Several of our friends recommended we go to Cedar Key. Located on the Gulf coast about 70 miles southwest of Gainesville, the Cedar Keys are a cluster of small islands with the main island a laid back fishing village reminiscent of what they call “old Florida”.
|Island Hotel established in 1859|
With our tummies full, we walked the streets, stopping in a few of the shops. This is an artsy town and the local merchants exhibit and sell works of the area artists. We also stepped into the public library and the Island Hotel to get a peek at the inside of these old buildings.
Cedar Key was much older, more rundown, and more artsy than we expected--all of which made it that much more charming.
|A few of the town cats|
|The end of Highway 40|