"Florida West Coast Enigma" Top 5 Page for this destination Clearwater by grandmaR
Clearwater Travel Guide: 130 reviews and 218 photos
We stayed overnight one night in Clearwater right by the airport. This was the view from our hotel window. We ate dinner at one restaurant. The next day we started out for Jacksonville via Ocala
I have little or no sense of Clearwater's identity. The City webpage says
Literally translated "Clear Water" from the native Indian "Pocotopaug", the area was named for its abundant fresh springs along the shore. Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s, it was not until the 1890s that Clearwater gained a reputation as a resort community.
Located on a high bluff, it is the county seat of Pinellas County, and is the 'gateway' to the west coast beaches.
- Pros:Access to west coast beaches
I did not eat here because I didn't feel like Chinese, but this restaurant is right near the Sleep Inn and the airport.... more travel advice
I have not stayed at this Hampton Inn. I like them because they usually have a very good breakfast and a pool (usually... more travel advice
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