Clearwater Insiders

CMA Add’s “Winter’s Gallery of Hope” to Their Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure Exhibit

August 2 2016 | Clearwater Old

On Monday, August 1, 2016, Clearwater Marine Aquarium added “Winter’s Gallery of Hope” to the recently launched exhibit Winter’s Dolphin Tale. “Winter’s Gallery of Hope” is a collection of original letters, pictures and testimonials from people all over the world who have a been inspired by Winter’s journey. Winter’s journey has caused attention worldwide after being rescued from having her tail caught in...

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Clearwater Hotels Go Above and Beyond for Guests - Part 3

July 5 2016 | Clearwater Old

In Part 3 of our "Clearwater Hotels Go Above and Beyond for Guests" stories, a front desk agent comes to the rescue at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. One night, the hotel was hosting a formal corporate dinner. In preparation for the event, one of the hotel's front desk agents that was scheduled to work during the dinner brought in 15 of his own ties from home in case anyone needed to borrow one for...

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Clearwater Hotels Go Above and Beyond for Guests - Part 2

July 5 2016 | Clearwater Old

In Part 2 of our "Clearwater Hotels Go Above and Beyond for Guests" stories, a special guest with a passion for cooking gets the royal treatment at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort.  The hotel's executive chef was working the omelet station at breakfast one morning when he was approached by a 12-year-old guest and aspiring chef. They had a conversation about ingredients and cooking and the guest asked many intelligent questions. The...

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Clearwater Hotels Go Above and Beyond for Guests

June 23 2016 | Clearwater Old

Clearwater hotels always set the expectation of going above and beyond for their guests. Recent stories continue to show that hotel staff are devoted to insuring everyone, even a stuffed toy elephant, can enjoy a day full of exploration and fun.  Clearwater's Opal Sands is no exception. Upon noticing the toy elephant left alone and missing his owner, the staff at Opal Sands curated a day of soaking up sun rays...

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1,000 Tons of Clearwater Beach’s Sugar White Sand Carved into America’s Greatest Music Hits

April 8 2016 | Clearwater Old

The famed Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival, a 10-day celebration of Clearwater’s award-winning beaches, is back for its 4th year. The festival will celebrate with a theme of “All Out Music!” and once again provide ample reason to extend spring vacation season for the whole family. The event will take place on Clearwater Beach from April 15–24, 2016 and is sponsored by Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater’s daily celebration of picture...

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City of Clearwater welcomes Phillies fans to Spring Training at Tampa International Airport

February 29 2016 | Clearwater Old

Cheers, high fives, goodies, mascots and more filled Southwest Airlines terminal this morning to welcome fans heading to Clearwater just in time for the Philadelphia Phillies first spring training game. The Phillies will be hosting the Toronto Blue Jays at Bright House Field on Tuesday, March 1 for their Grapefruit Season Home Opener. This will also kick-off the 70th Phillies spring training in Clearwater. Fans were greeted by the Phillie Phanatic (often named as the best...

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Clearwater Beach Named #1 Beach in America by the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards

February 18 2016 | Clearwater Old

Clearwater Beach has been recognized as a winner in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Beaches, ranking #1 out of 25 beaches in the United States and #20 out of 25 beaches worldwide. For the fourth year in a row, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top beaches based on the quantity and quality of reviews gathered over a 12-month period. Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, and great dining, along...

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Operation Cold Stun: Inside the fight to save Clearwater's sea turtles

February 17 2016 | Clearwater Old

Sea turtles stunned by the cold weather have been arriving by the dozens at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, stretching the aquarium's turtle team thin. The Tampa Bay area reached frigid temperatures, causing an influx of sea turtle intakes. Sea turtles are reptiles, and assume the temperatures of the environment around them. When the temperatures drop, it puts sea turtles at risk of being cold-stunned. Many of the area’s sea turtles have passed...

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Chef Emeril Lagasse in Clearwater!

February 3 2016 | Clearwater Old

Tune in this Thursday at 10:30am to catch world famous Chef Emeril Lagasse in Clearwater! Airing on the Cooking Channel network, Emeril will visit the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach and hang out with Chef Steve Jordan to try and cook up some of Caretta on the Gulf's most popular dishes. Afterwards, Emeril will head to Cafe Ponte and make an incredible lobster salad with Chef...

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Rescue Clearwater TV Series

February 1 2016 | Clearwater Old

Tune in tonight for the premiere of Rescue-Clearwater, the inspiring new online TV series that goes behind the real-life work at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Produced, told by, and featuring the CMA team, cameos wll be made by Dolphin Tale stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel), Nathan Gamble (Sawyer) and Austin Highsmith (Phoebe). A new episode will be released on the 1st of each following month. Each episode will be approximately 30 minutes in length. You...

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