So many cool things to do!

Here are Our Top Picks

Pier 60 Park and Sunsets at Pier 69
Located in the middle of the island of Clearwater Beach, Pier 60 Park is located at the pier’s promenade to provide visitors a focal point to gather each evening and watch the sunset. The park features two unique covered-playground areas that include swings, slides, monkey bars, a ship, and one of the world’s largest sandboxes, Clearwater Beach. A street festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach’s famous fishing pier, the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival, celebrates the setting of the sun and features artists, craftsmen, and performers with weekend musical entertainment.
10 Pier 60 Dr., Clearwater Beach
(727) 449-1036

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a nonprofit organization and aquarium in Clearwater. It is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium opened in 1972 at its current location on Clearwater Beach, in a former water treatment plant (the large pools being well-suited for rehabilitation operations).

Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.

The aquarium's best-known permanent resident is Winter, a bottlenose dolphin who was rescued in December 2005 after having her tail caught in a crab trap. Her injuries caused the loss of her tail, and the aquarium fitted her with a prosthetic tail, which brought worldwide attention to the facility. Winter later starred in the 2011 film Dolphin Tale, and the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was shot partially on location at the aquarium.
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 441-1790

Sea Life Safari
Sea Life Safari is a two-hour boat trip hosted by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium into the beautiful Intracoastal waters. Look for dolphins, sea birds, and other marine life as staff narrates the scenic ride to a shell island.
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater Beach
(727) 441-1790

Heritage Village
The grounds of Heritage Village include two museum exhibits inside the Visitor Center. The exhibits share the history of Pinellas County using objects from the museum collection and items from the archives and library. Demonstrations occur periodically around Heritage Village throughout the year and during special events.

The demonstration shed area includes a smokehouse, sugar cane mill and boiling shed, and blacksmith and woodworking areas.

While you're there, check out the Shirley McPherson Native Plant Trail that wanders through a Pine Flatwoods habitat featuring dozens of plants used for food and shelter by early inhabitants and pioneer settlers of the Pinellas peninsula. As you walk along the trail, you will learn about the relationship of people to the environment. Hopefully, you will gain a new appreciation for Florida's native plants and wildlife and their value in the past as well as for the future.
11909 125th St. N., Largo, FL 33774 
(727) 582-2123

Florida Botanical Gardens
The gardens are developed and maintained by Parks and Conservation Resources. Visitors to the gardens relish the natural wonder. This destination boasts a formal wedding garden, pathways leading to areas spotlighting local flora, as well as designated natural areas showcasing some of the rarest natural habitats. Learn how Florida grows. Take a refreshing pause in nature and enjoy a pleasant walk through 150-acres of formal gardens, scenic landscapes, and native habitats. The Garden has a number of unique demonstration gardens where visitors can relax and learn. Come enjoy our plant collections as you stroll along our many ADA-compliant walkways. Sorry, but we do not have wheelchairs or scooters for rent on site.

You won't want to miss the Botanical Gardens during the holiday season. They offer one of the best light displays in the area. They ask for a small donation to cover the cost of their extensive display. It's well worth it!

With the exception of a small donation during the holiday light display, admission to the Botanical Gardens is free. 

They are open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Leashed pets welcome. Entrances are located at 12520 Ulmerton Rd. and 12211 Walsingham Rd.
12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo 33774 
(727) 582-2100

Clearwater Beach Municipal Marina 
While not really an attraction in itself, it is a hub for all kinds of water-borne activities. Ideally located on world-renowned Clearwater Beach, the marina is a well-equipped and versatile marina with a vibrant beach atmosphere. The marina offers access to a variety of boating activities and is home to the finest fishing charters, sailing charters, sight-seeing boats, dinner cruises, dolphin tours, parasailing, and personal watercraft rentals. It also has some great amenities, including restaurants, a gift shop, barbershop, laundry facilities, mini-mart, and bait house. It is also located close to several shopping and entertainment venues.
25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 562-4955

Pinellas County Trail
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a rail-trail that stretches from Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Petersburg in the south, passing through the towns of Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Belleair, Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, South Pasadena, and Gulfport. The Trail, created along a portion of an abandoned railroad corridor is a multi-use trail everyone can enjoy. It provides a unique, protected greenspace for walking, jogging, skating, and biking, and skating. Some trail users are able to commute to work using the Pinellas Trail instead of a motor vehicle. The distance that the main trail currently covers is 47 miles. The Pinellas Trail was named after Fred Marquis, a former Pinellas County Administrator who served from 1979 until 2000. 
Parks and Conservation Resources Admin Office
12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2100 – select option #2

Moccasin Lake Nature Park
A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds; reptilian, insect, and fish displays; plant and energy exhibits; and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.
2750 Park Trail Ln., Clearwater 
(727) 793-2976

Splash Harbour Water Park
Water park with a variety of slides, kids' splash zones, a lazy river, casual dining and a tiki bar.

