"Come as you are." That is the official quote of the Florida Keys. It's the "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" philosophy. All you need to enjoy the Keys is a laid back attitude and a broad smile.
The Keys are made up of a string of islands that are all attached by bridges along a 126-mile-long highway. Each island has it's own charm. Starting with Key Largo, trailing through "the heart of the Keys"-better known as Marathon Key- and ending at Key West. Each key is very accessible from one to the next. Here are Bluegreen Vacation's favorite things to do in the Florida Keys:
Top 10 Things to Do in The Florida Keys
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- Curry Hammock State Park
The hardwood hammock trees give this charming park its name. The trees provide a wonderful shade as you hike, swim, or set up the BBQ.
- Sloppy Joes
It's one of the most notorious bars on Duval Street in Key West. The patrons start filing in from the breakfast hours onward. At noon the live entertainment kicks off and continues through the night.
- Water Sports Partyboat
Take this large catamaran boat out for a day and experience all of the extreme water sports you can handle! Whether you are into waverunners or banana boat rides, this trip offers it all. This excursion includes free lunch as well!
- Spice Private Spa
There is nothing better than a relaxing spa day while on vacation. Come on, you deserve it! Enjoy a spa treatment in the privacy of your own beach house. The Spice Spa creates its own custom made herbal scrubs, face and body masks.
Red Mangrove Guided Eco Tours takes you to lagoons that can only by visited by paddling to them! Keep an eye out for the wildlife under the massive mangrove trees.
- Swim with the dolphins
The Dolphin Research Center is dedicated to educating people about marine life, especially dolphins and sea lions. Families are welcome to get up close and personal with the dolphins to see just how special these creatures are.
The Keys have the most diverse fish and coral population in the United States. Immersing yourself into the deep blue waters will open your eyes to the wonders of the sea. You will be mesmerized by the schools of fish passing you by, just don't forget to take a breath!
- Stuffed Pig
This restaurant has quite a large breakfast menu. Some fun items you can try are the alligator tail and the lobster benedict. The Stuffed Pig is only open for breakfast and lunch, but is worth waking up early. Don't take our word for it, ask the locals!
- Fat Tuesdays
The home of the frozen daiquiri. Try one or all of the flavors, but don't slurp too fast or you'll be victim to a brain freeze. This bar has a nice outdoor space that is great for a large group.
If you aren't a certified diver, SNUBA is perfect for you. You can get to same depths as a licensed scuba diver. Your oxygen tank lies on the boat above you.