Dade City Travel Guide

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    Kumquat Ladies
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    Bottoms Up
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Dade City Things to Do

  • The Kumquat Festival

    The Dade City Kumquat Festival is held every year in the wintertime. Though I missed the last Kumquat Festival, I have been. Basically, it consists of some arts and crafts fairs, a car show, a lot of beauty contests for girls of various ages (Little Junior Miss Kumquat, Little Miss Kumquat, Misses Junior Kumquat, Miss Teen Kumquat, etc.), and a...

  • Withlacoochee River and State Park

    The Withlacoochee River, during dry seasons, is litterally nothing, but when the water level is high enough you can kayak / canoe down it. I didn't really like my canoe trip here - - if you want to canoe head into Tampa and visit Hillsborough River State Park or drive down to Sarasota County and visit Myakka State Park. At Withlacoochee, the most...

  • Golfing at Lake Jovita

    If you're a golf fan, you must stop and play the new course at Lake Jovita. It is a Florida course that feels like North Carolina. It has beautiful rolling hills in an unspoiled atmosphere.It was rated among the top 10 new courses in the United States by Golf Digest.


Dade City Hotels

  • Rainbow Fountain Motel

    16210 US Highway 301, Dade City, Florida, 33523, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Ridge Manor Motel

    5205 Treiman Boulevard, , Dade City, Florida 33523

  • Pasco Motel

    18051 US Highway 301, , Dade City, Florida 33523

Dade City Restaurants

  • The Non-Creepy Parts of Being Southern

    Kokopelli's is a very hip place for being in Dade City. The food is actually good and available in non-deep-fried versions. In fact, I don't think there's one thing on the menu with "country gravy" (that white blubbery stuff that has mystery black spots and runs in the veins of each Dade Citian). Don't get me wrong - it's still what I would call a...

  • A Matter of Taste

    A Matter of Taste is a family owned business with a fun atmosphere in the heart of Historic Down Town Dade City I like the Cuban sandwiches with blackbeans and rice. I know, you can get a Cuban anywhere but these are AMAZING and the atmosphere is really neat

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Dade City Nightlife

  • Dade City's Cleanest Bar

    The Osceola is located inside a big, old house that has been converted. It's got a touch of the haunted vibe to it, but it feels a lot safer than other bars I've been to in Dade City. It's an okay place to hang out, and if you are in Dade City, you'll be looking for something - sweet Jesus, ANYTHING - to do. The drinks are fairly cheap, and there's...

  • Ralph's (San Antonio Liquor...

    Ralph's (San Antonio Liquor Store)The official name is the San Antonio Liquor Store but it is actually a bar that all the locals call Ralph's. It was sold a few years back. The new owners changed nothing except the name, and the town didn't even like that changed- so everyone still calls it Ralph's. Ralph's is the kind of red neck bar you picture...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Dade City Warnings and Dangers

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    We don't take kindly to strangers . . .

    by sarahjayn Written May 31, 2005

    There are some parts of Dade City that are a little too . . . a little too Deliverancey (like, as in the movie Deliverance starring Burt Reynolds) for me. A lot of people in Dade City are a-okay, but when straying outside of the downtown parts, I've had some rough encounters.
    My ex-boyfriend was born and raised here and he even felt uncomfortable in some parts of Dade City. There's nothing - and I mean NOTHING - to see outside of downtown, so I just wouldn't wander too far.

    Uh-oh . . .

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Dade City Favorites

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    See the Azelias blooming in...

    by JuliWarfel Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the Azelias blooming in the spring.

    Fondest memory: Every spring, Dade City is bathed in pink and white as the Azelias, which grow so well, all bloom at once. The town becomes this magical place!

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