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Escape to Dunedin in the winter!

posted by: Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn on: November 26, 2019


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If you are looking for some sunshine this winter and an escape from the cold, make your way down to Dunedin, Florida to soak up the sun. With plenty of beaches and breathtaking scenery, this is the perfect winter destination for a family vacation or a couple's romantic getaway.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Any great family vacation to Florida must include a visit to one of many aquariums that offer fascinating views into the wonders of the deep sea. If you choose to visit Dunedin and have kids that are fans of marine life, stop by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Explore the underwater lives of dolphins, sea turtles, otters, sharks and more. The aquarium encourages marine life education by providing learning opportunities through field trips, week-long camps, programs, internships, boat and kayak tours, and interactive games. A visit to this top family attraction shows that learning can be fun.
The Sea Turtle Conservation Program is a research initiative through the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that has as its' focus the protection and preservation of endangered and threatened sea turtle species. Help save the turtles by learning more about their habitat and nesting activities. The aquarium also has made other significant advances in their research on manatees, whales, and dolphins.

To cap off your visit make it a point to stop by Winter’s Wonderland where you get to see the aquarium bedecked and illuminated by festive lights and ornaments. View animal habitats adorned with holiday decorations, then catch a show with Scuba Santa and his elves making daring dives into Mavis's Rescue Hideaway.

Caladesi Island State Park

Are you looking for a perfect day at the beach in winter? You definitely can find this and more at Caladesi Island State Park. The beach is a rare untouched oasis along the Gulf Coast with beautiful white sand and crystal blue water as far as the eye can see. Spend a day strolling along the shoreline, walk through nature trails, visit the historic Scharrer Homestead or embark on a kayaking adventure through mangrove forests. This paradise is accessible only by boat or by special ferry but well worth the effort to get here.


If you are planning to visit Dunedin this winter and are looking for premium quality accommodations that fit within your vacation budget, Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn will fulfill all your travel needs. Choose from various attractive room options and be impressed with amenities such as a 40-inch LCD TV, free high-speed Wi-Fi, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, onsite restaurant and more. Book your stay today!