Splash Harbour was designed for the young and the young at heart. From 2 to 102, they have something for everyone. Infants, toddlers, and grade-schoolers will love the Treasure Cove Splash Zone with three slides, several interactive water features, and the large dumping bucket. Grade schoolers through adults will enjoy the thrills of Smugglers Rum and Pirates Plunge a twin 42-foot high tube and body slides, which are over 400 feet long. Everyone will enjoy our Great White Lazy River with over 600 feet of winding turns through the Key West-themed park and the Blue Lagoon Big Pool with raindrop mushrooms and the Iguana Falls rock waterfall. Splash Harbour circulates millions of gallons of water throughout the park daily for a splashtacular time for all ages.
399 Second St., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 
(727) 754-6492

Highland Family Aquatic Center
The Highland Family Aquatic Center includes an activity and multipurpose pool and offers private and open session rentals by reservation, special events, open swim sessions, swimming lessons, and water aerobics. The aquatic center is a family-friendly mini-waterpark providing a wide variety of fun play experiences for all ages. 
400 Highland Ave., Largo, FL 33770 
(727) 518-3016

George C. McGough Nature Park
Also known as the "turtle park" for its abundant aquatic turtle population, George C. McGough Nature Park is a 26-acre park located along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Nature Center houses live animal exhibits, including 22 rescued, non-releasable birds (owls, hawks and an eagle), and offers several environmental education programs. Our nature trails, including a comfortable rubberized walking trail, are a great way to see the natural beauty of Florida. Also included are outside shelters and a playground with a kids' zipline. No dogs, including service dogs, are allowed in the park because of the captive birds on the property.
11901 146th St. N., Largo, FL 33774 
(727) 518-3047

Beach Walk, Clearwater Beach South of Pier 60
Beachwalk is a 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 dotted with palm trees, resting areas, and lush landscaping bordering the meandering two-lane drive.

Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise
Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruises offers a variety of cruises for different ages and occasions, all aboard the authentic ship, the Pirate’s Ransom, and staffed by a crew of jovial, sea-faring pirates.
Clearwater Beach Marina, 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach 
(727) 446-2587

Clearwater Threshers
The Clearwater Threshers are a minor league baseball team that currently plays in the Florida State League. The team plays its home games at Bright House Field in Clearwater. The team is the High-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brighthouse Field, 601 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater 
(727) 712-4300

Indoor Surfing – Surf Style's Flowrider
The FlowRider is a self-contained wave-pool machine that mimics some of Mother Nature’s biggest waves. Water churns nonstop on the indoor FlowRider, which lets boarders of all ages and skill levels ride waves atop skimboards. Instructors stand by as boarders attempt kickflips and aerial maneuvers as the pool’s soft surface cushions wipeouts. Located right on Clearwater’s Beach Walk within Surf Style’s 55,000-square-foot shopping center, you can find the largest skateboard shop in Tampa bay and a variety of swimsuits, surf brands, beach gear, and convenience shop.
315 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater 
(888) 787-3789

ClearWake Water Sports 
For a more intimate experience, we recommend Clearwater Beach's premier watersports attraction, not only do they offer the only Clearwater Beach-based WakeSurfing Experience but they can also do private dolphin-seeing excursions, romantic sunset cruises, or small parties of up to 10 people on their pontoon boat. Whether you want to go out for two hours or a whole day, you can't go wrong with the great people at ClearWake Water Sports.
198 Seminole St., Clearwater, FL 33755 
(727) 519-8398  

Vertical Flight-Helicopter Tours
Up, up, and away! Soar through the skies of Tampa Bay and across the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico with a helicopter tour from Vertical Flight. See the sunset like never before, enjoy ocean views, spot dolphins, celebrate special occasions, and create magical moments during your ride in the sky.

