Cedar Key Splashes onto Budget Travel’s List of the 10 Coolest Small Towns

By: Lauren Tjaden


It still feels like a ramshackle, old fishing village straight out of Hemingway. ~ Budget Travel

It’s as amazing a six-toed sea turtle winning a sprint!

In 2000 the U.S. Census counted 10,016 cities, 147 communities, one municipality, 4,431 towns, 78 urban areas and 3,770 villages. That's a whopping total of 18,443!

Out of all those places, tiny Cedar Key, (population 896), surfed onto Budget Travel’s List of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2011. How awesome is that?

The small wonder is snuggled on Florida’s gulf coast about 130 miles north of Tampa, boasting a boatload of charm and laid-back activities that include:

  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Exploring the town on foot, bike or in a golf cart
  • Visiting the two museums
  • Scooping up treasures at the local art galleries
  • Chowing down on the best clam chowder that ever pleasured your mouth at Tony's Seafood Restaurant (597 2nd St). For the past three years, it won the Great Chowder Cook-Off in Newport, R.I.!

Check out what else Budget Travel said here.

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