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Clearwater Beach Spring Break 2020


Clearwater Beach Spring Break 2020

I can’t be the only one looking forward to the temperature warming up, spending more time outside, and dreaming of time spent under the warm sun with my feet in the sand. Spring break will be here before we know it! Combine the beautiful weather with America’s Best Beach, and you’ll be set for a wonderful family spring break trip! The Clearwater Beach Spring Break stretches from March into April. It’s a beautiful time of year to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida. There are very few days of rain. The sun is warm throughout the day, with average highs reaching into the mid-70s and only drops into the 60s at night.

Clearwater Beach is more than just sugar soft white sand and calm ocean waters. The beach is known for being clean, safe, and very family-friendly. The beach is kept clean; there are bathrooms nearby, places to wash the sand off before leaving the beach for the day and the Clearwater Beach Lifeguards keep the beach safe in the sand and water.

Clearwater Breach Spring Break: Where to Stay

Clearwater Beach is a great family vacation location. If you’re planning a family vacation trip, consider staying in a Clearwater Beach Beachfront Condo. Our beachfront condos are a perfect place to stay with the whole family!

We have two bedroom – two bathroom condos, three bedroom – two bathroom condos and a four-bedroom – three and a half bathroom condo. All condos come with private beachfront balconies, full kitchens, access to heated pools, reserved parking spaces, laundry (washer and dryer) inside each condo, and more! We can even provide Pack n Plays and other helpful items if you’re traveling with a baby. (If you’re getting ready to travel with a baby, here are some tips for traveling with a baby to make it as easy as possible!)

The condos are located on the North Beach side of Clearwater Beach. It’s quieter, less crowded, and still only a short distance from delicious restaurants, Pier 60, the Clearwater Marina, and other attractions.

If you’re looking for a smaller location to stay when visiting Clearwater Beach, there are also some fantastic Hotels on Clearwater Beach. There are many different types of hotels to fit everyone’s needs.

Clearwater Beach Spring Break: Things To Do

The best thing to do when on a Clearwater Beach Spring Break vacation is to enjoy the warm weather truly! Relax on the beach, take long walks, swim in the ocean, or a heated pool. Relax and enjoy the warm sun! If you’re looking for more to do than just sitting and playing on the beach, no worries, the Clearwater Beach area is full of fun activities!

Get out on the water and go fishing, sailing, dolphin sighting, and more! Take a walk around the Clearwater Beach Marina and find out all the full water activities that are available for you to do. Get even closer to the dolphins and visit Winter and more friends at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

If you’re a baseball fan, check out some of the 2020 MLB Spring Training Games nearby! Within a short distance, you can watch the Philadelphia Phillies (Clearwater), the Toronto Blue Jays (Dunedin), and New York Yankees (Tampa)!

You can enjoy beautiful sunsets from the beach, your private beachfront balcony, or down at Pier 60’s daily sunset festival! Hang around Pier 60 after sunset and watch a free movie under the stars!

Events during Clearwater Beach Spring Break 2020

Spring Break Lacrosse Camps in Clearwater: February 28 – April 3, 2020

WiLD Splash in downtown Clearwater: March 7, 2020

Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival: April 10 – April 26, 2020

Spring Break Events Near Clearwater Beach:

Skyway 10k: March 1, 2020 (From Manatee County to Pinellas County)

The Spring Games Madeira Beach: February 14 – March 15, 2020

Sunset Beach Concert Series in Tarpon Springs: March 5, 2020 and April 2, 2020

St. Pete Beach Drive, Dine & Wine Tour: Every Tuesday!

ROK Cup Florida Winter Tour – St. Petersburg: March 5 – March 8, 2020

Florida Water Festival in Pinellas Park: March 7, 2020

Race for the Cupcake 5k, St. Pete Beach: March 7, 2020

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: March 13 – March 15, 2020

3D Lacrosse Spring Break St. Petersburg: March 15 – March 28, 2020

Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor: March 16 – March 22, 2020

Reggae Rise Up in St. Petersburg: March 20 – March 22, 2020

Gulfport Grand Prix: March 27 – March 29, 2020

Los Vinos de Dali – St. Petersburg: March 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Blues Festival – St. Petersburg: April 3 – April 5, 2020

