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Airports Near Clearwater Beach

Airports Near Clearwater Beach

When planning a trip to Florida, Clearwater Beach is often on the list of places to go! Clearwater Beach, Florida has been ranked as the #1 Best Beach in the United States and as one of the Best Beaches in the World in 2018! The soft white sand, beautiful sunsets and family-friendly atmosphere make Clearwater Beach a great vacation destination! Not only is Clearwater Beach beautiful, but it is also convenient to get to! There are two airports near Clearwater Beach that offer direct flights by a large number of airlines.

The Two Airports Near Clearwater Beach


St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is the closest of the two airports near Clearwater Beach. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is located just 12 miles from Clearwater Beach! (Directions from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Clearwater Beach.)

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a smaller, less crowded airport that will quickly get you to Clearwater Beach! The downside: the small airport only has a few airlines to offer. The airlines that serve St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport are Allegiant Air, Sunwing Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. If the airport in your home location doesn’t have these airlines, cross PIE off your list, and fly to Tampa International Airport!

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Tampa International Airport is a much larger airport and it’s ranked as the 4th Best Airport in the United States! Tampa International Airport provides flights from 19 airlines!

Air Canada
Air Tran
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
British Airways
Cayman Airways
Copa Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Edelweiss Air
Frontier
Jet Blue
Silver Airways
Southwest Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country Airlines (seasonal)
United
US Airways
WestJet
World Atlantic Airline

The large number of airlines makes finding direct, or one stop flights to Tampa, Florida easy and well priced. Once you land at Tampa International Airport, you’re only 20 miles from Clearwater Beach! (Directions from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach.)

Rides From Airports Near Clearwater Beach

Both airports near Clearwater Beach, Florida have easy to access rental car services if needed. Both airports also allow ridesharing services like Uber. The last few trips I’ve made to Clearwater Beach, I’ve decided against renting a car and just grabbed a ride with Uber.

When landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, there were a number of Uber rides available right away and I was picked up in under 5 minutes. The ride to Clearwater Beach was very quick and only cost $15.00. When grabbing an Uber from Tampa International Airport to Clearwater Beach, several rides were available in minutes and it cost $40 to get to Clearwater Beach. Traffic was a little backed up getting onto the island. The traffic slightly increasing the cost of the ride. The trip back to Tampa International Airport later in the week was less than $30.00.

Clearwater Beach Memorial Day 2018

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Clearwater Beach Memorial Day

Clearwater Beach Memorial Day weekend is a lot of fun and a great way to relax, have fun and spend time with family and friends! Need a place to stay on Clearwater Beach? Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach have condos available for the week of Memorial Day!

Clearwater Beach Memorial Day Events

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

Friday, May 25th – Paddington 3 – PG
Saturday, May 26th – Meagan Leavey – PG-13

AAC Baseball Championship

Tuesday, May 22 through Sunday, May 27. The 2018 American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship will take place at Spectrum Field, in Clearwater, Florida. Click here for more information and the championship schedule.

Dali/Duchamp Exhibit

Explore the unique and inspiring friendship between Salvador Dali and the father of conceptual art, Marchel Duchamp at The Dali Museum. This is the first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and their influence on both artists. The exhibit is open now through May 27, 2018.

Florida CraftArt presents: “Dia de los Muertos – A celebration of Life”

Open now through May 29th, experience the beautiful artwork dedicated to Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 42 different artists from around the country. For more information visit www.floridacraftart.org or call (727) 821-7391. Admission is free!

Friday Night Clay at Morean Center for Clay

Have a fun and relaxing evening playing in clay at the Moeran Center for Clay on Friday, May 25th. Grab some friends, a towel, and your favorite beverage for a fun night of wheel throwing and hand building clay art. At the end of the night, select your favorite piece and the Moeran Center for Clay will bisque and glaze it for you to bring home. Purchase tickets today!

Ghost Tours of Safety Harbor

Learn the history of Safety Harbor and it’s fascinating stories including how the Tocobaga protected us from the hurricanes, haunted hotels, the story of the swamp ape, UFO sightings and healing waters during a two-hour walking ghost tour. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with tickets starting at $20. Dogs are welcome to join! Call (727) 686-8785 or visit www.safetyharbortours.com for reservations.

