Why do millions of tourists vacation every year
on the tropical island of Key West in the Florida Keys? Key West is as
far south as you can get and still stay safely in the United States mainland. Some
visitors are attracted by the laid-back, come-as-you-are atmosphere.
Other visitors are intrigued by the city's history of pirate tales and
buried treasures. History can be found everywhere on the island, and plenty
of museums line the narrow streets. Some people visit to find inspiration
like author Ernest Hemingway and President Harry Truman did years ago.
Others seek love and companionship in Key West's year-round tropical weather.
And surrounded by water, more daring types come to Key West to snorkel,
fish, and dive on the coral reef just a few miles offshore.
Although Key West
has been called America's only "Caribbean Island" it's charm
and character are one-of-a-kind! You can reach this island by car, bus,
plane or boat! It's connected to the mainland U.S. by over forty bridges!
And what is the most common complaint from those who visit Key West while
vacationing in the Florida Keys? Find
The type of lodging you choose can make or break
your vacation. And the Florida Keys have options in lodging as diverse
and varied as the people and culture that populate these islands. There
are alternatives to staying in a traditional motel or hotel that you may
not know about. Find
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VISIT AN ISLAND
The Florida Keys are a chain of islands over
100 miles long. It's a tropical paradise located at the southernmost point
of the United States. They were formed from a coral reef thousands of
years ago Find out more
The Florida Keys are a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. The nearby
coral reefs host a wide variety of tropical marine life. It's close and
easy to get to, the atmosphere lacks the stress of many dive locations
and there is plenty to do for the entire family besides diving. Find
CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Key West and the Florida Keys are a fisherman's
paradise. Key West is already 100 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean before
you even get in a boat. You are guaranteed to have the best fishing you
will experience anywhere! You
will have the fishing trip of a lifetime enjoying both inshore and offshore
fishing. The flats and reefs give shallow conditions
for bonefish and snapper, but the trophy fish you seek is just a few miles
further where the continental shelf, called the wall, drops off
to depths of hundreds of feet! Here you'll find the "fantasy fish"
you've been dreaming about your whole life. Find
out more next week!
The Best Beach in the Florida Keys
Where is the best beach in the Flordia Keys?
We drove up and down the Florida Keys looking for just the right spot!
We checked them all out. And our five year old son, teen age daughter,
and retired mother-in-law all agree. We'll let you know the best beach
around Key West! Find out more next week!
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