Dunedin has been home to the Toronto Blue Jays spring training for over 40 years and in the 2020 season fans will be excited to see the new and improved Dunedin Stadium and Player Development Complex.
The new stadium will have increased capacity and will be able to accommodate 8500 fans, the bathrooms and concessions renovated and some new exciting additions have been added too. A new boardwalk will wrap around the entire outfield with a new 360 degree few of all the excitement. A new Jays shop has been added and a new feature sure to please hot and thirsty fans is a new air conditioned bar along the 3rd base lines. These are just a few of the new features added to the new and improved stadium but there is more. About 10 minutes away from the stadium is the new state of the art Blue Jays Player Development Complex which will be nearly 3 times as big as the original and sure to give the Toronto Blue Jays a competitive edge.
With award wining beaches nearby, a downtown designed for walking and gorgeous sunset views, the city of Dunedin and it’s surrounding area has much to offer Blue Jays’ Fans.
Visitors should make a point to get to Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands to discover and enjoy Florida’s coastal nature at it’s best and with mild winter and spring temperatures, sunbathing on the beach is certainly not out of the question.
The quaint downtown area is lined with unique shops and fabulous places to eat and is a great place to leisurely stroll and spend an afternoon. The downtown area was purposely designed in such a way to create a safe walking environment for shoppers and sightseers alike. If you enjoy walking or biking be sure to make use of the Pinellas trail on your visit, it runs right through the middle of Downtown Dunedin and is a safe and enjoyable designated walking and biking only path through Pinellas County.
The Jolley Trolley is a convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation to nearby communities and attractions and for $5.00 per person you can get an all day unlimited ride pass. Take the Jolley Trolley to the ever so popular Clearwater Beach and while you are there perhaps visit Winter and Hope the resident movies stars that reside at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. A ferry that picks up at the Dunedin Marina and takes you to Clearwater is also available, however you will need to make reservations ahead of time.
No visit to Dunedin is complete without a stop at Marriott’s historic jazz age Fenway Hotel. With a gorgeous waterfront view and vintage inspired suites, the Fenway Hotel was the home to the area’s first Radio Station.
If you are planning an extended stay, there are some nice and affordable waterfront vacation condos available but you will have to make your reservations way ahead of time as they book up fast. If you are lucky enough to plan an extended stay, you will find that Dunedin really is Florida coastal living at it’s best.
Dunedin is located on central Florida’s west coast and is just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and about 25 minutes from ST. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.