Truly paradise, Clearwater Beach and the surrounding area has so much to do and see. We have selected some of our favorites. For more information about any of these locations, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our well informed desk agents.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium-Quality Beach Resort is a big supporter and fan of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and with one visit, you will see why. With the filming of Dolphin Tales and Dolphin Tales 2, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium has fast become the most talked about attraction on Clearwater Beach. A home for injured sea life, the CMA works hard to bring the animal back to its natural habitat. Tour CMA and get a first-hand look at the recovery of “animals of the sea”. CMA simply put: “The work we do to save animals, the strength of our animals to overcome monumental obstacles, the lives we change. What we have realized through Winter, is that our mission does so much more than rescue the animals, it saves the lives of the people they touch. They connect, they give to us, they inspire”. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the home to the ever famous, and charming Winter and Hope, two dolphins that survived because of the love and care provided by the community and Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Johns Pass Village- Fishing Village – The Quality Beach Resort loves Johns Pass Fishing Village. A quaint yet exciting waterfront location, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is perfect for the whole family. With shopping, dining, entertainment and lots of water sports, it is a must visit while here. Simply jump on the Jolley Trolley for a convenient means of transportation and perhaps jump off along the way to visit some of the shops and beaches that we offer.
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks- Just a short distance from Clearwater Beach and accessible by land transportation, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is an exciting area with Greek Restaurants, bakeries, tours and sightseeing. Visit the aquarium, jump on board a sponge dock tour and watch a professional diver dig deep to find sponges and enjoy the many festivals that are held on the streets. There are plenty of souvenirs and lots of Florida to bring home with you! Learn about the history of sponges and buy a few to take home with you. They travel well!
Early Bird Dinner Theatre: In the mood for a show? Tampa Bay offers many venues for live performances, but the Early Bird Dinner Theatre is one of our favorites. Always promised to be a hilarious live, on stage performance, sit back and enjoy the lunch or dinner provided and unwind with a matinee or evening of a fun and fantastic show. Local actors show talent and experience while on stage and we are confident that you will be pleased with the performance. Please contact the theatre to see if show selection is children appropriate, purchase tickets and ask our front desk to arrange transportation
On and Off the Island-Things to do:
- Busch Gardens
- Starlight Dining Cruises
- Clearwater Sailing Center
- Florida Aquarium
- Honeymoon Island
- Caladesi Island
- Boat tours, jet ski rentals, charters
- Golf Courses
Museums and Performing Centers:
Tampa Bay has some of the most noted and fabulous museums and galleries. Take time to visit one of your favorites.
- Salvador Dali Museum
- Florida Holocaust Museum
- St. Petersburg Museum of History
- Armed Forces History Museum
- Morean Arts Center
- Ruth Eckerd Hall
- Maffey Theatre
- Capital Center
January, February and March: Sea Blues Festival (Downtown Clearwater), Clearwater Beach Uncorked, Phillies Spring Training, New York Yankees Spring Training, Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training
April, May, June: Aflac Iron Girl, Frenchy’s Sugar Sand Festival, Fun n’ Sun Festival, Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week,
July, August, September: Fourth of July Fireworks, Clearwater Film Festival, Clearwater Super Boat Offshore Championships, Taste of Clearwater
October, November, December: Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Frenchys Annual Stone Crab Festival, Suncoast Jazz Classic, Outback Bowl Beach Day