Experience the sunsets, seaside, and beaches in Florida Keys!

The Florida Keys is an archipelago that sits just off the south coast of mainland Florida. The islands are only 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Miami. The region is a hot spot for vacationers due to its tropical climate, sandy beaches and coral reef. Popular activities include diving, snorkeling and sunbathing.

You can fly to the Key West International Airport on regularly scheduled commercial flights. Charter and private aircraft are serviced at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport in the city of Marathon, which sits in the centre of the archipeligo, as well as the Summerland Key Airfield further south.

Alternatively, take the Overseas Highway to the island of Key Largo, a journey of one hour's drive from Miami. At Key Largo, you can marvel at the colorful fish and underwater wonders at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and check out the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Botanical State Park.

Spend the afternoon in the region of Islamorada, which comprises several islands. Try your hand at fishing. Swim with dolphins at the Theater of the Sea. Then, meander along hiking paths or learn about the islands’ history at Indian Key Historic State Park.

Keep moving south to the town of Marathon. Attend seafood festivals in the family-orientated region. Relax on Sombrero Beach. Follow some of the trails through the 64 acres (26 hectares) of Crane Point. The Seven Mile Bridge connects Marathon to the southern islands of the Florida Keys. Take part in the annual fun run across the bridge in April.

On the other side of the bridge, explore Big Pine Key’s The Blue Hole, an old limestone quarry filled with fresh water where all types of wildlife congregate. It is part of the National Key Deer Refuge. Backcountry kayak and paddle boarding trips are a famous pastime here.

Complete your tour of the archipelago at Key West, the southernmost point of the Florida Keys. Learn about the history and culture of the area through attractions such as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum where the famous author wrote some of his famous works.

Known for

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Where to stay in Florida Keys

Key West Historic District
Key West featuring a coastal town, general coastal views and a marina

Key West Historic District

Known for Festivals, Bars, Sunsets

4.5/5(3,242 reviews)

Key West Historic District is known for its fantastic nightlife, and with sights like Duval Street and Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Key West.

Old Town
Key West featuring a coastal town, general coastal views and a marina

Old Town

4.5/5(123 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Old Town, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Duval Street are top sights worth seeing.

Downtown
Key West featuring a coastal town, general coastal views and a marina

Downtown

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Duval Street and Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Uptown - Upper Duval
Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory featuring zoo animals, animals and flowers

Uptown - Upper Duval

4.5/5(49 reviews)

While visiting Uptown - Upper Duval, you might make a stop by sights like South Beach and Duval Street.

Sunset Key
You're own private island, just a short water taxi ride to Key West.
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Sunset Key

While there might not be top attractions in Sunset Key, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Mallory Square and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens.

Bahama Village
Jackson Square showing signage and art

Bahama Village

Known for Festivals, Excursions, Sunsets

5/5(30 reviews)

The wineries and historic sites are a few things travelers note about the neighborhood.

Top Hotels in Florida Keys

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lime Tree Bay Resort
Lime Tree Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
68500 Overseas Hwy, Long Key, FL
$109
per night
Oct 21 - Oct 22

Nestled on the beach, this Long Key hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Long Key State Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Fiesta Key. Lower Matecumbe Beach and Anne's Beach ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,351 reviews)

"Great hotel, wonderful location, friendly staff! Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Lime Tree Bay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort
Hawks Cay Resort
4 out of 5
61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Marathon, FL
$167
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25

This Marathon resort is on the beach, 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Curry Hammock State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Long Key State Park and Conch Air (Bi Plane ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,024 reviews)

"the view is beautiful and the service excellent. the room was clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Hawks Cay Resort
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
97000 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
$189
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Nestled on the beach, this Key Largo resort is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Dolphins Plus. John Pennekamp Coral Reef ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (195 reviews)

"Hotel was in a good location. Plenty to do on beach area, lots of water sport equipment available to use at no extra cost. Pool lady was excellent in adult pool. Breakfast was not the best, limited choice."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Baker's Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton

Popular things to do in Florida Keys

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

4.5/5(1,459 reviews)

Meet six-toed cats and watch as the life of one America’s great writers unfolds before your eyes at his former home.

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
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Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

4.5/5(264 reviews)

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Key West. Wander the seaside or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Smathers Beach
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Smathers Beach

4/5(1,003 reviews)

Key West’s popular party beach has an electric atmosphere on the weekends and is a destination for water sports lovers.

Southernmost Point
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Southernmost Point

4.5/5(2,749 reviews)

Snap a memorable photograph from the edge of North America at this monumental landmark.

Mallory Square
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Mallory Square

4.5/5(2,671 reviews)

Arrive at this square at day’s end to find street performers, food carts and one of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States.

Sombrero Beach
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Sombrero Beach

4/5(360 reviews)

Play beach games; go swimming, kayaking or snorkeling; and lounge in the sun at one of Marathon’s most visited beaches.

Top activities in Florida Keys

Key West Champagne Sunset Sail
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Key West Champagne Sunset Sail

$43

Enjoy a beautiful Key West sunset aboard a luxurious catamaran. Relax on deck and sip some cool champagne as you gaze out toward the Key West skyline, spotting historic landmarks framed by the fading hues of twilight.

Commotion on the Ocean Sunset Sail
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Commotion on the Ocean Sunset Sail

$58

Slip toward the sun as it dips below the horizon on a spectacular sailing adventure in Key West. Listen to live music with a Caribbean flair, snack on tasty appetizers along the way, and raise a glass to the day's last light with included beverages like beer, wine, champagne, and margaritas.

Power Adventure: All-day Watersports
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Power Adventure: All-day Watersports

$149

Enjoy 6 hours of exhilarating aquatic activities in the warm waters off Key West. Sail out past the historic harbor, snorkel in the reef, and then—during a 3-hour block of free time—choose from jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, or paddle boarding off a floating barge.

Southernmost Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
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Southernmost Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

$85

Travel off the typical tourist paths to uncover the authentic flavors of Key West. With an in-the-know guide leading the way, dine like a local on samples like fresh seafood and classic Key lime pie while learning about the history of the city and the influence of Caribbean cuisine on its culture.

Rum & Reggae: Snorkel & Sunset Sail Combo
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Rum & Reggae: Snorkel & Sunset Sail Combo

$48

Leave your worries behind and spend the late afternoon snorkeling around the third largest coral reef in the world. Then relax on the sail back with a breathtaking sunset in the distance and a glass of rum punch in your hand.

4 hour Personalized Yacht Charters in Haulover Sandbar, Miami Beach and Miami
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4 hour Personalized Yacht Charters in Haulover Sandbar, Miami Beach and Miami

$150

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154, USA The Haulover Sandbar, sandwiched between the ocean inlet and Sandspur Island (also called Beer Can Island), draws weekend crowds in the hundreds.