Recent Coverage

Clearwater enjoys national recognition, not just for its fantastic beaches but for exciting year-round events, abundant activities, outstanding accommodations, unique dining and much more. Here is a collection of some of our most exciting press mentions.

  • Fun, Naturally

    AFAR - June 2014

    ​Susan Barnes, a local expert from Tampa, describes Clearwater as "Fun, Naturally."


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  • 11 Stunning Florida Towns You Need To Visit

    BuzzFeed - May 2014

    ​Clearwater Beach was included in a BuzzFeed article which states it is the place to go for the "best grouper sandwich of your life." The Sandpearl Resort, Frenchy's and Captain Memo's are all included as recommendations.


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  • TODAY’S TOP SPOT

    NBC TODAY Show - April 2014

    ​Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival was featured on NBC's Today Show on Saturday, April 5th. The festival was highlighted as "Today's Top Spot" on this nationally aired morning show.


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  • Travel’s Best Beach Awards 2014

    Travel Channel - March 2014

    ​Clearwater Beach was included as "Best Family Beach" in the Travel Channel's "Travel's Best Beach Awards 2014." 


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  • 11 Romantic Vacation Proposals

    Condé Nast - February 2014

    ​Alexis Clark from Condé Nast was looking for romantic vacation proposals and the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa's marine "mission" proposal made the cut!


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  • Travel at the Speed of Clearwater

    Dapper Magazine - Spring 2014

    Henry Billings was hosted in Clearwater for the Bright House 2013 Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Festival, and this piece follows his time at the event, in preparation for this year's event.


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  • 14 Travel Adventures for Families - Featuring Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise

    Los Angeles Times - January 2014

    ​Captain Memo's Original Pirate Cruise in Clearwater was included in a round-up of the 14 Travel Adventures for Families in 2014, and ran in the print issue of the Los Angeles Times, as well as online and in their e-newsletter.


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  • 10 best attractions in Florida: Readers’ Choice winners

    USA Today - December 2013

    USA Today readers vote the Clearwater Marine Aquarium as "Best Florida Attraction!"


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  • Filming of Movie Won’t Close Clearwater Aquarium

    New York Times - November 2013

    New York Times helps inform the public that the Clearwater Marine Aquarium will be open on weekends during the filming of highly anticipated "Dolphin Tale 2."


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  • Florida’s Rich Cultural Heritage

    Atlanta Journal Constitution - September 2013

    ​Jon Waterhouse recently provided readers with a list of places to visit in the State of Florida with a rich cultural heritage, with Clearwater being Number One!


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  • Frenchy’s Sugar Sand Festival, Clearwater Beach

    TravelSquire.com - August 2013

    ​Travel writer Pamela Jacobs visited Clearwater during the Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival.


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  • Dossier Tampa Bay

    United Hemispheres - July 2013

    ​The Dossier issue of United Hemispheres featured Tampa Bay as the perfect place to do business, and included a segment on tourism.


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  • The beach is extra sweet in Clearwater, Florida

    Calgary Herald/Canada.com

    Kelley Scarsbrook recently visited Clearwater for the first Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival and loved the destination.


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  • Andrew’s Make-A-Wish trip

    Living with Burkitts blog - June 2013

    The Laypath family traveled to Florida for their son, Andrew’s Make-a-Wish trip - he was diagnosed with cancer, but is currently in remission. In addition to visiting Disneyland, they also traveled to Clearwater to meet Winter!


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  • Fun father-daughter trips for Father’s Day

    SheKnows.com - Travel - June 2012

    ​Jessica Padykula created a round-up of fun Father's Day trips for daughters to consider, including Clearwater.


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  • Clearwater Beach, el paraiso a orillas del Golfo de Mexico

    El Nuevo Herald - May 2013

    ​We hosted a group of media during the Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival, and this article by Giuliana Nanetti covered the entire area beautifully!


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  • 5 Fantastic Florida Aquariums

    SheKnows.Com - Parenting - May 2013

    ​The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is included in this roundup of 5 top Florida aquariums.


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  • New Festival Celebrates Clearwater’s “Sugar Sands”

    Travel Agent Magazine - April 2013

    ​Travel Agent Magazine promoted the brand new Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival to travel agents with this article about the event.


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  • Frenchy’s Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater Beach

    VisitFlorida.com - March 2013

    ​Visit Florida's Entertainment & Luxury Insider, Kara Franker, promoted the Frenchy's Sugar Sand Festival with this blog posting.


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  • And the Best Beach Town in Florida is… CLEARWATER!

    USA Today - February 2013

    ​The readers of USA Today voted Clearwater the best beach town in Florida, and travel editor Laura Bly visited the destination to find out what it's all about!


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  • The Frugal Traveler - Foodie Vacations offer Frugal Travel Options

    VacationStarter.com - December 2012

    Foodie travel is getting more and more popular by the day. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa hosted Clearwater Beach Uncorked, and Myschia was their guest.


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  • Six Mother Daughter Getaways

    Familytravel.com - November 2012

    ​Familytravel.com's Six Mother Daughter Getaways by Lynn O'Rourke Hays.


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  • The Sea as a Race Course: Super Boats off Clearwater Beach

    Perceptive Travel - October 2012

    ​Perceptive Travel's The Sea as a Race Course: Super Boats off Clearwater Beach.


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  • VIP Access to the Clearwater Super Boat Championship and Seafood Festival

    Visit Florida - September 2012

    ​Visit Florida's Entertainment & Luxury article about VIP Access to the Clearwater Super Boat Championship and Seafood Festival.


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  • Clearwater Beach, Florida with Kids: Top 25 Things to Do on Your Family Beach Vacation

    Mommy Poppins - September 2012

    ​Mommy Poppins' article about 25 things to do in Clearwater.


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  • Hilton Clearwater Beach: A Family Friendly Beach Resort in Clearwater, Florida

    Mommy Poppins - September 2012

    Mommy Poppins joined us on a press trip, and was very impressed with the Hilton, who hosted them.


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  • Captivating Clearwater Beach, Florida

    Montreal Gazette - September 2012

    ​Montreal Gazette's urban expressions article on Clearwater, Florida.


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  • Clearwater, Florida

    Delaware Bride - September 2012

    ​Delaware Bride's article on Clearwater, Florida as a wedding destination.


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  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun at These Mother-Daughter Getaways

    Dallas Morning News - September 2012

    ​Dallas Morning News article about activities for mothers and daughters.


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  • All That Jazz

    Baypop Magazine - Fall 2012

    ​Baypop magazine featured an article about the upcoming 33rd annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday taking place in October 2012, with Bonnie Raitt as headline artist.


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  • Surf’s Up

    Dallas Child - August 2012

    ​Dallas Child's kids culture writer Jessica Bower writes about the destination after a visit.


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  • Go Escape

    USA Today - Summer 2012

    ​USA Today's Go Escape about America's secret beaches.


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  • Escape from Orlando’s Epicentre

    Calgary Herald - March 2012

    Calgary Herald's Escape from Orlando's Epicentre by Jody Robbins.


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