The Florida Keys lie between the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. This buoyant string of 120 or so miniature mangrove-fringed tropical islands meanders off the southern tip of Florida, connected by the 113-mile Overseas Highway, a continuation of U.S. Route 1. The highway winds its way across the water from Key Largo to Key West, the southernmost of the islands.
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Nestled along the southern edge of Key West, this resort overlooks more than 1,100 feet of beach, the largest private beach in Key West, reserved exclusively for hotel guests.
On the Florida Keys, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and anything involving a tropical cocktail and a night on the town go with the territory. Flavorful local cuisine includes such island favorites as conch fritters, key lime pie, and stone crab.
Biscayne National Park lies at the northern tip of the Keys. Ninety-five percent of this 172,971-acre park is water, and its lush shores are lined with mangrove forests. Florida Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world, lies to the north.
Visit the enchanted isles from Key Largo to Key West. Explore Biscayne National Park north of the Florida Keys.
Go scuba diving amid clear turquoise seas and brightly colored fish. Feast on some of the best conch and seafood at a roadside and oceanside spot.
Stroll amidst watercolor homes and shops. View the Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West, Florida, at the end of the road.
During the winter, the temperatures remain in the delightful 70s F to 80s. The best time to visit the Florida Keys is from March through May, when crowds are fewer, and the weather is pleasant.