Westfield Countryside features an indoor ice skating rink — Photo courtesy of Westfield Countryside
There aren’t too many places where you can go ice skating in Florida. But in Clearwater, not only can you practice your pirouettes on the ice, but you can also get all your shopping done in the same location.
Westfield Countryside – a shopping mall that’s just minutes away from Florida’s best white-sand beaches – features more than 150 stores and restaurants.
The best part? There’s an indoor ice rink located smack dab in the middle of the mall. And Tampa Bay Skating Academy offers hockey and ice skating lessons. You could even host a children’s birthday party at the rink.
Spanning two stories, Westfield Countryside features more than 150 shops — Photo courtesy of Westfield Countryside
A few years ago, the mall underwent an interior renovation that was followed by a major expansion that totaled more than $42 million in changes to the property, showcasing artist-curated projects and featuring a 12-screen movie theater.
Also offering shoppers plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities, the mall features a family lounge, indoor Westfield PlaySpace, Countryside Railroad, kid-friendly dining and easy-access family parking. Or if you want to stroll in like a VIP, take advantage of the valet parking in front of restaurant row.
The mall is located in Clearwater, just minutes from the airport and beaches — Photo courtesy of Westfield Countryside
There are a wealth of restaurants to choose from, including PF Chang’s, BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant, Bar Louie, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Whole Foods. And the producers behind the popular Taste of Clearwater event continuously select Westfield Countryside as its venue of choice to showcase local cuisine.
Restaurant row features a wealth of dining options, including Whole Foods — Photo courtesy of Westfield Countryside
In addition to the wide range of family-friendly attractions and dining options, Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears serve as the mall's anchor stores.
And there is also a wide range of specialty shops:
- Disney Store: Find all your favorite Disney characters and movies.
- Crocs: Walk into a casual, comfortable shoe store.
- Great American Cookie Co.: They're cooking up all kinds of delicious baked goods.
- PeachMac: This Apple specialist store carries Apple products and hundreds of accessories.
- Pandora: It's a jewelry store that features more than just charms.
- United World Soccer: For a one-stop shop for soccer gear and clothing, this is your place.
- Seaside Day Spa: This modern day spa offers pampering from head to toe.
- Shalimar Jewelers: Find fine jewelry within.
The mall offers free W-iFi access and a Westfield App that offers shoppers instant access to information, including a mall map, dinner reservations and movie times.
Westfield Countryside is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Shoppers can stop at the food court for a variety of quick dining options — Photo courtesy of Westfield Countryside