Stay at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Clearwater, Florida, to discover the Gulf of Mexico’s surf and sealife. Sink your toes into the warm, white sand of Clearwater Beach, and greet sea turtles and sharks at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Our hotels in Clearwater make it easy to explore the Florida Gulf Coast. Take a relaxing swim in the gentle surf of sun-drenched Clearwater Beach, and watch the sky turn red and orange as the sun sets behind the sea at dusk. Caladesi Island State Park, just north of the Clearwater coast, has nature trails and miles of unspoiled beaches. At Clearwater Marine Aquarium for sick or injured Gulf animals, you can touch a ray, learn about giant sea turtles or shake a dolphin’s fin. All the animals here are nursed back to health by the resident marine biologists. Our Clearwater hotels are close to Moccasin Lake Nature Park. The park’s boardwalks wind through mangrove forests where egrets, ospreys, turtles and even the occasional alligator make their homes.
It’s a short drive from our hotels in Clearwater to the Florida citrus countryside. Orchards sell oranges and tangerines at roadside stands, perfect for afternoon snacking. Our Clearwater hotels are near the city’s downtown Cleveland Street District, lined with brightly painted storefronts and shaded with graceful palms. Browse boutiques for bathing suits, beachwear and strappy sandals, then relax at a colorful umbrella table at the district’s sidewalk cafés and patios. Dine on locally grown salads and fresh-squeezed orange juice at lunchtime, or broiled fish and rock lobster at dinner.
Book our Holiday Inn hotels in Clearwater in October for world-class jazz concerts in oceanside venues during the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, or in February, when the free concerts of the Knology Clearwater Sea Blues Festival swing into the night.