Dunedin Scottish Highland Games: April 4, 2020

St. Pete Wing & Craft Beer Fest: April 17, 2020

Beer & Burger Throw Down: April 18, 2020

Mainsail Art Festival – St. Petersburg: April 18 – April 19, 2020

Florida Hard Seltzer Fest in St. Petersburg: April 25, 2020

Spring King of the Beach Fishing Tournament: April 30 – Mary 2, 2020

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – February 2020

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Clearwater Beach Weather & Events - February 2020

Clearwater Beach Weather – February 2020

The month of February is cooler in Florida, but it is still beautiful! The average high temperatures at in the upper 60°s to low 70°s. The best part, there’s very little rain. The warm sun and comfortable air combine for a perfect time of year for long walks on the beach!

Clearwater Beach Events – February 2020

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival: Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets each day on Pier 60. The festival starts two hours before sunset and stays open until two hours after sunset. The daily festival includes artisans, crafters, street performers, and a beautiful view of sunset on Clearwater Beach – America’s #1 Beach!

Clearwater Beach Sunset Cinema Schedule

  • February 1, 2020: Judy (PG-13)
  • February 7, 2020: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (PG)
  • February 8, 2020: The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13)
  • February 14, 2020: The Lost Valentine (NR)
  • February 15, 2020: The Notebook (PG-13)
  • February 21, 2020: Beauty & The Beast (PG)
  • February 22, 2020: Ophelia (PG-13)
  • February 28, 2020: The Sun in Also a Star (PG-13)
  • February 29, 2020: Leap Year (PG-13)

Namastay at the Beach for Mimosas: February 10th and 23rd, 2020 from 10 AM – 11 AM.

“Meet at Beach Fire Grill, 608 Mandalay Ave Clearwater Beach, to register (by 9:45 AM). We head out to the sand promptly at 10 AM for a one hour, all levels friendly, fun and funky yoga flow. Then we indulge back at Beach Fire with bottomless mimosas, or domestic drafts, until 2 pm! Yogis enjoy a discount on all food orders, all day! (Cash or Venmo only)”

JUCO Softball Kickoff: January 31, 2020 – February 2, 2020

“The 2020 Adidas Junior College Kickoff Classic and Showcase will be held in Clearwater, Florida on January 31 – February 2, 2020. This will be the 11th Anniversary of this very successful showcase for Junior College teams. The event is hosted and managed by Fastpitch Headquarters and LDI Sports Consulting. The managing personnel of our two organizations have over 3 decades of experience in running reputable tournaments and recruiting events. Our goal is to make the JUCO Kickoff Classic a great start to your team’s season.”

NFCA DI Leadoff Classic: February 7, 2020 – February 9, 2020

“Hosted by St. Pete/Clearwater Sports & Events, the 19th version of the Association’s season-opening tournament takes place Feb. 7-9 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla. The 2020 field features 15 collegiate programs, 10 of which participated in the 2019 postseason, and the United States Women’s National Team.”

NSA – NFCA Youth Invitation: February 8, 2020 – February 9, 2020

Valentine’s Master Swim Meet: February 8, 2020 – February 9, 2020

St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitation: February 13, 2020

Sunshine State Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming Champ16ionships: February 13, 2020 – February 16, 2020

The Sunshine State Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming Championships enters its 10th year and will be hosted by Nova Southeastern University. The event returns to the Long Center in Clearwater for the third consecutive year. Dates for the championship are Thursday, February 13th – Sunday, February 16th.”

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: February 22 – 23, 2020

“The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival is a two-day open-air blues music and seafood festival. Located in the heart of downtown Clearwater, you can find our Coachman Park venue kissing the intercoastal waterways that runs parallel with the number one beach in America. Attendees are serenaded by five musical acts each day. Each performance will surely get your hips moving and arms waving. In concert with the incredible artists on stage is a smorgasbord of seafood dishes. A stroll through the food village will surround you with aromas of fresh grouper, cajun shrimp, large dishes of paella, and that’s only the beginning. There are also other options for our non-seafood loving friends. This Festival is free for the public to enjoy and there are also VIP and reserved seating packages available as well. ”

