Key West Information and Florida Keys Vacation Guide
In addition to vacation accommodation rentals, Islamorada hosts one of the largest fishing charter boat fleets in the world. And don't forget the numerous kayak, ecotours and jet ski rentals. They can provide local information about wher do go and what to see.
What could be better than to spend your days fishing on an Islamorada Charter Boat and then have the chef cook up your catch that evening? Islamorada boasts many fine dining restaurants, some located right on the hotel's property. There are are dozens of Islamorada bars and restaurants that offer spectacular sunset views and are just steps away from an Islamorada world class resort.
Islamorada has many upscale vacation villa rentals that are also very popular. Several are located on their own private Florida Keys island and provide unsurpassed privacy.
Islamorada is both a very beautiful and popular location for weddings! Each year hundreds of couples tie the knot by getting married and going fishing, both in tropical Islamorada.
In spite of Islamorada's reputation for being a playground for upscale Florida tourists, there are still several hotels that cater to young couples and families. Many Islamorada hotels feature activities like parasailing, boat rentals, snorkel trips, in addition to charter boat fishing.
There are more Florida Keys art galleries in Islamorada than any other key in the Florida Keys other than Key West. Many have information about local artists.
In Islamorada, you're either on the water, in the water or near the water.
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Conveniently centered within Marathon is the Marathon International airport. This makes air travel to Marathon a breeze. While Marathon car rentals are available, often times there's no need because there are many cabs available for tourists in Marathon to take you and your family directly to your hotel.
Located near these Marathon accommodations are fantastic family attractions. You can swim with the dolphins, go snorkeling and fishing, scuba dive and even take an aerial sightseeing trip in a biplane or helicopter. The Marathon Chambe of Commerce has more schedule info for these trips.
Marathon has many Florida Keys events throughout the year to choose from. One of the more popular ones is the Seafood Festival. Enjoy unlimited seafood by day and retreat in the evening to yourMarathon resort, motel, villa or cottage or campground by the sea.
Marathon has a little bit of the best of each of the Florida Keys and Key West. Shopping, Arts, Boating, Fishing, Dining, Diving, and Living. With a wide variety of hotel, motel accommodations to choose from in Marathon it's easy to see why it's such a popular family travel destination that feels like the Caribbean.
Be sure to watch the travel video about the Marathon Chamber of Commerce and the many other videos for more tourist info and vacation information! Also, print the many discounts found on coupons associated with each video. And to make getting there easy, there are even driving maps as well.
Home to the endangered Key Deer as well as several other endangered species, Big Pine is a favorite vacation and tourist destination for eco-travel visitors. The Big Pine Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce is an excellant source of eco information and local info.
While there are no large hotels to choose from in the Big Pine and Lower Keys area, there are many "Old Florida" cottages, private homes and campgrounds. Some Big Pine campgrounds are located directly on the beach and offer spectacular sunsets as well as sunrises.
There are vacation camps in Big Pine for children and adults that include Florida Keys reef trips and back country kayaking eco-tours as well as some of the best reef snorkeling in the Florida Keys on Looe Key, which is home to the annual Underwater Music Festival. To help protect the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys, Reef Relief, a grass roots organization provides training and awareness about the fragility of the coral reef. There's even a miniature gold course and a Key West sky diving center! Private fishing charters for back country flats fishing is also very popular in Big Pine and the Lower Keys.
Located several miles off shore in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys is the world famous Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. Accessible only by boat or resort launch, you will discover what appears to be a Tahitian Island transported into the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys. Expect world class cuisine from the chef as well as impeccable service and accommodations from the resort. Small sailboats and kayaks are available for use by guests and cell phone usage is forbidden. No televisions or radios are on the tiny island but there is a daily supply of world newspapers for reader to choose from. The island is dotted with rope hammocks to lounge in by day and then enjoy freshly ironed sheets in your air conditioned bamboo suite by night.
Big Pine also hosts the famous, Bahia Honda State Park. Voted as one of the top ten beaches in the continental The United States, it includes fabulous Florida Keys seaside campgrounds for both tents and RV's that are just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean's water's edge.
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For air travelers, the newly renovated Key West Airport is fantastic. For those visiting from Fort Meyers and Marco Island, Florida, The Key West Express sails daily and provides an ultra-modern high speed catamaran experience.
