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 one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Clearwater has to offer.

Where to Eat in Clearwater

If you’re looking for affordable options, Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive (619 S. Gulfview Blvd.) and Cafe Ponte - Clearwater (13505 Icot Blvd. Suite 214) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Deep End (691 S Gulfview Blvd) and Sekushi At The Plaza (100 Indian Rocks Rd N #9) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Clearwater.

When to visit Clearwater

Clearwater in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 224
1 night at 3-star hotel
Clearwater in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 224
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

Plane

When flying to Clearwater, you’ll arrive at Tampa St. Petersburg (PIE), which is located 8 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Clearwater from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 2h 46m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Clearwater. The train journey from Clearwater to Orlando takes 2h 08m and costs around C$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winter Park, expect to pay about C$ 22 for a 2h 45m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Clearwater is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 95 miles from Clearwater. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Fox, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Clearwater, including RedCoach, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Orlando, the bus ride to Clearwater takes 95 miles and will cost you around C$ 49. From Fort Myers, the ticket costs about C$ 74 for a journey of 125 miles.

Plane

When flying to Clearwater, you’ll arrive at Tampa St. Petersburg (PIE), which is located 8 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Clearwater from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 2h 46m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Clearwater. The train journey from Clearwater to Orlando takes 2h 08m and costs around C$ 18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Winter Park, expect to pay about C$ 22 for a 2h 45m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Clearwater is to pick up a car rental from Orlando, which is about 95 miles from Clearwater. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Fox, among others, in Orlando.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Clearwater, including RedCoach, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Orlando, the bus ride to Clearwater takes 95 miles and will cost you around C$ 49. From Fort Myers, the ticket costs about C$ 74 for a journey of 125 miles.

Airports near Clearwater

Airlines serving Clearwater

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,741 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,191 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,452 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,369 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,205 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Finnair
Good (774 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,927 reviews)
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Where to stay in Clearwater

Average rates range from around C$ 357 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 376 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

Sandpearl Resort
4 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 584+
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 454+
Opal Sands Resort
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 591+
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 473+
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 361+
Pier House 60 Clearwater Beach Marina Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 275+

Renting a car in Clearwater

Renting a car in Clearwater costs C$ 115 per day, on average, or C$ 575 if you want to rent it for 5 days. Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Clearwater is the Budget branch at 14700 Terminal Boulevard, which is 8 miles from the downtown.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 61% more expensive than at Tampa.

Expect to pay C$ 1.38 per litre in Clearwater (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.56 and C$ 22.08. Standard (Class Standard Crossover or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Clearwater, while also 78% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Clearwater costs C$ 115 per day, on average, or C$ 575 if you want to rent it for 5 days. Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Clearwater is the Budget branch at 14700 Terminal Boulevard, which is 8 miles from the downtown.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 61% more expensive than at Tampa.

Expect to pay C$ 1.38 per litre in Clearwater (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.56 and C$ 22.08. Standard (Class Standard Crossover or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Clearwater, while also 78% cheaper than other types, on average.