The Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago of tropical islands. They form about 120 miles of the southernmost portion of the country between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. With warm temperatures and sunny weather year round, they Keys are the perfect vacation destination anytime.
Key West is home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world. Adrenaline-seekers will find plenty of water adventures to embark on. Some of the famous water sport activities include scuba diving with living coral, snorkeling among vibrant marine species, and kayaking on calm waters.
For those of you who would rather view the islands from above, go skydiving or parasailing to capture spectacular views. If you would prefer to explore on land, join a bike tour and learn about history or spend the night camping on the beach.
Key West is also home to some of the best beaches in Florida. Many are located on the south side of the island facing the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the top beaches include Smathers Beach (the largest of the Key West beaches), Dog Beach, Higgs Beach, and Rest Beach.