Ideas for Your Family Vacation in the Florida Keys

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Think of the Florida Keys as a 125-mile island chain of family fun. From beach camping and snorkeling to gentle animal encounters with dolphins and native Key deer, there are so many one-of-a-kind experiences in the Florida Keys that every day can be filled with epic…

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Great Hotels in the Florida Keys

By Kara Franker From Key Largo down to Key West, there’s a variety of hotels to fit every type of traveler. But one thing is for sure: water views abound. Take advice from some of the locals and “splurge on a room with a view,” said Claudia Miller, freelance travel writer for USATODAY’s 10Best.com…

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Florida Keys Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Running parallel to the only living coral reef in the continental United States, the Florida Keys are custom-made for wildlife explorers, with four national wildlife refuges, two ecological reserves, fish hatcheries and miles of kayaking trails. The precarious nature of…

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Great Spots for Snorkeling in the Florida Keys

By Kevin Mims It’s an image commonly associated with the Florida Keys : clear, blue water, schools of brightly colored tropical fish, hard and soft corals, sea turtles, stingrays. There’s a good reason for that: In the waters off the Florida Keys sits the Florida Reef, the third-largest coral…

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Where to Experience Great Scuba Diving in the Florida Keys

By Kevin Mims The waters off the Florida Keys aren’t quite like anywhere else in the world. Consider the numbers: nearly 3,000 square nautical miles of marine sanctuary, home to 6,000 marine species, a shipwreck trail with nine historic wrecks (and, off the trail, an estimated 1,000 shipwrecks…

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Where to Go Camping in the Florida Keys

From primitive plots to fully equipped RV lots, you cn find the Florida Keys camping experience to fulfill your tropical wishlist. The Florida Keys is not a place that you need to persuade people to visit. The name conjures unbelievably blue waters, drinks served in coconuts and postcard-perfect…

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12 Places You Should Visit in the Florida Keys

By Dalia Colón A road trip through the Florida Keys is its own reward: a 113-mile journey across islands with some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous scenery you’ll ever lay eyes on. But amidst the topaz waters, diving pelicans and lush mangroves are a treasure trove of attractions that are…

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Your Keys to Summer

A road trip through the Florida Keys is its own reward: a 113-mile journey across a necklace of islands with some of the most jaw-dropping scenery you’ll ever see. But amidst these topaz waters, diving pelicans and lush mangroves are attractions that are educational, historical or just plain fun…

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Jam Out at the Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival

By Kara Franker Have you ever been to an underwater concert? Here's your chance! Get ready to rock it out in the Florida Keys while you're snorkeling under the sea. Divers and snorkelers can explore the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States while jamming out to a unique…

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Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation

By Bonnie Gross For a series of small islands, the Florida Keys have witnessed more than their share of colorful history – from shipwrecks, hurricanes, pirates, and sunken treasure to vacationing movie stars. It’s where presidents go to fish, where classic movies have been filmed and where the Key…

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