Spring Break Lacrosse Camps: February 28, 2020 – April 3, 2020

Tampa Bay Sporting Events – February 2020

Tampa Bay Lightning

  • February 1, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning @ San Jose Sharks (10:30 PM ET)
  • February 4, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 6, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 8, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 10, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Columbus Blue Jackets (7:30 PM ET)
  • February 11, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 13, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 15, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers (4:00 PM ET)
  • February 17, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Colorado Avalanche (9:00 PM ET)
  • February 20, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Vegas Golden Knights (10:00 PM ET)
  • February 22, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Arizona Coyotes (8:00 PM ET)
  • February 25, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 27, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks (7:00 PM ET)
  • February 29, 2020: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames (4:00 PM ET)

Click Here for MLB Spring Training 2020 Schedule!

Events Near Clearwater Beach – February 2020

2Cool Art Show: February 1 – 2, 2020

Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney: January 25, 2020 – May 10, 2020

Florida Food & Brews Festival: February 1, 2020

Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929: Now – April 5, 2020

St. Pete Indie Market: February 1, 2020

St. Pete Saturday Morning Market: Every Saturday

Mimosas & Masterpieces: Brunch at the Dali: Every Sunday

Yoga at The Dali: Every Sunday

Yoga on Tap at 3 Daughters Brewing: February 5, 2020, February 19, 2020

St. Pete Beach Drive, Dine & Wine Tour: Every Tuesday (January 23, 2020 – April 30, 2020)

Cupid’s Undie Run: February 8, 2020

St. Pete Second Saturday Artwork: February 8, 2020

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing: February 9, 2020

Poetry at the Dali: February 13, 2020

St. Pete French Fry Festival: February 14 – 15, 2020

The Spring Games Madiera Beach: February 14, 2020 – March 15, 2020

Dunedin Art & Craft Festival: February 15 – 16, 2020

Art & Seafood on the Waterfront Festival: February 22 – 23, 2020

Beer Olympics at Flying Boat Brewing Co.: February 22, 2020

St. Pete’s LOCALTOPIA: February 22, 2020

Annual MUSE Awards: February 28, 2020

Tips for Traveling with a Baby

Tips for Traveling with a Baby - Clearwater Beach Florida

Traveling with a baby can be stressful if you’re not prepared. Planning from the beginning, even before the trip is booked, can make the experience a lot less stressful and fun experience for the whole family!

My wife and I took my daughter on her first trip when she was two months old. We went to the #1 Beach in America, Clearwater Beach, Florida! Here’s what we learned about traveling with a baby. These tips will help you keep traveling with a baby fun and relaxing!

Tips For Planning the Trip with a Baby

When planning to travel with a baby, the first thing you need to figure out is if your baby is even old enough to travel! I found that most airlines would allow babies to travel starting at just 2 weeks old! That was a bit early for me.

My wife and I also asked our pediatrician some questions about traveling with our daughter and he recommended waiting until ~2 months old. This would allow for her immune system to develop a little bit more and she would have some vaccinations as well. Regardless of age, I recommend asking your pediatrician if your baby is ready to travel for the first time just to be safe.

It also wouldn’t hurt to check with the airline about their rules for flying with a baby before booking tickets. You may want to ask things such as if you need to buy a ticket for your child (usually free), how to register a child for a ticket, what paperwork is required for the child to travel, etc. Understand what is needed and the check-in process of traveling with a baby will help make the travel day much easier.

When talking with the airline, you can also ask questions about the TSA rules and how to get through security. Getting through security can be more difficult with everything for the baby, including liquids such as breastmilk (frozen or not) or even the pump equipment.

Another way to make getting through security even easier is the register for TSA PreCheck. “With a 5 year, $85 membership, you can speed through security and don’t need to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets.” This speeds the whole process up and makes it easier when your hands are already full with your child, your bags, their bags, car seat, stroller, etc. If you sign up from TSA PreCheck, your child does not have to sign up, they will be approved to go through TSA PreCheck with you until age 12. Children 13 and older must have their own TSA PreCheck approval.

Speaking of carrying all of that stuff through security, you may not have to take as much as you think you do. If you’re going to rent a vehicle, check with the rental company to see if they also rent car seats – you may not have to unlatch your car seat from your car (which is difficult on its own) and relatch and unlatch in the rental cars as well.

