Florida Keys Holidays

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Florida Keys Holidays
Florida Keys

Florida Keys holidays offer a haven for relaxation, laid-back vibes and the odd exhilarating adventure to spice things up. One of the most beautiful, natural, and wildlife-rich places in Florida, you’ll never feel closer to the wonders of the ocean.

The Florida Keys are a haven for water enthusiasts. Snorkelling and diving are must-try activities, exploring the vibrant coral reefs and rich marine life. Highlights to discover are the underwater world of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park or diving down to the wreck of the USS Spiegel Grove. If fishing is your thing, you’ll be in heaven as sport fishing is big news in the Keys. You can also try kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing in the calm waters.

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Experience the Incredible Florida Keys

Made up of a string of islands, the Florida Keys is connected by the iconic Overseas Highway. This scenic road connects the islands, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The Seven Mile Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world, is a highlight of the journey, making the ride between islands a memorable part of your Florida Keys holiday.

Ready to refuel after all your adventures? Indulge in the delicious seafood that the Florida Keys are known for. From fresh conch fritters to key lime pie, the local cuisine reflects the tropical surroundings. Visit charming waterfront restaurants and friendly beachside cafes to savour the flavours of Florida.

Things to do in the Florida Keys

Key Largo

As the northernmost and largest island in the Florida Keys, Key Largo holidays are famous for their beautiful stretches of picture-perfect beaches and exciting water activities. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park offers incredible opportunities for snorkelling and diving, including the Christ of the Abyss underwater statue. Don’t want to get your feet wet? Grab a glass-bottomed boat for ocean views without the water. Key Largo is also a popular destination for fishing and eco-tours through the enchanting mangroves.


Positioned between Key Largo and Marathon, Islamorada is often referred to as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World.” Visitors can indulge in deep-sea fishing charters, snorkelling, and sunset cruises. The Theater of the Sea marine park is the place to be for learning about the local marine life. Dryland activities include a couple of excellent local breweries and a fossilised coral reef, a must during your Florida Keys holiday.


No running required. Marathon is a central island in the Florida Keys with a great selection of things to see and do. To learn more about marine conservation, head to the Turtle Hospital. Sombrero Beach is a serene spot for relaxation and exploring the exotic reefs before heading to the iconic Seven Mile Bridge to continue your Florida adventure.

Key West

Key West is the southernmost point of the continental United States. Known for its charming historic architecture, you’ll love soaking up the atmosphere in lively Duval Street and spotting famous landmarks like the Southernmost Point Buoy. Key West holidays offer a blend of cultural richness and vibrant nightlife. Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a stroll through Mallory Square, and don’t miss the nightly Sunset Celebration.

Dry Tortugas National Park

For a unique and remote adventure, take a seaplane or ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park, a series of 7 small islands beyond Key West. This pristine and isolated area is known for the imposing and equally interesting 19th century Fort Jefferson, and amazing diving and snorkelling opportunities, including the remains of a ship from 1875 and stunning coral reefs. It’s a perfect day trip for those seeking a more secluded island experience.

FAQs on Florida Keys

  • What’s the best time of year to go to the Florida Keys?

    Florida Keys weather between November and April is generally considered the best, with the days being dry and warm enough to enjoy the beach. June to August is off-season, so more affordable, but it gets very hot!

  • What’s the best way to get around the Florida Keys?

    Driving the Overseas Highway is one of the most magical things to do in Florida. Once you’re settled on an island, many places are walkable and there are fun ways to cover the rest of the distance, such as retro trolleys and boats of all shapes and sizes.

  • How long should I spend in the Florida Keys?

    You’ll want to spend at least 5 days in the Florida Keys. Keen water sports enthusiasts might consider extending this to 10 days to take in some of the best fishing and dive sites in Florida.

Staff Tips

  • Adrienne Keogh

    At American Holidays our slogan is ‘Possibilities Unlimited’ and they truly are!
    American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make down to the finest detail. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

    Adrienne KeoghSales and Operations Manager
  • Karen Sheals Hoy
    Active tours are suitable for people of all levels of experience and fitness. Active tours embrace the nature of the explorer and usually include a range of adventurous activities, such as walking and hiking, as well as city sightseeing. Walks, hikes and activities cater to everyone from beginner to expert, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. There will often be a wide variety of options available depending on your interests, budget and ability.
    Karen Sheals HoyManager
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Enjoy a stress free trip with an escorted tour. Let somebody else do the driving as you explore the destination of your dreams. An escorted tour is hassle-free way of exploring several regions with everything taken care of.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner
  • Sarah McCormick

    In America the cities come alive at night! There is always something to see or do so make sure you check out what’s on while you are there and experience the most amazing live shows, fabulous eateries and unique bars and nightclubs.

    Sarah McCormickPersonal Travel Planner
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Why not explore at your own pace? Our self-drive itineraries are designed to give you the security of knowing that your daily accommodation is secured, with the flexibility of travelling at your leisure. Do you prefer hiking and sightseeing along the way? Or is the allure of the open road more your style? The choice is yours! Whatever you choose we will help you plan your ideal itinerary.

    Jennifer MulliganPersonal Travel Planner

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