The Best City In America Is Actually Right Here In Florida

Dunedin is a small city in Pinellas County. At around 35,000 residents, it might be small, but it has so much to offer. With its celebrated Scottish roots, charming small-town vibe, and some of the best beaches in the country, Dunedin is not just one of the best cities in Florida. It might just be the best city in America.

This city is not just a safe, friendly place to raise a family, it’s also tons of fun. You can watch a Toronto Blue Jays spring training game, sample the brews at Florida’s oldest craft brewery, visit the renowned Dunedin Fine Arts Center, watch the annual Mardi Gras parade, and participate in the Highland Games (a tribute to Dunedin’s Scottish heritage). Dunedin has received praise as one of the best places to retire and one of the most walkable cities in the country. As if that weren’t enough, the gorgeous, unspoiled beaches of Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island often make lists of best beaches in the U.S. We love this town, and we know you will, too.

If you still don’t believe us, take a look at some of the charm and natural beauty of this city:

Downtown Dunedin

Honeymoon Island

Pinellas Trail

 

Dunedin Restaurant Named One of America’s 100 Most Scenic Restaurants!

Bon Appétit Restaurant announced today that it has been named one of the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016 by OpenTable.

“We are very honored by this acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,” said Thomas Riedl, Bon Appétit’s General Manager. “Our waterfront location has made Bon Appétit Restaurant a favorite dining and wedding destination for Tampa Bay locals and visitors for the last 40 years. We’re thrilled our guests have shared their waterfront fine dining experiences with OpenTable giving us the opportunity to be chosen from of over 20,000 restaurants nationwide. We also want to congratulate Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro in St. Peter Beach, FL and Ophelia’s on the Bay in Sarasota, FL, for being recognized as well.”

For more information about Bon Appétit Restaurant or to make reservations, please visit www.BonAppetitRestaurant.com or call (727) 733-2151.

“As summer travelers explore cities around the nation, we are delighted to shine a light on restaurants that offer the absolute best views along with delicious dining experiences,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.

For more information about all of the restaurants on this list or the selection process, please visit http://www.opentable.com/m/most-scenic-restaurants-2016.

Two Pinellas Towns Named Among Florida’s Most ‘Charming’

When the folks at the website OnlyInYourState.com decided to write about Florida’s most “Beautiful, Charming Small Towns,” they didn’t fail to mention the Tampa Bay area.

Two towns in particular made the list of eight – Tarpon Springs and Dunedin. The list represents the website’s pick of towns that are representative of the “charm of Old Florida.”

“Historic buildings, antique stores, and a gorgeous waterfront make this a perfect vacation spot,” the website noted about Tarpon Springs.

The city seems pleased with the No. 4 plug. It took to its Facebook page to announce its ranking while asking fans to share their favorite photos taken around town.

Nearby Dunedin came in eighth placed on the list. OnlyInYourState pointed to the city’s Scottish roots, its Mardi Gras celebration and Dunedin Brewery as some of the high points that make the town so special.

Writers didn’t elaborate on criteria used in the selections. Apalachicola was named to the No. 1 spot.