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Our pick: Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key, Florida
Cedar Key, Florida

But despite its out-of-the-way, end-of-the-road status, Cedar Key does draw its share of visitors. Bird-watchers flock to one of the oldest bird and wildlife refuges in the U.S., and those in the know come here for what has to be one of the most impressive can't-miss-restaurants-to-people ratios in the country.

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Top boating states, ranked by total registered recreational boats in 2016, including popular destinations for on-water getaways from DiscoverBoating.com

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Texas
#3
Michigan
#4
Minnesota
#5
North Carolina
#6
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Cedar Key

Cedar Key

But despite its out-of-the-way, end-of-the-road status, Cedar Key does draw its share of visitors. Bird-watchers flock to one of the oldest bird and wildlife refuges in the U.S., and those in the know come here for what has to be one of the most impressive can't-miss-restaurants-to-people ratios in the country.

Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad, CA

Turns out, imagination isn't far from reality. In fact, if you leave the growing populace of San Diego proper and head 30 minutes north, you wind up in a place that captures the classic, pre-21st century SoCal scene: Carlsbad. Not to say it's old-school; it's just dominated by beaches and boating instead of industry and commerce.

Hungry Horse Reservoir

Hungry Horse Reservoir

It could be that vacationers reach this northwest section of Montana with pinpoint focus (Glacier National Park) and ignore the periphery along the route. Or maybe most of the roughly 2 million annual visitors to the park enter from the east side rather than the more-rugged west entrance. A distance of 10 miles, all of it twisty, between the lake and the park might discourage side trips.

Miami, FL

Miami, FL

Few people realize that Miami Beach is, in fact, a barrier island—one of many—that protects mainland Miami from the Atlantic Ocean.

Chesapeake City

Chesapeake City

It's probably safe to say any person cruising between the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware Bay has stopped in Chesapeake City , MD , at one time or another.

Pelican Island

Pelican Island

In the late 1800s America 's wildlife resources were in trouble. Years of unchecked shooting saw the decline of many species...