Your Florida Vacation – Things to Do in the Upper Keys

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Things to do in the Upper Keys in Florida aren’t hard to come by. From Key Largo to Islamorada, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Do you like diving? Snorkeling? Just being out of doors?

Do you prefer attractions? What about shopping?

There are all kinds of things to do in the Upper Keys.

Get Wet!

If you like diving and snorkeling, the Florida Upper Keys is fabulous! One of the premier diving spots in the world is just offshore at the reef in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. You can bring your own boat, or book a spot on one of the many diving and snorkeling tours.

You can even take scuba lessons and get certified!

Swimming is also great in the Upper Keys. The waters, being protected by the offshore reef, tend to be shallow, warm and very calm. Pennekamp has a beach or two, and most of resorts have a private beach as well.

Attractions & Tours

The most famous attraction is Theater of the Sea, in Islamorada. Go to it and discover the reason for its bottomless boats (yes, you read that right).

Some boat tours that are popular include the glass-bottom boats out to the reef, as well as sunset cruises.

Don’t overlook the African Queen — the same one as in the Bogart/Hepburn movie.

Enjoying the Outdoors

Hiking and biking are grand here, especially in the State and National parks of the region. Check out Dagney Johnson Key Largo Hammock for some nice trails.

Like fishing? Islamorada bills itself as the “Fishing Capital of the World”. Blue water, reef and back country trips are available.

What Else?

Shopping can be so very fun in Key Largo, with the eclectic stores and unusual treasures to be found. Not to mention the obligatory sandal and shell shops. Look for the hot pink building with the flamingos, for a rare treat.

There are many more things to do in the Upper Keys, and they aren’t hard to find either. So go to the Florida Upper Keys and enjoy yourself!

write by Jesse LaSon

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