If you are looking for a weekend getaway, Cedar Key is the place to be! Located 50 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida, Cedar Key is a quaint, old-fashioned, Old Florida vacation spot that offers beaches, fishing opportunities, art, and lush natural preserves.
The town of Cedar Key has a population of around 800 people, who live on an island that sits three miles out into the Gulf of Mexico. The only way to get to Cedar Key is via Highway 24 that crosses over the salt marshes and channels on four small, low bridges.
Most of Cedar Key’s shops and restaurants perch above the Gulf of Mexico on stilts and overlook the water. Restaurants in Cedar Key serve up tasty seafood; – the locally caught clams are a must-try. You can enjoy your meal and beverage of choice in an air conditioned environment or outside on the deck facing the beautiful scenery and watch for wild dolphins.
The people here smile, wave, and drive spiffed-up golf carts or bikes. If booking a saltwater fishing charter with your favorite fishing guide, Captain Travis Blucher, isn’t your thing, renting a kayak or paddle board will allow you to explore even more waterways and lush natural preserves in this beautiful island town. Stay at a local condo or Airbnb and enjoy the easy going lifestyle in Cedar Key, Florida.