September 16, 2014
Here in my mid- twenties I find myself in the small town of Dade City, Florida. Right in the middle of all the touristy spots you would probably rather visit. Orlando is one hour in one direction and Tampa is one hour in the other direction. When having asked someone who has grown up in Dade City I am told the city is most know for its Kumquat Festival and the amount of elderly who chose this area to retire. After reading the wiki
article for Dade City I find my Dade City information from my source was basically the same. Now like I said I’m in my mid-twenties, I have a boyfriend and I like to go out, but in a town with little nightlife you have to find the charming parts of it.
In the middle of Downtown Dade City is the courthouse. The stunning architecture and beautiful clock tower reflect the style and feel for the whole downtown area.
Taking a stroll you will come across many small businesses. Boutiques and craft stores and antique shops and cafes and restaurants (oh my). There are so many awesome small shops that I don’t feel bad that there isn’t a nightclub in the middle of town.
On the top of my to-do list is to eat at Kafé Kokopelli. The entire side of the building is covered in vines and it is just visually pleasing to look at. I have found
so many places in this town that I cannot wait to share with you in future posts, but for now I will leave you with the knowledge I have come across.For those times that you find yourself in a small town with nothing to do, just remember there are the charms that make your town yours. Go out and find them. That is certainly what I plan to do!
What are the charms in your home town?
Let me know in the comments below!