Brunch at Another Broken Egg – (10 – 11:30am)
You may want to have a little lie in today, depending on how late it got last night. Another Broken Egg on Poinsettia Ave is a local favorite and a great brunch tip if you are more of a late riser. Try the lobster and brie omelette, shrimp and grits and bananas foster pancakes if you have room. And if you want to continue your streak from yesterday, order the Captain Morgan spiced rum cold brew coffee for a slightly boozy start to the day.
See The Sights on the ‘Three Bridge Tour’ (11:30am – 2:30pm)
‘The Three Bridge Tour’, as we like to call it, takes you across not one but three bridges in Clearwater Beach (see what we did there?) with loads of fun sights and stops along the way. Here, you get to indulge in some of the best Clearwater Beach has to offer. You won’t find this one on TripAdvisor, guys and gals!
Start by heading over to Clearwater Beach Paddleboard Rental Co. to pick up your bikes after breakfast. They have the best quality cruisers on the beach, and we strongly recommend getting an electric bike for this self-guided excursion. An E-Bike is $80 for the entire day.
All set? Head south on East Shore Drive and cross the Causeway to your first stop:
802 Druid Rd S.
This is one of Tampa Bay’s priciest homes, at a neat $19.75 million. The historic estate was built in 1915 and features nearly 24,000 square feet of living space between its two homes. Fun fact: it is decked out with Versace wallpaper(!) and was as once owned by powerboat racer Hugh Fuller.
Hulk Hogan’s Old Mansion
ormer pro wrestler/actor Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan) and his family, former stars of the VH1 reality TV show “Hogan Knows Best,” lived in this impressive chalet-style Belleair Estate until 2009. (The estate sold in 2012 for $6,200,000.) For the observant, you will have felt Hulk Hogan’s presence around Clearwater Beach in the shape of Hogan’s Beach Shop and Hogan’s Hangout.
This iconic resort hotel dates back more than 120 years, and has welcomed presidents and the rich and famous through its doors. What is so special about this place, is that it was hoisted up on hydraulic dollies in 2016 and moved 320 feet to its current location, where it was completely restored. Today, the Belleview-Biltmore Hotel operates as a boutique hotel and gold club, paying homage to the golden days.
Wild Flower Café
The delightful Wild Flower neighborhood café is tucked away under the oak trees and serves breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch in a casual, yet upscale atmosphere. A great coffee pick-me-up stop!
You can find no less than 14 antique dealers at one address over at Antique Alley. These include Collum Antiques bedecked with Civil War items, weapons, letters, nautical oddities and even a $600 “pill silverer” designed to coat pills with gold or silver powder ––once thought to be medicinal!
Astoria Pastry Shop
The Astoria Pastry Shop bakers start work before the sun rises each day, and the warm, sweet smell of freshly baked European goods often escapes onto the street. It is simply too good to resist, which is why we always stop by for a tasty treat.
William Dean Chocolates
We recommend swinging by William Dean Chocolates next, if you didn’t get that sweet tooth satisfied at the previous stop. They’ve got the tastiest, most beautiful hand-crafted chocolates you will ever see. Their box of assorted chocolates makes a great gift for anyone. Oh, and they can ship it to your home – to avoid them melting while biking.
Next, you’ll head over Belleair Causeway, direction north towards Sand Key. You’ll most likely be starved by now, which is why you’ll love the final stop of the Three Bridge Tour…
Columbia Restaurant Sand Key
The Columbia Restaurant is the oldest restaurant chain in the Tampa Bay area. It was founded in 1905 in Ybor City. Since then, they have opened up six other locations, and this beach location in Sand Key does not disappoint. Be sure to try the authentic Cuban sandwich on homemade Cuban bread and the ‘1905’ salad. Wash it all down with the handmade sangria. *tip add some brandy to the Sangria.
Your tour has come to an end. Head back to drop the bikes and return to your accommodation to freshen up.
Check out Dunedin & Sample some Local Brews (5:30 – 7:30pm)
There is lots of good people-watching and things to see around the marina, and of course we can’t have you visiting our neck of the woods without sampling some of our local brews! The sheer amount of first class micro-breweries calls for its very own itinerary (see From Gulf Coast to Gulp Coast: Local Breweries in and around the Clearwater area for true craft beer aficionados). Woodwright Brewing Company, Dunedin House of Beer and Soggy Bottom are some of our favorites in Dunedin.
Dinner at Crown & Bull (7:30pm – 9pm)
This cool joint has been around for a few decades already and is something of a landmark eatery. It offers a relaxed atmosphere with live music and locally sourced Floridian grub.
After dinner, head over to Strachan’s Ice Cream parlor for some of the BEST ice-cream you’ll ever try. Round off your evening with some nightseeing around Dunedin, or pack up and head back to your hotel after a long day.