Be sure to book your vacation during one of these fun and exciting events.

  • January Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition
  • February Florida Motorcycle Expo
  • February Clearwater Sea Blues Festival
  • March MLB Spring Training
  • April Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival
  • April Tampa Bay Blues Festival
  • May Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
  • June, July, August Summer vacation fun
  • September Clearwater Super Boat National Championships
  • September Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week
  • September Jose Cuervo World Volley Championships
  • October Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival
  • October John's Pass Seafood Festival
  • October Clearwater Jazz Holiday Music Festival
  • November Ribfest
  • December Outback Bowl Beach Day
  • December Holiday Lights in the Garden
  • Nearby Tampa Bay Lighting Hockey Games
  • Nearby Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football Games

Clearwater Beach is one of the most popular retreats on Florida's Gulf Coast, perfectly suited for an action-packed holiday or a relaxing beach getaway. Here’s a handy list of things to do to help you find out if it’s the perfect fit for your next vacation.

  • Visit the famous Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Take a short drive (45 mins) to Busch Gardens in Tampa, one of Florida's best theme parks
  • Deep sea fishing charters
  • Water sports rentals (jet ski, parasailing, paddle boarding etc.)
  • Museums and historical sites
  • Take the ferry to Caladesi Island
  • Enjoy a multitude of dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner


In addition to its TripAdvisor accolades, Clearwater Beach was also named one of the top 25 Beaches in the world in 2021 by Travel and Leisure magazine. Clearwater Beach is lauded for its gorgeous white sand and sparkling waters, not to mention beachside fun for all ages, from kid-friendly water sports and cruises to dining and dancing hot spots. Area favorites include the Wave at Shephard's Beach Resort, a two-level nightclub; Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, a beachfront favorite with live music; and, across the parking lot, the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar, which also offers stunning beach views.