Best Day Trips from Key West

Best Day Trips from Key West

Best Day Trips from Key West

When you say 'I want bliss', Key West tops the list! As colorful as the name sounds, Key West is a paradise on Earth; it is all you need for a happy heart and mind. Beauty of forests, royalty of museums and the best served cuisines in hotels, Key West is downright worth visiting! What else a person wants for a relaxed, peaceful and a soothing day trip? Being the only frost free city in the United States of America, this region stands tall when it comes to Caribbean vibes, high end shopping and delicious feasts. This lively city is a treasure when visited during the day time, as it unveils its Mel Fisher Museum, the Light House Museum and Ripley's Believe it or not Museum. Magical. Isn't it? If you have kids along, show them Dolphin Safari and make them ride the Conch Tour Train. Museums are scattered throughout the city; let the young ones explore Shipwreck Museum and take them to Gulfstream Fishing.

Key West offers plenty of ways to enjoy its coastal seat, including kayaking, sailing and snorkeling tours. However, the periphery of Key West is equally explorable, if not more! Here are some of the handpicked weekend break destinations for the Best Day Trips from Key West:

1. Marathon

Set on 13 islands and a million attractions to discover, Marathon welcomes you with open arms! Known for its beaches and the barrier reef, this city emerges as a big source of enjoyment and family fun! From Loggerhead turtles nest at the Coco Plum Beach, Sombrero Beach and Curry Hammock State Park with a sandy shoreline and mangrove beck, to The Dolphin Research Center offering interactive demos and Crane Point featuring a tropical forest, natural history museum and bird rescue center, Marathon is utter bliss. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Key West to Marathon is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around an hour. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in a little over an hour.

2. Key Largo

Key Largo, the finest key to paradise bids you a hello! Kick off your shoes and leave all hurry worries behind. Key Largo houses the world's second largest artificial reef, the 510 foot USS Spiegel Grove, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the famous Christ of the Abyss underwater statue. Just a short car or boat trip away is The Everglades National Park. Make a visit and admire the beauty around! In Key Largo, you can freely stroll around in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Get to explore the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and don’t forget to make a visit to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Key West to Key Largo is a personal car taking a total travelling time of about 2 hours. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in near about the same time.

3. Leisure City Homestead

Feels like home, Homestead is where you can lose yourself and freely roam! Put on your comfy clothes and dive deep in the comfort and luxury of this Key West's dearest neighbor. Begin your day trip from exploring the Coral Castle Museum. Stroll around in the Everglades Alligator Farm; get adventurous in the Monkey Jungle; discover Homestead Miami Speedway and the Knaus Berry Farm; click pictures in Fruit and Spice Park and Schnebly Redland's Winery and Brewery; get in tune with history in the Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Key West to Homestead is a personal car taking a total travelling time of approximately 3 hours. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in almost the same time.

4. Richmond West

When in search of richness in outdoor activities, family fun and quality time, Richmond West is right here. Buckle up for moments to be remembered for lifetime! Befriend the James River with rafting, whitewater kayaking, swimming and tubing. Prefer staying dry? Head on to Virginia State Park for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. And if you want a little musical spice, then it’s time for the Dominion River rock, the country’s largest outdoor music and sports festival. Longing to capture some memorable family moments? Race friends and family to Kings Dominion which offers you an ultimate family fun experience with one of the best amusement parks, thrilling rides and water park. Climb the walls at indoor rock climbing park. Walk through the Canal Walk, Brown’s Island and Belle Isle. It is all waiting for you in Richmond West. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Key West to Richmond West is a personal car taking a total travelling time of a little less than 3 hours. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in around 2 and half hours.

5. Miami

Set yourself for a never ending adventure in Miami! Give your eyes the pleasure of visiting the world's largest collection of Art Decor architecture. And when it comes to music, you will find jazz playing all over the streets, in radio stations, restaurants, bars and festivals and electronic music and rockers in high popularity. Explore Jungle island, wander around the Art Deco District, get to know what in Bayside Marketplace feels like, stroll through the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, have a view of wild animals at Zoo Miami, get hands on the Miami Science Museum, admire the freedom tower and turn childish at the Miami Children's Museum! There is no end to the awe-inspiring hotels and motels, restaurants, and recreational facilities in Miami. With more than 800 parks in total, panoptic aquatic activities: swimming, skin diving, water skiing, fishing, boating and other sport opportunities: tennis, shuffleboard, bowling, golf; Miami is at its zenith of sound luxuriance. This city knows no end to art and specialized museums. The Lowe Art Museum, the Bass Museum, the Holbrook Antique Arms and Gun Museum to name a few. Attractions devoted to nature include The Everglades National Park and the Grossman Hammock State Park. The most preferred mode of transport among people from Key West to Miami is a personal car taking a total travelling time of around 3 hours. Other travelling options include hiring a taxi which will take you to the destination in about the same time.

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