Quality Hotel Beach Resort
655 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 442-7171
Fax: (727) 446-7177
Picture yourself sailing the waters of Tampa Bay, starlight above, sea below and a good dinner on the table in front of you. Then call Starlite Cruises, voted "Best Dinner Cruise" by readers of Tampa Bay Magazine. The cruises offer full service dining and live entertainment. Enjoy Dixieland Jazz or dance to intimate oldies during a luncheon or dinner-dance cruise. Starlite can arrange special attention for you to celebrate a personal occasion or arrange a company charter. Rates vary depending on date, time and dinner choice, see the web site for information.
South of Clearwater, this park with its wide swath of powder-soft sand and gentle surf has often been voted one of the nation's top beaches. Here you can transport yourself from the bustle of Clearwater to a slice of tropical paradise designed for sunning, swimming and picnicking under the palms. A boardwalk with railing assists you to the beach, and what a view you get of the Gulf's famous sunsets! Parking is available, but bring change for the parking meters. Admission is free.
Starting two hours before sunset, Pier 60 is the place to be to celebrate the end of a perfect Florida day. The Pier comes alive with the daily celebration, featuring a variety of performers and entertainment including artists, craftsmen, magicians, dancers, jugglers, musicians and street performers. You never know what you might see at this free festival that is celebrated every day and into the night, weather permitting. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico as you stroll along the Pier enjoying the view, the sea-salt air and all the fun entertainment.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit Aquarium dedicated to public education, animal assisted therapy, marine research and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick or injured whales, dolphins, otters, and sea turtles. Activities include a Day with a Dolphin, Trainer for a Day, Biologist for a Day, Dolphin Encounter, and Marine Life Adventures - customizable adventures to test your wild threshold. See rescued dolphin, otters, and sea turtles. Learn about the biology and behavior of dolphins, otters, and sea turtles, how we care for sick and injured marine animals, what is happening in CMA's marine research programs, and how you can help protect and conserve these wonderful sea creatures.
The city of Clearwater is home to numerous resorts that offer an amazing view of this stunning beach. Water sport lovers can engage in parasailing and jet skis are also available for rent. Boat tours, fishing charters as well as cruises are also operated on this waterfront. Pier 60 by the beach is the venue for musicians as well as street performers and offers excellent entertainment. A snack bar is also available to grab a quick bite while enjoying the gorgeous sunset on the bay.
According to the local legend, the Pinellas County Clearwater Old Courthouse was almost built overnight to allow Clearwater to be the county seat of Pinellas. Done up in Classical Revival style, the structure is retained and restored by local authorities without any changes done to the original design. Standing amongst many newer buildings and structures, the Old Courthouse holds high the glorious past and culture of the city.
Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1894, and was one of the earliest places of worship for the African community in the city. Originally known as the Hope Henry A.M.E. Church or simply the A.M.E. Church, it took its present name after the church building was reconstructed in 1926, following a devastating storm. The church is actively involved in community activities and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Check website for more.
Visit Wheel Fun Rentals within the beautiful Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn. Take the whole family for a ride in one if their multi-passenger surreys or explore on your own with a comfortable two wheeled cycle.
Andrews Memorial Chapel is a former Presbyterian church. It was built in 1888 in a Carpenter Gothic style and features on the National Register of Historic Places. Administered by the Dunedin Historical Society, it is an ideal venue for wedding ceremonies, christenings and funerals, as well as meetings and concerts. It is also open for public visits on Sundays.
Aspirations Winery imports grapes from all over the world. With this extensive selection to choose from, the winery creates interesting and great wines. Visit their tasting room and sample the varieties and discover if you like a sweeter or a more traditional wine. Order multiple bottles of your creation and give as gifts for holidays, birthdays, weddings, and corporate functions or share the experience and give a personalized gift certificate.
Situated on 21 acres, this open air historical village is home to some of the most historic buildings in Pinellas County. There are 23 structures on site, some date back to the mid to late 19 century, including a railroad depot, a church, and a school. A museum is also on site that traces the history of Pinellas County and includes a 3,500 volume library and archive room.
If you've wondered how sun and wind supply power and water and how a host of other things work, this is the spot to find out. This environmental and educational center located at a 50-acre park is highly recommended not only for its low price, but also for its fine educational offerings. You can see a lake, upland forest and wetlands environment here and spot most of the plant and animal species native to this area. A mile-long nature trail winds through the park and an Interpretative Center features wildlife exhibits, displays, information, a classroom and a laboratory.