Islamorada, FL
Florida
By Jasmine McGee

If you’re making your way down to the Florida Keys, you should stop by Islamorada, Florida for some underwater adventure and the best sport fishing the area has to offer.  When it comes to deciding how to get to Islamorada, you’ve got a few options to choose from. You can get a flight to Miami International Airport (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and rent a car for an hour and a half drive to Islamorada. But if you don’t plan on spending anytime in Miami, then your best bet is to book your flight to Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH) using WhatsCheaper.com’s flight finder (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Once you booked your flight, click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to begin searching for your accommodations.

There is a lot to see and do in Islamorada.  If you’re a fan of arts and culture, then you’ll want to visit the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District.  This is the place to go to find eclectic art galleries, original artwork, and to network with local artisans who are passionate about their craft.

Arts might not be you’re interests, but you might be into history. If that’s the case, then be sure to explore the history the islands have to offer. A pivotal point of interest is the Ernest Hemingway home. The classic writer called Key West is home and spent more than ten years living and writing his classic works at is 907 Whitehead Street home. You can visit the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum to learn more about the writer. Oh and if you’re allergic to cats, then you might want to watch out for the forty cats that live in the home.

After visiting the Ernest Hemingway’s home, stop by the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and the Key West Art & History Museum at the Custom House. Both of these points of interest are a great cultural experience. For natural history, the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center & Historic Site are a great place to start.

As aforementioned, Islamorada is big on water activities. Diving and sport fishing are some of the main attractions. Diving in the area is so big that the city is home to a History of Diving Museum. You can stop by this museum for a unique experience that is educational and also showcases a collection of artifacts collected while diving, as well as great photography dedicated to diving and the history.

Islamorada is known as the Sport Fishing capital, so if you’re in pursuit of the perfect lure, then look no further than Islamorada. Stop by here for some fishing, and then follow it up with some scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, and other water activities that will keep the adventurer in you satisfied.  But of course, if you’re not in the mood for adventure, you can always relax on one of the beaches that the islands making up Islamorada have to offer.  Islamorada is a Village of Islands that has a lot to offer, so pack your bags and get ready for a trip filled with tons of water activities!

MUST SEE IN Islamorada, FL LIST:

  • 1. History of Diving Museum
  • 2. Indian Key State Historic Site
  • 3. Theater of the Sea
  • 4. Annie's Beach
  • 5. Hurricane Monument
  • 6. Long Key State Park
  • 7. Snake Creek Marina
  • 8. Gallery Morada
  • 9. Islamorada Library Beach
  • 10. Robbie's of Islamorada

Islamorada, FL EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Art Festival - February
  • 2. Annual Chili Cookofff - February
  • 3. Woofstock Music Fair - March
  • 4. Annual Pig Roast & BBQ - March
  • 5. Annual Florida Keys Island Fest - March/April
  • 6. Annual Bay Jam - April
  • 7. Islamorada Dolphin Tournament - June
  • 8. Fireworks at Founders Park - July
  • 9. Redbone Celebrity Tournament - November
  • 10. Florida Keys Holiday Festival - December

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