Welcome to the land of beach volleyball, sand castles, sunbathing and sunset celebrations. Clearwater Beach is one of the most happening strips of shoreline on Florida's West Coast. This popular beach is packed during the weekends and spring break, and you never have to wonder where the party is.
To avoid some of the crush, head down to nearby Sand Key Park or north to Caladesi Island State Park. Or, get even farther away from the crowds at Honeymoon Island State Park, just half an hour north. Of course, around Clearwater Beach proper is where you'll find all your restaurant and nightlife options while you're exploring the area.
Favorite local attractions include the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Pier 60 and the Beach Walk promenade. You'll also find all matter of beachy activities, from boat tours to bike rentals to mini golf. Craving a little culture? From Clearwater, it's an easy drive to everything Tampa and St. Petersburg have to offer, including museums and theme parks.