Contact the Key West Chamber of Commerce for more tourist information and local info.
Key West has a wide varity of travel accommodations. The Key West resorts, hotels and spas feature attention to detail that is second to none. Many vacation properties have been newly renovated and offer extensive creature comforts with resort spas that include massage therapy, steam rooms, gyms, and much, much more. Beautiful swimming pools with swim up bars and beautiful beaches create a tropical experience that rivals the Caribbean. These Key West Hotels also boast wireless internet services, as well high definition cable TV, HDTV, with premium channels.
Every Key West resort hotel has multiple dining facilities to choose from, casual to elegant, continental to waterfront.
The large Key West Hotels also welcome both national and internationl corporate events and meetings. The Key West hotels provide support with in-house audio, video equipment, fax machines, computers, and also have meeting planners to help coordinate off property excursions. These include, Airport Meet and Greet, Catering and Local Dining, Eco Tours and Kayaking, Floral and Decor, Fishing and Tournaments – Deep Sea, Light Tackle, Flats and Fly Fishing, Music and Entertainment, Golf and Instruction and Tournaments, Local Color! – Female Impersonators & Mallory Square Sunset Performers, Photography and Video Services, Key West Tours, Spouse Programs, Watersports, Key West Beaches, Parasailing, Jet Ski’s and All Day Watersports Parties. Info is available at each concierge desk.
Key West also includes many national hotel and motel facilities that cater to family travelers as well as budget minded tourists. These discount hotels feature the standard amenities that you would expect to find in a national chain hotel and many are located just steps from downtown Key West's famous Duval Street. Here you will find Florida Keys attractions like The Hemingway House, Sloppy Joe's Bar, Cowboy Bill's Honky Tonk Saloon and WebCam, Jimmy Buffet's Margaretville, The Key West Aquarium, Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum plus local theaters, exhibits and numerous other Key West attractions.
Key West guest houses are extremely popular with tourists and are plentiful in Key West. Many are authentic antique style "Conch" houses that have been lovingly restored into charming guest accommodations. Tropical suites with kitchens as well private rooms all can be found these Key West guest houses. Some even feature private guest cottages complete with clothing optional outdoor Jacuzzi spas and pools. Some Key West guests houses are skewed toward the gay and lesbian community and feature properties that host gay events and festivals.
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Additionally, Key West welcomes it's travel visitors with inns and bed and breakfast accommodations. Here the Key West locals open their doors to share local cooking and traditional "Conch" style living. Ask the Key West Chamber of Commerce for more informationor, you can check out the local newspaper, The Key West Citizen.
Speaking about real estate, Key West private homes, available to rent on a monthly basis, are nestled in amongst charming restaurants, bistros, bakeries and coffee shops. Many Key West restuarants feature local Cuban cuisine as well as other ethnic dishes. Key West caters to every taste in food, from fine, Florida Keys dining to casual off the sidewalk restaurants. Many are open air and celebrate pet lovers as well as the free range local chickens and roosters that walk the streets and lanes of Key West.
Key West's legendary nightlife begins at its' world famous Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square. Several large Key West hotels surround the waterfront sunset celebration area and you can enjoy all the sights and sounds right from your balcony or terrace. Here sailboat cruises take tourists on sunset sails with complimentary drinks and food. On land, Key West street performers of all types entertain the large nightly Key West crowds with feats of juggling, fire eating, tight rope walking, and unique magic and animal acts.
After the sun goes down over the Florida Guf of Mexica, stroll along the many quaint Key West streets and enjoy the exciting, legendary, Key West nightlife. Bars, live music, restaurants, gift shops, fine jewelry, shopping, drag shows and people watching are just some of the attractions to see and do.
And while you are staying in Key West, be sure to take in one of the annual Florida Keys events and festivals that will surely be going on. See our event calendar for more info. Fantasy Fest, Conch Republic Days, The Parrot Head Convention, The Songwriters Festival, The Cuban American Festival, The Poetry and Literary Festival, The Key West Sailing Regatta, The Offshore Powerboat Races, Sculpture Key West, The Hemingway Days, Womenfest, and many more. Check out the new Hemingway Days event video!
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