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Things to do in Clearwater

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Harbor / Marina
“Our most favorite beach only 1hr and 30 minutes away- best beach for shell collecting! Not to mention the sunsets”
  • 353 locals recommend
Aquarium
“See Winter the Dolphin at this world-famous aquarium and marine animal rehab facility.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Favorite beach restaurant hangout to listen to awesome live music! Love their famous grouper sandwich and chicken quesadillas. Rick, the bartender, will take good care of you too.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Transportation
“The Jolly Trolley is a fun way to explore Dunedin and the surrounding coast. There are many trolley stops in Dunedin. You can head north up towards Tarpon Springs or South to Clearwater Beach while sightseeing along the way. Please check their website for stop locations and current rates.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Nature
“Spectacular beaches. Kayaking in mangrove tunnels. Hiking. Can be accessed by ferry, a hike from N. Clearwater beach or by kayaking from the Dunedin Causeway.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Restaurants, a movie theater, shopping, an indoor ice skating rink, and soon a giant arcade, it makes for a great date night or something to do on a rainy day.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local brewery with good eats! Live bands regularly. Drum circle night with the locals is pretty entertaining, no rules, just bring a drum and swing to your own beat with everyone else.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Upscale restaurant on the water just a stone throw's away! Specializing in fresh fish and seafood caught right here in the gulf. Well known for their super Sunday Brunch. Outdoor /indoor seating with roomy bars in both areas. Beautiful sunsets on the water!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best Mexican restaurant in the area with amazing decor straight from Mexico. A must see and save room for the margaritas. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beach
“Expansive white-sand beach offers plenty of room for picnics, surfing & other outdoor activities.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best sunset view right on the beach! Another favorite local restaurant/bar for sunset and early evening with some good live tunes.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
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“A bit upper scale but you can still wear your shorts. On the water, its got great views and good food. They are on open table. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is my (Trisha's) favorite place for a date night. They have a great cocktail menu, wines, and beers. The food is always delicious. I enjoy going for a full meal or just to grab drinks. They often have quality live music which is a nice treat and you can sit inside or out. I highly recommend The Living Room for a nice evening out!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Resort
“A fun beachside bar and restaurant area. Always live music and always great people watching. Ideal for someone looking for nightlife activities or a fun day of day drinking and eating blackened grouper sandwiches! It is located behind one of the hotels and you should be able to park in the parking garage if you are driving. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great brunch spot, for both weekdays or weekends. Get a table outside in the back, under the big covered outdoor back patio and sip bloody mary's or mimosas while scarfing down their famous cinnamon buns, and other pastry specials. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Not the biggest place, and it sits right on a street, but my personal favorite in terms of the beer itself. Dunedin has alot of competition for beer, but 7venth Sun's IPA's and are the best (according to me ), along with the rest of their offerings. Grab a flight, and sit at the open air window, and hang with some locals debating baseball. ”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Favorite beach restaurant hangout to listen to awesome live music! Love their famous grouper sandwich and chicken quesadillas. Rick, the bartender, will take good care of you too.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Restaurants, a movie theater, shopping, an indoor ice skating rink, and soon a giant arcade, it makes for a great date night or something to do on a rainy day.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Brewery
“Local brewery with good eats! Live bands regularly. Drum circle night with the locals is pretty entertaining, no rules, just bring a drum and swing to your own beat with everyone else.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Upscale restaurant on the water just a stone throw's away! Specializing in fresh fish and seafood caught right here in the gulf. Well known for their super Sunday Brunch. Outdoor /indoor seating with roomy bars in both areas. Beautiful sunsets on the water!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Mexican restaurant in the area with amazing decor straight from Mexico. A must see and save room for the margaritas. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
“Best sunset view right on the beach! Another favorite local restaurant/bar for sunset and early evening with some good live tunes.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“A bit upper scale but you can still wear your shorts. On the water, its got great views and good food. They are on open table. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“This is my (Trisha's) favorite place for a date night. They have a great cocktail menu, wines, and beers. The food is always delicious. I enjoy going for a full meal or just to grab drinks. They often have quality live music which is a nice treat and you can sit inside or out. I highly recommend The Living Room for a nice evening out!”
  • 33 locals recommend

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