sea Cove Motels
300 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.4374 • FAX 727.441.1439
800.761.9961
[email protected]
www.beachdirectory.com/sandman
46 2/1
Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.441.2425 • FAX 727.449.9024
[email protected]
www.sandpearl.com
A,E,M
N
Y
N Y Y
Y N
Sands Point Motel
433 Coronado Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.5608 • FAX 727.442.7892
[email protected]
www.sandpointmotel.com
10 3/2
Y
N
N
Sea Captain Resort on the Bay
40 Devon Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.7550 • FAX 727.298.0100
800.444.7488
[email protected]
www.seacaptainresort.com
Sea Pines
134 Brightwater Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.6592
Shephard’s Beach Resort
619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.442.5107 • FAX 727.446.4238
800.237.8477
[email protected]
www.shephards.com
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Y
Y
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Y
N
N
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Y
5
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N
N
N
N
N
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Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.595.1611 • FAX 727.596.8488
800.325.3535
[email protected]
www.sheratonsandkey.com
390 4/3 H
Silver Sands Motel
415 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.9550 • FAX 727.442.6935
[email protected]
www.silversandsflorida.com
8
2/1
Snowflake Inn
22 Kendall St., Clearwater 33767
727.449.8470 • FAX 727.443.5812
877.879.4484
www.snowflakeinnclearwater.com
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Sta n’Pla
345 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.4582 • FAX 727.442.6300
[email protected]
www.stanplamotel.com
13
Sunrise Resort
229 Coronado Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.446.9911 • FAX 727.446.1891
800.269.9643
[email protected]
www.sunriseresortfla.com
22 2/2
Swisshelm Realty Inc.
643 1/2 Mandalay Ave., Cleawater 33767
727.446.0137 • FAX 727.446.0138
[email protected]
www.swisshelmrealty.com
40
4/1A,C,E, N NNN N N
Travelodge Beachview Resort
401 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 33767
727.446.8305 • FAX 727.447.5293
54 3/1
E,M
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
Tropic Isle Motel
23 Rockaway St., Clearwater 33767
727.442.8438
14 1/1
E
Y
N
N
N
N
Y
Tropical Beach Rentals
849 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater 33767
727.481.5102 • FAX 727.442.7271
[email protected]
www.tropicalbeachrentals.com
Tropical Breeze Resort of Clearwater Beach
333 Hamden Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.6865 • FAX 727.442.5304
[email protected]
www.noramaresorts.com
Tropical Sky Ranch Motel
333 Coronado Dr., Clearwater 33767
727.442.9002 • FAX 727.442.6342
[email protected]
www.tropicalskyranch.com
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Y
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Y N
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PRICE - HI/LOW SEASON
4-$200+
N-NO
Y-YES
3-$150-199
M-MOTEL
2-$100-149
1-UP TO $99
H-HOTEL
A-APARTMENT
B-BED & BREAKFAST
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
Bilmar Beach Resort
1643/2
10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island 33706
727.360.5531 • FAX 727.360.2362
800.826.9724
[email protected]
www.bilmarbeachresort.com
52
Capalbo Rental and Management
4700 34th St., St. Petersburg 33711
727.866.2494 • FAX 727.864.0477
800.237.5960
[email protected]
www.capalborental.com
400 3/1 C, Home
D & W Sun N Fun Motel Apts.
20116 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores 33785
727.595.3611
800.595.6774
[email protected]
www.sunfun1925.com
64/2 A
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The Belleair Beach Club
3200 Gulf Blvd., Belleair Beach 33786
727.517.2582
[email protected]
www.belleair-beach-club.com
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CE
Bay & Beach Club Resort
19508 Gulf Blvd., Suite 103
Indian Shores 33785
727.595.3751 • FAX 727.595.3752
www.bayandbeach.com
BEACH
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Dolphin Beach Resort and
Conference Center
4900 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.360.7011 • FAX 727.367.5909
800.237.8916
[email protected]
www.dolphinbeach.com
1734/4
Don CeSar Beach Resort,
A Loews Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.360.1881 • FAX 727.363.5034
