Hello to all, I am visiting Clearwater Beach Fl (Marriott on Sand Key) my family actually won the stay its our first Vacation :) However we are on a tight budget I am looking for any local cheap/free places to visit my girls are 5 and 8 so we plan on going to Busch Gardens unless someone has some attraction they feel is better. I am looking for any natural resources or state parks, trails etc. Any advice appreciated
Caledesi Island might be interesting. [original link]
Busch is very nice; I think you'll enjoy it.
Here's another idea - Weeki Wachee Springs. It's a "Mermaid" show and very well known.
Sorry I can't think of any free options...
May want to check out Tarpon Springs - Greek sponge diving town north of Clearwater.
Also found this state park