Clearwater travel guide

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You're Going to Love Clearwater

With a population of 107,685, Clearwater is a must-see destination in Florida, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Clearwater

If you’re looking for affordable options, Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive (619 S. Gulfview Blvd.) and Backwater's on Sand Key (1261 Gulf Blvd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Sekushi At The Plaza (100 Indian Rocks Rd N #9) and The Deep End (691 S Gulfview Blvd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Clearwater.

When to visit Clearwater

Clearwater in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Clearwater in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Clearwater in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 17 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in August, when precipitation is around 242 mm. In contrast, November is usually the driest month of the year in Clearwater, with an average rainfall of 45 mm.

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How to Get to Clearwater


When flying to Clearwater, you’ll arrive at Tampa St. Petersburg (PIE), which is located 13 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Clearwater from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 25h 28m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Clearwater. The train journey from Clearwater to Orlando takes 2h 08m and costs around $20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winter Park, expect to pay about $17 for a 2h 45m trip.


Another option to get to Clearwater is to pick up a car hire from Orlando, which is about 153 km from Clearwater. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Hertz, among others, in Orlando.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Clearwater, including RedCoach, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Sarasota, the bus ride to Clearwater takes 97 km and will cost you around $122. From Orlando, the ticket costs about $58 for a journey of 201 km.

Airports near Clearwater

Airlines serving Clearwater

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,063 reviews)
Air France
Good (840 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
Good (410 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (204 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,074 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (759 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (734 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Clearwater

Average rates range from around $418 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $349 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Inn and Suites St Pete - Clearwater International Airport and Clearwater Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Clearwater

Most booked hotels in Clearwater

Opal Sands Resort
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Sandpearl Resort
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Clearwater
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Clearwater

Alamo, National and Budget are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Clearwater is the Easirent branch at Sleep Inn Hotel, 3939 Ulmerton Rd, which is 14 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.84 per litre in Clearwater (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.01 and $29.34. Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Clearwater, while also 71% cheaper than other types, on average.