Florida Travel: The Ultimate Florida Keys Road Trip

Florida Travel: The Ultimate Florida Keys Road Trip



this how to do Florida segment is presented by visit Florida today on the show we head south on the Overseas Highway we take you on the ultimate road trip as we're showing you how to do clubs Florida Keys will travel Southwest on us one stopping in Key Largo a la mirada marathon Big Pine Key and finally key west first up were headed to Key Largo get up close and personal with some amazing marine life at the world-famous John Pennekamp State Park America's first designated underwater sieve reserve snorkeling and scuba tours along with glass-bottom boats give visitors a chance to view this spectacular submerged sanctuary all told there's an entire underwater world that awaits exploration in the Florida Keys you know the number one attraction here in the Florida Keys are its reefs in fact no other reef system in the world has more visitors viewers and watchers and the Florida Keys reef systems and scientists and the Florida Keys are working to maintain coral reefs for future generations an innovative program to nurture and plant farm-raised coral has been developed by key largos call restoration foundation giving hope to reefs around the world the Cole Restoration Foundation invites volunteers with diving experience to plant coral onto struggling reefs this groundbreaking program was developed right here in our Florida Keys welcome to Isla Mirada chartering a boat with an experienced captain is one of the best ways to ensure an unforgettable fishing experience and if you love fishing well welcome to heaven eylem rod and the Upper Keys is considered the sport fishing capital of the world when you're in Isla Murata a must-see is the history diving museum dive equipment for the ages beautifully preserved and displayed to help tell the story of man's quest to conquer the oceans deep one of my favorite things about the history of diving museum the helium bar well we've arrived in marathon a 16 mile group of absolutely spectacular islands here and the Florida Keys the keys are a great place to learn to become certified for scuba diving but if you're not certified there's another way to explore the undersea world take the simplicity of snorkeling and combine it with the experience of breathing underwater and you've got snuba instead of having tanks of air strapped to your back swimmers get their air through long hose is connected to tanks on a pontoon wrap at the surface this is way beyond snorkeling it's basically scuba diving on a leash I'm loving this stupid thing take it in a wide-open spaces of Big Pine Key in the lower case looking around it's clear why they call this the natural Cannes you won't find crowds here or in any of the lower Keys just pristine backcountry filled with beautiful wildlife like great white herons and the tiny key deer the tranquil waters of the lower Florida Keys is an excellent locale for exploring nature by kayak the quiet shallow backwater region of the flats and mangrove forests is largely untraveled unspoiled and teeming with fascinating plant and animal life while kayaking you'll see one of the world's most diverse marine life ecosystems the lower Florida Keys are also known from beautiful laid-back beaches where the snorkeling is amazing in fact sands / beach at the Honda State Park near Big Pine Key as heatedly been voted one of America's best beaches well we were on the world-famous Duval Street which means one thing we're in Key West and believe me this place is a carnival the sights and sounds if you're looking for a getaway this exotic and unique that look no more the u.s. is full of character and characters take a stroll down the world-famous Duvall Street you'll find restaurants bars and art galleries this is a city where chickens roam and poets run free and at dusk everyone gathers for the sunset celebration mostly known for fishing watersports and it's gorgeous historic sights Key West is also known for its spectacular wreck diving while some wrecks fell to bad weather or poor navigation others were sunken purposely to create artificial reefs for the past 30 years Florida has developed one of the largest artificial reef programs in the world some of them lie along the Florida Keys shipwreck heritage trail stretching from Key Largo all the way to Key West divers in the keys can find everything from 18th century Spanish shipwreck sites to the wrecks of modern military ships in the Florida Keys artists and artisans are as plentiful as palm trees and key lime pie the keys colorful heritage of art and culture has attracted writers artists and musicians and performers from all over the world acrylic on coconut only in the Florida Keys Oh Key West is kept alive through a large collection museums including the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum which showcases one of the greatest sunken treasures ever discovered the famous shipwreck of the Autopia the ruby red high-heeled shoe that drops at midnight on New Year's Eve from Bourbon Street Pub onto Wall Street kicks off a year of non-stop celebrations from seafood festivals to street parties to music festivals and art shows the ongoing festivals capture the bohemian spirit that define the Florida Keys this with an unforgettable journey really we've only scratched the surface of all the amazing adventures waiting to be discovered right here in the Florida Keys there's how to do flirt a segment was presented by visit Florida

20 thoughts on “Florida Travel: The Ultimate Florida Keys Road Trip

  1. Jupiter Florida on the East Coast just above west palm beach is probably the nicest waters on the East Coast try to check out the lighthouse area it’s beautiful hung out there every weekend for years kayaking around enjoying Florida

  2. Key West is dirty. We were just there last week and my husband found a roach clip on Higgs Beach. Don't try to oversell these people on the reality of a party town like Key West.

  3. Beautiful. I've always been fascinated by the Florida Keys. This seems like a million miles away from my life right now. 🙁 Maybe some day.

  4. The Florida Keys had to be the most boring unpleasant place I’ve ever visited in Florida
    I’ve lived in Florida for 51 years and I can tell you if you’ve never been to the keys unless you like to drink all day long it’s pretty boring
    There’s really nothing else to do besides lay in the sun scuba dive or fish
    I was very disappointed when I visited the Florida Keys

  5. Been to the Keys (along with Miami and other South FL places) two years ago and can't wait to go back. Sadly I live far away across the pond (Spain), but I need to to back at least once again no matter what.

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