Cedar Key Clam Chowder: The Best New England Chowder in Florida

By Janet K. Keeler Seekers come from far and wide to Cedar Key for a taste of the best clam chowder in New England. Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re puzzled, read on. There’s no doubt where it is because the accolades for Tony’s are plastered on the walls, inside and out, of the…

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Levy County, Florida: The Sunshine State, in Bite-Size

By Gary McKechnie Only a handful of Florida counties truly capture the state’s essence that natives know by heart and travelers from around the world long to discover. Levy County, Florida is one of those places. From the Gulf Coast to its eastern border roughly 45 miles away, that Florida essence…

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Old Florida and Fresh Clams in Cedar Key

MAURICE RIVENBARK and SEAN DALY Join Sean Daly as he visits Cedar Key, the clam capital of Florida — or "Clamalot," as it's called. Ninety-five percent of Florida's clams come from this waterfront town an hour west of Gainesville. But this is friendly, small-town Old Florida, too — drop in and…

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Beaches & Adventure Insider: Get a Taste of Old FL in Cedar Key

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…

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Spending the Day at Cedar Key

By Russell Mick About an hour's drive southwest of Gainesville, the tiny enclave of Cedar Key is a quaint, old-fashioned, Old Florida vacation spot — one that offers lovely beaches, productive fishing opportunities and lush natural preserves. It's a place that's short on traffic lights and long on…

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To Know Florida Clams, You Need to Understand Cedar Key Clams

By Michelle Bearden Cedar Key oozes Old Florida charm. And what’s not to like? Surrounded by the Gulf of the Mexico, this Levy County island community (population around 1,000, spiking to 1,300 in the tourist season) is rich in history, funky art galleries and wildlife refuges. People come here…

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Things to do In Cedar Key: Funky Charm, Nature and More

You won't discover it, unless you turn your back on the main road and head west. To get to Cedar Key, follow route 24 until you think you're lost. As brilliant as a Technicolor sunset, a flock of roseate spoonbills take flight just ahead of us, filling the horizon with splashes of fuchsia and…

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A Guide to Cedar Key Island & Steinhatchee

The Cedar Key & Steinhatchee area provides a reprieve from the state’s fast pace with its uninhabited islands and quiet streets off the waterfront. On and around the Cedar Key island area, history moves in reverse. Once a thriving fishing and commercial port where pencils were manufactured from…

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A Cedar Key Shopping Guide

By Jeanette Scott Did you know that Cedar Key was recently named one of the top 10 coolest small cities by BudgetTravel.com? This small town on the west coast of Florida (located approximately 2.5 hours north of Tampa) is mostly know for its clam chowder, fishing and old-world charm. But what are…

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