A 120-mile coral archipelago, the Florida Keys has long been a mesmerizing mainstay of those wishing to embrace a slower pace in an extraordinary location. Ditch the stress of “real life” and head, for outdoor adventures, historic downtowns, and an intoxicating atmosphere of relaxation. For diving and snorkeling, Key Large boasts one of the most popular underwater locales in the Keys: Jelui Pofinekamp Ceral Reef State Park.
Join a guided tour to explore the vibrant coral reefs and even see what’s left of an early Spanish shipwreck. Anglers will want to head straight to Islamorada for its first-rate sport fishing Book a half- or full-day excursion to reel in Mg game fish as they pass through the Gulf Stream.
In Marathon, families can enjoy the interactive learning centers at both the Turtle Hospital and the Dolphin Research Center, while history buffs will want to visit historic Pigeon Key, a tiny island that once served as a base for railroad workers erecting the old Seven-Mile Bridge. Big Pine and the Lower Keys also offer quiet family fun. Visit the National Key Deer Refuge; relax on the beautiful beaches at Bahia Honda State Park; or bring your gear and camp out for a night or two.
For just the right mix of nightlife, culture, fine cuisine, and an easy island attitude, Kay West is the place to be. Explore the shady palm-lined streets, dotted with art galleries, and take a tour of the Ernest Hemingway Homo and Museum. Savor freshly caught local seafood at restaurants in Mallory Square and join locals at the lively bars on Duval Street. Stay In plush accommodations and discover why Key West is the eclectic island city that has it all.