A travel journal
to Florida Keys by AnaMH
Quote: The FLORIDA KEYS are a hundred-mile chain of islands that runs to within ninety miles of Cuba. These 100 miles are loaded with natural area, including the Fla. Reef. The Fla. Keys are truly outdoor-lover's paradise. Let’s explore some of the keys!
While in the Fla. Keys be sure and experience the distinctive cuisine. Many times the best 'native' food will be found served in funky little shacks. Here the food will be fresh, sometimes caught right there, and you’ll always have a great time kicking back and relaxing. A home town favorite is Conch, a rich meaty mollusk, usually served in chowders and fritters. Another 'must' is authentic Key Lime Pie.
Hotel | "Cheeca Lodge"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 4, 2000
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Highway
Florida Keys, Florida 33036
Artist in Paradise Gallery
221 Key Deer Boulevard
Florida Keys, Florida
Attraction | "Fla Keys National Marine Santuary"
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Florida Reef, Floriday Bay and Gulf of Mexico
Florida Keys, Florida 33040
Attraction | "Fantasy Fest in Key West"
1111 Twelfth Street, Suite 211
Key West, Florida 33040
I spent many summers living on the largest of several islands in the Middle Keys, Key Vaca. Here you will find Marathon, the area's large city. Marathon is home to a rare thing in the keys...Beaches! Sombrero Beach has good swimming waters and shaded picnic tables. This beach can be crowded. Key Colony Beach to the north is nicer and quieter.
The Laid-back Key West of years past still exist, it’s just harder to find. A favorite place to kick back is at the waterfront of both the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. If laid-back is not for you, head to downtown Key West. This is the place to have a great time. Look around and you’ll find restaurants, lively bars, live music, rickshaw rides, and lots of shopping.
Every first time visitor to Key West must take a tour on The Conch Train or the Old Town Trolley. This is the best way to get to know the town. There is plenty to see and do in Key West, so give yourself time to explore and discover this wonderful town.
South Florida, Florida