As home to the world's third largest coral barrier reef system, the Florida Keys has some of the best diving. At the Great Florida Reef, you'll get to swim with over 400 species of tropical fish and may spot dolphins, eagle rays, manatees, reef sharks, turtles and even whales. There's also shipwrecks and the Christ of the Abyss to explore.
Located in the heart of Key West’s Old Town, this was the home of the world-renowned author and Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. The property features idyllic manicured gardens, rooms decorated with period furnishings from the 17th and 18th centuries and a museum that celebrates the life of the great writer.
Located on an island in the Lower Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park is where you'll find some of the best beaches in the region. You can unwind on soft white sands fringed with palm trees and cool off with a dip in clear blue waters. Grab your snorkel gear to swim with tropical fish and admire colourful coral gardens.
This state park is home to over 80 protected species of plants and animals and more than 60 miles of nature trails. Many of these trails are paved, perfect for bike rides. On a visit here, look for wildlife like the endangered American crocodile and admire West Indian tropical hardwood hammock – a critical closed forest canopy habitat.
Fort Jefferson is a massive coastal fortress with a history that dates back to 1846. The structure is unfinished, but it's still mightily impressive. The fort appears to rise out of the sea with massive walls, huge windows for gun placements and many tunnels. It's only accessible by boat or seaplane, which makes visiting here an extraordinary experience.