The Florida Keys Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Florida Keys Vacation

Your Keys experience begins on your 18-mile drive south on "The Stretch," a portion of U.S. 1 with a specially colored blue median that takes you from Florida City to Key Largo. The real magic begins at mile marker 113, where the Florida Keys Scenic Highway begins. As the only All-American Road in Florida, it is a destination unto itself, one that crosses 42 bridges over water, including the Seven Mile Bridge—with its stunning vistas—and ends in Key West. Look for crocodiles, alligators, and bald eagles along the way.


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. Many restaurants serve cuisine... 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

  • 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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