Dunedin is one of the oldest communities that can be found on Florida’s West Coast. Part of Pinellas County, it was incorporated as a town in 1899 and as a city in 1925. A symbolic relic from its history is the historic Fenway Hotel, which was a Jazz Age hot spot before becoming a private club. History and architecture aside, many visitors come to Dunedin to enjoy the city’s beaches. Just off the Dunedin coast are Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island. At Caladesi Island State Park, the stunning beach ranks among the very best in the United States.
There is so much to enjoy in and around Dunedin that it can be hard to know where to start when building an itinerary. Nearby Tampa is well worth a look, and there is no shortage of boat tours on the bay and beyond. For those with their own boats, Dunedin has a convenient municipal marina. The Pinellas Trail, the Dunedin Art Center, and local community festivals like the Annual Highland Games present even more options for things to do when planning Dunedin escapes, and only adding to the allure for tourists are the area’s extensive accommodation and dining choices.
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