Looking for the perfect mix of serene beach bliss with great dining, golf, and natural beauty? Search no further; Clearwater Beach, FL is your ideal vacation getaway. Step outside your vacation rental onto Clearwater's pristine white sand beaches, stroll along its coast, then dive into the clear turquoise blue Gulf waters. Spend your days swimming, sailing, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing amidst a beautiful Gulf backdrop.
Clearwater is home to a number of great parks with some of the nation's top beaches. Sand Key Park, a barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Florida's mainland, boasts over 95 acres of natural beauty with both a beach and a park. Interested in hitting Clearwater's links? The Feather Sound Country Club is home to world-class golf that is shielded from the bustle of the outside world, and designed with an open, airy, and natural feel.
You'll never run out of fun things to do in Clearwater, but here are a few additional suggestions as you make your plans:
-Bike the trails: Rent a bike and pedal through Sand Key Park. See native birds and wildlife and explore trails with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico.
-Relax in a luxury spa: Clearwater offers a spa experience that is truly world-class. After a few days of outdoor fun, spend an afternoon indulging in some serious pampering.
-Take a Clearwater dinner cruise: Many Clearwater cruises offer elegant fine dining and live entertainment. Enjoy a show and a glass of champagne while sailing across the Gulf.
-Take a dolphin watching tour: Clearwater is home to an active dolphin population, and the inland rivers are common places for manatee sightings. Clearwater cruises can take you close to some of these areas.
-Join the MarineMax Clearwater Jazz Holiday: As one of the best-known jazz festivals in the nation, The Clearwater Jazz Festival has featured a number of world-renowned musicians and jazz stars. The event is free, and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy live music amidst a warm Gulf breeze and serene beach sunset.
-Experience the Fun 'n Sun Festival: This festival celebrates the beginning of summer, and draws as many as 100,000 fans to play on the beach. The festival is stocked with local artists, live entertainment, sport competitions, and food venues. Following the day's celebration is a nighttime Sun 'n Fun Night Parade, the grand finale of the event.
There's no better way to experience the fun, sun, live music and natural beauty of Clearwater than by staying in your own private beach condo. Many beach rental homes offer easy access to your favorite activities, Clearwater's nightlife, and the ocean. It's easy to find a vacation rental that offers all the luxury amenities you need to host your family and friends for a Florida getaway. While you're visiting Clearwater, you may also want to explore some equally fabulous nearby destinations like Anna Maria Island and Bonita Springs.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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