You can also talk with your hotel or condo management company and see if they can provide anything for your baby, such as a Pack n Play and possibly even a high chair. If you’re staying with us at B&W Management, ask us what all we can provide for you! Pack less, relax, and enjoy your stay on America’s #1 Best Beach!

Packing Tips for a Baby

When it comes to packing for a baby, my #1 tip is not to pack everything into a checked bag. Pack a carry on that includes enough clothes, diapers, and wipes for your baby for roughly two days. Packing a smaller carry on will keep you fully prepared for any unknown issues that may popup such as lost luggage, missed flights, or even just a surprising second blow out on travel day (and a diaper bag that needed just one more change of clothes than it had in it).

Second tip: you don’t need everything. You’re packing too much. Pack light so you don’t have to carry so much. You’re already going to be carrying more than you used to. Check to see if you have access to a washer and dryer. (Our beachfront condos all come with a washer and dryer directly in each condo!) If they do, pack fewer clothes for your baby and less for you! Just do a quick load of laundry while you’re on vacation. Don’t pack so many diapers, wipes, sunscreen, medications, etc… there are many grocery stores (and Target) nearby Clearwater Beach, and if you’re going somewhere else I’m sure you’ll be able to find a store nearby as well. Instead of packing everything for a week or longer – pack for a few days and make a quick stop to buy what you need when you arrive at your destination.

When making a packing list, don’t forget to add things such as a sound machine and the baby monitor. A sound machine will help block out unusual noises of sleeping in a new location. A baby monitor will allow you to keep an eye on your baby while in different areas of the condo – including sitting on the balcony overlooking the beach!

Travel Day Tips with a Baby

When it comes to driving, there are not many tips I have to offer. Prepare for frequent stops if needed, bring snacks, relax, and take turns driving/relaxing/entertaining the baby.

If you’re flying with your baby, I have some tips to help with that. In addition to packing light… arrive early. You’ll need to check-in with your baby at the desk area of your airline. They’ll need to print additional boarding passes for you and your baby.

If you are bringing a stroller and car seat, see if they have the ability to connect. If they do, use it! It’s worth being able to connect them and not have to carry them separately. Don’t check the stroller and car seat when you check bags, gate check them. Gate checking the stroller and car seat allows you to use them until right before boarding the flight! If your child is young enough not to need a stroller, consider not bringing one. You may be able to get away with just using a baby carrier. These are much smaller, making travel easier. We didn’t bring a stroller on our trip to Clearwater Beach, and we didn’t miss it. The baby carrier worked very well. Also, strollers don’t work well in sand. I saw a couple of people fighting with their strollers on the beach throughout the week – they all get stuck and are not useful.

My last two tips, and probably most important flying tips!

#1. Before boarding the plane, change your baby’s diaper. You have way more space. It’s much more manageable before getting on the plane with enclosed space.

#2. Feed your baby during take-off and landing. Feeding your baby during these times helps the baby clear the pressure build-up that causes ear pain. Babies don’t know how to clear their ears yet, they need help, and breastfeeding or taking a bottle during take-off and landing helps!

Traveling with a Baby Tips

Once your vacation starts, relax, and stay flexible. Things will not go as planned, and it is okay. Enjoy showing your baby more of the world (even if they’re sleeping and don’t see much of it). Enjoy the new experiences with them. The texted of soft sand, the warm water, watching the seagulls fly, and when they’re napping in your arms enjoy holding them with beautiful beach views.

If your baby has set nap schedules and bedtimes (my daughter does, and she tells me if I don’t follow her rules) do your best to keep those schedules. Our condos offer full kitchens to cook in for your favorite foods. If you want some local food for dinner but it’s almost bedtime for the baby, no worries, many places deliver or have delicious to-go orders, and it’s still hot and warm when you get it back to the condo.

If you feel like people are watching you, they probably aren’t. But sometimes they actually are but they’re usually remembering the times they’ve spent with their families, admiring your family and seeing your happiness makes them happy as well. If you’re in a less than happy moment and are struggling, know everyone has been there and if someone offers help even if it’s just by holding the door because your hands are full – allow help when it will help.

Relax, play, and enjoy a wonderful family vacation with your baby!

What tips would you add to these? I’ll be taking another trip with my daughter soon and I’m always open to more advice on traveling with a baby, and now a soon to be toddler!