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Just because it’s almost December doesn’t mean you HAVE to do Christmas stuff all month! In fact, why not get away to where it’s actually warm and sunny! Take a trip to Tampa Bay this December and take a break from the winter wonderland!


That’s right, none other than the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Yuengling Centre in Tampa this December 1!

The Harlem Globetrotters are the perfect combination of incredible basketball and professional showmanship. Watch them showboat on their eternal “rivals,” The Washington Generals, as they dunk, jump, pass and shoot with unmatched skill and flair for performance. The Globetrotters are world famous, and Grand Prairie is lucky to have them – don’t delay! Get your tickets right away!


Brian Setzer is rockabilly royalty. One of the founding members of the Stray Cats, Setzer has been rocking this town for decades now. The Brian Setzer Orchestra combines incredible musicianship with a bouncing rhythm that will have you up and dancing in no time! If you’ve never seen Setzer, you’re really missing out – check him out December 5 at the Ruth Eckhard Hall!


Just like the Wayward Son in their hit song, Kansas are carrying on! These stalwart rock warriors are just as good now as they ever were, touring with incredible hits like “Carry On My Wayward Son,” “Dust in The Wind” and “Point of Know Return.” In many ways the architects of what we call “classic rock,” this is Classic. ROCK. Turn on your radio right now – you’ll probably hear the opening riff of “Carry On“ RIGHT NOW. That’s because it’s GREAT – but not as great as hearing it live. Don’t miss them, December 8 at Ruth Eckhard Hall.

So come to Florida this December! And when you do, book a room at the Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn, a boutique waterfront in the heart of paradise. Not only are we a great hotel at a great price, but we’re also the home of Bon Appetit, the number one rated restaurant in Tampa Bay! Take a break from the holidays – book your room today.

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Are you looking for a last minute vacation to soak up the last bit of sun this fall? Are you a food lover looking for some good eats? Visit Dunedin this fall to try some excellent food and enjoy the beautiful fall Florida weather.


Here are a few of our favourite eats in Dunedin to suit your vacation needs.


Breakfast - Bonnie’s


Looking to eat like a local while you’re in town? We would recommend Bonnie’s for some of the best breakfast and brunch Dunedin has to offer. Bonnie’s will make you feel at home and provide you with charming service. We would recommend one of their delicious omelettes.


Lunch - The Living Room on Main


If you want to try some delicious dining and a twist on some of your favourite classics, The Living Room on Main is the place for you. With delicious classic sandwiches and some fancy fare such as their curried mussels, there is something for everyone on their menu.


Dinner -  Bon Appetit


If you are looking for some of Dunedin’s finest food, Bon Appetit is the perfect location for a romantic dinner. On cooler nights we would recommend getting there at sunset to take advantage of their water view through their giant luxurious windows. If you are there on a warmer night, make sure that you request a table on their outside patio so you can indulge in your waterside dinner. If you are a dessert lover, make sure you try out their key lime pie.


If you are planning to travel to Dunedin to try some of these delicious foods, make sure you stay at the Yacht Habor Inn. This hotel would make a great spot for a family vacation or even a romantic weekend getaway. Find a room that best fits the needs of you and your travelling party at Best Western’s Yacht Habor Inn.


The Howard Allen Events & American Craft Endeavors present the 2nd annual Arts & Crafts festival. This event is fun for all ages and makes for the perfect opportunity to bring back unique souvenirs for loved ones!

Admire and Create

If you’re a fan of fine arts then the Art & Craft festival is the place for you! Not only can you admire fabulous pieces created by local and travelling artist. There will be demonstrations for certain craft projects, along with over 60 retailers to purchase one-of-a-kind souvenirs for your loved ones back home! Local eateries will be on site to fill your stomach with some of the yummiest, local dishes and beverages in the Dunedin area. You’re sure to get inspired with unique creations ranging from sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and mixed media.

Free For Anyone To Enjoy

The Arts & Crafts festival is a celebration of fine arts, so there’s no discrimination if you don’t have the funds to purchase artwork but would still like to indulge in the experience. That’s right! This event is free to attend and is welcome to all ages. The event will be hosted from June 23rd-24th between 10am and 5pm. The festival will be located in Downtown Dunedin on Douglas Ave & Main St.
Best Western Yacht Harbour Inn is a lucky 5 minute drive from Douglas Ave & Main St, where the Art & Craft festival will be hosted this year. Our comfortable, clean suites are a perfect way to relax during your stay in Dunedin. Our friendly staff are more than happy to assist you with any transportation needs you may need to and from the event. We hope you enjoy your stay! 

It may seem weird to think the Canadian baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, trains in all the way down in Florida but considering the heavy snowfall that occurs during crucial training seasons for Baseball. Thus, the team spends some time enjoying all we have to offer here in beautiful Dunedin and you can too!

It’s The Old Ball Game

This training season isn’t just for the players, it’s for the fans too. You can experience the fun of this American classic enjoying great food and drinks as the Toronto Blue Jays take on such competitors as the Tigers, Phillies, Yankees, and even one against Team Canada. Dunedin Stadium fills up quickly, so you don’t want to miss out! For training game day schedules visit the Minor League Baseball website.

Experience The Game Like Never Before In The Acura Luxury Suites

Acura presents Dunedin Stadiums Luxury Suite packages which give a whole new look to Baseball Games. Enjoy a full bar, pool table, and of course, a fantastic view of the game. There’s no seat in the stands that beats looking out onto both teams watching the game unfold. These suites are pricey if you book the entire location, but individual ‘stand alone’ tickets are available for purchase. Of course, if you’re looking for a more affordable option regular tickets range from only $20-$40 per ticket in great seats that would otherwise cost a fortune during the regular season.
Book With Us Today For Close Accommodation To Dunedin Stadium
Best Western Yacht Harbour Inn is lucky to offer close accommodation to Dunedin Stadium for our guests enjoy such fun games! Book with us in one of our comfortable, vibrant suites for your perfect escape to sunny Florida.  

Don’t miss out on the 4th annual St. Petersburg Holiday of the Art. This fun day was so fun the first time around the town of St. Petersburg, Florida has made it tradition.

What to Expect

As stated, this is a festival of the arts to celebrate local and international artisan pieces. Art displays range from paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wearable art, photography, digital art, mixed-media, metal work, wood work and many more. These artists help transform South Straub Park into a unique gallery that sparks holiday joy.  These create perfect holiday gifts so you don’t want to miss out!

Location, Tickets, & More

This event is hosted by Bill Kenney, the Paragon fine arts festival direction, at South Straub Park, Florida. This Holiday of Arts with happen on December 16th-27th, 2017 between 10am and 5pm. There are is no need to purchase tickets as this is a festival of arts; however, food, drink and merchandise will be available to purchase as you please. Find out more at the event webpage.
At Best Western Plus Yacht Harbour Inn we’re a quick 30 minute drive from where this festival is hosted. Let our friendly, helpful staff accommodate you with your travel needs and answer and questions you may have!