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What are some things to do in Clearwater, Florida?

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Popular things to do in Clearwater, Florida, include walking along the Beach Walk promenade, visiting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and visiting Moccasin Lake nature park. Other attractions in Clearwater include Sand Key park and beach, Celebration Station entertainment center and AirHeads trampoline arena. Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise, dinner cruises in the harbor and dolphin-watching boat rides are also popular. A popular outdoor sunset festival occurs during the four hours surrounding sunset every day on Pier 60 in Clearwater.

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One of the most popular attractions in Clearwater, Florida, is the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a working marine animal hospital. The aquarium is home to the dolphins Winter and Hope, who appear in the popular "Dolphin Tale" movies, as of 2015. A separate museum owned and operated by the aquarium displays props from the movies.

Visitors to Clearwater can rent bicycles, scooters and mopeds to explore the area. Community theater venues and dinner theaters provide many entertainment options. Water-based things to do in Clearwater include renting a boat, parasailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling.

As part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, Clearwater is close to other popular attractions in western Florida, such as the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Busch Gardens in Tampa, and Weeki Wachee Springs in Hernando County.

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