Welcome to the island paradise of The Florida Keys. Whether you’re are looking for an action packed vacation destination full of adventure or a relaxing vacation destination of hammocks and cocktails, the Florida Keys is the place.
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, the Florida Keys is a 110 mile chain of islands connected by bridges and causeways. There are 42 bridges that link the Florida Keys. The Keys is home to America’s only living Coral Reef and boasts some of the finest diving and fishing in the world. From the first island of Key Largo to the Last Resort of Key West, Florida Keys promises an adventure packed vacation. Or simply, switch to island time and relax.
The Last Resort
Key West is a colorful little tourist town, well known as the “Last Resort” at the southern tip of the Florida Keys. Only two by four miles, Key West is a small yet very popular island with an eclectic mix of theatres, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and live entertainment.
Famous for its beautiful beaches, Key West offers great fishing, diving and a variety of water sports. Venture into town to explore all that this great town has to offer, from historic sites to a shopper’s paradise. The Island can be toured on the famous Conch Train, a 90 minute journey that loops through the island, with stops to see all the highlights of Key West.
A must see is Duval Street, alive with shops, cafes and bars. Head south to the art district with many Galleries and Museums. 111 Front Street is home to the Harry S. Truman Little White House. For a glimpse at the history of Key West, visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West City Cemetery, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and Audubon House. The town is scattered with interesting architecture, beautiful gardens and courtyards. The Key West nightlife has something for everyone, however for a Key West evening not to be missed, head north to Mallory Square to the nightly Sunset Fest to experience a beautiful Florida Keys sunset to the sounds of local musicians and the magic of local entertainers.
Between Marathon and Key West, you will reach The Lower Keys, an oasis of laid back islands and home to two national wildlife refuges, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Bahia Honda State Park, with one of the top 10 beaches in the US. To the South of Big Pine Key is Looe Key, a coral reef within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, with excellent diving and snorkelling around the reefs and the 210 foot wreck of Adolphus Busch. Looe Key hosts a one of a kind annual underwater music festival.
Key West, a colorful and eclectic vacation destination.