1. The Beach
Clearwater Beach was voted #4 beach in America in 2017 and #1 in 2016 by Trip Advisor. No need to really place any more votes, it doesn't get any better than this.
It's big, it feels like velvet on your feet, and the water is clear. And the beaches are surrounded by other bodies of water like the intracoastal-it's absolutely beautiful.
2. Frenchy's Rockaway Grill AND The Bait House
Go to Frenchy's Rockaway Grill for the Super Grouper sandwiches. They really should be "super duper" because the fish is so fresh it melts in your mouth. It's on the beach too!
The Bait House had the best Corvina Sandwich EVER and you can get bait on the way out too. And t-shirts. It's on a dock on the intracoastal and be sure to check out their basement (!).
3. Boat Tours
The marina has every kind of boat tour from the Pirate Ship to fishing and dolphin watching tours. We took the Catamaran sunset cruise on the Kai Lani Cat and it was so relaxing with a great mix of music and onboard bar.
A couple even got engaged while we were watching the sunset!
4. Breakfast/Brunch at The Mill in St. Pete
St. Pete just made a list by the NY Times of "52 Places to Go in the World". Walk or rent a bike and check out the local restaurants and breweries that pop up every week. The Mill has amazing fresh food and the walls, furniture, everything inside is repurposed from FARMS. Very artsy and yummy.
5. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium
This is where "Winter" the dophin lives, star of "A Dolphin's Tale". It's a rehab aquarium so not quite as glitzy as others, but there are lots of rescues. Get there early, it gets packed!
6. The Dali Museum
I don't know that much about art, and this museum dedicated to Spanish artist Salvador Dali was really cool! His art is so creative, and they give you an iphone like device that tells you all of the crazy stories behind the artwork. The museum's architecture is a work of art itself.
And thanks to the beautiful Wyndham in Clearwater for being our home base. It's only 6 months old and every room has a view. This was my view from my room of the intracoastal.