"Top Reasons That Key West Should Be At The Top Of Your List For Your Next Vacation!"," With its tropical waters, magical them parks, and the inviting sun, for some people there's no better place! And what better part to visit than the extreme southern tip down in the Florida Keys! This is about as close as you can get in the mainland U. S
and still think that you've passed over into some mysterious and exotic destination.
Now I don't mind the people who are here legally, but it's the illegal aliens that pour across the border and seem to find their way down here that change the outlook on things.
So in that respect, the Florida Keys are a pretty exotic place!
Having said that, the Florida Keys are still one of my favorite destinations to go visit, and it has a tropical flair like no other in the mainland! There is only one road in and one road out, but once you "cross over" you will be able to see the beautiful turquoise waters of the Florida Bay and the beginning of the Caribbean on the southern side of the bridges.
Take your time however, because there is a lot to see and savor on the way! After all, this is a vacation, and you can convert over to "island time" for a while.
The Florida Keys are divided up into 3 different sections, the Upper Keys (which includes the Key Largo area), the Middle Keys (the Islamorada area), and the Lower Keys (which includes Key West and some of the smaller islands).
The Middle Keys are widely known for its charter fishing operations, and Islamorada is known as the "Fishing Capital of the World"! The Lower Keys are known for the many islands and wildlife areas, and is more of a slower pace and relaxing time.
It really is quite a sight, and a fun one at that! This area is just like any tourist town, with a lot of visitors and vendors trying to earn their business.
There is a wide variety of delicious food available in this town, and I urge you to try as many different kinds of food as you can.
Also be sure to get out on the water doing something cool and refreshing, whether it's scuba diving, snorkeling, party catamaran-ing, parasailing, jet skiing, or whatever! Being out on the water just makes the daily stress dissolve from your body, and you'll soon be a new person! That is probably why you are down there in the first place!
One trip that I really believe you need to take is the fast ferry boat to the Dry Tortugas! These islands are really the last bastion of the U. S
southward, and are at the very tip of the Keys.
This fort is so massive that you wonder how far down it sand the island when it was built! They had to import everything by ship and then proceeded to build it brick by brick.
Then later on, it became part of the National Park system, and today it's a National Park of the U.S
It does have a ranger station and gift shop on the island, and a few very basic campsites available for people who would like to camp out with their tents.
One great thing about this is that probably the best snorkeling in the mainland U. S
is right here at the Dry Tortugas! The clarity of the water, the number of tropical fish and their size, all lead to some really great diving.
So plan that vacation soon to the Florida Keys, and enjoy yourself! If you are driving down, remember, that the trip is half the fun!