Florida Keys Forum

Help us choose!

Posted by Michelle Renee on July 08, 2012

My spouse and I are trying to decide which of the Florida Keys to visit in early December. We would like a relatively inexpensive, relaxing, and romantic vacation (without kids). Though we might snorkle, visit a museum or take a tour, we would like to sit on the beach and take leisurely long walks or bike for the majority of the time.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!!


Reply by nik'smomStaff on July 10, 2012

December is a great time to visit the Florida Keys-- with fishing tournaments and holiday activities to attend. IgoUgo hopes you will check out some of our Florida Keys Journals for trip planning ideas.



Happy Travels!
The IgoUgo Team

Reply by BradT2012 on July 30, 2012

I would suggest looking at Sarasota area, I just went on vacation there and had a great time. The beaches are beautiful and lots of activities for you and your spouse to enjoy. I tried Paddle Boarding for the first time when I was down there and absolutely loved it. I went through Suncoast Paddleboard Company but there are several other companies around the area who specialize in tourist attractions in water activities. Also went to the Ringling Museum (that was fun), and an aquatic tour where there was lots to see.

Hope this helps as I have not been to any other area in Florida


Reply by MilwVon on August 14, 2012

Mmmm Sarasota is not exactly close to the Florida Keys.

We enjoyed Thanksgiving 2011 in Key Largo, renting a house for three couples. There was plenty for everyone to do, either together or as couples. My sister's hubby scuba'ed a couple of days . . . my other sister and her hubby did a day trip to Key West . . . and we all enjoyed dinner out on the island as well as the Packers' football game at a local bar. Pennekamp State Park is a nice place for the beach, a picnic and/or taking a snorkel tour. The Everglades are also a nice day-trip option if you're so inclined.

Here is a link to my trip journal w/ reviews (and photos) here on IgoUgo: http://www.igougo.com/journal-j76400-Key_Largo-Thanksgiving_in_the_Keys.html .

Reply by Michelle Renee on August 17, 2012

Thanks so much for the suggestions! Although my husband and I are not fishers, we do hope to catch some holiday festivals.

Sarasota sounds like it could make for a nice day trip if we decide to drive down to the Keys rather than fly! :)

Thanks especially to Milwvon, your travel journal was wonderfully helpful!


Reply by MilwVon on August 18, 2012

Happy to help Michelle. I'm sure you'll find plenty to do and have a great time!

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