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Places to Stay... Florida Keys & Key West

While planning your vacation or just a quick getaway to the beach enjoy these places to stay.

The Florida Keys...

The locals in Florida Keys & Key West invite you, their guest, to put on your favorite sandals, kick back and enjoy the beauty that Mother Nature has given the southern most tip of Florida.

With average seasonal temperatures of, well, let's just call them dry and wet. Winter brings day after day of short-sleeve weather and clear blue skies. Summer: brief daily showers are short and sweet, providing a nice break from the hot summer sun. Thermometers and overcoats don't get out much in the Florida Keys.

Florida Keys & Key West

Searching for the elusive fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon and fellow Spanish chronicler Antonio de Herrera discovered the Florida Keys in 1513.

Early settlers soon followed to this line of islands and rock inlets, farming pineapple plantations in the Upper Keys. Pineapple farming flourished in the late 1800s, with the Keys providing canned pineapple to most of eastern North America. Later, groves of Key limes became common.

 

The Keys & Key West seem to have thought of everything to make your vacation planning easier. Located on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, mile markers begin at 126, dropping in sequence until you have reached the zero marker in Key West. Awareness of the markers is essential, as most directions being sought while visiting the Keys are just before, or a little after, a mile marker number.

Your southbound 125-mile tropical journey begins in Key Largo, the longest island of the Keys.

The performing arts thrive in Key West. Not only is it home to three theaters offering regular productions, but hosts the highly acclaimed annual theatre festival, showcasing new plays.

The Tennessee Williams theatre is a spectacle of production. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the Key West symphony or tap your feet to the Key West Pops.