Things to do in Florida Keys

Andrew Hetherington

The Florida Keys are meant to be experienced alfresco. Unique attractions like the Turtle Hospital teach visitors about the delicate ecology that sur... Read More

The Florida Keys are meant to be experienced alfresco. Unique attractions like the Turtle Hospital teach visitors about the delicate ecology that surrounds the area, and give them a chance to see these amazing animals up close. Public parks are another place where both locals and visitors like to while the days away; if you can add an extra day to your visit, make sure to book a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park for a look at the history of the area.

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  • Bahia Honda State Park in Florida Keys Getty Images
    Bahia Honda State Park

    Between its gorgeous beaches and dazzling sunsets, Bahia Honda State Park offers all of what the Florida Keys are known for in one, 500-acre park. But... Read More

  • Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory in Florida Keys Andrew Hetherington
    Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

    You'll find more than 50 species of butterflies and 20 kinds of exotic birds under the glass dome greenhouse that is the Key West Butterfly & Nature... Read More

  • Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida Keys Getty Images
    Dry Tortugas National Park

    If you've got enough time for a day trip, hop the ferry to the Dry Tortugas National Park; the seven islands, 70 miles west of Key West, are like a trip... Read More

  • The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Florida Keys Courtesy of The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
    Hemingway Home and Museum

    A visit to Ernest Hemingway's tropical hideaway is a Key West must for a reason. To make the most of the experience, it's best to take the official tour... Read More

  • Harry S. Truman’s Little White House in Florida Keys Courtesy of Harry S. Truman’s Little White House
    Harry S. Truman's Little White House

    Key West has a history of welcoming vacationing presidents (Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Carter among them), but Truman made the island city his winter home... Read More

  • History of Diving Museum in Florida Keys Courtesy of History of Diving Museum
    History of Diving Museum

    Deep-sea diving is a way of life in the Keys, so much so that there's an entire museum dedicated to its history. But visitors don't have to have ever... Read More

  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Florida Keys

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    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

    Opened in 1963, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is America's first undersea park—and remains a sight to behold. Within its 70 nautical miles,... Read More

  • Key West Art & Historical Society in Florida Keys Courtesy of Key West Art & Historical Society
    Key West Art & Historical Society

    Overlooking Mallory Square, the Key West Art & Historical Society, located within the circa-1891 Custom House, is one of the Florida Keys' oldest... Read More

  • Red Barn Theatre in Florida Keys Courtesy of Red Barn Theatre
    Red Barn Theatre

    Locally beloved and nationally renowned, this improbably first-rate theater has been a cultural cornerstone in Key West for more than 30 years. Shel... Read More

  • Robbie’s Marina in Florida Keys Courtesy of Robbie’s Marina
    Robbie's Marina

    A popular spot with locals and visitors alike, Robbie's Marina is a boat rental and tour company and the starting point for a number of water-based... Read More

  • The Turtle Hospital in Florida Keys Courtesy of The Turtle Hospital
    The Turtle Hospital

    Though white-sand beaches and all the Key lime pie you can stuff into your suitcase are part of any Florida Keys adventure, the archipelago is also home... Read More

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