800.282.1116
www.doncesar.com
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Doubletree Beach Resort
17120 Gulf Blvd.
N Redington Beach 33708
727.391.4000 • FAX 727.397.0699
800.447.7263
www.doubletreebeachresort.com
1254/3
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Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals 1504/2
19713 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores 33785
727.593.2000 • FAX 727.595.7409
800.487.8953
[email protected]
www.ourcondo.com
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N N Y
N N
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N N Y
Y N
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Great Heron Inn
68 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach 33785
727.595.2589 • 727.517.2705
www.heroninn.com
173/2 A,H
Y N N Y N N
Hideaway Sands Resort
3804 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.367.2781 • 727.367.6563
[email protected]
www.hideawaysands.com
254/3
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Harbourside
401 2nd St., Indian Rocks Beach 33785
727.595.9484 • FAX 727.596.4825
800.726.0865
[email protected]
www.hiharbourside.com
1643/2
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Y
N Y Y
Y
N
Howard Johnson Beach Resort
6100 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.360.7041 • FAX 727.360.8941
800.231.1419
[email protected]
www.reaganresorts.com
1334/2
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Y
N Y Y
Y
N
Island Inn Beach Resort
9980 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island 33706
727.367.1926 • FAX 727.360.9708
800.241.9980
[email protected]
www.islandinnresort.com
1003/1
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Y
N N Y
Y
N
Island Paradise Cottages
13215 2nd St. E.
Madeira Beach 33708
727.395.9751 • FAX 727.398.6013
[email protected]
www.islandparadise.com
84/1
CottageY YNY N Y
JustFloridaVacationRentals.com 23/2 C
1912 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach 33785
888.481.9222
www.JustFloridaVacationRentals.com
Y YNY NN
Liberte Management Group, OPI
10681 Gulf Blvd., #207
Treasure Island 33706
727.360.2006 • FAX 727.360.1085
800.373.9959
[email protected]
www.libertemanagement.com
2004/2
Y
Page Terrace Motel
10500 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island 33706
727.367.1997 •FAX 727.360.7179
800.532.6569
www.pageterrace.com
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N N Y
N N
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N-NO
Y-YES
3-$150-199
M-MOTEL
2-$100-149
H-HOTEL
1-UP TO $99
B-BED & BREAKFAST
A-APARTMENT
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Plaza Beach Hotel
Beachfront Resort
4506 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.367.2791 • FAX 727.367.3620
800.257.8998
[email protected]
www.plazabeach.com
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Plumlee Vacation Rentals
417 1st St., Indian Rocks Beach 33785
800.916.1712 • FAX 727.595.4104
[email protected]
www.plumleegulfbeachrealty.com
2504/2
Postcard Inn on the Beach
6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.367.2711 • FAX 727.367.7068
800.237.8918
[email protected]
www.postcardinn.com
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YNYYYY
Redington Ambassador
16900 Gulf Blvd. N
N Redington Beach 33708
727.391.9646 • FAX 727.397.3401
354/2Condo
Y N N Y N N
Resort Rentals Vacation
Accommodations
8010 Blind Pass Rd.
St. Pete Beach 33706
727.363.3336 • FAX 727.360.5086
800.293.3979
[email protected]
www.resortrentals.us
100 3/2C,Home
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N N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Sand Glo Villas
19316 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores 33785
727.320.9720 • 800.816.1970
[email protected]
www.sandglo.com
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
4-$200+
SSL-SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING
Pelican East Motel
108 21st Avenue, Indian Rocks 33785
727.595.9741
[email protected]
PRI
CE
BEACH
UN
ITS
SOUTH
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4/1
C
A,C
Y
N Y Y
N
N N
Shoreline Island Resort
14200 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach 33708
727.397.6641 • FAX 727.393.9157
800.635.8373
[email protected]
www.shorelineislandresort.com
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Sirata Beach Resort and
Conference Center
5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.363.5100 • FAX 727.363.5161
800.344.5999
[email protected]
www.sirata.com
3804/3
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4/4 H
YNYYYY
TradeWinds Island Resorts
5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach 33706
727.363.2212 • FAX 727.363.2222
888.377.0024
[email protected]
www.justletgo.com/cwater
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Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
12000 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island 33706
727.360.1600 • FAX 727.360.1677
866.597.1600
www.sunsetvistas.com
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Sun Vista Realty Inc.
