There is so much to see in the Florida Keys. Made up of over 800 islands, Florida Keys has numerous stop-over points for adventurous people looking to have fun, including places in Florida. Here are some of the places to include in your bucket list.
Key Largo is found on the northernmost part of Florida Keys. It is 18 miles from Miami on the south. Since it is very close to the mainland it is considered the perfect destination for a weekend getaway by many Floridians as well as road-trippers. The ultimate destination in Key Largo is the John Pennekamp State Park. This coral reef park stretches 70 square miles of the majestic Atlantic Ocean waters. It is the only place in the continental US where you will find the living reef.
In this park, you will get marveled by the beautiful aquatic life and different water sports such as snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving. If you love seafood, make a stop at Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen where you can have delectable cuisines.
When the name the Florida Keys is mentioned, what comes to many people’s minds is white sandy beaches, pristine water, palm trees, and a cool tropical drink. The place to find all this and more is Morada Bay. The whole beach setting is magnificent and you get to take tropical drinks after a hearty meal of their delicious cuisines. Anyone who loves the beach will definitely have a great time at Morada Bay.
Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary
This sanctuary is just a few minutes’ walk from the famous John Pennekamp State Park. If you love watching birds, make a point of stopping by. Tourists do not get charged to access this sanctuary. Instead, you can donate whatever amount you wish. All the donations go to take care of all the wounded birds in that sanctuary. Expect to see owls, hawks, and pelicans among other unique wild birds.
Bahia Honda Key
This is an inhabited island which houses the Bahia Honda State Park. The most of this island is covered by the park with the Florida Keys deepest natural channel being found on the west side of this island. This park boasts of a public beach which is vied as the prettiest in the Keys. If you want a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is your ideal destination. The island has an untouched environment to explore. You can also go diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. If you are more of a land person, consider camping and nature watching while at Bahia Honda Key.
Seven Mile Bridge
Seven Mile Bridge is very famous as is the road used for those traveling to the different Florida Keys. It was constructed by Henry Flagler in the 20th century. However, the bridge was rebuilt in the ‘80s after Henry’s original one became unsafe. You will still be able to see the old bridge standing next to the new one. It gives the locals and tourists alike a perfect view of the alluring sunsets.
You can also opt to go fishing, take a hike, run or simply grab your bike and go riding. You will not only enjoy the great views offered by this bridge but also marvel at the engineering work put to construct the bridge that acts as a rich Florida Keys historical piece.
If you have not visited the Florida Keys yet, make a point to and explore the different things it has to offer.