The Florida Keys

       
Escape to the Florida Keys
for your next vacation.

Escape to the Florida Keys, the place to be if you're looking for a vacation in the tropics but want to stay in the United States.  The Florida Keys are considered the American Caribbean and are known for all the same amenities such as world-class sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, sailing, kayaking and eco-tours.

At the southernmost tip of the continental United States, the islands of the Keys run southwest from Biscayne Bay to the Dry Tortugas, spanning around 180 miles. Linked by 42 bridges along the 126-mile US 1, including the breathtaking 7-mile bridge, the

The Florida Keys start with Key Largo, the largest island in the group, and end at Key West. The Gulf side is called "Florida Bay" of which the upper portion is actually part of the Everglades. The Atlantic side is in reality the "Straits of Florida," and where Hawk Channel extends out from the shore to the reef and goes the length of the Keys. Past the reef is the Gulf Stream which is a gorgeous blue and then of course, after that, the Ocean.

Home to the only living coral reefs in America, and plants and animals that are seen nowhere else in the United States, the Keys are a memorable experience. You'll want to explore the underwater sea life that exist in these crystal blue waters and wander through the many national state parks that are throughout the Florida Keys.

Incomparable diving and snorkeling, excellent food and shopping, unforgettable sunsets, first class fishing, music, festivals, all in one of the most laid-back atmospheres you will ever encounter – that's what you will find when you come to the Florida Keys.

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