Seafood festivals are common in Florida, but Cedar Key Seafood Festival is uncommonly appealing. Not only is Cedar Key historic and charming, it’s also clam capital of America.
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Like Cedar Key itself, the Cedar Key Art Festival is a slice of authentic Old Florida. This historic small town is located on an island on Florida’s Gulf coast, about 60 miles west of Ocala. Its festival attracts serious artists and all the food on festival grounds is made and sold by local non-profits.
As you plan your Florida travels for the lovely fall, winter and spring season, here are seven towns that I’ve found make great bases for exploring. Each puts you in the center of outstanding places to hike, bike, kayak and explore history. Each is surrounded by natural beauty.
It’s a long way from just about anywhere — and that’s part of its appeal. But it’s also a great place to bicycle, kayak, hike, watch sunsets and spot birds. The 1859 hotel, now a charming B&B, is reason enough to go.
Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.
Cedar Key is cool. So says Budget Travel magazine, which announced its 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. The only Florida town among them is this charming island in an out-of-the-way location 60 miles west of Ocala.