Florida’s Best Beach Town Offers Steady Diet of Fun

USA Today has named Clearwater the Best Beach Town in Florida. Wide stretches of soft white-sand beaches lapped by the sparkling, emerald-tinted Gulf of Mexico have helped the city earn a reputation as a tropical vacation paradise. While many award-winning beach towns sit on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Clearwater stands out from its competition as Florida’s best beach. Why? Here are a few reasons.

Why Clearwater is Florida’s Best Beach Town in 2013

Daily Sunset Celebrations

Unlike many beach towns that seem to enter a state of hibernation when tourist season ends, Clearwater keeps the fun going year-round. Daily sunset celebrations at Pier 60 end with an explosion of color, live music and entertainment. Vacationers, Clearwater residents, street performers and local artisans celebrate the end of every day in paradise!

Weekly Farmers Markets

Every Saturday, area farmers gather in Clearwater to sell fresh fruit, just-picked produce, homemade cheeses, baked goods, jams and jellies, plants and flowers, and more at the Clearwater farmers market. This weekly downtown food fest is the place to pick up fresh, wholesome ingredients and local delicacies to stock the kitchen of your beautiful Clearwater beach vacation rental.

Monthly Blast Fridays

In January through May, Clearwater ends each month with a bang! Blast Fridays is free concert series in downtown Clearwater. Held on the last Friday of the month, this longtime event ranks as a must in the off-season. People gather with friends and neighbors to dance and enjoy live entertainment while sampling Clearwater’s local food and drink scene.

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival

Explore one of the best sand sculpture contests in Florida at the Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival. This 10-day celebration brings together professional sand sculptures and the community for sunshine, fun and entertainment. See works of art made from sand, listen to live music, see fireworks, watch movies on the beach, play games and shop local vendors. Don’t forget to take pictures!

This is only a few reasons why Clearwater is Florida’s best beach. Read about kid’s activities and top five attractions.