If you’ve ever been to Clearwater, Florida, then you are familiar with the award-winning beaches and breathtaking natural beauty. The sugar white sands and pristine turquoise waters are enough to persuade anyone to book a vacation, not to mention, the ADA accessibility makes it possible for everyone to enjoy a bit of sand and sun. But what else does Clearwater offer if the weather doesn’t want to play nice? Thankfully, there is no shortage of adventure and the opportunities to have fun are very diverse.
Indoor surfing available in Florida at America’s #1 beach
First thing’s first, if you’re feeling disappointed about having to take your beach trip indoor, you can still get out on the water at Surfstyle. They have multiple locations in Clearwater and at 311 South Gulfview Blvd you can hang loose on the “Flowrider”. This simulation surfing ride allows you to catch some wild waves without having to worry about the weather.
Meet the movie stars from Dolphin Tale
Families looking to get up close and personal with the marine wildlife can head over to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Meet and greet celebrities like Winter the Dolphin, learn about the aquarium’s animal rescues and conservation efforts, then explore the exhibits.
Clearwater gifts and souvenirs
Shop ‘til you drop right in the heart of the city. Scour the souvenirs shops on Mandalay Avenue to find something special to take home that will always remind you of your trip. Freaky Tiki Surf Shack is a great place to find a funky keepsake to give as a gift or keep for yourself.
Get out of the heat and go ice skating near the beach
If splurging is more your style, spend the afternoon at Westfield Countryside shopping center. Catch a matinee at one of their 12-screen state-of-the-art movie theaters before seeing what’s for sale in the stores. There are plenty of dining options here and even an ice rink for families looking for an unexpected activity to enjoy!