Things to do in Key Largo

Our most recommended things to do in Key Largo

From Miami: Key West Tour with Water Sports Activities

1. From Miami: Key West Tour with Water Sports Activities

Join this exciting and varied excursion to the southernmost point of Florida. Travel to amazing landmarks like the Overseas Highway 1 and unwind on the warm shores of Key West. After pickup at your hotel in Miami Beach, head to Key Largo, Key West, and then to the magnificent Overseas Highway 1. Cross famous bridges, including the Seven Mile Bridge. If you don't wish to have hotel pickup, start your adventure in Key West. Arrive at Key West before noon and enjoy free time to explore the city on your own. See the Caribbean town that was once the adopted home of writer Ernest Hemingway. Visit his favorite bar, “Sloppy Joes,” or the old Victorian house where he once lived. Travel to the buoy marking the southernmost point of the USA, just 145 kilometers from Cuba. On your way back to Miami Beach, experience the unique atmosphere of the Overseas Highway 1. Choose to take a glass-bottom boat trip where you'll see the reef and observe the diverse underwater world of the Florida Keys. Alternatively, take a dolphin-watching boat trip and admire the playful animals up close in their natural habitat. Then, put on your diving equipment and snorkel in the vibrant coral reef.

From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Transfer

2. From Miami: Key West Full-Day Trip with Transfer

Experience the southernmost city in the United States by land and sea. Explore the many sights, shops, and restaurants in Key West on your day trip, taking in the relaxed atmosphere of the area. Soak in the Caribbean feel and hop on a glass-bottom boat ride over the third largest reef in the world. Enjoy a pickup at your accommodation in Miami Beach in the morning and head towards Key Largo. Head out further to Key West, over 42 islands and the magnificent Overseas Highway 1 - one of the most spectacular roads in the United States. Along your route, cross many bridges, including the Seven Mile Bridge, marveling at the clear blue waters on both sides of the road. Reach Key West before noon and enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace. The tranquil Caribbean town was once the adopted home of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway. From the lush greenery, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters, it's easy to see why he was so inspired here.

Miami: Key Largo Scenic Plane Tour

3. Miami: Key Largo Scenic Plane Tour

Depart from Miami Executive Airport and soar into the skies above the first and largest of the fabulous Florida Keys, Key Largo. Flown by a professional pilot in a Cessna 177 aircraft, admire birds-eye views of the stunning landscapes below on a 1-hour aerial tour. Fly over the stunningly clear waters of Biscayne Bay, then head over Biscayne National Park where you can marvel at idyllic islands and luscious mangrove forests. Continue the tour over Key Largo’s array of beaches, as well as two state parks and a national park. Next, explore the Southern part of Key Largo, including Everglades National Park where you can see the area that has been acquired to protect the habitat of native wildlife. At the end of an unforgettable aerial experience begin the journey back to the airport, soaking up the last of the scenic views as you descend back down to ground level.

From Miami: Day Trip to Key Largo with Optional Activities

4. From Miami: Day Trip to Key Largo with Optional Activities

Make the most of your time in Miami with a day trip to the closest Florida Key, Key Largo, and maximize your time on the island. Choose from activities such as snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat tour, stand-up paddle boarding, or kayaking. Start your day with a 90-minute drive in an air-conditioned bus from Downtown Miami to Key Largo. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous Caribbean Islands along the drive towards the Florida Keys. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Once at Key Largo, the first and northernmost of the Florida Keys, enjoy 11 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace. This is where Miami locals come to enjoy the Keys. Lyft and Uber operate in Key Largo if you need to get around. Discover John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park with its man-made beaches, hiking trails, concession stores, and unspoiled waters. The State Park concession store has pre-packaged wraps, sandwiches, ice cream, snacks, etc. Key Largo has a laid-back, tropical atmosphere. There are Tiki bars located right on the water, known for their food and drink. The Fish House, located on the highway, is an excellent fish restaurant. Upgrade your day trip by choosing from the following options: Snorkel Tour A 3-hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a 65-ft high-speed catamaran, receive professional instruction, and use top-of-the-line snorkel gear. The itinerary includes a number of shallow reefs teeming with wildlife. The rental includes bottled water and environmentally friendly suntan lotion. Glass-bottom boat tour A 2.5-hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat for a unique glimpse into the serene undersea world in style and comfort. Fun for all the family as you witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. There is a concession on board selling soft drinks and snacks. SUP Board Rental 1-hour stand-up paddleboard rental. Paddle along the shoreline of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Instructions and a safety briefing are provided. Kayak Rental 1-hour kayak rental. Explore the unspoiled waters of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which extends 3 miles into the ocean. Instructions and a safety briefing are provided. Kayaks are singles, with the rental per kayak. At the end of the day, meet the bus at 7:30 PM for your 90-minute return trip to Miami.

Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

5. Florida: Key West Overseas Highway Self-Driving Tour

Begin your sunshine-filled journey just an hour outside Miami, Florida: on Key Largo. Start the scenic 100-mile drive bypassing the ‘African Queen’, the iconic Hollywood riverboat. Follow in the historical footsteps of the Overseas Railroad to Plantation Key, the smuggler's haven. While there, check out Big Betsy, the giant lobster, and Theatre of the Sea, home of the original dolphin shows. Continue through Isla Morada while learning about the hurricanes, ecosystems, and wildlife of the tropical Florida Keys. Explore Anne’s Beach, Long Key, and Marathon, each of which contains unique attractions. Cross over the iconic Seven Mile Bridge and make sure to check out Fred the Tree, the famous spirit of the Keys. Journey past Pigeon Key and Geiger Beach until you reach the most famous Key of all: Key West. In popular Key West, discover Mallory Square, Truman’s White House, the Hemingway Home, Tennessee Williams’ House, and the historic lighthouse. Wrap up your tour at the Southernmost Point of the Continental US.

From Miami: Key Largo & Islamorada Private Open-Top Bus Tour

6. From Miami: Key Largo & Islamorada Private Open-Top Bus Tour

Take a private day trip to visit the Keys’ numerous islands, from Key Largo to Islamorada. After pickup at your hotel in Miami or Miami Beach, drive to Key Largo, the northernmost island of the Keys that was made famous by the film Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. On Key Largo, stop at the Caribbean Club bar, which will be uncannily familiar to fans of the Bloodline TV series. Enjoy the bar’s surroundings and soak up the atmosphere of one of the rare less-touristy venues in the area. After Key Largo, move on to Islamorada, a smaller and quieter key than Key Largo and Key West. Find out why Islamorada is known as the “world capital of recreational fishing,” and discover the largest fishing fleet by square meter in the world. While on Islamorada, make a stop at Robbie’s, which offers a wide range of nautical activities. These include fishing, free-diving, boat rentals, eco-tours, and, most importantly, feeding the tarpons, the main attraction of the establishment for over 30 years. Robbie’s also has souvenir shops, stalls selling locally handcrafted goods, and the restaurant Hungry Tarpon where you can have lunch (not included). At the end of your tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel in Miami or Miami Beach.

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What people are saying about Key Largo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 231 reviews

This was a great way to learn about the surrounding area while driving to Key West. We stopped at multiple places along the way because of the app and we didn’t regret a single one. Take your time and enjoy! Some of my favorite memories are because of the stops we made.

App worked as expected and gave a great overview of sites as we approached them. Offered good suggestions on places to stop along the way.

The app was very easy to use and very helpful. I would recommend using this app to learn about the area and the sites to see.

Love that its a stop and go tour. And it automaticly plays when you pass by hte spot.

Lots of fun information for the long drive to Key Wedg!