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Vacationing in Clearwater   by Dan Carson

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Clearwater Beach is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. The sand in clear water is beautiful and white and the water is crystal clear. Clearwater is located on the west coast of Florida opposite of Miami. It is a city that vacationers flock to year after year to enjoy water sports, sunshine and fun.

Aerial View of Hotels on the Beach, Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
Aerial View of Hotels on the Beach, Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA 
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Clearwater is a city that is very aware of their footprint on the environment and they are doing everything that they can to protect it. The city is absolutely beautiful. It features many parks where families can enjoy a picnic along the waterway. Many of these parks offer bird sanctuaries and nature trails as well.

Clearwater has been voted one of Florida's best beaches year after year in several surveys. People love Clearwater, because it is so gorgeous. Vacationers love the crystal clear water and the sand that is white as snow. It is a great place to relax on the beach and soak up some sun. Getting a tan is one of the favorite past times in Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater, Florida - Sunset View of Fishing Pier
Clearwater, Florida - Sunset View of Fishing Pier
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Things to Do While Vacationing in Clearwater

* Dog Racing - Go watch the greyhound's race at Derby Lane. This is a great place to go for a little evening entertainment. They offer live wagers as well as internet wagers. Who know you may just make a little cash while you are there.

* Walk the Beach - Take some time to walk on the beach in Clearwater and enjoy the sunset. There is no better way to wrap up an evening than taking a walk down the beach with that special someone. After your walk, find a nice place to sit and people watch.

* Clearwater Aquarium - This is a great place to take the kids and see some of Florida's natural sea life. Many of the animals located at the Clearwater Aquarium are animals that have been rescued and are currently being rehabilitated. The aquarium offers daily dolphin shows as well.

* The Jolly Trolley - Take a ride on the Jolly Trolley and enjoy all the city has to offer. This is a great budget friendly way to tour the city. They charge $2.00 per person per trip. Seniors ride for $1.00 and children under 3 ride for free.

* Shop - Clearwater Beach Florida is a shoppers dream. With stores that carry men and women's clothing, unique gifts and collectibles. Make sure that you check out the Bay Bazaar Plaza and the Key West Express. Key west express offers a true beach shopping experience. They have resort and casual wear for men and women in their tropical boutique.

* Take a Pirate Cruise - Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise is a ton of fun for those young and old. Children can enjoy face painting and storytelling on the ship. Dolphin sightings also happen on a regular basis.

As you can see there is a ton to do in Clearwater Beach Florida. While it doesn't have the party atmosphere of Miami, it is a great place to vacation with your family.

