Florida Keys in Florida comprise of an archipelago consisting of 1700 islands that extend southwest of Florida mainland. The region enjoys a subtropical climate as the island is positioned just above Tropic of Cancer. It is widely claimed that the Keys is the region in the USA mainland to have never experienced a frost. Florida Keys are home to several islands like Big Pine Key, Islamorada, Duck Key, Key West and Marathon. Big Pine Key is home to the Key Deer, a protected species and another popular destination-worthy a visit in the Florida Keys is the Biscayne National Park. Visitors coming in by car can use the US Highway 1 that connects Keys to Miami through the well known Overseas Highway.
Florida Keys is served by two main airports which are Kew West International Airport and Seaplane base in Marathon Key. Seaplane base has been reserved for commuter or private aircrafts coming from Miami. Key West International airport offers regular scheduled flights to more than ten destinations’ such as Miami, Tampa and Atlanta. For those interested in using bus services, Greyhound offers bus services to and fro the Florida Keys with various terminals along the way on Marathon, Key West and Big Pine Key. Ferry services are also available and connect Key West to Fort Myers with most of being large catamarans which accommodate between 20 and 30 passengers. Getting around is easy as the US Highway 1 makes the area easily accessible and tourists can easily reach nearby attractions and establishments.
For enthusiastic tourists, Florida Keys doesn’t have much to see but the destination is still worthy of a visit as well. Most of the people traveling to the Florida Keys do so to visit the beautiful beaches but to be fair enough, there are no attractions in Keys that would warrant this place to be called a prime tourist destination. The few museums available in the Florida Keys are all found in Key West. Nevertheless, make a point of visiting Ernest Hemingway Home Museum, Key West Art and History Museum in Custom House and Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. You will also find some unusual, very large statues at Islamorada due to the area’s history of being an artist colony.
Scuba diving is a very popular activity in the Florida Keys and one of the reasons why most people still visit the area even though there are no exciting attractions. From Key West to Biscayne National Park, you will find very nice reefs, diverse marine life and cool tropical waters. Some of the most visited diving sites are North Dry Rocks, Vandenberg and Spiegel Crove.
Kona Kai Resort has an awesome botanical garden where people go to learn about plants and understand their role in human life development. Most of the local dishes here are mainly seafood and you will find them at some of the most iconic restaurants and caves in the area. All in all, Florida Keys is a relatively attractive destination that you should consider visiting if you have some few minutes to spare during your visit to Florida.