If you want to savor the flavor of the Florida Keys, spend a little time at a tiki bar. Our favorites profiled here are unpretentious waterfront spots where you’ll get good fresh fish, fried everything and a big serving of Keys atmosphere.
Everyone wants to discover that funky inexpensive spot where locals go. In Key West, that would be Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island, which wins raves for fresh off-the-boat seafood.
7/15/2012 Update: The campground is open for walkins, but you can now make advance reservations for Nov. 1 and beyond. Now is the time to make plans to camp on the beach at Long Key in 2012 or 2013.
Key West doesn’t need much of an excuse to celebrate, so migrate to the Conch Republic this weekend for the annual Lobsterfest celebration.
This isolated cluster of islands 70 miles west of Key West is accessible only by boat or seaplane. But treasures await you, especially if you camp over for a few nights. Yes, you can camp here! Snorkeling and kayaking, too!
The Key West Butterfly Conservatory is the most peaceful place in crazy, clamorous Key West. When you’re ready for a Zen moment, go here. But read these tips first.
The sea turtle, one of the rarer residents of the Florida Keys, isn’t easy to see in the wild. But you can get within arm’s reach of several varieties that frequent the Florida Keys and even toss them some food at the non-profit Turtle Hospital in Marathon.
The Florida Keys railroad built by Henry Flagler is a Florida icon. In January, celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first train in these historic, beautiful spots. Or, participate in a special event, including a 115-mile kayak trip from Key Largo to Key West.