Feel the Groove on the Florida Keys
[su_column size=”2/3″]From the moment you cross the bridge away from the mainland and onto the Keys you’ll notice the change in mood, the reduction in pace. Stretching out into the cool blue waters where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Atlantic, the Florida Keys are a chain of islands, each linked by a series of bridges and causeways along the Ocean Highway.
The drive is an experience of its own, passing through small resorts, fishing ports, marinas and bays as you take in the stunning scenery, the array of wildlife and the deep blue sea to your side. And then, at its Southernmost point, find yourself in the iconic town that is Key West and a chance to kick back and savour the unique vibe in the capital of the Conch Republic.[/su_column]
In the Florida Keys the pace is slow, the music is chilled and the feeling is groovy. A place for sultry nights, sunsets and sandals. And maybe a margarita or two. And if that’s not enough to make you come along, then here’s a few other reasons to make the Keys a part of your next holiday.
Sport Fishing at Islamorada
Whether experienced angler of first-time fisher, Islamorada offers some of the most amazing sport fishing experiences anywhere in the USA. There’s a whole range of different fishing options from which choose including:
- Chartering boats for Deep Sea, big game fishing
- Night-time swordfish experiences
- Tarpon fishing
- Backwater fishing
With hot summers and mild winters, the fishing at Islamorada is a year round activity and a must visit for anyone looking for a classic angling adventure.
Dolphin Research Centre at Marathon
This is a chance to get up close to and learn all about dolphins. The research centre is a working facility on the research, rescue and rehabilitation of dolphins and a wonderful chance to see these beautiful creatures in a natural, sea-based environment. There’s no jumping through hoops here, just a delightful opportunity to see, admire and learn all just why it is that we have such a fascination with these mammals of the sea.
Bahia Honda State Park
Covering 500 acres and boasting one of the best beaches in America, as well as an iconic and impressive bridge, Bahia Honda is well worthy of a stop along the way through the Keys. Quiet and laid-back the beautiful sandy beach kisses up to the azure sea offering a chance to revel in the scenic paradise or to enjoy some spectacular diving and snorkelling.
John Pennenkamp Coral Reef State Park
The first undersea state park in the USA this offers some truly dazzling opportunities for snorkelling, diving and generally revelling in this area of stunning aquatic beauty. Off the coast along Key Largo this is over 150 nautical square miles of coral reef and mangrove swamp which stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean and should be a must visit place for all lovers of sealife and snorkelling.
The Mallory Square Sunset, Key West
Kick back with a beer or cocktail as you watch the sun slowly melt into the sea at the end of another blissful day in the Florida Key paradise. This is where the town gathers at dusk every day. A chance to chill, to sup on a cold one, kick back to the sounds of the live bands as they play their cool tunes as a backdrop to the sun’s natural daily performance.
The Hemmingway House
For literary lovers and cultural tourists then a visit to Hemmingway’s house in Key West should be added to the list of things to do. Come see where this giant of American literature whiled away his days, where he took his inspiration and to where he would retire to write of a morning. Learn about the writer’s life and works as part of the Hemmingway tour and, once you’ve experienced that little treat, there’s always an opportunity to emulate the great man with a little tipple at Sloppy Joe’s along the way.
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