The 120-mile string of tropical islands known as the Florida Keys is abundant with activities for people of all ages and interests. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, this popular Florida vacation spot will submerge you in island time and the island lifestyle for the length of your stay.
The Florida Keys are home to prominent destinations such as Key Largo, Marathon, Islamorada, and Key West. Whether you’re a vacationer who likes it action-packed or laid-back, the Keys have you covered. As a capital for sportfishing, boating, scuba diving, and seafood, the Florida Keys is the perfect place to get a taste of tropical Florida.
Islamorada is known as the sportsfishing capital of the world, hosting the largest fishing fleet per square mile in the world. Test your fishing skills on a charter, or just hop aboard and enjoy the ride. If you prefer to actually be among the fish, grab your snorkel gear to get up close and personal. If you’re feeling more adventurous, explore the deeper waters with dive gear to discover famous Florida Keys shipwrecks and breathtaking coral reefs.
There’s just as much to do on land as there is at sea. For the laid-back vacationer local art galleries and museums abound, as well as shops for you to find a unique gift or souvenir. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, then check out the camping and stargazing options available in the Florida Keys. When it’s time to eat, indulge in some of the freshest seafood in Florida. For dessert, treat yourself to some chocolate-dipped key lime pie on a stick.
If nightlife is your thing, then head down to Key West and spend the night at Mallory Square and on Duval Street — the liveliest strip of bars, shops, and cafes in the Keys. Check out the world famous Sloppy Joe’s bar, where novelist Ernest Hemingway was known to hang out. The more sober-minded can get their Hemingway fix from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, but watch out for the six-toed cats!
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