ALL IN A DAY

2017 Travel Guide to Florida - - CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA -

CRYS­TAL RIVER/ CIT­RUS COUNTY

Be­gin your day feel­ing won­der again. Swim with man­a­tees in the amaz­ing springs of Crys­tal River’s Kings Bay. Take the trol­ley to the Three Sis­ters Springs board­walk. It’s like a na­tional park in a sin­gle acre. At the Kings Bay waterfront, dine on seafood fresh from the Gulf of Mex­ico. Af­ter­ward, ex­plore the shops of Her­itage Vil­lage in down­town Crys­tal River. Later, take a sun­set cruise or en­joy the show from Fort Is­land Gulf Beach. For din­ner, re­serve a ta­ble at Vin­tage on 5th, win­ner of Wine Spec­ta­tor’s Award of Ex­cel­lence seven years run­ning.

DUNEDIN

Cy­cle to Hon­ey­moon Is­land, Florida’s most vis­ited state park, to swim, fish and snorkel in the warm Gulf wa­ters. Or pack a pic­nic and ferry over to Caladesi to hike, pad­dle or bask on award-win­ning beaches. Af­ter lunch re­turn to his­toric down­town Dunedin to shop and stroll through waterfront parks. Sam­ple craft beers at the Dunedin Brew­ery. Ad­mire the sun­set and dine on fresh seafood at the Har­bour­side Grill. Dur­ing spring train­ing, cheer for the Toronto Blue Jays at the Florida Auto Ex­change Sta­dium.

ST. PETE/CLEAR­WA­TER

Watch sun­rise at North Shore Park in St. Pete. Grab break­fast at a St. Pete in­die cof­fee house. Walk to the Dalí Mu­seum to view the artist’s largest col­lec­tion of works out­side of Spain. Lunch at Ur­ban Com­fort be­fore head­ing to Clear­wa­ter Beach to soak up the sun and splash in the warm Gulf wa­ters. Stroll along Pier 60. Sip a trop­i­cal cock­tail at Tommy’s Tiki Bar at the Hil­ton Clear­wa­ter Beach. For din­ner with a view, the out­door pa­tio at Frenchy’s Rock­away Grill ends a per­fect day.

TAMPA BAY

Sa­vor fresh guava turnovers and Cuban cof­fee at La Se­gunda Bak­ery in Ybor City be­fore ex­plor­ing Tampa’s eclec­tic Latin Quar­ter, one of Florida’s two his­toric dis­tricts. Visit José Marti Park, the only piece of Amer­i­can soil owned by the peo­ple of Cuba. En­joy paella and san­gria at Columbia Restau­rant, Florida’s old­est din­ing es­tab­lish­ment. Ride the TECO His­toric Street­car Line to the Tampa River­walk and nearby mu­se­ums and at­trac­tions. Or­der cock­tails at Franklin Manor, fol­lowed by a sun­set din­ner at Ulele and a night­cap at Ciro’s Speakeasy and Sup­per Club.

OP­PO­SITE: Sun­set on award-win­ning St. Pete Beach. TOP FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Kayak­ing in Crys­tal River; Shop­ping in Dunedin; Dalí Mu­seum in St. Peters­burg; Ybor City.

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