Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Clearwater

Come and experience Clearwater and its live music, festivals and art galleries. This city's beaches, aquarium and theaters draw many visitors. Salvador Dali Museum and Clearwater Marine Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Clearwater

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Clearwater a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Big Cat Rescue (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • The Pier (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Lowry Park Zoo (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • Florida Aquarium (21.6 mi / 34.7 km)
  • Adventure Island (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Clearwater

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Clearwater

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Clearwater. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sand Key Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Pier 60 Park (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Sunken Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Coachman Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Wright Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Caladesi Island State Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Clearwater

Fly into St. Petersburg, FL (PIE-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 16.1 mi (26 km) away.

Where to stay near Clearwater?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 6,607 house rentals near Clearwater. From 1,653 Houses to 4,064 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Clearwater is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Clearwater?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Clearwater:

  • Clearwater Beach: 1,037 vacation rentals
  • Sand Key: 1,022 vacation rentals
  • Carlouel: 100 vacation rentals
  • Cove Cay: 16 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Isle: 362 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Clearwater?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Clearwater. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cove Cay Golf Club: 7,726 home rentals
  • Captain Blighs Landing: 7,189 home rentals
  • St Petersburg College: 6,001 home rentals
  • Tampa Bay Grand Prix: 7,029 home rentals
  • Celebration Station: 7,419 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Clearwater listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Clearwater?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,653 Houses in Clearwater. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clearwater include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4,064 lodging choices
  • Villas: 46 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 348 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Clearwater?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,477 vacation homes with pool available in Clearwater.

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