Clearwater Insiders

Radar: Florida Free Rides Introduces Island Tours Program

November 20 2015 | Clearwater Old

Florida Free Rides has started offering Island Tours to Clearwater visitors looking for a fun and interactive way to learn more about the city. Clearwater is full of great places to eat, all kinds of hidden gems and fascinating history and there's no better way to learn about it than on a relaxing and enjoyable tour. The tour vehicles are equipped with 19" high definition TVs to show informative videos throughout portions of the...

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Friendly Folks: Dewayne Staats

November 16 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

Dewayne Staats recently signed copies of his book, Position to Win: A Look at Baseball Life From the Best Seat in the House

For those who don’t live in the Tampa Bay area, or aren’t fans of the Tampa Bay Rays, you might not know who Dewayne Staats is. But if you’ve ever listened to a Rays broadcast, you will certainly recognize the velvety voice of the man who has been the Major League Baseball team’s television announcer since the club’s inception in 1998. Staats, who is originally from...

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Photo of the Week: Fiery Skies

November 11 2015 | Jeremiah Khokhar

Fire-colored hues light up the Gulf sky

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Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly: Bo the Dolphin Guy

October 30 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield


If you see a man dressed in a colorful suit and tie taking photos in front of one of the many dolphin sculptures located along the Clearwater dolphin trail, don’t be alarmed. In fact, Robert Fuller wants you to be amused. The man known as “Bo” has been taking selfies in front of the statues since last June, when he happened to have someone snap a shot of him in front...

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Photo of the Week: Sunset cruising under the Memorial Causeway

October 22 2015 | Jeremiah Khokhar

Catching those Gulf Coast sunsets is truly amazing while cruising under the Memorial Causeway, which connects downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach across the Intracoastal Waterway. 

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Radar: Clearwater Ferry

October 10 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

The Clearwater Ferry is an inexpensive and enjoyable way to get from Downtown Clearwater to Clearwater Beach.

If you’ve visited Clearwater Beach recently, chances are you’ve run into some sort of problem with parking, from high prices to full lots. But now, travelling from downtown to the island is cheap, easy and enjoyable, thanks to the new Clearwater Ferry. The ferry is docked at the Clearwater Marina boat slips adjacent to Coachman Park, where parking is free. For *$8.00, adult riders can purchase a pass that is good for...

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Photo of the Week: Pastel Lining

October 5 2015 | Jeremiah Khokhar

Pastels line the sky and reflect on the water on another beautiful day in Clearwater! 

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Pretty, Shiny, Sparkly: Clearwater Super boats

September 29 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

Super boats get cool accessories!

You know how sometimes the best cars at a car show are the vehicles sitting parked on a side street behind the event? Evidently that’s the case with boat shows, too, as some of the coolest sights at this year’s Bright House Clearwater Super Boat Nationals event came in the staging area at the BayStar Race Village, located at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. Seeing these magnificent, high-powered machines out of...

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Fun in the Sun: Clearwater Super Boat Nationals

September 15 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

Patrons watch the Miss Geico boat roar past the Pier 60 Pier during the 2014 Clearwater Superboat Nationals.

Believe it or not, there once was a time when the month of September was a dead zone on Clearwater’s tourism calendar. With summer winding down and school starting up, not many families flock to the Sunshine State for a September break. But seven years ago, a couple of Clearwater businessmen came up with the idea to hold a power boat race off the coast of Clearwater Beach, with massive speedboats tearing up...

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Knife and Fork: New England’s Ale House Grille

August 27 2015 | Jeff Rosenfield

The New England Ale House Grille is located at 3419 US ALT 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Pinellas County is known as a haven for northerners, whether it’s Midwesterners making their way down for winter break, or New Englanders moving down to escape the “bittah Bahstan” cold! Now, thanks to the recently opened New England’s Ale House Grille on Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor, those ex-Patriots from the northeast have a place that feels like home. Created by Tara and Randy Cook, who met at his restaurant...

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