Me relaxing on the swing at our B&BThere’s not actually a lot to do in Cedar Key, but that’s part of the point. The thing to do in Cedar Key is to relax, breathe, and enjoy the moment. One of the things we really liked about this place was that there weren’t any chain restaurants or stores, nor were there any stop lights.
One of the many public art pieces in the downtown area
Since it’s an island there are boating and fishing opportunities, although we didn’t do either of those so I don’t have specific recommendations. Since the island is pretty small, we borrowed some bicycles at the B&B we stayed at and road around the island, which was surprisingly hilly.
If you’re interested in history, you can visit the Cedar Key Museum State Park which is a few miles from downtown (we biked to it) or the Cedar Key Historical Museum, which is right downtown but only open a few hours in the afternoon.
If you’re interested in birds the Cedar Key Museum State Park is a good place to visit, as is Cemetery Point Park. To get to this area, park at the Cedar Key Cemetery at Gulf Blvd. and Paroda Ave. and walk along the 1,200 foot boardwalk that borders the marsh.
View of the Cedar Key downtown area from the second floor porch on the library, which is open to the public during library hours.
If you’re interested in shopping there are some cute art shops in both the dock area and the downtown area, including an artist co-op and a quilt shop.
There is a small beach area. There is other water access, but a lot of it is more rocky than sandy.