By: Kaylani Levine

Clearwater Beach is a prime vacation destination for snow birds and Floridians alike. What we don’t know about this city can easily be discovered through sightseeing in Clearwater. This summer, think outside of the box when it comes to visiting Clearwater.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium – A must see while sightseeing in Clearwater. I’m sure you’ve heard of Winter, the world’s most famous dolphin? Well you can visit him and several other rehabilitated dolphins and sea turtles at the aquarium. This is a fun, interactive experience that you wouldn’t want to miss.

The Armed Forces Military MuseumA great place for everyone to learn about the nation’s military. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy this exhibit. View and learn about artifacts from various wars, including World War II and the Korean War.

Captain Memo’s Original Pirate CruiseThis is a great Clearwater sightseeing adventure for families. Sail the waters off of Clearwater Beach on a one-of-a-kind pirate cruise.  Let the kids indulge in pirate stories, treasure hunts, water fights, music and fun! Don’t worry adults; you are taken care of while the kids are off having a great time.

StarLite Cruises – Enjoy lunch or dinner on the intercoastal waters of Florida. StarLite cruises provides a unique sightseeing experience through themed cruising. Experience the city like never before through a sea life safari nature cruise or “dolphin surfing.”

Pier 60One of the most eclectic piers in Florida and a popular choice when searching for great sightseeing in Clearwater. Purchase original hand-made crafts from one of the many vendors along the pier. You can buy handmade jewelry, get a henna tattoo, or even get your name written on a grain of rice! Enjoy the sunsets at Pier 60 with live bands and street performers. There is also a jungle gym, inflatable slides and a rock climbing wall for the kids to enjoy.  This is definitely a great way to sight-see in Clearwater and also tops the list of free things to do in Clearwater.

There is so much to offer when it comes to sightseeing in Clearwater, from celebrity mansions to historical landmarks. If you haven’t taken the time to enjoy these attractions yet, the city catapulted to fame by a finless dolphin, now is the time.