Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Clearwater
6500 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
Phone: (727) 532-4800
Fax: (727) 507-8527
A tad pricier than most, this cinema nonetheless enjoys good patronage by movie buffs, who come here to catch the latest blockbusters churned out by Hollywood. Those who fall into special categories, however, enjoy hefty discounts—don’t miss out on those! The fact that the venue is also open for rent is worth bearing in mind, especially if the next office project is coming up. Listening devices, access for wheelchairs, free parking and a courteous staff are added comforts. The cinema is quite strict about age constraints for categorized films, so make sure you are armed with your ID. Check the website for more details.
Around 22 miles outside Tampa and 8 miles off St. Petersburg lies the city of Seminole. Folks here get their dose of movies at this local cinema. Eight screens are up for the choosing, and a myriad of flicks, ranging from animated cartoons to documentaries on social issues enthrall fans. Gift certificates, frequent watchers' cards and group packages act as incentives to draw the crowds. Check the website for more details and book your tickets early.
Field of dreams for home run fans. Finished in 2004, the Bright House Networks Field is home to the Clearwater Threshers, the Phillies' Class A affiliate in the Florida State League and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies currently hold their spring practice here, rather than Carpenter Field. Bright House field comes fully equipped with 7000 fixed seats with grass berm seating for an additional 1500, a tiki-hut pavilion in left field, group picnic areas, party suites, children's play area and state-of-the-art video scoreboard.
A variety of programs are held at this beautifully structured hall, which has been a major player in the region's cultural scene for many years. Musical shows, orchestras, dance troupes, theater, stand-up comedies and special children's shows can be seen here. One can subscribe to the mailing list and receive latest updates and news about Ruth Eckerd Hall.
This track calls itself the world's oldest continuously operating greyhound track. Open for live greyhound racing from January to July, the track offers simulcast wagering year round which means you can bet on horse races, jai-alai and other sports at other tracks throughout the country. Enjoy a leisurely luncheon or a prime rib buffet evenings in the Derby Club. For card players: poker in T.L.'s Card Room. For everyone: a casual pint in the Plaza Sports Bar.
Clearwater Cinema Café is just the spot for a meal-and-movie date! In addition to the regular onslaught of Hollywood hits, the two-screen cinema boasts an in-house café, featuring live entertainment on certain days of the week, and complete with a delicious menu and an excellent wine list. Themed parties and other celebrations are also entertained here. Smokers beware—the entire facility is non-smoking. Check the website for more details and juicy discount coupons before you get down to booking.
Capitol Theatre is one of the oldest theaters of the city that opened its doors in 1926. Since inception, it has witnessed some of the best performances by local artists. Over the period, it was restored and renovated several times. Today, the theater has been completely refurbished and now stages plays and other performing arts. The modern lighting and sound system furthers the pleasant experience. For complete details, check the website.
Enclosed by palm trees and beautiful flora, Sacred Lands was the home of Tocabaga Indians eons ago. This Indian hill regularly hosts tours and aims at preserving the land and educating others of the heritage that they share. Educational programs where you will find Native American speakers and archaeologists sharing the history of the original citizens of Florida are quite interesting. Sacred Lands is also the site for many cultural activities such as concerts and is a popular choice for weddings.
At Dunedin Lanes, there is something for everyone when it comes to bowling from tournaments and leagues to youth bowling and teen nights. Enjoy DJ cosmic bowling every Friday and Saturday night with the lanes fantastic sound and lighting system to keep you rolling along. Take a break and enjoy quality food at the Chatterbox Restaurant or take part in karaoke competitions along with the everyday happy hour selections until 6pm in the lounge. Whether stopping in for a leisurely game or planning a bowling birthday party for the kids, Dunedin Lanes has plenty of atmosphere with 24 lanes equipped with speedy and easy computerized scoring and provides children's bumpers on every lane. - Vickie Ferguson
Starting two hours before sunset, Pier 60 is the place to be to celebrate the end of a perfect Florida day. The Pier comes alive with the daily celebration, featuring a variety of performers and entertainment including artists, craftsmen, magicians, dancers, jugglers, musicians and street performers. You never know what you might see at this free festival that is celebrated every day and into the night, weather permitting. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico as you stroll along the Pier enjoying the view, the sea-salt air and all the fun entertainment.
This Warehouse Arts District space was opened by a group of young people to bring in local creative artists under one roof. The Fuzz Factory is a versatile venue that has got artistic elements in its decor. This subterranean place is host to punk concerts, experimental art shows, rehearsals and all sorts of loud music gigs. Some of their previous listings are Burnt Hair, Just Satellites, Luxury Mane and Each Other.
St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club is a great place to ring in the weekend. A century since its establishment, this recreational club is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the world. It features several weather-permitting courts and ample seating, as well as a BYOB facility. Every Friday between 7p to 11p, this family-friendly place livens up with amateurs and pros of the sport indulging in some shuffleboard action. They also host live concerts and exhibitions by local musicians and artists.