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Key Largo Discounts & Coupons:

Key Largo FL Discounts

Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at 33 miles long, is the largest of the Florida Keys. It is the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County. Key Largo is a popular tourist destination, and calls itself the “Diving Capital of the World” because the living coral reef offshore attracts thousands of scuba divers and sport-fishing enthusiasts. Key Largo is situated between Everglades National Park to the northwest and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to the east.

Islamorada Discounts & Coupons:

Islamorada FL Discounts

Islamorada, Florida, known as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World,” is one of the best beach family vacation destinations. This is a premium locale for sports fishing, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, wind-surfing, kayaking, boat racing and a variety of nature excursions like hand-feeding giant silver tarpon. Home to many famous people, such as Ernest Hemingway and Ted Williams, the area has attracted outdoor competitors with the many fishing tournaments, boat races and other events. The four islands of Islamorada offer numerous peaceful spots to relax. Enjoy a beachfront cocktail, sunset cruise or spend the day shopping at one of the area’s unique shops or galleries. Once you are relaxed, great restaurants await to satisfy the tastes of every member of your family.

Tavernier Discounts & Coupons:

Tavernier FL Discounts

Tavernier, FL, is just south of Key Largo, Florida. This quiet community offers easy access to both Key Largo and Islamorada. For boaters, Tavernier Creek provides access to both Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Tavernier is the home to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Harry Harris Park. In the 18th Century, ship wreck scavengers used Tavernier Key as their base to search for ships that had sunk. Tavernier is a convenient location for: hotels, motels, resorts, art galleries, craft shops, restaurants, diving, snorkeling, attractions, tours, night life, fishing, bait & tackle shops, marinas, beaches, camping, parks, veterinarians, kennels, shopping, rental car agencies, boat rentals, jet-skis, waverunners, kayaks, and windsurfers.

Marathon Discounts & Coupons:

Marathon FL Discounts

Marathon, Florida, is a city on Knight’s Key, Boot Key, Key Vaca, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key and Grassy Key in the middle of the Florida Keys. Visitors can enjoy Marathon vacation rentals with great access to the Florida Bay, the famous tropical reefs of the Marine Sanctuary, and one of the best fishing and diving locations in the world. In Marathon, FL, visitors can catch marlin, sailfish, tuna, amber jack, wahoo, yellowtail, grouper, snook, barracuda, kingfish, bonefish, and tarpon.

Key West Discounts & Coupons:

Key West FL Discounts

Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida. The city encompasses the island of Key West, Stock Island, Sigsbee Park (aka Dredgers Key), Fleming Key, and Sunset Key (aka Tank Island). Both Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are part of Naval Air Station Key West and are inaccessible by civilians. Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, and is the southernmost city in the Continental United States. Key West is a seaport destination for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service. Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging, and was the Winter White House for President Harry S. Truman. Key West has a mild, tropical savanna climate (similar to the Caribbean islands) with an annual temperature range of 14.2 °F (7.9 °C). It claims to be the only city in the lower 48 states never to have had frost.

Florida Keys Discounts & Coupons:

Florida Keys Discounts

The Florida Keys are a coral archipelago in southeast United States, which begins about 15 miles (24 km) south of Miami, and extends in a gentle southwest arc to Key West. The islands lie along the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west, defining one edge of Florida Bay.

Early History:

The Florida Keys were originally inhabited by the Calusa and Tequesta Native American tribes. They were later charted by Juan Ponce de León in 1513. For many years, Key West was the largest town in Florida, and it grew prosperous by scavenging shipwrecks. The isolated outpost was well located for trade with Cuba, the Bahamas, and New Orleans. The Florida Keys were long accessible only by water. This changed with the completion of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway in the early 1910s. Flagler, a major developer of Florida’s Atlantic coast, extended his Florida East Coast Railway down to Key West.

Seven Mile Bridge:

One of the longest bridges when it was built, the Seven Mile Bridge connects Knight’s Key (part of the city of Marathon in the Middle Keys) to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. The piling-supported concrete bridge is 6.79 miles (10.93 km) long. The current bridge bypasses Pigeon Key, a small island that housed workers building Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway in the 1900s, that the original Seven Mile Bridge crossed. A 2.2-mile (3.5 km) section of the old bridge remains for access to the island, although it was closed to vehicular traffic on March 4, 2008. It is still open to pedestrians.

Cuban Exiles:

Following the Cuban Revolution in 1959, many Cubans fled to South Florida. Key West traditionally had strong links with their neighbor island ninety miles south, and large numbers of Cubans settled there. The Keys still attract Cubans leaving their home country.