Vertical Flights is the longest-running helicopter tour company in Tampa Bay. They offer safe, comfortable, and exciting helicopter tours with highly trained and experienced pilots. They’ve been creating lasting memories for over 10 years and have given thousands of people an experience of a lifetime. Let them make a memory for you too!

Sea Screamer
The Sea Screamer is the world’s largest speed boat. With its dual twin-turbocharged diesel engines, the 72-foot long Sea Screamer gives you a thrill ride you’ll never forget. At speeds up to 35 miles per hour on its deep-V hull, the Sea Screamer zips along the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in speed and comfort.
Clearwater Beach Marina, 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach 
(727) 447-7200

Tropics Boat Tours
The Tropics Boat Tours is a boat tour and excursion company providing tours of the Intracoastal waterway of Pinellas county and the Gulf of Mexico. We offer several different tours, including Dolphin Exploration Tours, extended Dolphin Tours (known as our Honeymoon and Caladesi Island Tour), Sunset Celebration Cruises, and Saturday Night Party Booze Cruises for our guests 21 and over. We also offer Caladesi Island Excursions and a number of private charter options.

We offer something for everyone, from unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks for the adults to Tommy the Turtle Story Time for the kids! Just sit back, relax and enjoy the music from our state-of-the-art sound system. We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with a memorable experience and look forward to serving you.
Clearwater Beach Marina, Slip 5, 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater 
(727) 442-7433

SimCenter Tampa Bay 
SimCenter Tampa Bay is a first-of-its-kind indoor entertainment center that offers various experiences on very realistic, high-end simulators. Our simulators include a Boeing 737, an F-16 and an F-35 fighter jet, Formula 1 race cars, and a 3D Space Simulator.
802 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756 
(727) 643-1781

Starlite Dinner Cruise
Starlite Dinner Cruises offer passengers the most variety and the best value on the water. With so many options and a great reputation for service, it's no wonder that over three million passengers have enjoyed cruising with Starlite. Choose one of their regularly scheduled cruises for that special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. For larger parties, they offer private dining areas and private vessel charters. From nature cruises to fine dining yacht cruises, casual tropical party cruises to dolphin tours, and luncheon cruises to full-day tour group excursions, they offer it all!  
25 Causeway Blvd., Slip #58, Clearwater, FL 33767 
(727) 462-2628

Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training 
Spectrum Field is home to the Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training, and also teams in the Florida State League, Gulf Coast Rookie League, and the Florida Instructional League.
601 N. Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater
(727) 712-4300

The Segway Adventure
Take a tour with Clearwater’s first and premier Segway Company. Venture over the Memorial Causeway, taking in panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, and to the downtown Clearwater Harbor Marina and historic areas, or to Sand Key Park or to the Cleveland Street District.
421 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach 
(727) 314-8224

Jolley Trolley
Clearwater Jolley Trolley runs from Sand Key up to Tarpon Springs! Choose from the beach route which runs through Clearwater Beach and covers the areas from North Beach to Sand Key or the coastal route, which starts at the N. Transit Center on Clearwater Beach and runs to the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs, with many stops in between.
(727) 445-1200

Local Tips:

"Walking over the bridge into Clearwater Beach is amazing, with great views. All new residents should check it out; it’s also a great form of exercise." – Dennis W.  ***** (see photo) *****

"Largo Central Park is beautiful to walk through during the holidays with all of the beautiful lights they put up." – Dottie S.  ***** (see photo) *****

"One of the best-kept secrets is Sand Key Park. One of the most beautiful beaches with plentiful parking on beautiful Sand Key." – Deborah V.  ***** (see photo) *****

"Don't miss the Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village to learn about our local history and nature. Both are in Largo and are free. Watch for special events throughout the year. You can even bring your dog!" – Carrie T.  ***** (see photo) ***** ****Please place this tip next to the botanical garden. ******

"The Narrows Nature Preserve in McGough Park off Walsingham Road in Largo is a delightful place to see turtles, owls, birds of prey, a rehabilitated American Bald Eagle. Great paths to the Intracostal as well as a view of the Oak Hammocks." – Diann M.  ***** (see photo) ***** ****Please place this tip next to the Mcgough Park. *****