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Road-tripping in the Florida Keys

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There are few drives in the USA more tropical than the drive from Miami to Key West. Here are some of my highlights from past visits including things to do, places to stay and meals you shouldn't miss!
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2 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Fury offers several water sports packages for the Keys. I chose the parasailing, jet skiing, and snorkeling package. For about four hours I was in the waters about a mile or two off Key West crashing waves on a jet ski and holding on for my life...
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5114 Overseas Hwy, Key West, FL 33040, USA
There's no better way to explore the sea life-rich mangroves around Key West than on a tour with Lazy Dog. My knowledgeable guide taught our group all about non-stinging indigenous jellyfish, colorful sponges, manatee and turtle grass conservation...
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400 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West is billed as "the Home of the Sunset," which means every time the sun sinks below the horizon, it’s time for a party. Since the 1960s, Mallory Square’s dock has been hosting this nightly celebration, which begins two hours...

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81801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
Cheeca Lodge manages to be upscale and relaxed at the same time. This duality is perhaps best embodied in Cheeca’s flagship restaurant Atlantic’s Edge, which offers a refreshed take on island cuisine (like the roasted red snapper with...
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97860 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA
Built in the 1930s as a conch house, Ballyhoo's is open today as a tropical roadhouse... with a very gourmet flair. Famous for stone crab, oysters and fresh fish caught locally, the restaurant is one of those places that should go to the top of...
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2801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Key West is tiny -- only 42 miles-- so just about every location is a good one. Parrot Key Resort lured me in with photos of bright blue Adirondack chairs on peaceful balconies and secluded swimming pools surrounded by greenery and art...