The Florida Keys Deliver Experiences Unlike Anywhere Else
North American Precis Syndicate
Credit: Bob Care, Florida Keys News Bureau
The Turtle Hospital staff releases a rehabilitated
loggerhead sea turtle in Marathon in the Florida Keys.
(NAPSI)—The most significant worldwide travel trend today is
individuals’ desire for experiential travel.
Gone is the era of ticking destinations off a “bucket list”;
today’s traveler seeks personally transformative encounters with people
and places that bring deeper meaning and lifelong memories to a vacation.
The Florida Keys & Key West abound in unique experiences that can be
found “Only in the Keys” throughout the 125-mile-long island
On a drive down the famed Overseas Highway from Key Largo to Key West
you’ll enjoy the distinctive character of individual islands.
In Key Largo, take a 90-minute canal cruise on the African Queen, the
original vessel from the 1951 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine
Hepburn. A registered national historic site, the boat looks much as it did
on the silver screen.
For a “hook and cook” experience in Islamorada, book a charter
in the Sportfishing Capital of the World for exhilarating offshore, reef or
backcountry fishing—then take your catch to a local restaurant to be
prepared according to a signature local recipe.
Encounter rescued sea turtles during a behind-the-scenes tour of the
planet’s first licensed veterinary hospital for turtles. Located in
Marathon, The Turtle Hospital rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured
turtles and, whenever possible, releases them back into the ocean.
West of Marathon, you’ll drive across the landmark Seven Mile
Bridge, one of the world’s longest segmental bridges and the
centerpiece of the iconic Florida Keys Overseas Highway.
Discover tiny Key deer on Big Pine Key. Endangered Key deer live only in
the Lower Keys and can be spotted grazing during early morning and at dusk. The
9,000-acre National Key Deer Refuge was established in 1957 to protect the
diminutive deer and other indigenous wildlife.
In Key West, explore history with former President Harry Truman and author
Ernest Hemingway. The Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum is
Florida’s only presidential museum. The Ernest Hemingway Home and
Museum is where the writer lived and wrote masterpieces in the 1930s. Be sure
to pet a descendant of Hemingway’s six-toed cat.
Finally, take a selfie just 90 miles from Cuba at Key West’s red,
black and yellow Southernmost Point marker that denotes the southernmost land
mass in the continental United States.
For more information about the Florida Keys & Key West, visit fla-keys.com.
“@thefloridakeys abound in unique
experiences that can be found #OnlyInTheKeys throughout the 125-mile-long
island chain. http://bit.ly/2MJHpV7”
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