Sun Vista Reservations
19455 Gulf Blvd., #1
Indian Shores 33785
727.595.1605 • FAX 727.593.2226
800.570.7077
[email protected]
www.beachsvr.com
UN
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N
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4-$200+
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2-$100-149
H-HOTEL
Budget Inn
1471 Court St., Clearwater 33756
727.446.8586
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
The Blue Moon Inn
2920 Alt US Hwy 19 N
Dunedin 34698
727.784.3719 • FAX 727.787.9821
800.345.7504
[email protected]
www.thebluemooninn.com
1-UP TO $99
PRICE - HI/LOW SEASON
SSL-SUPERIOR SMALL LODGING
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Best Western Clearwater
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Grand Hotel
20967 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33765
727.799.1181 • FAX 727.712.8404
[email protected]
www.clearwatergrand.com
B-BED & BREAKFAST
A-APARTMENT
PRI
CE
AREA
UN
ITS
MAINLAND
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N
N
Y
N
N
E
N
N
N
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N
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Casa Linda Motel
1770 N Ft Harrison Ave.
Clearwater 33755
727.736.8595 • FAX 727.733.0556
9
The Cedar House
Property #218788, Clearwater 33755
727.214.4747
[email protected]
www.vrbo.com enter 218788
14/4
Home Y NNYNY
Clearwater Airport Super 8
13260 34th St. N, Clearwater 33762
727.572.8881 • FAX 727.572.6962
866.572.8881
[email protected]
www.the.super8.com/clearwater03977
71 3/1
M
Clearwater Inn
2960 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33755
727.797.2605 • FAX 727.726.7693
48
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YNNYYY
Clearwater Palms Motel
1735 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33755
727.210.2613
[email protected]
www.clearwaterpalmsmotel.com
26 3/1
Y
E,M
Y
N
N
Y
N
Y
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Clearwater Residence Inn
940 Court St., Clearwater 33756
727.562.5400 • FAX 727.562.5405
877.562.5422
[email protected]
www.residenceinn.com
115
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Y NNYNY
Comfort Inn North
26508 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33761
727.796.1234 • FAX 727.796.0432
866.209.7267
www.clearwatercomfortinn.com
130 3/1
Y
H
N
Y
Y
Y
N
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Y
Y
N
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Continental Inn
12810 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33764
727.536.6578
66 2/1
E,M
Y
N
N
Y
N
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Courtyard by Marriott
3131 Executive Dr., Clearwater 33762
727.572.8484 • FAX 727.572.6991
800.321.2211
www.marriott.com/tpapg
1493/3
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Days Inn Clearwater Central
90 2/2
2940 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33759
727.799.0100 • FAX 727.726.6569
800.799.0111
[email protected]
www.the.daysinn.com/clearwater04133
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Comfort Suites Clearwater Bay
1941 Edgewater Dr., Clearwater 33755
727.489.5000 • FAX 727.489.5002
www.choicehotels.com
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Days Inn St. Petersburg/
Clearwater Airport
3910 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater 33762
727.573.3334 • FAX 727.572.4845
800.329.7466
www.daysinnclearwater.com
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Diana Motel
1814 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33765
727.446.7903
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Economy Inn Clearwater Central
20788 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33765
727.797.2600 • FAX 727.797.8064
www.economyinn.com
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Economy Inn
1274 Cleveland St., Clearwater 33755
727.446.5094
32 2/2
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Executive, Inc.
