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Most experienced RVers will agree, the Florida Keys are one of those once-in-a-lifetime road trip destinations.
The keys are great because you can drive from one to the next, and the scenery along the way is as stunning as the destination. Plus, there are lots of areas for camping and parking in the Keys, and it’s just a very RV-friendly route to take.
Another reason the keys are great? You can go anytime of year, and you’re likely to enjoy perfect weather.
You can use a site like Outdoorsy to rent an RV in Miami, and then you’re ready to go.
The following are some of the places and attractions you certainly shouldn’t miss.
If you’re leaving from Miami, Key Largo is the first of the Florida Keys you’re going to reach, and one of the best places to visit while you’re there is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
It’s the only living reef in the continental U.S., and you’ll have opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive, fish, hike, kayak, and camp.
If diving is your primary objective, Key Largo is a must-stop destination along the way. You can also go to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Indian Key Historic State Park
Indian Key Historic State Park is accessible from Islamorada, is a definite must-see. Islamorada itself is a haven for people who want to fish in the keys, or just enjoy some of the freshest seafood anywhere.
Indian Key is at Mile Marker 78.5 and is only available only by boat. You can rent a boat from Robbie’s Marina, and once you’re at Indian Key, you can swim, hike or just relax in the sun.
The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital is located on Marathon, and it’s a non-profit that works to rescue injured sea turtles. You can take educational tours and learn more about the turtles and the work the hospital is doing.
You can also visit the Dolphin Research Center and swim with the dolphins while you’re on Marathon.
Bahia Honda Key
Bahia Honda Key is at the end of the famous Seven Mile Bridge, and it tends to be a more under-the-radar spot in the keys, which is perfect if you like to avoid crowds and feel like you’re off the beaten path.
You can visit Bahia Honda State Park, which is one of the most unspoiled and beautiful beaches in the Keys according to most visitors.
The park spans for more than 500 acres and includes the Bahia Honda State Park Campgrounds.
Finally, any true Keys road trip ends in Key West. You should enjoy some of the local eateries Key West is known for like Pepe’s Café, which is the oldest restaurant in Key West. You can also go to some of the well-known tourist attractions like the Ernest Hemmingway House and of course take a photo at the marker of the Southernmost Point in the continental U.S.
If you want some of the cleanest and most pristine beaches in Key West, take a trip to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park featuring biking, hiking, fishing, and history.