Posts Tagged ‘Cedar Key’

Cedar Key’s 52nd Annual Fine Arts Festival

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Best Fine Arts Logo *Cedar Key’s 52nd Annual Fine Arts Festival ~ April 9th and 10th Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Made America’s Best Arts Fairs Top 50 List! Cedar Key Arts Come and take in the ambiance of Old Florida and enjoy a fun-filled weekend strolling down Historic 2nd Street while admiring the fine art from a select group of incredibly talented artists as they showcase their award-winning fine Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Logo *art such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and so much more. Cedar Key’s beautiful natural setting, outstanding artist amenities, and the friendliness and hospitality of the volunteers make this a favorite destination for both artists and art lovers. The town’s beachfront City Park is filled with music, children’s activities, and food sold by local non-profit organizations.



Cedar Key BnB *

Cedar Key Bed and BreakfastEnjoy a weekend getaway to Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast located in a place where time stands still and allows you to enjoy the unique qualities of a coastal environment. While sitting on the veranda enjoying your favorite beverage relax taking Cedar Key title *in the view of the beautiful gardens and fountain. This quiet island community is nestled among many tiny keys on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  This is where the traditions of Old Florida are still alive and well.  Known as Florida’s Nature Coast.



Winter Bed and Breakfast Inns in Florida

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

dolphinJump2Now that the holidays are over and the extended family has returned to their own abodes, it’s time to relax and enjoy the winter season that is Florida and it’s beautiful weather. With an abundance of activities to choose from and countless gracious Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from around the state that offer hospitality and concierge service to their guests, it’s time for someone to take care of you.

Now that I live in Florida and my favorite time of year here is from November to May when the weather is the perfect temperature for having fun outdoors. You can go to the beach, fish, water ski, drink margaritas, sleep in a hammock, or any other type of outdoor activity you can imagine. There are plenty of music festivals, loads of art festivals or fairs, and it’s the perfect time to canoe, kayak, jet-ski or ride an air boat. Who doesn’t like the feel of a nice breeze on your face while traversing on a body of water with your favorite means of transportation? If you have never experienced an airboat ride, you’re really missing out, it’s exhilarating. Take the time to explore the history and cultural of an area and feast on delicious southern cuisine. As I write this I am sitting on my balcony watching the blue herons play across the water, a lady kayaking, a couple canoeing and teenagers waiting to see who gets to ride the jet ski next, along with neighbors playing on the golf course across the lake. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

The Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns are located throughout Florida from the beaches to the lakes, from the panhandle to the keys, there is a beautiful guest room waiting just for you. When you stay at a Florida Inn it’s like having your own personal concierge to help you navigate activities you want to pursue.

Florida Seafood Festivals Fall 2013

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

chirashi, close upMany communities throughout Florida are home to annual Seafood festivals that celebrate Florida seafood. These family-oriented events have a local flair that is unique to each community. All feature delicious local seafood, and many have live musical performances by local and regional acts, arts and crafts vendors, children’s rides, parades, 5K run/walks, cooking demonstrations, and competitions such as oyster shucking. Florida’s seafood festivals are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.  You will find a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn  located close by.  Plan your fall getaway now.

 October Cedar Key Seafood Festival Cedar Key, Florida October 19-20, 2013 Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast
 October John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival Madeira Beach, Florida October 25-27, 2013 Park Circle B&B.
 November Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola, Florida November 1-2, 2013  Bryant House B&B
Coombs House B&B

Cedar Key, a Cool Small Town

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Cedar Key recently made Budget Travel’s 2011 list of Coolest Small Towns in America. Budget Travel asked its readers to nominate the most interesting towns they knew, and editorial teams took it from there. Cedar Key, Florida was number 8 on the list – a respectable showing for a town of 896 people.

Enjoy a bowl of Tony's clam chowder - a world champion.

One of the reasons Cedar Key caught the attention of the general public is because of Tony’s Seafood Restaurant. Its New England clam chowder has taken first prize at the Newport, Rhode Island Great Chowder Cook-Off for the past three years. While this is undoubtedly a big blow to the egos of chefs across New England, it is cause for celebration in Cedar Key.

Guests of St. Petersburg, Florida Bed and Breakfasts rarely have trouble filling the days. Still, it’s worth adding yet another activity to the itinerary. Take a drive up the coast to Cedar Key for a bowl of clam chowder. Walk around a town that many say feels the way Key West felt three decades ago.

You may find yourself so charmed by the area that you look for a Florida Bed and Breakfast in Cedar Key. The island is close to the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park, two stellar locations to explore by kayak. Work up an appetite, then head to Tony’s for chowder. You are sure to become a fan of this cool, small town.

For the complete list of coolest small towns, please see Budget Travel 10 Coolest Small Towns.

A Quiet Weekend in Cedar Key

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Cedar Key is a tranquil island on the Gulf Coast of Central West Florida. In 2009, Cedar Key received two great honors: it was named the USDA Rural Community for 2009, and was voted the “Best Weekend Getaway” in Florida Monthly Magazine’s Best of Florida competition. Seems like the kind of place you ought to visit, doesn’t it? Cedar Key bed and breakfasts innkeepers are ready to welcome you.
“Key” is derived from the Spanish “Cayo”, meaning small island. Cedar Key is nestled among many such small islands, some of which are uninhabited. Rent a canoe or kayak (or skip the exercise and choose a motorboat) and head out to explore these little treasures. Swimming beaches are scattered here and there on the islands, where picnics can be spread out upon white sands. It’s the perfect activity for a warm, lazy day. (more…)

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