801 N Ft Harrison, Clearwater 33755
727.461.6000 • FAX 727.442.0440
800.940.3932
[email protected]
www.clearwaterbeachfl.com
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Executive Inn Clearwater Airport
3580 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater 33762
727.573.1171 • FAX 727.572.8736
[email protected]
www.executiveinnclearwater.com
117 2/1
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Clearwater Bayside
3070 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33759
727.724.6223 • FAX 727.724.3413
800.228.2800
[email protected]
www.fairfieldinnclearwater.com
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N-NO
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Gulfway Inn
2275 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33765
727.799.0512 •FAX 727.451.1071
877.718.8014
38 2/1
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N
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Hampton Inn & Suites
39284 US Hwy 19 N.
Tarpon Springs 34689
727.945.7755 • FAX 727.945.7743
[email protected]
www.hamptoninn.com
843/3
Hampton Inn & Suites
100 E Bay Dr., Largo 33770
727.585.3333 • FAX 727.585.3320
800.426.7866
[email protected]
www.hamptoninnandsuiteslargo.com
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
2580 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33765
727.797.6300 • FAX 727.797.4900
www.hieclearwater.com
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 763/2
975 Broadway, Dunedin 34698
727.450.1200 • FAX 727.734.1202
800.465.4329
www.hiexpress.com/dunedin
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2-$100-149
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The Floridian Inn
1630 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33755
727.442.4392 • FAX 727.442.5756
888.442.1630
1-UP TO $99
H-HOTEL
Y N Y Y N N
833/2
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Dr.
St. Petersburg 33716
727.540.0050 • FAX 727.540.0778
800.445.8667
www.HiltonHotelStPete.com
B-BED & BREAKFAST
A-APARTMENT
H
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
St. Petersburg Clearwater
3211 Executive Dr., Clearwater 33762
727.572.4400 • FAX 727.572.8500
800.288.2800
[email protected]
www.fairfieldinn.com/tpacw
Hampton Inn Clearwater Central
174 3/3
21030 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33765
727.797.8173 • FAX 727.791.7759
800.426.7866
www.hamptoninn.hilton.com
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
4-$200+
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites95
3/2 H
210 Seminole Blvd., Largo 33770
727.581.3900 • FAX 727.581.3933
800.HOLIDAY
,[email protected]
www.hiexpress.com/largo-clrwater.com
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Wt!ure Golf Course
NEia
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401 Second Street, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
800-726-0865  727-595-9484  www.hiharbourside.com
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
Centrally located between
Clearwater Beach and
St. Pete Beach

Steps away from the
white sand beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico

Islander guest rooms,
studios, suites and villas

Two swimming pools
- a giant fun pool with
pirate ship and a walled
garden pool with Jacuzzi®

Jimmy Guana’s for breakfast,
lunch and dinner, and
live entertainment

Tennis and volleyball courts,
game room, fitness room,
children’s play area and an
18 hole miniature golf course

50-slip marina; unlimited
water sport activities

Complimentary wireless
internet access
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2-$100-149
1-UP TO $99
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A-APARTMENT
B-BED & BREAKFAST
C-CONDO
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4-$200+
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Holiday Inn Express ICOT
13625 Icot Blvd., Clearwater 33760
727.536.7275 • Fax 727.530.3053
800.465.4329
[email protected]
www.hiexpress.com/clw-east-icot
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Holiday Inn St. Petersburg/ Clearwater Airport
3535 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater 33762
727.577.9100 • FAX 727.573.5022
800.HOLIDAY
[email protected]
www.holidayinn.com/clw-stpete
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Howard Johnson Inn and Suites
27988 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33761
727.796.0135 • FAX 727.796.7597
800.446.4656
[email protected]
www.howardjohnson.com
722/1
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Imperial Palms Apts.
