Cedar Key, FL, USA

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Cedar Key, FL, USA

Cedar Key vacation rentals

See another side of Florida in Cedar Key

Located on Florida’s lush Nature Coast, Cedar Key is a calm, colorful island community. Several islands make up the Cedar Keys, which include large areas of wildlife refuge. From the incredible birdwatching and salty ocean waters to diverse marine life, this destination is more than ideal for nature lovers. Among the cute seaside businesses and stilt houses, you can find the town’s local art. If you secure one of the Cedar Key vacation rentals for a week in the spring, you might be lucky enough to see the town’s juried art festival.

Nature adventures in Cedar Key

The best things to do in Cedar Key are those that can be done outside, either on land or water. Hop on a fishing charter and let experienced captains take you to the best spots for catching dinner in the Cedar Keys. You can also rent kayaks and canoes and take a family trip down the crystal blue shoreline. If you want to stay dry, take a hike in the large Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge and see some of the area’s impressive wildlife, which includes mangroves and a wide variety of birds.

The best of Cedar Key art and history

Wondering what to see in Cedar Key beyond the stunning outdoors? Use a stay at one of the Cedar Key vacation rentals as an excuse to see some one-of-a-kind art. Cedar Keys has local art galleries to peruse, and the town hosts the prestigious annual Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival in the Spring. To learn more about this island community’s history, stop by the quaint Historical Society Museum and the Cedar Key Museum State Park. The latter museum has the St. Clair Whitman House, which gives visitors a sense of what life was like in the 1920s.

Warm up in Cedar Key

Cedar Key weather is pleasant for travel all year with an average temperature of just below 70 degrees. The area experiences a humid subtropical climate and slightly warmer temperatures in the summer months. However, the temperatures in July rarely rise far above 90 degrees. Winter temperatures are slightly milder and average in the upper 50s and lower 60. During the Fine Arts Festival, temperatures will most likely be in the 60s. To avoid most of the rain, book your Cedar Key vacation rentals for the spring, fall, or winter.

Cedar Key is a jewel on the Nature Coast

Thanks to the National Wildlife Refuge, Cedar Key is one of the best places to observe the wondrous Nature Coast wildlife. The refuge includes 13 islands in the Gulf of Mexico and was originally created to protect migratory birds. Marine life abounds, and you might just see some dolphins off shore. Fisherman come for all around to take advantage of Cedar Key red fishing. To their delight, the island’s grassy and shallower waters attract huge schools of red fish. If your group is interested in seeing more of Cedar Key’s flora and fauna, head to the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park.