The Florida Keys – also known as the island of the keys – consists of many islands that extend from the southeastern part of Florida. This island used to be inhabited by the Calusa and Tequesta – Native American tribes – in the early days.
The Florida Keys is home to the only coral reef in the United States and serves as a great tropical destination, fishing ground and a nice view of palm-lined stretches of sand.
Your visit to the Florida Keys can be as relaxing or action-packed as you want. As an adventure-seeker, you can test your fishing skills, get close and personal with sea creatures or go for a dive to explore a famous shipwreck.
When to Visit.
You can visit in April, May or November – there’s lesser rain and the weather’s reliable – or early December if you need more time and space to stroll, fewer crowds and nice treats.
How to Get There.
There are direct flights available from many cities in the United States to the Key West International Airport. This airport has many road transportation options, from shuttle services to car rentals. You’ll find getting around Key West to be quite easy and fun too.
There are B&B and boutique accommodation options available to spoil you. You’ll find out that the best accommodations in the Florida Keys separate you from all of the noise, allowing you to take in the region in its natural state. For example, the Little Palm Island Resort & Spa can be accessed via boat or seaplane and is an excellent choice if you love your privacy or desire a romantic getaway.
Since the Florida Keys are surrounded by ocean views everywhere you turn, it makes a lot of sense that the top restaurants you’ll find here would lean greatly toward seafood delicacies. For example, Latitudes will offer you the breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico while Blue Heaven in Key West is a top choice for shrimp melt.
For moving around, you can make use of different transport options from seaplanes, boats, ferries, shuttle services to car rentals.
You can pay a visit to the local art galleries and museums, shop for only-in-the-Keys gifts, hang out with the locals or on a hammock. You’ll find unique attractions like the Turtle Hospital –where you can learn about the region’s ecology and see the amazing animals up-close. The public parks are great for whiling away time. If you’re a history lover, book a trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park.