101 Imperial Palm Dr., Largo 33771
727.585.3723 • FAX 727.586.5481
[email protected]
www.imperialpalms.com
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Innisbrook, A Salamander
Golf & Spa Resort
36750 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor 34684
727.942.2000 • FAX 727.942.5578
800.456.2000
[email protected]
www.innisbrookgolfresort.com
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La Quinta Inn Clearwater Central128
3/2 H
21338 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33765
727.799.1565 • FAX 727.796.9401
800.362.6777
[email protected]
www.776.lq.com
Y NYYNY
The Oaks of Clearwater
420 Bay Ave., Clearwater 33756
727.445.4700 • FAX 727.445.4011
888.445.4862
[email protected]
www.theoaksofclearwater.com
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The Orange Motel
1736 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33755
727.446.2758 • FAX 727.683.2922
www.orangemotel.org
382/1 E,M
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Patio Palms of Clearwater
1295 Cleveland St., Clearwater 33755
727.442.8985
10 2/1
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Pioneer Motel
509 Crest Ave. S, Clearwater 33756
727.449.9786
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AREA
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MAINLAND
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N
N
Y
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N
N
N
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Quality Inn Clearwater Central
20162 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33764
727.799.6133 • FAX 727.726.6564
[email protected]
www.qualityinnclearwater.com
763/1 E,H
Y N Y Y N N
Ramada Limited
2061 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33765
727.446.8007 • FAX 727.450.2100
800.313.0129
[email protected]
www.ramada.com
37 2/1
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Regal Motel
1320 Cleveland St., Clearwater 33755
727.442.4162
[email protected]
www.regalmotel.com
34 2/1
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Y
N
N
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N
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Residence Inn by Marriott
5050 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater 33760
727.573.4444 • FAX 727.572.4446
800.331.3131
www.marriott.com/piecw
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Rodeway Inn
16405 US Hwy 19 N
Clearwater 33764
727.535.0505 • FAX 727.530.5778
[email protected]
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/fl922
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Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
105 N Bayshore Dr.
Safety Harbor 34695
727.726.1161 • FAX 727.724.7701
888.237.8772
[email protected]
www.safetyharborresort.com
1753/2
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St. Petersburg Marriott
Clearwater
12600 Roosevelt Blvd.
St Petersburg 33716
727.572.7800 • FAX 727.572.5700
[email protected]
www.marriott.com/tbasb
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Springhill Suites
St. Petersburg/Clearwater
3485 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater 33762
727.571.1600 • FAX 727.571.1611
www.marriott.com/tpace
793/2
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Summerside Inn
1477 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Clearwater 33756
727.442.8993 • FAX 727.216.0640
800.426.7332
[email protected]
www.gosummerside.com
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N
N
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Sutherland Crossing Resort
962 Sea View, Crystal Beach 34681
727.786.2287 • FAX 727.789.5482
[email protected]
www.sutherlandcrossing.com
353/2
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TownePlace Suites
St. Petersburg/Clearwater
13200 49th St. N, Clearwater 33762
727.229.9229 • FAX 727.299.0926
800.257.3000
,[email protected]
www.marriott.com/tpats
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PRICE - HI/LOW SEASON
4-$200+
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Y-YES
3-$150-199
RES
PO
Y NYYNY
119 1/1
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Y
N
Y
Y
N
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84 3/2
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2-$100-149
M-MOTEL
N
1-UP TO $99
H-HOTEL
Wingate by Wyndham
5000 Lake Blvd., Clearwater 33760
727.299.9800 • FAX 727.299.0088
800.228.1000
