In December, I had the opportunity to travel to the Florida Keys area with my family. I didn’t know what to expect since our itinerary included driving after we landed for over an hour to our resort. Now, many people would think traveling to the keys with kids could be difficult, but it’s a great time. We landed in Miami, grabbed our luggage, and picked up our rental car for our almost two-hour drive to our first stop driving down the Keys in Marathon, Florida. If you’re looking to make a trip down to the Florida Keys, here’s a quick guide to help you when planning your trip.
How To Get To Florida Keys:
The best way to travel to the Florida Keys is to fly into Miami International Airport and rent a car to make the drive. You can fly directly into Key West, but it can be more expensive.
Where To Stay: Isla Bella Beach Resort
If you’re not making the entire trip to the Key West area in one drive and want to stop along the way, Marathon, Florida, is perfect. You can even have your stay at Isla Bella and drive down to Key West to spend the day and back to the resort. Isla Bella is a brand new 24-acre oceanfront destination in the heart of the Florida Keys, offers stunning ocean views from every room and suite. It’s such a beautiful family-friendly destination that transforms you into your mini-island away from everything. It’s not only beautiful but filled with a variety of amenities such as multiple dining options, a marina with water sports, and five oceanfront pools.
What To Do
The list could go on and on with things to do in the Florida Keys. From water activities to making the multiple stops in each key until you get to Key West, there is so much you can do for all ages. A few of my favorite activities included the Land’s End Sunset Sail with Sebago Watersports, Keywest Aquarium, and The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Since my little one traveled with us and he’s only two, we kept the itinerary light so we could make time for naps, etc. But. if you’re not traveling with young kids, I would suggest checking out the water activities like snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins.
Where To Eat
The endless amount of delicious food we had on our list during the trip down the keys was so incredible. I think my two favorites were breakfast at Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar and dinner at IL Postino at Isla Bella Beach Resort. A few other options I’d include would be the A&B Lobster House, where diners can watch the sunset over the harbor at this local fixture for surf ‘n’ turf and Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar which provides more of a laid back atmosphere which is perfect for kids.