"The Travel Slut does the Upper Florida Keys" Top 5 Page for this destination Florida Keys by TheTravelSlut

Florida Keys Travel Guide: 256 reviews and 687 photos

So much to see and so much to do

From swimming with the dolphins to spending a night undersea in a Jules Verne-inspired underwater hotel, the Upper Keys could keep a person busy so that they might never make it to Key West.

No trip to the Keys can be complete without at least getting into the water one time. Whether it be snorkeling, scuba, or swimming, the water is warm in the summer and with the many reefs available, it provides a chance to see underwater marine life similar to that of the Caribbean without leaving the USA.

On land or in water, you can have a great time

There is so much to do here and I have only scratched the surface.

There are many resources also and one of the first things I do in the Keys is to obtain a free copy of either guidebook- Great Locations/Florida Keys (www.GreatLocations.com) or See the Florida Keys (www.see-floridakeys.com).

There is ample information, coupons and maps to help guide you in selecting hotels, food and activities.

Many choices in great places to eat and drink

Eating and drinking seem to be a past time in the Keys. At least that is what I have experienced (and enjoyed).

Between the laid back attitudes and choices available for entertainment and activities, the Keys offer a different look at the Florida lifestyle.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Many things to see, do, eat and drink. Great seafood!
  • Cons:Sometimes people can over-run the Keys
  • In a nutshell:An escape from the "mainland"
  • Last visit to Florida Keys: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Hi very slim Ann! Enjoyed your page, didn't realize you had so many big icons over there, thought Oz was the only place that liked them!

    • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
      Feb 13, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Thanks! The Florida Keys are full of them and Florida has the 'World's Largest" claim to so many things...lol

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Feb 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Some are a bit tacky in Oz, but if they bring in the tourist's, they may as well stay!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I love to see the world's largest lobster! Nice page!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    I bet you can have a good time down there-especially with red hair and all. Great trip it sounds like.

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2009 at 7:07 AM

    Now that sounds like a very relaxing weekend.

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    Oh I do SO wish it was October! Can't wait to get away from our grey skies to some beautiful blue ones! Gillybob greetings

  • kmohandas's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2009 at 5:40 AM

    A superb VT page and tips on an amazing place.

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Need to know dates in Oct. because I have some dates "booked" believe it or not! (Orlando buds are coming to N.C.!) Hope all is well!!!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2009 at 5:47 AM

    Nice page, Ann. Interesting observation about disappearing Florida icons. I remember a time when so many souvenirs had something to do with oranges & orange blossoms no matter where you were in Florida!

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. I am thinking of a long weekend trip here with the man. I bet he would love it.

  • terible22's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2008 at 7:59 AM

    Nice Page, I have lived in Florida for 9 years now and i hate to say i have never been to the Keys! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!!

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