www.wingateinnclearwater.com
Y
A-APARTMENT
B-BED & BREAKFAST
C-CONDO
E-EFFICIENCY
Travelodge Clearwater Central
21252 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33765
727.451.8900
[email protected]
www.travelodgeclearwater.com
N N Y
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Super 8 Motel
22950 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33765
727.799.2678 • FAX 727.726.7263
800.800.8000
www.super8.com
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Clearwater Travel Resort
2946 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater 33759
727.791.0550 • FAX 727.723.2209
800.831.1204
RV
N
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N
Y
N
Y
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Avalon RV Resort
263 1/1
16860 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater 33764
727.531.6124 • FAX 727.532.9384
[email protected]
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DAILY
Sunsets at Pier 60
Clearwater – 727.449.1036
WEEKLY
(OCTOBER – MAY)
Wednesday Downtown Farmer’s Market
Clearwater – 727.461.7674
YEAR ROUND
Friday and Saturday
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60
Clearwater – 727.449.1036
MONTHLY
Blast Fridays
Clearwater – 866.550.3472
1st Friday Get Downtown Concerts
St. Petersburg – 727.393.3597
3rd Friday Music Series
Safety Harbor – 727.724.1572
SEASONAL
JANUARY – MAY
Derby Lane Greyhound Racing
St. Petersburg – 727.812.3339
Tampa Bay Downs
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Tampa – 813.855.4401
MARCH
Spring Training
Philadelphia Phillies
Clearwater – 727.467.4457
New York Yankees
Tampa – 813.875.7753
Toronto Blue Jays
Dunedin – 727.733.9302
APRIL – JULY
Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football
Tampa – 813.276.7300
APRIL – AUGUST
Clearwater Threshers Baseball
Clearwater – 727.441.8638
APRIL – SEPTEMBER
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
St. Petersburg – 727.825.3137
AUGUST – JANUARY
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football
Tampa – 813.870.2700
OCTOBER – APRIL
Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
Tampa – 813.301.6600
NOVEMBER – JANUARY
Gardens Seasonal Sensations
an Illuminated Garden
Largo – 727.582.2100
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JANUARY
• Dunedin Fine Arts Festival
Dunedin 727.298.3198
• Epiphany Celebration
Tarpon Springs 727.937.3540
• Florida Gulf Beaches Halfathon
Clearwater 888.548.2786
• Outback Bowl Football
Tampa 813.874.2695
• Pinellas Folk Festival
Largo 727.582.2123
• Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Tampa 888.224.1733
FEBRUARY
• African-American Heritage Day
Largo 727.582.2123
• Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Tampa 813.983.0111
• Florida State Fair
Tampa 813.621.7821
• Greek Festival
Clearwater 727.799.4605
• Mardi Gras Celebration
Dunedin 727.538.4394
• San Gennaro Festa
Safety Harbor 727.724.1545
• Southwest Airlines
Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Tampa 813.254.1363
MARCH
• Cleveland Street District Pet Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4044
• Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City 813.752.9194
• Highland Games Military Tattoo
Dunedin 727.733.3197
• Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg 727.824.7223
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ANNUAL EVENTS
• MacDill AFB Airfest
Tampa 813.828.SHOW
• O’Keefe’s St. Patrick Day Celebration
Clearwater 727.442.9034
• PGA Tour Transitions
Championship For Healthy Sight
Palm Harbor 727.942.5566
• Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training
Clearwater 727.467.4457
MAY
• Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
727.447.7600
• Sea-Blues Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4800
• Fun ‘N Sun Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4804
APRIL
•A
flac Iron Girl Race
Clearwater 813.868.5917
•F
un ‘N Sun Festival
Clearwater 727.562.4804
• Highland Scottish Games
Dunedin 727.733.3197
•M
ainsail Arts Festival
St. Petersburg 727.892.5885
•S
t. Anthony’s Triathlon
St. Petersburg 727.825.1271
•T
ampa Bay Blues Festival
St. Petersburg 727.502.5000
•T
ampa Bay Marathon Swim
St. Petersburg 727.531.7999
417 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach
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ANNUAL EVENTS
JUNE
• A Taste of Pinellas
St. Petersburg
• Dunedin Beach Spring Triathlon
