Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” the Florida Keys? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in the Florida Keys?”
It’s a narrow strip of land just off the southern tip of Florida that amounts to a sunny oasis. The Florida Keys has been a getaway for snowbirds and those seeking sun-drenched adventures for a century thanks to its temperate beaches, countless resorts of renown and huge hunks of creamy Key lime pie. Starting with the northernmost community of Key Largo and extending all the way south through Islamorada to Marathon, Duck and the famed Key West, each successive key has a shoreline or beach bar ideal for relaxed vacationers, wild party animals or anyone in between. So make like Flipper (yeah, that was filmed here) and swim on down to unlock all of the Keys has to offer.