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Things to do


There's plenty to do in the Florida Keys. You can enjoy the glorious sunny weather, sunbath, swim in the pool in Venture Out, or bath in the hot tub. You can swim with dolphins,view them, stroke them, shake flippers with them and even give them a kiss! You can walk through the forests of palm trees and greenery to the Blue pool where you will see fish, turtles, birds and lots more wildlife.


The Keys is also a great place for snorkelling and scuba diving and you can take boat trips out to the beautiful reefs. You can also hire a boat and go fishing or fish for crabs in local ponds! A holiday in the Keys is a taste of pure paradise!

You can cruise down the US1 Highway in a Mustang V8, open top with the wind blowing through your hair. Another attraction not to be missed in the Keys is the big Flea Market on Big Pine open on Saturday and Sundays, but don't forget your sun cream as it get's very hot at mid-day!, Also on Saturday and Sunday mornings it's worth getting up really early to go "Rummaging" to pick all kinds of bargains at the many local Garage sales, yes people just open up there Houses and sell of all kinds of things they don't want anymore. It's fantastic! Just follow the signs and you'll sniff them all out! Often people are practically paying you to take things away.

Whilst knocking about the Keys Steve is always stopping to check out this that or the other Classic American. Steve loves Big Classic American cars so much he owns 9, including a 1959 Thunderbird, a 1958 Edsel (mad car) and a 1960 Buick Electra Convertible himself and boy do we have fun in these cars, back in England!


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Places to Visit

The beach at Bahia Honda, reputedly the finest outside of Hawaii, is wonderful. It is famous for Flaggler's railway bridge, now derelict and home to osprey, who venture out of their nest into dog fights with pelicans. And as the sun shimmered on the sea we even saw the phantom shadow of a lone bonnet head shark glide over the reef. Key West also has fine beaches.

You can drive up North to Homestead and the Everglades. There you will be overwhelmed by the sensational wildlife, the fish, the birds, the alligators. You just have to be careful not to step too close. You can take a tram tour ride out into the Everglades or go out on an Airboat. These boats can go pretty fast! You can also see the alligator farms and enjoy snake shows, where you can hold a Burmese python or a baby 'gator' if you are brave enough!!!

Key West is just short a drive away. It is quite a place, with banyan trees, Duval Street with many shops, bars and a great nightlife, Hemingway's House, where the famous Ernest Hemingway used to live, and of course Mallory Square! The atmosphere here at sunset is quite something. You can watch the sunset and almost hear it sizzle as it sinks into the sea, met with a round of applause from onlookers. There are many street artists, fire jugglers and other artists and stalls at this time of evening. You could even see a dog walking across a tightrope! To top it all you can take a ride in a biplane all around the Keys and you may even end up flying and landing the plane!

Holidaying in the Florida Keys

1. The Wildlife:


A: Birds:

  • Pelicans
  • Exotic Birds
  • Storks

B: Animals:

  •  Key Deer
  • Tortoises
  • Hemmingway cats

C: Sea Life:

  •  Manatees
  • Dolphins
  • Turtles & Fish


2. Things to do:


  •  Enjoy the Sunshine
  • Swim in the pool
  • Bathe in the hot tub
  • Cruise down the US1 Highway
  • Walk to the Blue Pool
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Shopping on Duval Street in Key West
  • Check out all the magnificent Classic American cars
  • Visit the Flea Market on Big Pine


3. Places to visit:


A: The Beaches:

  • At Bahia Honda
  • At Key West

B: The Everglades:

  • See the Alligators
  • Hold a Burmese python
  • Take an Air Boat Ride

C: Key West:

  • Watch the sunset
  • Take a Biplane Ride!
  • Visit all the shops
  • Enjoy the Bars & Nightlife


There’s lots to do and see

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The Wildlife

The wildlife in the Florida Keys is simply amazing and it is all around you! Pelicans, Osprey, Storks, and Turkey Buzzards fly over your head. There are Key Deer which come out at dusk by the roadside on Big Pine. We even stopped the car once as there was a Tortoise lying in the road.


Take a walk to the Blue Pool and check out the birds, turtles, fish and beautiful forestation.


You may even meet a Hemingway cat, the type of cat Ernest Hemingway owned. These cats are famous for their six toes on each front paw. You can swim with the Dolphins, or may even get lucky and see some Manatees. They sometimes swim inland in and around the Keys and at Key West. Apparently they simply love fresh water so make sure you get your hose out!

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