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Florida KeysUnited States of America

Swim with dolphins, snorkel over coral reefs, visit Ernest Hemingway’s home or just relax on a beach and enjoy the balmy climate of this beautiful group of islands.

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.

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Top Hotels in Florida Keys

Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
97450 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL
The price is $209 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

This Key Largo resort is on the beach, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Dolphins Plus, and within 6 mi (10 km) of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Laura Quinn Wild ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (662 reviews)

"Great resort. Pool great. Beach great Incredible sunset view on the beach with fire pitt and torch lighting."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
Amara Cay Resort
Amara Cay Resort
3.5 out of 5
80001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL
The price is $149 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bud n' Mary's Dive Center and Indian Key Historic State Park. Hurricane Monument and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (964 reviews)

"Property was very nice and the rooms were very clean and sanitized. We requested a room change on arrival because trees blocked our view of the water. They were very accommodating and we loved the view. The transportation bus was on time and picked us up within 20 minutes to return back. Pool was ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Amara Cay Resort
Islander Resort
Islander Resort
3 out of 5
82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL
The price is $138 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Nestled on the beach, this Islamorada resort is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Florida Keys Brewing Co. and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Theater of the Sea. Hurricane Monument and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (905 reviews)

"Loved this place. We stayed in a "Tropical view" two queen room and it was very spacious and quiet. Absolutely everything in the room appeared to be brand new."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Islander Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Florida Keys

Skipjack Resort Suites & Marina
Skipjack Resort Suites & Marina
3 out of 5
19 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL
The price is $124 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Marathon, this golf aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pretty Joe Rock and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Sombrero Beach. Florida Keys Country Club and Crane ...

4.2/5Very Good! (622 reviews)

"Great service. Place is very clean and quiet. Plenty of free parking."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Skipjack Resort Suites & Marina
Riptide RV Resort
Riptide RV Resort
2 out of 5
97680 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL
The price is $120 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Key Largo, this beach campground is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Bluefin Rock Harbor Marina and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (88 reviews)
Love ❤️ it

"No contact with office people witch is great today’s day !!!! The room was small but SUPER CLEAN I FEEL SAFE."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Riptide RV Resort
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
3 out of 5
40 Kyle Way W, Marathon, FL
The price is $75 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in Marathon, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vaca Key and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Seven Mile Bridge. Pigeon Key Foundation and The Turtle Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (544 reviews)

"Everything good, the people is very nice, I recommend it for the peace and quiet it has"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Captain Pip's at Knight's Key Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Florida Keys

Duval Street
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Duval Street

4.5/5(3,475 reviews)

With a visit to Duval Street, a favorite shopping spot in Key West, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Wander the seaside or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Smathers Beach
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Smathers Beach

4/5(1,151 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(3,182 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(3,095 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.

South Beach
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South Beach

4/5(980 reviews)

Head to the southernmost beach of the continental United States to relax and swim in the waters where famous writer Tennessee Williams once took his daily swim.

Sombrero Beach
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Sombrero Beach

4.5/5(417 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Florida Keys

Key West Express Day Trip from Miami
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Key West Express Day Trip from Miami

$74
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Power Adventure: All-day Watersports
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Power Adventure: All-day Watersports

$169
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Key West Conch Tour Train
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Key West Conch Tour Train

$37
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Key West Afternoon Snorkel With Open Well Bar
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Key West Afternoon Snorkel With Open Well Bar

$48
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Rum & Reggae: Snorkel & Sunset Sail Combo
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Rum & Reggae: Snorkel & Sunset Sail Combo

$48
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
One Day Bike Rental in Key West
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One Day Bike Rental in Key West

$13
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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