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Come experience the Florida Keys by taking a road trip. Visit the upper, middle, and lower keys! We have compiled our version of a perfect Florida Keys road trip.
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I know you will be shocked that Henry Flagler started a railroad that led to the keys but was ruined by a hurricane.
The northernmost and biggest island is Key Largo. Just one hour from the airport! John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a fantastic snorkeling and diving location. Cruise the Africa Queen which the movie was based.
Keys Meads is the only mead distillery in the Keys. Made from Amazing Florida honey.
Be sure to pop into Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen. Known for their license plate decor and world-famous key lime pie.
At mile marker 93, you will find a hidden gem in the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center. Walk the trails and feed the birds.
Islamorada has some amazing roadside photo ops. You can also experience all kinds of deep sea fishing and even lobster. But the best part of this place is Betsy the Lobster at mile marker 86 at The Rain Barrel. Eat at the Lorelei and visit the mermaid! Sunset dining with the freshest fish. They have charters going out all day long. Islamorada Brewing makes a fun place to stop as well.
At mile marker 59, visit the Dolphin Research Center. Dolphin Research Center is a nonprofit research and education facility in the Florida Keys. During your visit, you may see DRC working on various cognition and behavior studies.
Sombrero Beach at mile marker is a great beach to visit that is a local favorite and wheelchair accessible.
The Seven-Mile Bridge is worth the trip with your convertible. Experience a little history and a little Caribbean while cruising the bridge to the lower Keys.
Big Pine Key is one of the least populated areas and is chock full of nature.
Bahia Honda State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Florida. You can also get a day pass and just spend the day. Hang on the beach and see the “gin clear” water.
If you plan just right, you could go to the underwater music festival at Looe Key! You will also experience some of the most incredible diving in the entire state.
Ever wanted to skydive? This is the place! Sky Dive Key West.
Florida Product of the Week
Key Largo Chocolates offer chocolate-dipped potato chips and all the key lime everything!