Secret Island Getaway - Cedar Key

Get away from the high-rise crowds and enjoy that old Florida feeling in a serene setting.

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Tranquil Cedar Key, Florida.Kathy Stuff via Flickr

Nestled in the less developed Big Bend area of the state sits Cedar Key. This rustic Gulf of Mexico fishing village and artists' colony delivers peace and quiet. Bird-watch from a kayak, fish from the town's pier, eat fresh clam chowder made from farm-raised local clams and just kick back at one of the many cozy vacation rentals (you won't find any high-rises here).