A July 2004 trip
to Clearwater Beach by Patti Albrandt
Quote: Clearwater Beach is a great place for a vacation. It caters to families with plenty of fun things to do. For singles, there are activites that suit your needs.
We spent an afternoon at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay. They have a great collection of sea dragons (sea horses). You can touch manta rays and watch the volunteer tank cleaners give a presentation on aquatic life. There are beautiful natural corals and a fun kids' playground with misters when it gets too hot to be outside.
If you are a Cincinnati Reds fan, visit their summer camp at either the old stadium located a short distance from downtown Clearwater or the newer facilities located about 10 miles east of downtown close to the highway. Either way, baseball is very enjoyable in either facility.
Take a drive south to St. Petersburg. There are many public beaches along the way; however, not all of them are white sand. Most are crushed shell and tough on sensitive feet. Stop at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach. It is an old fishing village that now hosts a large boardwalk, unique shopping, and restaurants. It’s a close drive from Clearwater.
Hotel | "Red Roof Inn"
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 6, 2005
Red Roof Clearwater Beach
421 SOUTH GULFVIEW BLVD
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767