Are you a budget traveler looking for your next budget-friendly destination?
Or maybe you’re an inspiring traveler, having a hard time finding destinations that are fun and in your small budget.
Either way, the city of Clearwater in Florida may not seem like an option.
But this beautiful city deserves a spot on any travelers must- see list. And with these four inexpensive adventures, an amazing vacation to this city is an option for any traveler or even family of travelers!
1. Clearwater Beach
Clearwater beach is one of Florida’s most popular beaches and was named the #1 beach in the nation by trip advisor. This white sandy beach with its beautifully clear water can be thoroughly enjoyed by any family and is completely free!
Clearwater beach is a must see while we are on vacation in Florida. I highly recommend enjoying at least one sunset on this fantastic beach. The pictures turn out amazing! There are many restaurants within walking distance to satisfy any craving, especially fresh delicious seafood. There are also many shopping and options for fun near the beach, so anyone can enjoy entertainment on and off Clearwater beach.
2. Pier 60
Pier 60 is a 1080-foot fishing pier located off of Clearwater beach. Pier 60 features a recreational park, playground, bait house, and six covered pavilions. There is a $1 cost per person to walk the full length of the pier, but you can also enjoy the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and the locally made crafts for free at the beginning of the pier.
We enjoyed the live music while walking the pier and also stopped to enjoy the performers at the end. We even spotted a pirate! Watching the sunset over the gulf on the pier was one of my favorite parts of our time in Clearwater. Just off the end of the pier, you can enjoy a famous grouper sandwich from a small shop that also offers souvenirs and beach toys to entertain the kids while they enjoy the beach.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a very special aquarium. The mission of this aquarium is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured marine animals. This aquarium is home to the famous Winter the dolphin from the movie a Dolphins Tale! Winter is a rescued dolphin with an amazing survival story. Kids will love Clearwater Marine Aquarium and adults can enjoy it too! Because who doesn’t love a closer look at amazing animals?
We were lucky enough to experience the otter feeding demonstration while visiting the aquarium. It was awesome learning how they train the otters during one of the various demonstrations with the animals that are offered. They also held a demonstration with one of the dolphins during our visit which was fun and the kids there loved it! The aquarium is a perfect day trip while in Clearwater. Check Groupon for offers on the aquarium to lessen admissions costs!
Tropics Boat Tours is an amazing experience for dolphin, sunset, and alcohol lovers alike! Their newly remodeled double-decker catamaran gives you the option to enjoy the sunshine or the shade while celebrating the sunset or exploring dolphins. They also offer a full liquor bar with drink packages for an extra cost, which is a plus!
Watching the sunset while on board the double-decker catamaran is one hell of an experience. Floating on the waves while listening to the music and enjoying the ride was one of the most relaxing parts of our vacation. I even saw a dolphin up close! After the sun sets the boat really turns into a party! When the lights were turned on, and the music turned up, everyone really started having a great time. The best part is they sometimes offer a Groupon, which can cut the costs in half!
With these four inexpensive and amazing experiences, a quick vacation to Clearwater, Florida can turn into a lifetime of fun and unforgettable memories without the huge expense!