Clearwater Beach Weather & Events – May 2018

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Clearwater Beach Weather May 2018

Clearwater Beach Weather – May 2018

May is one of the best months to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida. The high temperatures for Clearwater Beach in May usually average between the mid 70°s and low 80°s. The Clearwater Beach Weather for May 2018 is looking to be a little bit warmer than usual. The first half of the month will have high temperatures in the low to mid 80°s and the second half of the month will have high temperatures in the mid to high 80°s. The warm weather will be joined by the beautiful sun! There are usually only 4 days with rain in May for Clearwater Beach, and the longterm forecast for May 2018 is looking to match that.

Clearwater Beach Events – May 2018

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest: The 9th annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest will be held on May 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Come on down to Pier 60 and enjoy tasting foods from over 30 local restaurants, premium wines, craft beers, live entertainment, and fireworks! Purchase tickets now!

AAC Baseball Championship: The American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship will be returning to Clearwater, Florida! The AAC Baseball Championship will be taking place at Clearwater’s Spectrum Field from May 22nd through May 27th. View more information here.

Clearwater Beach Sunset Festivals at Pier 60: Every day all year long! Celebrate the beautiful Clearwater Beach sunsets at the daily sunset festivals!

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Enjoy a free movie at Pier 60 under the stars!

5/5/2018: Coco (PG)
5/11/2018: The Incredibles (PG)
5/12/2018: Mother’s Day (PG-13)
5/18/2018: Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG-13)
5/19/2018: The Goonies (PG)
5/25/2018: Paddington 3 (PG)
5/26/2018: Meagan Leavey (PG-13)

Clearwater Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM! Click here for more information.

Events Near Clearwater Beach – May 2018

Gulfport Tuesday Morning Fresh Mark: Every Tuesday Morning at 3000 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, Florida 33707.

Florida CraftArt Presents: “Dia de los Muertos – A celebration of Life”:5/1/2018 – 5/29/2018. Monday – Saturday; 10 AM – 5:30 PM. Visit www.FloridaCraftArt.org or call (727) 821-7391. Admission is free.

Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann: 5/1/2018 through 7/15/2018.

Pinellas Ale Works presents Fifty Shades of Color: The Art of Anne Walker: 5/1/2018 – 5/24/2018. Free and open to the public! Sip on brews and walk through the solo exhibit of Anne Walker.

Shayna Leib: Into the Deep: 5/1/2018 – 5/13/2018. Art exhibition at Chihuly Collection features Shayna Leib, an artist, diver and underwater photographer.

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks’ classic comedy! Weekly on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5/1/2018 through 5/13/2018.

Dali/Duchamp Exhibit: 5/1/2018 through 5/27/2018.

Cuatro de Mayo First Friday at Locale Market: 5/4/2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Enjoy an authentic Mexican feast for $19.99! ($19.99 if purchased before, $24.99 if purchased at the door.)

Mountainfilm Festival: 5/4/2018 through 5/5/2018 at The Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach.

Kentucky Derby Day Formal at Intermezzo: 5/5/2018. Watch the Kentucky Derby live and enjoy Mint Juleps, Bloody Mary’s, Oyster Raw Bar and more!

May Day Race: 5/5/2018. Choose from a 10k, 5k, or a kids’ dash and stay after for food, stretching, vendors and music!

Old Crowe Medicine Show at Jannus Live: 5/6/2018. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. Buy tickets today!

Screening of Lea and Mira and Holocaust Survivor Talk: 5/10/2018. The screening of ‘Lea and Mira,’ a story of two elderly Polish Jewish women who as children were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Following the film, local Holocaust Survivor Pieter Kohnstam will share his personal experience of escaping Nazi Europe to Argentina. To reserve your seat, call 727.820.0100 ext. 301. Free and open to the public!

St. Pete Beach Beer Festival: 5/12/2018. Sample over 50 beers from national and local craft breweries!

St. Pete Taco & Beer Fiesta: 5/18/2018. Over 20 food trucks featuring delicious South American dishes.

Free Yoga at Sundial St. Pete: 5/19/2018. Free outdoor yoga at the courtyard at Sundial St. Pete. Check-in starts at 8:30 AM and yoga begins at 9 AM.

97x Barbecue & Music Festival: 5/28/2018. A day full of live music, art exhibits and delicious barbecue! This year’s lineup features Dirty Heads, Awolnation, Judah & The Lion, AJR and more!