Dunedin 727.642.3929
• John Levique Pirate Days
Madeira Beach 727.394.0756
• Juneteenth
St. Petersburg 727.821.3833
• Morton Plant Mease Triathlon
Clearwater 727.820.7791
JULY
• Clearwater Celebrates America
Clearwater 727.562.4700
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
• Taste of Clearwater
Clearwater 727.461.0011
• Sculpture 360 Installation
Clearwater 727.562.4700
• Clearwater Film Festival
Clearwater 727.599.5137
OCTOBER
• Bright House Clearwater Super Boat
National Championship Festival
Clearwater 888.202.4614
• Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Tampa 888.800.5447
• Clearwater Jazz N Art Walk
Clearwater 727.461.5200
• Clearwater Jazz Holiday
Clearwater 727.461.5200
• Cooters Crab Fest
Clearwater 727.462.2668
• Country Jubilee
Largo 727.582.2123
• Festival of Reading
St. Petersburg 727.893.8523
• Florida Birding Festival
St. Petersburg 727.464.7200
• Frenchy’s Stone Crab Festival
Clearwater 727.449.2729
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• Guavaween
Ybor City 813.248.3712
• John’s Pass Seafood Festival
Madeira Beach 727.394.0756
• Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Clearwater 727.562.4804
NOVEMBER
• Art Harvest
Dunedin 727.298.3286
• Christmas Under the Oaks
Clearwater 727.562.4700
• Festival of Trees
Clearwater 727.797.8712
• Ironman’s 5150 Triathlon Series Finale
Clearwater 813.868.5940
• Strictly Sail St. Petersburg Boat Show
St. Petersburg 800.817.7245
• Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic
Clearwater 727.536.0064
• Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival
Tampa 813.247.1434
• Times Turkey Trot
Clearwater 727.562.4700
DECEMBER
•C
hristmas in the Village
Madeira Beach 727.397.8764
•D
owntown Holiday Light Up
Clearwater 727.562.4804
•F
irst Night
St. Petersburg
•L
ighted Boat Parade
Clearwater 727.462.6954
•M
iracle on Cleveland Street
Clearwater 727.562.4804
•O
utback Bowl Beach Bowl Day
Clearwater 813.874.2695
•T
rees and Traditions
Largo 727.582.2123
•V
ictorian Christmas Stroll
Tampa 813.258.7302
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CLIMATE AND WEATHER
USEFUL
THINGS
TO KNOW
Average Air Temperatures:
Winter Max
73º F (22.78º C)/Min 51º F (10.5º C)
Spring Max
87º F (30.56º C)/Min 58º F (14.45º C)
Summer Max
91º F (32.78º C)/Min 74º F (23.33º C)
Fall Max
89º F (31.67º C)/Min 60º F (15.56º C)
Average Water Temperatures:
Winter – 63.7º F (17.61º C)
Spring – 73.7º F (23.17º C)
Summer – 84.7º F (29.28º C)
Fall – 76.7º F (24.83º C)
Average Seasonal Rainfall:
Winter – 2.33 inches (5.9 cm)
Some accommodations allow pets. Check to
Spring – 2.41 inches (6.1 cm)
see what their individual policy is before leaving
Summer – 7.03 inches (17.9 cm
home or refer to the Accommodations section
Fall – 3.31 inches (8.4 cm)
of this guide. Clearwater has three dog parks:
For
local forecasts: 727.645.2506
one in Sand Key Park, one south of Enterprise
Source: National Weather Service
Road and east of U.S. 19, and one on the
mainland in Crest Lake Park at the corner of
EMERGENCIES
Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue.
Dogs are not allowed on Clearwater Beach or
Dial 911 in emergencies. Be prepared to tell the
within most parks. Exceptions include the dog
park in Sand Key Park, and Fort DeSoto County operator whether the nature of the emergency is
police, fire or medical. Know the address where
Park. Honeymoon Island State Park and all
you are. If using a pay phone, no coin is needed
causeways allow dogs on leashes.
and addresses are printed on them. Walk-in
clinics are also readily available and accept
GET TING MARRIED
most major credit cards.
If you want to plan a wedding in Clearwater
or just have the urge to elope, getting married
CURRENCY & OTHER MONETARY
here is a “piece of cake.” There are a number
INFORMATION
of very special locations for the ceremony,
Currency exchange is provided at Tampa
including botanical gardens and white sand
International Airport during the hours preceding
beaches. Many hotels have facilities for
receptions. For the most current information on international departures and the hours following
marriage requirements, go to www.pinellasclerk. international arrivals. St. Petersburg-Clearwater
org or call 727.464.4876. Marriage licenses are International Airport offers Canadian currency
exchange. Currency exchange is also available
valid for 60 days and can be acquired at the
at some banks and hotels.
