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The African Queen is the original vessel from director John Huston's classic 1951 film by the same name. Photos by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Key Largo: African Queen boat is for Bogart fans

They don’t make movies like “African Queen” any more — and they don’t make boats like the African Queen either. If your dream was to sit where Humphrey Bogart or Katherine Hepburn sat in the classic 1951 movie, then head to Key Largo. Here are the details you need to plan a visit.

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Higgs Beach: African memorial speaks to Key West’s cultural heart

Experts believe Higgs Beach in Key West is the site of the only African refugee cemetery in the United States.

The Historic Long Key Bridge on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail.

Biking the Florida Keys: Overseas Heritage Trail has safe & scenic sections

Everyone wants to bike through the beautiful scenery in the Florida Keys, but the Overseas Heritage Trail isn’t entirely complete or entirely safe. We found four terrific segments, however, that give you a fun day’s ride and a sampling of all the Keys has to offer.

Nick Ziegler takes flight off Curry Hammock.

Curry Hammock State Park is our new go-to campground in the Keys

Curry Hammock is off the well-traveled Overseas Highway, hidden on a small island in the Florida Keys NEAR Marathon. But if you stop and smell the sea breeze, you’ll find excellent camping, kayaking, kiting and a swimming beach safe for the kids.

Oceanside camping at Bahia Honda is highly sought after. This is campsite #64, limited to tents and popup trailers. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Best tent camping in the Florida Keys

While there is no shortage of campgrounds for RV’s in the Keys, it’s another story for tents. We pick the best campgrounds for tents.

Destination Key Largo: Pennekamp State Park

Destination Key Largo: Pennekamp State Park

Snorkel, dive or ride a glass-bottom boat to view the magical coral reefs at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Guide to camping, kayaking, lodging, food and things to do on Key Largo.

Best places to go and things to do on a Florida Keys vacation

Best places to go and things to do on a Florida Keys vacation

For a series of small islands, the Florida Keys pack in a lot. Here’s a vacation-planning resource, a list of Florida Rambler articles highlighting special places to discover and experiences not to be missed in the Keys.

The honky-tonk sign out front proclaims the location as Downtown Card Sound

Alabama Jack’s: The best start to a Florida Keys roadtrip

Alabama Jack’s has been an outpost in the middle of water and mangroves for 50 years. It’s a well-weathered, open-air, waterfront spot known for conch fritters, fresh fish and pure Keys ambiance.

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

This bird rescue center offers an up-close-and-personal wildlife experience that makes a short, fun stop on a Keys trip, especially for families with kids.

Almost in the Keys!

Road food along the Overseas Highway

You won’t go hungry on your road trip through the Florida Keys. There are hundreds or roadside eateries serving fresh local fish and other home-made Cuban-influenced Keys favorites.