What can I do in Clearwater that isn’t outside?

Though most people living in Clearwater apartments love spending time outdoors, everyone comes to a point when they need an indoor break. Sometimes, you enjoy a little too much beach time and need to recover from a sunburn. Or perhaps you need something to do during amid-afternoon shower. No matter the reason, Clearwater offers plenty to do inside.

If you decide to live in or even near a Clearwater apartment, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is one attraction that you should not miss! You will find tons of marine animals, and they offer special options like feeding stingrays or painting with a dolphin. Each day there are several presentations on their animals and environments. One of their most famous animals is a dolphin named Winter, who lost her tail and now swims with a prosthetic tail. Winter was seen on various news outlets and in the movie “Dolphin Tale.”

Live entertainment abounds for folks who Clearwater. A few of your options while you're living in an apartment in Clearwater include Ruth Eckerd Hall, which offers musicals, Broadway-style plays, concerts, and more. The Francis Wilson Playhouse also shows several famous plays, as does the Early Bird Dinner Theater, which gives you a buffet dinner while you watch.

Another superb cultural option is just 15 minutes away at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. Even if you've been before, they have rotating exhibits, so going here never gets old. Here you'll also find a children's museum, great for little people and big people alike. If you are an aspiring artist yourself, you may be interested in their many art classes, including digital imaging, painting, metal arts, and much more. A visit to the award-winning Armed Forces History Museum is also a great way to spend an afternoon. Here you can learn more about our armed forces in every war since WWI.

If sophistication is what you're looking for while living in an apartment in Clearwater, think about visiting Aspirations Winery. This is a great place for a date, as they offer a tour and wine tasting, which includes a full bottle of wine and glasses for you to take home. While you're there, pick up a bottle with a custom label of your choice for a great wedding, birthday, or just-because gift.

Indoor activity is also a great option. Consider visiting the Long Center, which has an indoor heated pool, a fitness center, and a huge gym. You may also consider surfing indoors at a Flowrider session. Even if you've never stepped into the ocean, the instructors will help you ride the waves. Don't worry about having to buy a bunch of equipment – they provide you with a board. They also offer party packages and memberships, which give you a certain number of rides at a discounted rate. You can even show off for your friends with a video of you surfing with their live cam video.

If your preferred indoor activity is retail therapy, Westfield Countryside mall is a great place to start. While you're living in your Clearwater apartment, this is the place to come for your every shopping need. For a great start to your trip, try riding the Jolly Trolley over to the mall. Once there, enjoy shopping at the 168 stores that are sure to have what you're looking for. While you're there, enjoy the above average dining options – this is not just a “mall food court.” If you do shop and are about to drop, catch a movie at theater on the second floor. If you'd rather use up some energy, try their indoor ice-skating rink (in Florida!) They also have monthly and weekly events, which you can find out about on their website.

No matter what you're looking for, you are sure to find plenty to do indoors and out while living in your Clearwater apartment. Don't let bad weather ruin your day off, because Clearwater is an exciting place to live, rain or shine.

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