DUNEDIN, FLORIDADunedin Florida, located in Pinellas county is famed to have the most walk-able and scenic downtown in the area. Dunedin is a popular tourist destination with pristine white beaches and sparkling clear blue water. The area is surrounded by nature reserves and parks which are perfect to spend a lazy afternoon fishing or for a picnic with the family. With Clearwater to the south and Tampa to the east the city started as a Celtic town in the late 19th century. The Celtic heritage is still celebrated with an annual festival called Dunedin Highland games.
The popular beach activities include boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, parasailing and surfing. The water is also perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. The Pinellas Trail which is a 37 mile long stretch is very popular among the locals and tourist alike and you can rent a bike skate or walk your way across the trail. The Honeymoon Island State Park is another popular destination among Florida beach vacation goers. It encompasses an area of 385 acres with four miles of beach and a nature trail stretching over two miles. The Caladesi Island State park can be accessed through a public ferry and has the most divine looking beach in the area. If you are traveling with kids the Edgewater park is the perfect option with a children's playground shaped like a pirate ship and a gazebo which serves as the ideal backdrop for many outdoor events. There is also a park for pet lovers and pet owners and its aptly called the Happy Tails Dog park. The Highlander Park is perfect for parents traveling with young children. The park boasts of activities to capture the interest of young children while the parents can take a leisurely stroll along the scenic sidewalks.
The Dunedin Area plays host to restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. There is something to suit everybody here. Elis Bar-B-Que, need I say more; only one phrase comes to mind mouth watering steaks. The Black Pearl Restaurant is a good place for honeymooners very romantic with delicious food. If you are a vegetarian, a sea food paradise like Florida may pose a problem, but not in Dunedin, just head to Casa Tina for wholesome vegetarian Mexican cooking. Bon Appetit Restaurants serves good fusion and French food while Kabob house is the place to go to if you are in the mood for some Hummus and Falafel. The best Chinese eatery in town is the Ivory Mandarin Bistro; good food and great service. All in all Dunedin has restaurants to satiate your craving for any kind of cuisine, so be ready to put on a few pounds.
Dunedin receives a steady flow of tourists all year round so there is certainly no dearth of accommodation choices. Some of the options available are the luxurious and classic Coconut Villas for $875 per week. As the name suggests the coconut trees surrounding the pool give the villa a beautiful tropical look. The condos at Nautical Landing are equally charming offering 2 bedrooms and an unrestricted view of the beach at $800 per week.