"marathon florida" Top 5 Page for this destination Marathon by doug48
Marathon Travel Guide: 192 reviews and 397 photos
the town of marathon is located on vaca key in the middle keys. the name of the town dates back to the construction of the overseas railroad. construction workers worked day and night on the railroad bridges and complained that the project was becoming a "marathon". marathon is best known for it's off shore and back country salt water fishing. depending on the time of the year off shore you can catch marlin, saiifish, dolphin, tuna, and sharks. the reef is just 5 miles off shore offers excellent yellow tail snapper and grouper fishing. the florida bay side of marathon has excellent tarpon, permit, and bonefish fishing. for those interested in scuba diving and snorkeling sombrero reef is an excellent diving spot. marathon is not as upscale as nearby islamorada and is less expensive. marathon has much to offer the tourist. marathon has a number of moderately priced hotels and restaurants, a beautiful beach, a small state park, and the crane point museum. for tourists on a budget marathon is a very good value in the middle keys.
located on crawl key this small state park is on the ocean just east of marathon. the park offers swimming and picnic... more travel advice
the crane point museum is a very interesting place to visit when in marathon. crane point originally was a 32 acre plot... more travel advice
doug48's Related Pages
Marathon Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Vaca Key and Boot Key Harbor"
- "marathon florida"
- "Marathon Florida"
- "Welcome to Marathon Key, Florida"
- "Home away from home"
- "Marathon and Keys"
- "One of the many keys"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Marathon
- Hotels in Marathon
- Transportation in Marathon
- Nightlife in Marathon
- Restaurants in Marathon
- Shopping in Marathon
- Warnings and Dangers in Marathon
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Marathon
- 18 Reviews
- 19 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 0 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (303)
Have you been to Marathon?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Marathon
Photos in MarathonSee All Photos (19)
Top 10 Pages
- Prague Intro, 125 reviews, 178 photos, 6 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination New Orleans Intro, 104 reviews, 159 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Orlando Intro, 97 reviews, 114 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Las Vegas Intro, 98 reviews, 100 photos
- Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park Intro, 47 reviews, 136 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Key West Intro, 86 reviews, 91 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Washington D.C. Intro, 70 reviews, 82 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Richmond Intro, 49 reviews, 81 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Antietam Intro, 38 reviews, 84 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Wilmington Intro, 39 reviews, 66 photos, 2 travelogues