I have just relocated to a new Clearwater apartment and I am still getting to know the area. What are some great spots to check out?

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Relocating to a new area can be just as exciting as it is nerve racking. You have a whole new area to explore and get to know, but on the other hand you have a whole new area where you don't know where anything is. Your Clearwater apartment is in a prime spot for hitting up the beach or taking adventures into Tampa or St. Pete. If you are still looking for some ideas on places to visit while you get acquainted with the area, check out this list!

Clearwater

You won't have to venture far from your Clearwater apartment to find some great places to check out. In downtown Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District offers all sorts of boutiques, from fashion and jewelry all the way to fresh local produce. Down by Clearwater beach you can find many restaurants and surf shops. Enjoy water sports? Rent a jetski for a few hours, take a parasailing trip or book an offshore fishing excursion. The options are almost endless. Clearwater beach is also a great place to catch a beautiful Florida sunset. The perfect way to end the day. Here you can also visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Visit Winter the bottlenose dolphin and the other permanent residents of the aquarium. On days that aren't so sunny catch a movie at the Capitol Theater. Reminiscent of an old Hollywood style theater, it is one of the oldest in Florida that is still in operation. For a full list of Clearwater attractions, click here.

Nearby Beaches

Florida is known for its beaches and being that your Clearwater apartment is on the west coast, there are an abundance of beaches nearby. A short 15 minute drive south you will find Indian Rocks Beach. This pristine beach stretches three miles along the Gulf of Mexico This particular beach has 27 different access points and provides visitors with unforgettable views. Another beach just south of Clearwater is Madeira Beach. Not only will you find beach access, public parks and local restaurants, you will also find John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. You definitely won't want to miss the annual seafood festival that is held on the boardwalk. About seven miles south of Madeira you will find Treasure Island. No you won't find any buried treasure here, but you will find soft, white sandy beaches and the calm water of the Gulf. This is the perfect place to have fun in the sun or relax and take in some salty ocean air!

Points of Interest

You will never have to worry about running out of things to do. Clearwater is a short trip away from both St. Pete and Tampa. In downtown St. Pete you can discover hidden treasures and delicious local eateries. Many art festivals come through this city every year. The Salvidor Dali Museum even calls this place home! A short trip across the bay is Tampa, where you will find a number of things to occupy your time with. Ride some of the state's best roller coasters at Busch Gardens, explore science at the Museum of Science and Industry or catch a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game. If shopping is more your speed, check out the Largo Mall. Peruse over 70 different shops such as, Target, PetSmart and Marshalls to name a few. Located at the mall are many restaurants. You can also catch a movie at Regal Largo Mall 8 Cinemas.

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