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About the Author - Article by Dan Carson, Specializing in Miami Beach Real Estate for sale & Miami Beach Condos in Florida.
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Best Western Clearwater Grand Hotel & Suites Clearwater
The Best Western Clearwater Grand Hotel & Suites, Fla., is less than five miles from shopping and the Clearwater Beach. The tropically-landscaped hotel's Bayside Bar and Grill serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners of casual American fare. More than 6,000 square feet of event space is available, along with event catering and concierge services. The Best Western Clearwater Grand Hotel & Suites wraps around a tropical oasis courtyard with a splash pool, a spa tub and a children's pool with a fountain. The pool deck provides al fresco dining and a spot to watch sunsets. The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center with a steam room, a stair machine, a treadmill and a stationary bike. 
Best Western Sea Wake Beach Resort Clearwater
The Best Western Sea Wake Beach Resort gives you the ultimate beachfront vacation other hotels cannot; we offer various activities you can enjoy only on our private beach! Order drink service while sinking your feet in our powder white sand. Catch some shade in our beachside cabanas with complimentary towel service. Listen and dance to your favorite island tunes. Where else can you get this full beach experience? We offer plenty of rooms with direct beachfront views (not partial views), or stay in our Harbor/City side rooms and take in the twinkling night lights and the island's scenery. 
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites On Sand Key
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key is located in Clearwater Beach, Fla., 12 miles from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. The hotel is situated opposite the Sand Key Park Beach, which offers some of the most pristine beaches in Florida. An on-site pool area is landscaped with palm trees, and features a cascading 35-foot waterfall spilling into a heated free-form swimming pool. Other highlights include massage services, a spa and a fitness facility. All guest suites feature private balconies. 
Courtyard By Marriott Clearwater
Welcome to Courtyard by Marriott. If you are searching for affordable comfort and quality, then look no further. Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our guest rooms, featuring a comfortable large well lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two phones with dataports, complimentary weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee. Start your morning with a reasonably priced healthy breakfast buffet.  When you need to unwind at the end of the day, take advantage of our heated swimming pool, whirlpool and exercise room. 
Days Inn Clearwater North
Situated on Florida's West Coast, the Days Inn is only a 90 minute drive from the following Central Florida attractions-- Walt Disney World Resorts, EPCOT, Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park, Universal Studios and Sea World. Also only 30 minutes drive from our local theme park, the famous Busch Gardens. Spring Training Camps for the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays just minutes away. Furnished with your comfort in mind, each of our 57 rooms has color cable television and touch-tone telephones with data ports
Days Inn Clearwater Airport
The Days Inn Clearwater Airport (Fla.) is located within five miles of the Carillon and The Gateway Center. The inn is 10 miles from Gulf Coast beaches and 15 miles from Tampa and Busch Gardens. Complimentary shuttle services are offered from the hotel to the Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Continental breakfasts are served each morning and coffee is offered in the lobby. An on-site 24-hour restaurant is available and Wednesdays feature complimentary social hours. The hotel features meeting rooms, a business center and wireless Internet access throughout the property. Recreational facilities include a heated pool with chairs and sundeck. 
Days Inn On Clearwater Beach
Located in bustling Clearwater Beach, Fla., one mile from Pier 60, the Days Inn on Clearwater Beach sits two blocks from the sandy-white shores of the Gulf Coast. Restaurants, bars and shops are within walking distance, and Tampa International Airport is 25 miles from the property. The five-story hotel, divided into two buildings and overlooking Clearwater Harbor, features a laidback atmosphere. Guests can relax at the outdoor splash pool and spa tub, sunbathe on the scenic sundeck or venture to the nearby beach. The hotel offers complimentary beach towels. Other complimentary amenities include light morning breakfasts and parking. 
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Clearwater Bayside
The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Clearwater is located 11 miles from Tampa International Airport. Conveniently located to several of this beautiful region's hottest attractions, the Fairfield Inn and Suites is close to Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa, Carillon Complex, Clearwater Beaches, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Franklin Templeton, Pier 60, Raymond James Stadium, Salvador Dali Museum and Tarpon Springs Historical District. Health-conscience and active guests will appreciate the hotel's exercise room, outdoor pool and Whirlpool. Plus, the hotel is close to a full-service spa. 
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
The Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort stands on 10 acres of white-sand beach in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Pier 60, positioned adjacent to the resort, hosts nightly sunset celebrations. The Show Queen Riverboat is docked two blocks from the hotel. The resort's modern, tropical-style lobby is furnished with overstuffed sofas and chairs. Reflections American-style restaurant overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and provides outdoor seating. The poolside Sand Bar and Grill serves light fare and beverages. Coasters Lounge hosts live bands on the weekends and serves poolside beverages and appetizers. The Tiki Bar offers beachside refreshments.
La Quinta Inn Clearwater
The La Quinta Inn Clearwater is located only six miles from the St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport, and 15 miles from Tampa International Airport. Nearby points of interest include Ruth Eckard Hall-Theater, Florida Sea Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Bay Front Center-Theater, Great Explorations Museum, St. Petersburg Museum, and Tropicana Field. This smoke-free property is just minutes from Florida's beautiful Gulf side beaches and the most popular attractions of the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area. After a long day of sightseeing or meetings, guests can relax by taking a refreshing splash in the outdoor swimming pool.
La Quinta Inn St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport
The La Quinta Inn Clearwater is located 1.5 miles from St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport. La Quinta offers guests a clean, comfortable room at a price that will allow you to enjoy the rest of your trip. The hotel offers consistent quality and value at every location. Guests will appreciate the fresh, contemporary décor and comfortable standard and king rooms with thoughtful amenities. It is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers alike who visit this fine, exciting destination. All of the rooms feature the modern amenities that guests have come to expect of a hotel of this quality. The rooms are well suited to the business or leisure traveler. 
Residence Inn By Marriott St Petersburg Clearwater
Welcome to the Residence Inn. If you are searching for affordable comfort and quality, then look no further. At Residence Inn, we have perfected the extended-stay experience by combining all of the comforts of home with our passion for making every guest feel welcome. Our 88 spacious suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, plenty of space for relaxing, entertaining or meeting with colleagues, and a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Start your day with complimentary breakfast in our Gatehouse, and join us Monday through Thursday for our evening social hour--a Residence Inn tradition. Take advantage of our pool, heated spa and Sport Court to melt tensions away.
Shephards Beach Resort Clearwater Beach
Shephard's Beach Resort is an entertainment complex and hotel, convenient to many of Clearwater, Florida's notable attractions. Two miles from popular Sand Key Park, the hotel is situated on Clearwater Beach, a half- mile from Pier 60, a marina and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is approximately 13 miles from the hotel, while further inland, Tampa International Airport stands nearly 20 miles from the property. Families and fun-lovers will delight in the array of property amenities offered at Shephard's Beach Resort. The beach, food and entertainment are the highlights at the hotel, which caters to leisure travelers. During the day, the hotel's private white-sandy beach may beckon guests.
Wingate By Wyndham - Clearwater / St. Petersburg
OnThe Wingate by Wyndham - Clearwater / St. Petersburg is one of Clearwater's newest state of the art properties. Perfect for both the business and leisure traveler visiting the Tampa Bay area, this place offers all the amenities you would expect to find only in much higher priced full service hotels. The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the area's newest convention center, the Pinellas Expo Center and close to the area's latest restaurant, The Quaker Steak & Lube, all surrounding a private lake. There are 84 tastefully appointed guest rooms that feature exceptional amenities such as high speed Internet access, hair dryer, two line speaker phone with data port, voice mail, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, in-room safe and cable TV. 
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