The Florida Keys Vacations

"It's different down here," could well be the Keys' official motto; they're as different from the rest of Florida state as Florida is from the rest of the U.S. The Keys seem almost misplaced, as if they belong in the southern bayous of Louisiana: they love Jimmy Buffet, Bahamanian calypsos, and the tolerant, accepting ethos, "One Human Family." ... Read more
Mangroves and sandbars are the landscape; vivid, technicolor sunsets are the backdrop. Life is a never-ending party, retirement is permanent, and the people are happy go-lucky Bohemian islanders with an appreciation of the finer things in life.
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The Florida Keys places to stay and top hotels

The Florida Keys things to do and experiences

  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
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  • Mallory Square
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  • Southernmost Point
    8.7130 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
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  • Bahia Honda State Park
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The Florida Keys

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Hurricane season (June - October) is not only wet, but also hot and muggy, so this is not the best time to visit. High season gets going as the weather in the rest of the country starts to tank, and lasts ... Read more
through early March. Expect to pay a pretty penny for hotels and fight for restaurant reservations while you battle the other mainlanders for space on sunny, 75 degree (24C) beaches. Spring is beautiful and while the temperatures creep up, the hotel prices let up, creating a perfect time to experience the Keys’ quirky vibe and Caribbean bliss -- without fear of losing a limb.

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The Florida Keys reviews & trip reports

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

The Florida Keys are the end of US Route 1 and is the most southern point in the Continental US. Disability access is rough, but more than 50% of business are accessible. Disability parking is available in some areas. Yes their are live chicken roaming around the area. You can spend at least two days to get a good idea of visiting the area.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

love this place, can't believe how great this place is, it's unbelievably great.

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Miami Beach, Florida, USA

I had the opportunity to spend a day on the Keys On board of an amazing yacht rented from Sailo with a captain included. We explore crystal waters, diving, snorkeling and sailing around. It was a really amazing experience that you definitly need to consider if you want to explore Miami in a different way!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Great scuba/snorkling and some of the best beaches in the world. I used to live in Miami and coming down to the keys was a weekly tradition. You really can't go wrong on Key Largo or Key West!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

I lived In Miami Beach and I like to travel to Key West ones a week was wonderful for a pick nick I miss there

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Groningen, Netherlands

We visited the Florida Keys on a roundtrip in Florida. We stayed one night in Key West and one night in Key Largo. You can see a lot in this short period, but (if you have the time) I should recommend to stay one more night in Key West and one more night in Key Largo.

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Fremantle, Australia

There's just something about the Florida Keys. There may be kitschy elements to the place but that's far outdone by the stunning natural beauty, the laid-back local attitude and all the wonderful hidden treasures the region has to offer. Whether looking for wildlife, fishing, gastronomic explorations, investigating history, or fun nightlife is your thing, there is a place for it in the keys.

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Telford

We drove through the Keys on the way to stay at Key West. It's pretty in place, but also a long drive after the 6 or 7th bridge it gets boring. I would advise to fly down if you can.

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East Atlanta, Georgia

I have to go back this summer..i had the cancel my snorkel and my partner her dive because the weather was nasty.

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Alpena, Michigan

Great Place to drink a cocktail or two and people watch. Lots of fun!! And be sure to check out Mallory Square and Sloppy Joes

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