What are the best activities to do in Florida Keys?

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Stephanie Goldberg Glazer

The Florida Keys are known for great fishing, but if angling is not you thing, there are plenty of other ways to fill your vacation with fun. Like the idea of fishing but don’t want to commit half a day (or more) to it? Feed the tarpon at Robbie’s Marina (mile marker 77.5), and behold the spectacle that is dozens of silvery fish clamoring for a snack.

Want more marine life? Visit the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon (mile marker 59) to learn about these smart creatures. Hey, the DRC is even pet-friendly.

Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center in Key West is often overlooked for flashier, well known things to do, but it is worth a visit. It is child-friendly, educational, easy to get to (they even have parking), and it is free.

Get a sense of the quirky side of Key West by visiting the cemetery. Pick up a map on your way in (at the Passover Lane entrance) and marvel at the above ground graves, and interesting tombstones. My favorite? The town hypochondriac whose headstone reads “I told you I was sick”.

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