By Lauren Tjaden

Cedar Key, a small artist enclave and fishing village on Florida's Gulf Coast southwest of Gainesville, encompasses just 2.1 square miles. Too big for you? Consider that of that, most is water — less than a square mile is solid land. But on that solid land you'll find history, relaxing salt air, some of Florida's best sunsets and more friendly Old Florida character than you'd think possible.


Cedar Key

About an hour's drive southwest of Gainesville, the tiny enclave of Cedar Key is a quaint, old-fashioned, Old Florida vacation spot – one...

Panama City

Panama City is a four-season paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing and kiteboarding are popular activities on...

Ybor City

A richly personable neighborhood of Tampa, Ybor City retains the Cuban, Italian and Spanish influences that remain from its heyday as the hub of...

Panama City Beach

You’ve heard of Panama City Beach, one of the coolest hotspots in northwest Florida. Here’s why it might be just right for you.