Clearwater and its island beaches are fortunate to offer something for everybody. Our attractions include arts and museums, the natural environment, historical buildings, special events and more traditional 'attractions' such as theme parks, whatever your preference. The sampling of attractions below offers a little bit of everything.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin – just minutes from the Sun n Fun Beachfront vacation rentals.
Winter the Dolphin has captured the world with her story of survival and determination. This heartwarming Warner Bros family film is based on the true story about a young boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic tail to replace the one she lost. Winter’s strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa (813) 987-5082.
An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980.
A very unique natural attraction where one can view, touch and experience the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish, coral reefs, mangroves and more.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4020.
A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12175 125th Street North, Largo (727) 582-2100.
Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa (813) 932-0245.
One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater (727) 462-6024.
A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa (813) 987-6100.
Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida's only IMAX DOME theater.
Charter fishing boat for novices to avid anglers, the Phantom can accommodate you. Clearwater fishing specializing in four, six, eight, hour fishing trips. Captain Butch Ford will make you feel right at home fishing for Gulf fish.
Sunsets at Pier 60
Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036.
A 'street' festival located on the promenade portion of Clearwater Beach's famous fishing pier, celebrating the setting of the sun and featuring artists, craftsmen and performers with weekend musical entertainment.
Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street
Tarpon Springs (727) 937-6109.
Authentic Greek heritage and community