I’ve lost count of how many time I’ve been in Key West and it is because driving the 175 miles to it (about 255km) from Miami, is worth it. About 22 bridges connect Miami and Key West through little islands, keys, tiny pieces of land; all above the ocean. But this trip gets even better if you rent a convertible, a jeep or RV. Florida keys maintain the perfect temperature all year long permitting you to stop in all the places this road offers: restaurants, cafes, bars, beaches, spots for fishing, perfect areas for snorkeling, shops and much more. Below, I will recommend some places to visit or things to do in each key; and don’t forget to enjoy the ride.
You will travel from Miami through the first key, the largest one (33 miles long)
Key Largo : Stop at John Pennekamp State Park for Family Snorkel Tours, canoeing, kayaking, beach access, glass bottom boat, RV camp
Tavernier: Great Marina to book a fishing tour
Islamorada: Visit the Bass Pro Shops and enjoy the restaurants: have a drink at the bar, sit in hammock, enjoy the music and the view, feed the tarpons, sharks or pelicans.
Duck Key (very little): Perfect to swim with dolphins at Duck Key Resort, beach, water park, restaurants, pool, bar.
Marathon Key: Bahia Honda State Park: Beautiful place for almost everything. It is on mile marker 37 and includes an RV campsite, beach access, fishing spots, snorkeling; you can even climb to an old bridge and enjoy the most spectacular sunsets.
Cross the Seven Mile Bridge to Key West (your final destination)
Key West: Before entering Key West there are several RV Camps, once in Key West you won’t find any. Key West has EVERYTHING and more- Duval Street has it all. The best way to spend your days in Key West is by renting a golf car or scooters. Parking is expensive.
Go wild: let the adventurer inside of you out; Florida Keys is the place to do it!!!!!