We recently devised our list of fun things to do while visiting Tampa for Yankees spring training. So now we’re heading about 22 miles west of Tampa to provide Phillies fans with a similar list of things to do in Clearwater while in town watching the Phillies gear up for a very highly-anticipated baseball season. So, without further ado, we're off...
Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
This tops our list but not just because it provides a fun and educational experience. Along with that, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is also dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine animals, so the cost of admission is also going towards a great cause.
Spend a Day at Moccasin Lake Nature Park
If you’ve never been here, you’re in for one heck of a treat. Mocccasin Lake Nature Park is a 51-acre nature preserve that features trails, boardwalks, and access to a number of ponds and creeks where you’ll see all sorts of natural wildlife, including gopher turtles, raccoons, and countless bird species. In a part of Florida that isn't short on awesome outdoor spaces, this one truly is among our favorites.
Rent a Scoot Coupe
Cheesy name aside, these things are actually really fun to drive around Clearwater Beach. As you'll see on the website, these tiny cars feature a funky 3-wheel design, are gas powered and totally street legal. A valid drivers license is required of course and rates are more affordable than you might think.
See What’s Playing at the Capitol Theatre
Originally built back in 1921, the Capitol Theatre is one of the oldest operating theaters in Florida and was initially used as a classic movie house. Today, it regularly hosts a wide-range of acts and performances from musicians, comedians, and everything in between.
Go Mini Golfing at Captain Bligh’s Landing
We admit it—we’re suckers for a unique mini golf course; and Captain Bligh’s Landing Miniature Golf Course is one of the best around. The course has 18 holes that feature caves, waterfalls, and even a big wooden pirate ship. Definitely something fun (and cheap) for the whole family.
Eat at The Original Hooters
If classic wings and fries sound good, swing over to the Original Hooters, located at 2800 Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Although the first Hooters location has been updated and modified since its grand opening back in 1983, you’ll still find some original charm and tacky decor strategically scattered throughout the interior. And despite Hooters being a worldwide brand with almost 500 locations in 44 states and 27 countries, the food is still just as good as it was back in the ‘80s and ‘90s.