A Great Family Getaway!
Six of us (three couples) stayed at the Alvah Taylor Home from January 1 to January 8, 2011. We agree with everything that's been written about this place, which has a solid, peaceful, small-town feel to it. The presence of a commercial fish-house two short blocks away keeps it real. Among the activities we enjoyed was a "deep sea" fishing expedition aboard "Captain Jack" which docks a few short blocks away. We caught 15 pounds of Grunt, a small tasty fish, in 50 feet of water 11 miles out in the Gulf (it doesn't get deep very quickly on the west coast), which nourished us baked, grilled and friend for three days (the captain and the mate filet your catch). We're eating more fish now that we're home in frigid Vermont. The Cortez Museum was a gem. Ben Green, a local who became a sociology professor, has written three wonderful studies of the village and its people. Read "Finest Kind" first. And be sure to try Jose's, a Cuban restaurant a short drive east on Cortez Road. They deliver, too.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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