Beautiful beaches, sunsets, watersports and year-round sunshine are what make holidays on the Florida Keys a popular choice. The islands of the Florida Keys run South West from the city of Miami, span 110 miles and are connected by bridges and causeways. The first island you come across is Key Largo, which offers some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Keys and its main attraction is the John Penekamp State Park. The next island is Islamorada, known for its world-class sport fishing off the reefs along its shoreline. Marathon marks the midway point of the Keys and is full of relaxing holiday resorts. Big Pine Key and the Lower Florida Keys are as laid back as it gets. Finally there’s Key West with its beautiful beaches and sunsets and its downtown area is the place to dance the night away. For families, the Upper and Lower Keys are the places to head with lots of water sports and activities to enjoy. For couples or groups, head further south to Key West. Holidays in the Florida Keys really do have something for everyone and make an excellent chill-out destination after a time in the state’s theme parks.
Theres so much to do on a Florida Keys holiday, that you wont get bored! You can choose to just chillout on the beach or by the pool during the daytime. Or, for the grownups theres also worldclass fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, boating, sailing, kayaking and ecotours. Ernest Hemmingways home in the heart of Old Town Key West, surrounded by exotic plants and scores of the cats that the writer loved, is also worth a visit. The children will love snorkelling at John Pennekamp State Park, the Turtle Hospital, the Aqua Ranch, and the Dolphin Research Centre.
Florida Keys has just the nightlife to suit your mood. Whether its a quiet drink in a waterfront bar or a lively night dancing until dawn, youll find them both in the Florida Keys. In Key West the place to head is Duval Street with its many bars and clubs
Dining out in the Florida Keys is what holidays are all about, with its unique blend of Caribbean, European, and American cultures and cuisines. Freshly caught fish and seafood, including conch, Key West Pink Shrimp, lobsters and stone crabs, are included on many menus. Of course, you have to try the local dessert KeyLime Pie during your stay.
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