Clearwater is located in Pinellas County, just accross the bay from Tampa. Closeby, cities like Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Largo and cities like St. Petersburg and Tampa offer fun day excursions with plenty of activities, attractions and things to see, providing the perfect complement to a Clearwater vacation.
2 Shea Charters offers full service experiences in the Gulf of Mexico to fit any interest and ability - offshore fishing, scuba diving, and spearfishing! Let owner/operator Captain TJ Shea demonstrate why time and again, 2 Shea is Number 1 with their clients. Enjoy cruising out to the first spot of the day in either our sleek, 31 foot center console or custom built, 45 foot sport fisherman yacht and leave your cares behind while Captain TJ puts you on the fish to fill your cooler or camera memory card. Full rental gear available.
Clearwater Basin Marina, Slip 1, 198 Seminole Street, Clearwater
Adventure Island's 30 acres provide water-soaked excitement for guests of all ages. Ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.
10001 N McKinley Dr, Tampa
This theater’s intimate setting is perfect for contemporary and classic productions. Open November through June. Produces Shakespeare in the Park
211 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg
The Armed Forces History Museum is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to preserving United States military history and educating current and future generations as to the sacrifices made by so many servicemen and women. Housed in a 35,000 sq. ft. building – with an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of outdoor display space – the Armed Forces History Museum is one of the largest, non-government funded, museums in the southeast. The museum is home to an ever growing amount of memorabilia, vehicles and specialized military pieces.
2050 34th Way North, Largo, Florida 33771
This 335-acre, African themed adventure park has something for everyone. An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic, exotic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and dazzling live entertainment.
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa
1 (888) 800-5447
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, hiking the nature trails, and kayaking through the three-mile mangrove shaded trail.
1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin, Fl
The original station for the Orange Belt Railroad System dating to 1889, houses history of Dunedin and Pinellas County.
349 Main Street, Dunedin
Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges. Resource for interactive and educational exhibits, showcasing the beauty and diversity of horticulture by blending aesthetic educational and functional uses harmoniously.
12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo
Third largest of its kind in the US, this museum features permanent and temporary exhibits featuring art, photography and documentary displays from around the world.
55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg
A Smithsonian Institute Affiliate with a permanent collection of early 1960s popular culture with a focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis and a Kennedy collection. New wing houses Smithsonian artifacts.Special exhibit slated from February to May will feature 250 superlative pieces from the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg with artifacts spanning more than 800 years of Russian history.
100 Second Street North, St. Petersburg
(800) 777-9882 or (727) 822-3693
Stretch mental muscles, test wits, fire up the imagination with exhibits in the arts, sciences, technology and health, all designed to be touched, moved, explored at the 'Children's Hands On' museum popular with all ages.
1927 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg
An open-air living history museum featuring 28 turn-of-the-century structures on 21 acres in Pinellas County. Participate in interactive exhibits featuring writing, art, and living history. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.
1909 125th Street, Largo
Honeymoon Island State Park is a true barrier island with pristine beaches, scenic coastlines and diverse plant and animal life. Popular activities inclue swimming, fishing, kayaking, surfing, bird watching, hiking and picnicing. The park also features children's playgrounds and a dog beach.
#1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin, Fl
Extensive collection of art mediums by Abraham Rattner, noted figurative expressionist artist, and Allen Leepa, renowned abstractionist, plus works by other expressionist artists of the period like Picasso, and Rouault.
600 Klosterman Road (St. Petersburg College), Tarpon Springs
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 2,000 animals on 56 acres of lush, natural habitats in seven main exhibit areas: Asian Gardens, Primate World, Manatee and Aquatic Center, Native Florida Wildlife Center, Free-Flight Aviary, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa." Visitors can feed giraffe, stingrays and lorikeets, and take a ride on a Dromedary camel or pony.
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, the Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031 seat cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Steps away from the culturally vibrant downtown and minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-famous museums, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, classical, pop, rock, comedy, dance, family, and the renowned Florida Orchestra.
400 - 1st Street South, St. Petersburg
A permanent collection of 150 commemorative brass rubbings and reproductions that date back to the seventh century is featured at this museum.
822 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs
Largest science center in the Southeastern United States with more than 450 hands-on activities and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater. The Children’s Science Center at MOSI is the largest children’s science center in the nation and hosts multiple exhibits for children each year.
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
This museum is the only comprehensive art collection from antiquity to present day on Florida's West Coast. Collection of 4,000 objects includes works by Cezanne, Monet, Renoir and Rodin.
225 Beach Drive North, St. Petersburg
This Florida history and archaeology museum features 12,000 years of history. The museum offers dioramas and displays of fossils, projectile points, shell tools, beads and pottery that tell the story of Florida's first people and the arrival of Spanish explorers. Features artifacts of the regional area from prehistoric times to Aboriginal Indians and pioneers, with four educational exhibits a year.
329 South Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor
1003 3rd Street, St. Petersburg
1299 Main St, Dunedin, FL, 34698
813-842-4048 or 727-643-1781
Largest performing arts center in Southeastern United States, with three theaters providing the entire range of theatrical performances. Contact the theaters for current performances and prices.
1010 North McInnes Place, Tampa
Authentic Greek heritage and community. Dine on authentic Greek food, learn popular Greek dances, and visit the Heritage House. Explore the sea with dolphin cruises, Tarpon Springs aquarium, and the Spring Bayou.
Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street
Promotes and preserves the city's Greek heritage, culture and natural resources.
101 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs
Contains history and ecology exhibits and information, particularly how the marine and natural environments shaped the city's development, the local people and the sponging industry.
100 Beckman Lane, Tarpon Springs
The center has various art programs, classes, lectures and hands-on workshops for all educational levels. It delivers a great cultural experience that is available to the general public. Includes a unique children's art museum in addition to works of many Florida and local artists.
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin
This not-for-profit organization is a world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida. A wonderful family destination with activities like Swim with the Fishes, Penguins: Backstage Pass and a Wild Dolphin Ecotour. Don't miss Explore A Shore, the outdoor water fun zone for the children!
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Features exhibits detailing the founding of Ybor City and the development of the cigar trade.
1818 9th Avenue, Tampa
One of only three historical landmark districts in the state, a cultural and historical community offering shopping, art galleries, fine and casual dining, micro-brewery, restored cigar factory, museums and walking tours.
Tampa's Latin Quarter