The First of the Florida Keys
It’s true that beautiful Florida City is the Gateway to the Florida Keys, and the first stop on your journey south is Key Largo, the northernmost key that boasts some of the state’s best natural scenery and outdoor activities. Known as the Diving Capital of the World, Key Largo offers dive and snorkel services to the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, the Spiegel Grove shipwreck and much more.
Above the waves, boating enthusiasts can enjoy more opportunities along the Florida Keys than any other place on earth, adding to Florida’s reputation as the Boating Capital of the World. Whether you’re looking to fish, dive or just cruise along the islands, the idyllic Florida weather lets you enjoy pristine waters all year long. Back on land, golfers can enjoy their own paradise at Key Largo’s Ocean Reef Club, which boasts two 18-hole championship courses.
Although your Florida Keys island-hopping adventure begins here, don’t be too quick to leave Key Largo without exploring some of the delicious dining options throughout the island. Florida is home to some of the freshest seafood in the world caught just off the coast, as featured by delicious local seafood restaurants, including Buzzard’s Roost, Key Largo Conch House, The Fish House, and Snappers, just to name a few. For a more relaxed atmosphere, Key Largo offers a number of casual sports bars chock full of live entertainment, such as Sundowners, Jimmy Johnsons’s Big Chill or D-Hookers Sports Bar & Grill.
Whether you’re heading to Key West for the outlandish Fantasy Fest costume festival or enjoying water activities such as jet skiing, ski boating and water skiing up and down the stunning island chain, Key Largo is the perfect beginning to your Florida Keys adventure.