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Quaintest Little Beach Town

Places where everyone knows your name and no one locks their doors do exist.  At least in Cedar Key, FL.  We found a real escape from the hustle of the city mixed with beautiful beach sunsets and quite, salty air.  It’s not a very commercialized place, so you won’t find a Walmart, half the restaurants are cash only, and the motels here still use real keys (not those magnetic keycards).

Bring Your Bikes

Most people on the island prefer to walk or bike, and if you bring your bikes, you’ll find it a lot of fun riding around the beach town streets.  We rode our bikes around the whole island – probably the best way to explore the place.

Eat at Holey Moleys

From 7 am – 2 pm Holey Moleys serves some of the best donuts, along with cubans, wraps, and other sandwiches.  Be sure to stop for some gourmet donuts at some point on your trip.

Staying at Cedar Key Inn

You might say we are accustom to certain Hotel standards (maybe a little bit of Hotel Snobs), so staying in an older-style beach motel with an outdoor entrance and a real key (not a keycard) took a little getting use to.  But the fact that the motel is pet-friendly and they were very accommodating made our stay much better.  If you come to Cedar Key, you won’t find a fancy hotel.  Don’t come for the hotel.  Come for the beauty of this quaint little beach town and you will love the area.