Pinellas County Courthouse.
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We strongly recommend international visitors
bring American Express Travelers Checks as
banks may refuse to cash other brands. Most
institutions charge a $5 to $10 fee for financial
transactions.
Paying a Gratuity, or tipping, is a way of
life in the United States. Unless your party
size is large, tips are normally not included in
restaurant or lounge bills and the tip amount is
left to the customer’s discretion, although
15% is standard. Servers, bartenders, taxi
drivers and bellmen should receive a tip for
their services. It is also customary to tip the
hotel/motel housekeeping staff, hairdressers
and spa attendants. It is not necessary to tip
sales clerks in stores or fast food employees.
Sales Tax of 7% is added to just about
everything you purchase except for most food
purchased in a grocery store, medicines and
some other pharmaceutical items. There is an
additional 5% tax on accommodations. These
taxes may vary from county to county.
ALCOHOL
Florida law prohibits the sale of alcoholic
beverages to persons under the age of 21 and
photo identification may be required for anyone
under 30. State law prohibits drinking alcoholic
beverages in public and on the beach. It is also
unlawful to have an open container of alcohol
in a moving vehicle. Florida law imposes stiff
penalties if driving under the influence of alcohol
or drugs, so contact a cab company to make
alternate transportation arrangements.
MILEAGE CHART
Distances to Clearwater from:
Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476 miles (765.88 km)
Boston . . . . . . . . . . . 1,422 miles (2287.99 km)
Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 1,235 miles (1987.12 km)
Daytona Beach . . . . . . . 183 miles (294.45 km)
Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,222 miles (1966.19 km)
Ft. Lauderdale . . . . . . . . 273 miles (439.26 km)
Ft. Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 miles (207.56 km)
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Hartford . . . . . . . . . . . 1,384 miles (2226.86 km)
Indianapolis . . . . . . . . 1,015 miles (1633.14 km)
Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . 202 miles (325.02 km)
Kansas City . . . . . . . 1,287 miles (2070.78 km)
Key West . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 miles (622.68 km)
Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . 903 miles (1452.93 km)
Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . 788 miles (1267.89 km)
Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 miles (445.69 km)
Milwaukee . . . . . . . . 1,298 miles (2088.48 km)
Minneapolis-St. Paul . 1,609 miles (2588.88 km)
Naples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 miles (268.7 km)
New York City . . . . . . 1,163 miles (1871.27 km)
Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 miles (144.81 km)
Philadelphia . . . . . . . . 1,105 miles (1777.95 km)
Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . 1,171 miles (1884.14 km)
Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . 688 miles (1106.99 km)
Richmond . . . . . . . . . . 819 miles (1317.77 km)
Sarasota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 miles (93.32 km)
St. Louis . . . . . . . . . 1,037 miles (1668.53 km)
St. Petersburg . . . . . . . . . . 23 miles (37.01 km)
Tallahassee . . . . . . . . . . 237 miles (381.33 km)
Tampa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 miles (35.39 km)
Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . 1,388 miles (2233.29 km)
Washington, D.C. . . . . 958 miles (1541.42 km)
DIRECTIONS TO CLEARWATER
Interstate 75 (I-75) carries visitors from
Midwest and northern states directly to the
Tampa Bay area.
Interstate 95 (I-95) enters the northeast end
of the state and connects to I-75 via I-10,
an east-west route that enters the Florida
panhandle from Alabama. I-75 becomes
I-275 north of the Tampa Bay area.
To reach Clearwater, take the Tampa
International Airport exit and then go west
on State Road 60 onto scenic Courtney
Campbell Causeway (also known as SR 60),
which terminates on Clearwater Beach.
From Orlando, take I-4 west. Then follow
the directions to Clearwater, noted above.
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