Dunedin, Pinellas County FL
A Great Place to Party!
Dunedin (pronounced Done-ee-din), comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. As one could surmise, Scottish settlers were among the first to call this area home in the 1800s.
The city is steeped in tradition. Once a year Scottish clans from near and far migrate here for the Dunedin Highland Games. Both the city’s high school and middle school maintain competition-level pipe and drum bands. Teen and adult members make up the City of Dunedin Pipe and Drum Corps.
The city is located in mid-Pinellas County along the west coast, south of Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor, and north of Clearwater. A small town of approximately 37,000 residents and one of the oldest in the area, it incorporated as a city 1925.
If it’s a variety of things to do and places to go you are looking for, don’t pass up a visit. While it offers a quaint atmosphere, its downtown district is quite active and bustles with evening activity along Main Street. Like the beach? Honeymoon and Caladesi Island State Parks are just off the coast and are indeed part of the city. Perhaps boating is what you are looking for. Dunedin has one of the best municipal marinas on the West Coast of Florida with 194 boat slips.
There are many athletic activities within the city that include community soccer, baseball, hockey, and softball teams. It is also is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays major league baseball team.
Chauffeured Transportation Services provides Tampa airport limo service to and from Dunedin. Or maybe you’re already in town and want to go out for a walk on the beach, dinner and then hit some of the best dance clubs or Breweries in the area. Let us take you! No worries about traffic, parking or having one too many.
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Beso Del Sol Resort (4stars)
1420 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Kiss Of The Sun, or better known as Beso Del Sol resort has exceptional accommodations. Spacious balconies, large flat screen TVs, and a full sized fridge with a freezer are among its many offerings. It also has two pools (one heated) and a Jacuzzi. Super clean. Very reasonable rates and right on the water.
Meranova Guest Inn (5 stars)
458 Virginia Ln., Dunedin, FL 34698
You will find this impeccably maintained establishment with tastefully decorated rooms, efficiency kitchens and full private baths right smack in the middle of downtown Dunedin. If it’s the nightlife you’re attracted to, the location cannot be beat. There are wonderful restaurants and pubs nearby, including the well-known Dunedin Brewery. Breakfast is served on the porch, the gazebo, or orchid garden.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Clearwater North/Dunedin (4 ½ stars)
975 Broadway St., Dunedin, FL 34698
This establishment has recently been completely updated making your stay a very enjoyable experience. Free WiFi, continental breakfast and large flat-screen TVs, computer room, and a small fitness center are among the many amenities. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Downtown is just minutes away. Everything is well maintained.
Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn & Suites (3 stars)
150 Marina Plz., Dunedin, FL 34698
Though an older structure this establishment is well maintained. About a 10 minute drive to the beaches and only a short walk to downtown Dunedin. Full breakfast is served at the marina, all included. Very clean. For the price, you cannot go wrong.
The Black Pearl (5 stars)
315 Main St., Dunedin, FL 33755
Cuisine: American (New)
This is an outstanding eatery from the scenery, to the service, to the food and it has many return patrons. What’s more, it tends to be a favorite of the locals, a sure indication of value. The chef takes a lot of pride in whatever he prepares. If you request something prepared slightly different from the norm, the chef will go out of his way to make you happy. Plenty of specials to choose from.
The Living Room (3 ½ stars)
487 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698
Quick and friendly service. Great selection of beers with a creative eclectic menu. Cozy atmosphere and terrific entertainment. With a steady stream of regular patrons, the Living Room offers great food at a great price. Of the many wonderful dishes the crab cakes and the Mahi Mahi special with black rice receive great reviews. The desserts tend to be works of art and not just for your palate. They actually look like an artist’s creation. The Living Room is an excellent dining experience.
The Dunedin Smokehouse (4 stars)
471 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698
Cuisine: Barbeque, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Music
From soup to nuts, this is a terrific value. Very comfortable outdoor seating is available. Service is friendly, courteous and helpful. Review-after-review seems to rave about the macaroni and cheese. But many other dishes such as the brisket tamales, pulled chicken and smoked wings get their share of positive attention as well. The Dunedin Smokehouse appears to be a favorite with the locals and there are many regulars.
Dunedin Brewery (4 stars)
937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698
Cuisine: Breweries, American (Traditional)
If you are a beer or ale drinker you will most certainly be attracted to the Dunedin Brewery. Needless to say, the main attraction here is the enormous variety of beer and ales. The more traditional brews aside, there is apricot wheat ale, pumpkin beer, razzbeery wheat, bier de cafe, and on, and on… Food is served and prepared as an added feature to the star of the show, which is beer and ale, naturally. But an order of wings with cheese curds and a brew-tie salad goes nicely with whatever your favorite beverage may be. The live music entertainment makes this an all-around great evening out.
1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Dunedin’s second largest park is Highlander Park. It is situated on 70 acres located on the East side of Alt-19, off of Michigan Blvd. It features baseball fields, picnic shelters, playground, pool, public restrooms, picnic tables, sprayground, stadium seating, tennis courts and volleyball courts.
Honeymoon Island State Park (4 ½ stars)
1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
This is a beautiful natural beach that has been well taken care of. Among the best of what Florida has to offer in the way of a natural habitat for the indigenous wildlife. In 2013-2014 Honeymoon Island was Florida’s most visited state park with 1.1 million visitors. While it has that distinct honor, the park never really feels all that crowded because of the vast areas to spread out.
Dunedin’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
Downtown Dunedin, FL
Dunedin’s Mardi Gras Festival
Downtown Dunedin, FL
Dunedin’s Highland Games
Highland Park, Dunedin, FL
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
There are four galleries at the DFAC offering year-round exhibitions featuring national, regional and local artists. Classes for students of all ages are available and the Center is well equipped with 15 studio classrooms. The Palm Café is an on-site eatery offing lunch and coffee. The Gallery Gift Shop offers many different one-of-a-kind gifts.