Are you ready for a road trip? Florida is the perfect destination. But not just anywhere in the Sunshine State — go to the Florida Keys. To put it in perspective, Miami is approximately 160 miles from Key West, the southernmost point of the United States. Along that stretch, you can visit dozens of exciting attractions. This article will give you a few must-see places for your road trip to Florida.
Feeding the tarpons
A fun family experience is waiting for you at Robbie’s in Islamorada. Grab a super-cheap bucket of minnows and feed the tarpons that swim in the water right by the dock. In the 1970s, late owner Robbie Reckwerdt nursed a sick tarpon back to health. Since then, tarpons hang out near the dock, enticing visitors to feed them. The “silver kings” are as large as six feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds. Because they lack teeth, you can safely put half of your arm in their mouth to feed them.
Dual fun and sun
In Marathon, you can visit two attractions in one. Sunset Grille is an optimal spot for dining at the foot of the Seven Mile Bridge, which is surrounded by water on all sides. Enjoy a plate of hogfish snapper followed by a slice of homemade key lime pie. Sunset Grille is a big tourist spot because it has a huge pool and offers a great view of the sunset overlooking this legendary bridge.
Military museum on the beach
After admiring the views from the Seven Mile Bridge, you’ll arrive in Key West. There, Fort Zachary Taylor offers an educational lesson and time on the beach next to the Atlantic Ocean. The fort, named for our former president, sits on 54 acres and boasts the largest collection of Civil War artillery in the U.S. Tours are given daily and a restaurant is on-site where you can have lunch.
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