Geology:

The Florida Keys are the exposed portions of an ancient coral reef. The northernmost island arising from the ancient reef formation is Elliott Key, in Biscayne National Park. North of Elliott Key are several small transitional keys, composed of sand built up around small areas of exposed ancient reef. Further north, Key Biscayne and places north are barrier islands, built up of sand. The Florida Keys have taken their present form as the result of the drastic changes in sea level associated with recent glaciations or ice ages. Beginning some 130,000 years ago sea levels rose to approximately 25 feet (7.5 m) above the current level. All of southern Florida was covered by a shallow sea. Several parallel lines of reef formed along the edge of the submerged Florida plateau, stretching south and then west from the present Miami area to what is now the Dry Tortugas. This reef formed the Key Largo limestone that is exposed on the surface from Soldier Key (midway between Key Biscayne and Elliott Key) to the southeast portion of Big Pine Key and the Newfound Harbor Keys. The types of coral that formed Key Largo limestone can be identified on the exposed surface of these keys.

Environment:

The Florida Keys are in the subtropics between 24 and 25 degrees north latitude. The climate and environment are closer to that of the Caribbean than the rest of Florida, though unlike the Caribbean’s volcanic islands, the Keys were built by plants and animals. The Upper Keys islands are remnants of large coral reefs, which became fossilized and exposed as sea level declined. The Lower Keys are composed of sandy-type accumulations of limestone grains produced by plants and marine organisms. The natural habitats of the Florida Keys are upland forests, inland wetlands and shoreline zones. Soil ranges from sand to marl to rich, decomposed leaf litter. In some places, “caprock” (the eroded surface of coral formations) covers the ground. Rain falling through leaf debris becomes acidic and dissolves holes in the limestone, where soil accumulates and trees root.

Climate, Flora and Fauna:

The climate is subtropical and the Florida Keys are the only frost-free place in Florida. There are two main seasons: hot, wet, and humid from June through October, and somewhat drier and cooler weather from November through May. Many plants grow slowly or go dormant in the dry season. Some native trees are deciduous, and drop their leaves in the winter. The Florida Keys have distinctive plant and animals species, some found nowhere else in America. The climate also allows many imported plants to thrive. Nearly any houseplant known to commerce, and most landscape plants of the South, can thrive. Some exotic species which arrived as landscape plants now invade and threaten natural areas. The native flora of the Florida Keys is diverse, including members of both temperate families, such as red maple, slash pine and oaks, and tropical families, including mahogany, gumbo limbo, stoppers, and Jamaican dogwood. Several other well-known plants are also common here, including: coconut palm, bougainvillea, hibiscus, papaya, and Key lime. The Florida Keys are also home to unique animal species, including Key deer and American crocodile. The surrounding waters are part of a protected area known as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes:

The Florida Keys are regularly threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes, leading to evacuations to the mainland. The most severe hurricane to hit the area was the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, a Category 5 hurricane. Hurricanes present special dangers and challenges to the entire region. Because no area of the islands is more than 20 feet (6.1 m) above sea level, nearly every neighborhood is subject to devastating flooding and hurricane winds. In response, many homes in the Florida Keys are built on concrete stilts with the first floor being not legally habitable and enclosed by breakaway walls that are not strongly attached to the rest of the house. Because of the threat from storm surge, evacuations are routinely ordered when the National Weather Service issues a hurricane watch or warning, and are sometimes ordered for a tropical storm warning.

Public Transportation:

Public bus service connects the entire Florida Keys island chain. Key West Department of Transportation operates bus service from Key West to Marathon and Miami-Dade Transit operates buses from Marathon to Florida City.

Major Islands:

Upper Keys: Soldier Key, Ragged Keys, Boca Chita Key, Sands Key, Elliott Key, Adams Key, Reid Key, Rubicon Keys, Totten Key, Old Rhodes Key, Key Largo, Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lignumvitae Key, Lower Matecumbe Key

Middle Keys: Craig Key, Fiesta Key, Long Key (Rattlesnake Key), Conch Key, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Crawl Key, Long Point Key, Fat Deer Key, Shelter Key, Vaca Key, Boot Key, Knight’s Key, Pigeon Key

Lower Keys: Little Duck Key, Missouri Key, Ohio Key (Sunshine Key), Bahia Honda Key, Spanish Harbor Keys, Scout Key (West Summerland Key), No Name Key, Big Pine Key, Little Torch Key, Middle Torch Key, Big Torch Key, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Knockemdown Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, Park Key, Lower Sugarloaf Key, Saddlebunch Keys, Shark Key, Geiger Key, Big Coppitt Key, East Rockland Key, Rockland Key, Boca Chica Key, Key Haven (Raccoon Key), Stock Island, Key West, Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key

Outlying Islands: Sunset Key, Wisteria Island, Marquesas Keys, Dry Tortugas

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