DescriptionA resort city and popular retirement community on the Pinellas Peninsula, Clearwater overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.
Broadway and comedy shows, orchestral and jazz pop performances, ballet, opera and children's theater are staged throughout the year at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts, 1111 McMullen Booth Rd.; phone (727) 791-7400.
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The Philadelphia Phillies hold spring training and play exhibition games from late February to late March at Bright House Field; their Class A affiliates, the Clearwater Threshers, train at Bright House Field and play April through August; phone (727) 467-4457.
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Visitor InfoClearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce 600 Cleveland St. Suite 200 CLEARWATER, FL 33755. Phone:(727)461-0011
Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater 8200 Bryan Dairy Road Suite 200 SEMINOLE, FL 33777. Phone:(727)464-7200 or (877)352-3224
ShoppingThe Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US 19 N., lures adolescent mall rats with an ice-skating rink and such stores as American Eagle Outfitters, Buckle, Forever 21 and Hot Topic, while anchors Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears accommodate visiting fashionistas.
Serious bargain hunters navigate a trinkets-, crafts- and furniture-crammed maze at the 49er Flea Market, 10525 49th St. N. This collector’s paradise features indoor vendors on weekends, but it’s best to shop ‘til you drop on Sundays, when outdoor booths augment the usual stockpile of secondhand treasures.
Things to SeeClearwater Marine Aquarium