Top Things to Do for Intergenerational Families in Levy County
Traveling with your extended family means creating memories and fun adventures—a time to get away and reconnect with loved ones. Take a break from the daily hustle of life and bring your family along for a getaway to Levy County.
Here’s a look at some ideas to plan your own intergenerational family vacation in Levy County.
Rent a Golf Cart and Start Exploring
Ready to see the sights of Cedar Key at your own pace? Explore Levy County via your rented golf cart from Gulf Kart Company. Located across from the City Park, don’t miss cruising through town with your family. Choose from a two-, four- or six-passenger seat carts to enjoy the scenery and the cool breeze.
Be sure to stop by the Cedar Key Fishing Pier to see the latest catches from local fisherman or grab a fishing pole and give it a try yourself. Forget the car, drive your golf cart out for a bite to eat at one of the area’s local restaurants.From young to old, there’s just something magical about leaving the car behind and finding new adventures together.
Play Disc Golf and Take a Hike
Gather the family for an afternoon outdoors exploring Cedar Key’s Cemetery Point Park. Surrounded by water, this tranquil peninsula is perfect place for fishing. Divide into teams and challenge one another on the park’s eight-hole disc golf course, designated as an official course by the Professional Disc Golf Association. Perfect for beginners young and old, this course is surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife.
When you’re done, enjoy a family picnic under the large oak trees and take a stroll along one of the park’s many hiking trails. Squeeze in a family workout along the park’s Fit Trail, complete with exercise stations.
Looking for the perfect spot to take afamily photo? Gather your loved ones along the park’s boardwalk where you might even catch a glimpse of the local egrets and spoonbills enjoying the area.
Enjoy the Arts at Cedar Key Arts Center
Enjoy the works of local Levy County artists and artist-in-residence at the Cedar Key Arts Center. From watercolor paintings to ceramics and more, the art center’s two galleries feature rotating exhibits throughout the year.
For some hands-on fun during the summer, kids can participate in the Children’s Summer Arts Program with art classes and an end of season art show. Also found at the arts center, guests can explore the boating life surrounding Cedar Key as the Boat Builders club meets weekly restoring and preserving boats used within the local fishing industry. The arts center features ongoing classes and events throughout the year, perfect for families to enjoy a bit of culture during their time in the area. And who knows—you might just find the perfect piece of art to add to your home collection.
For a true Florida adventure, let Capt. Rick LeFiles of Osprey Guides take your family scalloping off the coast of Yankeetown. Guide boats will take you to the right spot to catch these delicacies; typically ready for harvesting in early summertime. Leave all the planning to your guide and spend the day floatingon top of the water with your family ‘hunting’ for scallops, like hunting for Easter eggs—truly a unique Florida experience.
For an added treat, gather around the dinner table with your family and enjoy the day’s catch. Many of the area’s local restaurants will prepare your daily catch for dinner that evening! Catching your own dinner—now, that’s a vacation memory worth celebrating for sure.
Sample Wine at Dakotah Winery
Take the afternoon off from exploring the outdoors and stop by the Dakotah Winery to learn about the vineyards and sample one of its nine wines made in Levy County. Some of the wines are made with local muscadine grapes, the winery’s most popular wines are the Carlos, Blush and Noble—each known for being midrange sweet table wines. Dakotah Winery is also home to a dry chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon—perfect for taking home a keepsake of your family vacation. Little ones can also enjoy sampling the non-alcoholic muscadine juice.
Located near Fanning Springs, the winery is also a popular place for little ones to enjoy the neighboring Koi pond and admire the wood ducks that call the area their home. Be sure to keep an eye out for baby ducklings too. Birding is also popular at the winery as birds migrating from the North make their way through the area each year.
Get Crafty at the Levy County Quilt Museum
As the first quilt museum in the state of Florida, the Levy County Quilt Museum is filled with beautiful craftwork and quilts on display for visitors. Plus, families can shop the museum’s variety of jellies, jams and homemade crafts for the perfect souvenir of their visit to the area. Quilts are also available for purchase.
Enjoy the countryside views from one of the many rocking chairs on the museum’s wrap around porch and let the kids play in the Florida sunshine. Quilters and crafters can enjoy picking up some tips and admiring the quilt blocks on display. For a look into the history of the area, take some time to admire the Levy County quilt, made in 1988, with quilt blocks telling tales about the county.
Join us in Levy County with your family to create lifelong memories with your extended family. From outdoor adventures, time on the water and a look at the local art scene, our area welcomes you to explore and enjoy your time here.
Ready to start planning your extended family vacation to Levy County? Here’s a look at the best places to eat, places to explore and the Levy County calendar of events filled with activities and events perfect for families.