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Clearwater, Florida, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Clearwater?

You should plan to spend around $309 per day on your vacation in Clearwater. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $46 on meals
  • $221 on local transportation
  • $281 on hotels

A one week trip to Clearwater for two people costs, on average, $4,330. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $309
  • One Week Per person
    $2,165
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $4,330
  • One Month Per person
    $9,279
  • One Week For a couple
    $4,330
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $8,661
  • One Month For a couple
    $18,559
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Clearwater cost?

A one week trip to Clearwater usually costs around $2,165 for one person and $4,330 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Clearwater on average costs around $4,330 for one person and $8,661 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Clearwater will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Clearwater on average costs around $9,279 for one person and $18,559 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Clearwater has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Clearwater expensive to visit?

Clearwater is a somewhat more expensive place to visit. Located in the United States of America, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will need to plan for the extra expenses of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. When visiting, expect to pay somewhat higher prices for accommodation, food, and activities.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Clearwater is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Clearwater is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Clearwater Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Clearwater?

The average Clearwater trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Clearwater travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $281
Local Transportation 1 $221
Food 2 $46
Accommodation Budget in Clearwater
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Clearwater is $141. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Clearwater is $281. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $141
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $281

Hotel Prices in Clearwater

Looking for a hotel in Clearwater? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Clearwater based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $278. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Clearwater
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Clearwater is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $221 per person, per day, on local transportation in Clearwater.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $221

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Rental Cars in Clearwater
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Food Budget in Clearwater
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Clearwater can vary, the average cost of food in Clearwater is $46 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Clearwater should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Clearwater is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $46

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Water Budget in Clearwater
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $13 on bottled water in Clearwater per day. The public water in Clearwater is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $13


Clearwater On a Budget
Clearwater Clearwater Beach, Florida
Clearwater is a city in Florida's Tampa Bay area known for its sunny weather and gulf coast beaches. Its most famous beach (Clearwater Beach) is located on a barrier island with white sands and crystal waters - a perfect setting for activities such as fishing, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, dolphin and sunset tours, parasailing, and more.
Sights
Clearwater Beach is one of the top rated beaches in Florida. In addition to the sugar white sands and glimmering green waters, there are also many restaurants and shops alongside the beach for easy access during your day of leisure or fun. Sunbathe on a warm bed of sand, swim in crystal waters, or engage in any kind of water sport you can dream of - Clearwater Beach is a prime location for any day beachside. Pier 60, right on the beach, features a 1,080-foot fishing pier and recreational park, with a bait house, telescopes, and six covered pavilions.

Sand Key Park is another well-visited part of Clearwater - doubling as both a park and a beach. Open 7am to sunset, the park is calm and secluded with a playground for the kids as well as a number of nature trails for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. There is also a boardwalk, a dog park, outdoor showers and bath houses, plus rentals for umbrellas, cabanas, and kayaks.

If you seek a closer experience to some underwater critters, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium houses exhibits which feature marine animals such as stingrays, nurse sharks, river otters, sea turtles and of course dolphins. Many of the animals kept here are rescued animals that cannot be returned back in the wild, and are cared for by staff members who teach visitors about each one. Presentations and interactive experiences are scheduled daily.
Neighborhoods
Most of the hustle and bustle of Clearwater is centered on its famous beach. The palm-lined Beach Walk Promenade, Clearwater Marina, and Pier 60 are always lively, while you will find a quieter patch of beach on the serene shores of Sand Key Park. For good eats and entertainment, establishments such as Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, Shephard's Tiki Beach Bar, and Grill and Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar often feature live music and dancing in the evenings. As far as shopping goes in Clearwater Beach, the Shoppes on Sand Key and the SurfStyle store on Beach Walk have some of the best options. There is even an annual festival called the Clearwater Beach Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, which is one of the area's most anticipated foodie events on the beach. The best option for getting to the beach area is to use the free parking in downtown Clearwater and hop on the Clearwater Ferry to avoid traffic.

Activities
The most popular activities for visitors are definitely beachside. Things like sunbathing, swimming, scuba and snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, tubing, water skiing, kayak and canoe rentals, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, and more will occupy much of a day by the shore. Beyond this, visitors often enjoy the restaurants and shops along the boardwalk, or arrange just about any kind of boat tour you can imagine for a day out on the gulf.

Interestingly enough, ice skating is also common for those looking to escape the summer heat. There are two well-known rinks in Clearwater - Sunblades Center and a rink in Westfield Countryside Mall.
Food and Dining
The most popular activities for visitors are definitely beachside. Things like sunbathing, swimming, scuba and snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, tubing, water skiing, kayak and canoe rentals, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, and more will occupy much of a day by the shore. Beyond this, visitors often enjoy the restaurants and shops along the boardwalk, or arrange just about any kind of boat tour you can imagine for a day out on the gulf.

Interestingly enough, ice skating is also common for those looking to escape the summer heat. There are two well-known rinks in Clearwater - Sunblades Center and a rink in Westfield Countryside Mall.

Transportation
Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is a joint civil-military airport and home to the largest and busiest U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in the United States. It has limited international services and most of the domestic services are provided by Allegiant Air, serving multiple destinations in the eastern half of the country. Tampa International Airport is another option, about 30 minutes away by car.

Bus services are available mainly through Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.

By train, there is an Amtrack station at 5251 110th Avenue North Pinellas Park Square, Suite 101, Clearwater, FL. It also serves the city of Saint Petersburg.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.