Explore Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach HotelsClearwater Beach is a party capital, and alongside its dazzling white sands and crystal-clear waters there's a whole world of fun to be had. Whether you're taking a trip to see the iconic dolphins at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, lying back and soaking up the sun, or getting your groove on at night to some of the live jazz and other buzzing nightlife, there's a world of possibilities at this paradise resort. Just don't forget your suntan lotion. Things to seeOne of the busiest indoor hubs in the Clearwater Beach area is Harborview Center which is in downtown Clearwater and provides a huge exhibition space with a hall up to 30,000 square feet in size. As well as the exhibition area, there's also restaurants on site, and perhaps most appealingly of all, the center has a stunning view over Clearwater Bay which provides a very welcome backdrop to all the dining, exhibiting, and conferences which go on there. For family fun, you can do a lot worse than a trip to Congo River Golf in Clearwater where you can work on your miniature golf handicap, however inexperienced you are at putting, and all within the eye-catching surrounds of waterfalls, caves, and rainforest-themed areas. Another huge drawer for visitors is Coachman Park, especially when there's one of many open-air concerts on with global stars putting on a show on the Charles Wharton Johnson Pavilion. Hotels in
Clearwater BeachThis is a place where people come to make a party pilgrimage, so there's no shortage of hotels in Clearwater Beach, ranging from high-end to lo-fi. If you're looking for luxury, you'll find pampering aplenty in the shape of beach resorts, spas, and suites, with many offering outdoor pools, spas, fitness centers, health clubs, and massage rooms to go with their beach-front views. If you're looking to keep the cost down a little on your accommodation, you'll discover plenty of mid-range and budget hotels in Clearwater Beach which should still offer WiFi, flat-screen televisions, in-room safes, and newspapers as standard. Where to stayYou'll want to stay in Clearwater itself, and you'll soon find that it's a place of pretty dramatic contrasts. While Clearwater Beach is a busy, party hub with its perfect beaches, warm water, and opportunities to kayak, fish, or jet-ski, Clearwater itself is a rather different proposition. It's the home of Scientology, and its 1950s downtown is home to the religion's international headquarters – the whole town in fact is surprisingly conservative given the beach and its swathes of party-loving visitors. Live music, hot nightspots, the unmissable Sunsets at Pier 60 shopping experience, and serious traffic gridlock are things to be aware of. How to get to Clearwater BeachThis being a water-going resort at heart, one of the most vibrant transport hubs is the Clearwater Municipal Marina with its flocks of yachts and boats for rent, allowing you to explore the region as nature intended – by sea. For a more airborne experience, many visitors will arrive at Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport which largely caters to internal flights, whereas the Tampa International Airport – which is further away – deals with international arrivals.