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A Week of Family Fun

Destination(s): Florida Keys

Your children can enjoy a full schedule of eco-tours, dive-snorkel charters, fishing trips and visits to area attractions, such as museums, nature centers or dolphin encounters.. You'll also find plenty of free activities to keep your kids entertained between excursions. Several waterfront restaurants thoughtfully provide docks where children can feed tropical fish or see huge tarpon. The Keys also have plenty of playgrounds, parks and beaches. read more about A Week of Family Fun

Theater of the Sea

Theater of the Sea

  • 84721 Overseas Highway
  • tel:+1 305 664 2431
  • Visit website
  • Islamorada, 33036

Theatre of the Sea, located at 84721 Overseas Highway (MM 84.5) in Islamorada, offers a sit-down parrot show that is surprisingly entertaining and hilarious to watch parrots playing with shapes, ringing bells, playing poker and taking part in guessing games. This is an educational and entertaining marine-animal park and shows are up-close and personal, and is the second oldest park of its kind in the world; the animals live there in natural saltwater lagoons, such as Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, tropical and game fish, sharks, stingrays, crocodiles, alligators, marine invertebrates and birds of prey. While some of the animals were collected and others were born at Theatre of the Sea, many cannot be released because of prolonged contact with humans and/or injuries sustained in the wild. This is hugely important during hurricane season when the animals need to be moved or secured. The care and maintenance of the animals is supported by patrons' donations. Theater of the Sea is open 365 days a year, with tickets available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the place that pleases everyone in the family! read more about Theater of the Sea

John Pennekamp Visitor Center / Museum

John Pennekamp Visitor Center / Museum

The large visitor center / museum complex is a wonderful way to orient yourself to the many water-related activities at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West

Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West

Dolphin Research Center

Dolphin Research Center

  • 58901 Overseas Highway
  • tel:+1 305 289 1121 / +1 305 289 0002
  • Visit website
  • Grassy Key, 33050

The Dolphin Research Center, mile marker (MM) 59 bayside on Grassy Key, specializes in behavioral research and maintains liaisons with university research programs and independent scientists around the world. Founded in 1984 as a not-for-profit teaching and research facility, the center and its staff have received numerous conservation awards for the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals. With human attention and kindness, the animals return to good health and provide fun-filled programs that educate visitors about dolphins, sea lions and the environment. Dolphin Encounter is the center's swim program, or visitors can try DolphinSplash, a wade-in program that offers the opportunity to get waist deep in the water with the dolphins. Hands-On Training, Meet the Dolphin and Paint With A Dolphin offer a wide range of interactions. The Dolphin Research Center is open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with continuous dolphin and sea lion sessions. read more about Dolphin Research Center

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park

  • Mile Marker 37.5
  • Big Pine Key
  • tel:+1 305 872 2353
  • Visit website
  • Key West, 33043

In 2008, the New York Times listed this as one of the top '31 Places To Go This Summer' and it will not disappoint. In 1992, the beach there was named among America's Top 10 Beaches, by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach. Bahia Honda is a days-off dream. With 492 acres, Bahia Honda boasts three sandy beaches -- some of the best in the Florida Keys, which are rare. This one is rivaled only by Marathon's Sombrero Beach. Shallow-water snorkeling and fishing from the beach, plus an abundance of wading and shore birds, kayaking and great views of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge complement the Sand and Sea Nature Center. read more about Bahia Honda State Park

Hawk's Cay Resort

Hawk's Cay Resort

  • 61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard
  • At MM 61
  • tel:+1 305 743 7000
  • Visit website
  • Duck Key, 33050
Squid Row Restaurant

Squid Row Restaurant

  • 81901 Overseas Highway
  • Oceanside
  • tel:+1 305 664 9865
  • Visit website
  • Islamorada, 33036
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

  • 1316 Duval Street
  • tel:+1 305 296 2988
  • Visit website
  • Key West, 33040

