The Florida Keys Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Florida Keys Vacation

Being a Conch is a condition of the heart, and foreclosure on the soul. Many throughout the Florida Keys wear that label proudly, yet there's anything but a shared lifestyle here.


The Florida Keys Hotels

Throughout the Keys, the types of accommodations are remarkably varied, from 1950s-style motels to cozy inns to luxurious... read more


The Florida Keys Restaurants

Seafood rules in the Keys, which is full of chef-owned restaurants with not-too-fancy food. Things get more exotic once you... read more


The Florida Keys Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: A perfect introduction to the Florida Keys, this nature reserve offers snorkeling, diving,... Read more

  • Seafood in the Florida Keys

    Fish. It's what's for dinner in the Florida Keys. The Keys' runway between the Gulf of Mexico or Florida Bay, and Atlantic warm waters... Read more

  • Turtle Time

    Five species of threatened and endangered sea turtles frequent the waters of the Florida Keys. The loggerhead, the most common, is named... Read more

  • The Conch Republic

    Beginning in the 1970s, pot smuggling became a source of income for islanders who knew how to dodge detection in the maze of waterways in... Read more

  • Margarita Madness

    Mojitos, martinis, and caipirinhas (sugar-cane liqueur, sugar, and lime juice) may be the popular drinks in Miami's South Beach,... Read more

  • Hemingway Was Here

    In a town where Pulitzer Prize–winning writers are almost as common as coconuts, Ernest Hemingway stands out. Bars and restaurants... Read more


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