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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
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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.
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“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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