There's just something awesome about butterflies – they represent rebirth, natural beauty, quiet strength. At the Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, visitors get to walk among hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitats. Stunning, is the best way to describe it. What I did not know was that these butterflies were not gathered from the wild (Key West is as far south as you can get in the US, so it seems we have to get everything shipped in!), but it turns out that the captive breeding of butterflies is best suited for tropical climates like the Keys, and "overage" gets released into the wild to help culture our native trees, plants and shrubs. It's a fascinating place. Hours 9a.m.–5p.m. daily. Admission $12, children 4-12 $8.50, seniors and military $9, children four and under, free.
read more about Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Turtle Hospital

Turtle Hospital

Educational tours of the facility are offered to introduce visitors to the resident sea turtles and to the hospital's curative programs for loggerhead, green, hawksbill and Kemp's ridley turtles. Moretti credits Dr. Doug Mader, the hospital's current staff veterinarian, for bringing the facility to its present level. In addition to turtle rehabilitation and public education, the Turtle Hospital's goals include conducting and assisting with research that aids sea turtles in conjunction with state universities, and working toward environmental legislation that makes beaches and water safer and cleaner for sea turtles. read more about Turtle Hospital

No Name Pub

No Name Pub

  • North Watson Boulevard
  • 1 1/2 mile north of U.S 1
  • tel:305 872 9115
  • Visit website
  • Big Pine Key, 33043
Dolphins Plus Inc.

Dolphins Plus Inc.

  • 31 Corrine Place
  • tel:+1 866 860 7946
  • Visit website
  • Key Largo, 33037
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

  • 1 Whitehead Street
  • At Mallory Sq
  • tel:+1 800 868 7482 / +1 305 296 2051
  • Visit website
  • Key West, 33040
Florida Keys Children's Museum

Florida Keys Children's Museum

  • 5550 Overseas Highway
  • MM 50.5 Bayside
  • tel:+1 305 743 9100
  • Visit website
  • Marathon, 33050
Dockside Lounge

Dockside Lounge

  • 35 Sombrero Boulevard
  • Bayside
  • tel:305 743 0000
  • Visit website
  • Marathon, 33037
Robbie's Marina

Robbie's Marina

  • 77-5 Overseas Highway
  • tel:+1 305 664 9814
  • Visit website
  • Islamorada, 33036
Pirate Soul

Pirate Soul

  • 524 Front Street
  • tel:+1 305 292 1113
  • Visit website
  • Key West, 33040
Old Seven Mile Bridge

Old Seven Mile Bridge

  • Mile Marker 47, U.S 1
  • U.S. 1
  • tel:+1 800 352 5397
  • Pigeon Key, 33050
Whale Harbor Inn

Whale Harbor Inn

  • Mile Marker 83.5
  • tel:+1 305 664 4959
  • Visit website
  • Islamorada, 33036
Tandem Parasailing

Tandem Parasailing

Annette's Lobster & Steak House

Annette's Lobster & Steak House

  • 3660 Overseas Highway
  • tel:305-743-5516
  • Visit website
  • Marathon, 33050

Annette is famous for all her homemade desserts. The staff is attentive, friendly & knowledgeable, bringing many years of food service to the table. Good food and good service at a fair price. Annette's Lobster & Steakhouse is easily one of Marathon's most generously portioned, reasonably priced eateries in town. Located alongside US1 in Marathon, across from the Marathon Community Park.

Annette's also believes in helping promote others - so while you're dining, glancing at the vastly decorated walls, notice the local artisans whose works are on display. Art ranges from eclectic to quirky to just jaw-dropping beautiful and original.

Do not miss Annette's on your next trip to the Keys!

NEW: 'Not Your Mamas Treats' is a new retail venue for Annette. After thousands of requests for her dessert recipes and "How can I get more of these?", she decided her customers need to be able to get her homemade fantastic sweets at home. WHOLE. So, no more 'just another baby bump' taste of your dinner mate's dessert, now you can get the whole cake delivered freshly baked, to your doorstep. Mmm, good.
read more about Annette's Lobster & Steak House

Mallory Square

Mallory Square

  • 300 Duval St
  • (at Front St)
  • tel:+1 305 296 4557
  • Visit website
  • Key West, 33040