Clearwater beach rentals are the perfect landing spot for visiting the many pristine beaches along the Gulf coast of Florida. However, beaches are not the only attraction the Clearwater area is known for. This region is also bursting at the seams with theme parks of all shapes and sizes. Check out some of our favorite parks located close to your Clearwater vacation rental.
Thrill Rides Galore
Adrenaline junkies will find all the best thrill rides on the coast at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay. This amusement park is filled to the brim with pulse-pounding roller coasters and a variety of other fast and furious rides to get your heart pumping. Busch Gardens is also known for its wildlife, with safari rides available across their man-made Serengeti Plains that get you up close and personal with giraffes, zebras and rhinos. The Jungala area offers closeups of Bengal tigers and orangutans, and gives you the chance to ride a zip line through a rain forest or explore three stories of rope ladder mazes.
Wet and Wild
Water parks are another popular spot for beating the Florida heat, and Busch Gardens offers one of the best water parks on the coast right across the street from its famous amusement parks. Adventure Island provides more than 30 acres of water-soaked fun, including corkscrew slides, a giant wave pool, and plenty of waterfalls to delight everyone in your family. This water park features plenty of fun in the sun, whether you are an experienced swimmer or someone who simply likes to dip their toes in the cool, clear water of a Florida watering hole.
Indoor and Outdoor Fun
Florida is known for its balmy weather, but even in this sunny state, a little rain must fall. Fortunately, Celebration Station offers indoor and outdoor activities, so you can get your fill of fun no matter what the weather looks like outside. This large activity center features a large indoor game room and laser tag, as well as outdoor activities like go-karts and bumper boats. Practice your swing at Celebration Station's batting cages or miniature golf course or let the kids enjoy the rides in Playland. There is something for everyone at Celebration Station.
Sea Life Adventures
Florida's waters are abundant with ocean life, but you don't have to hit the beach to see aquatic creatures. Spend a day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, featuring Winter, the first dolphin to boast a prosthetic tail. In addition to Winter, this working aquarium provides viewings of turtles, stingrays and sharks, as well as North American River Otters. Daily presentations include shark and stingray feedings, dolphin shows and informative talks about the many animals that live at the aquarium.
There are many fun attractions located around Clearwater, and the right vacation rental will put you in close proximity to all of them. Check out the listings at Vacationhomes.com to find the perfect rental for your needs. We sort listings by size, amenities and price to make it easy for you to find the best choice in a vacation rental for your family.