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13 Best Things to Do in Key Largo

Posted by Sharon Blanco on July 25, 2019

If you’re looking for a fun-filled destination for your family vacation, look no further than the Florida Keys! Although they are known for their unique snorkeling spots and abundant fishing opportunities, the Keys have so much more to offer. From taking in spectacular views on the sandy beaches, to indulging in delicious fresh seafood, or even embracing your adventurous side with a kite boarding lesson, there’s something to do for everyone in this island town. If you’d like some more information on some family-friendly activities you can explore during your stay, take a look at our website. To find out more about the 13 best things to do in Key Largo and what the locals recommend, keep reading.

  1. Out There Kayak Expeditions
    Out There Kayak Expeditions

    When you picture your Key Largo experience, does drifting through the pristine, untouched waters of the Florida Bay come to mind? If so, Out There Kayak Expeditions can provide just what you’re looking for! On their serene kayak tours, you’ll have the chance to see reclusive wildlife and exquisite surroundings - if you’re interested, you’ll even have the opportunity to fish from your kayak. Plus, they pick up right from our dock at Dolphin Point Villas!

  2. Key Largo Fishing Adventures

    Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or it’s your first time on a boat, Key Largo Fishing Adventures should be your go-to fishing charter. You can book your own charter, or if you’re feeling sociable, they offer the opportunity for your family to share a charter. Either way, their experienced captains will make sure you get the most out of your adventure on Key Largo’s beautiful waters.

  3. Dolphins Plus
    No Florida vacation would be complete without a dolphin encounter - and what better place to do that than the Florida Keys? Next door to Dolphin Point Villas is Dolphins Plus, which offers a variety of dolphin encounters guaranteed to fascinate people of all ages. And when you stay at Dolphin Point Villas, you receive 20% off any dolphin encounter at Dolphins Plus!

  4. Key Largo Parasail

    For a thrilling experience for the whole family, try out parasailing! Having serviced people aged 5 - 90, Key Largo Parasail is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, not-to-be-missed opportunity. Make sure you book your adventure for a clear day to get the best views.

  5. Rainbow Reef Dive Center

    If you’re interested in diving or snorkeling in Key Largo, reserving a trip with Rainbow Reef Dive Center is a great option! Complete with knowledgeable instructors and complimentary chocolate chip cookies, Rainbow Reef Dive Center is a full-service diving experience. They even provide real time weather reports for more cautious adventurers.

  6. Key Largo Princess Glass Bottom Boat

    Not that into snorkeling, but still want to observe the reefs and the wildlife that accompanies them? Booking a tour on the M. V. Key Largo Princess 2 glass bottom boat might be the way to go for you and your family. Cool off in the cabin of the boat as you cruise over John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, or take in views of the horizon on the ship’s sun deck!

  7. Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal ResponderDolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder

    When you go to Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, not only do you have the opportunity to experience swimming with dolphins, you are supporting their efforts to save dolphins and whales who are sick and injured in the wild. With a visit to this non-profit organization, you and your family will also learn more about what you can do to give back to our planet.

  8. Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge
    Covering 6,700 acres of land and water, the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals from different habitat types. For a perfect opportunity to teach aspiring scientists and curious children about the magic of nature, take your family to see the butterfly garden at this refuge.

  9. Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

    If your family enjoys outdoor activities, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park is a great spot to check out while you’re in Key Largo. With 84 protected species of plants and animals, the park boasts so much natural beauty, whether you take it in while cycling, hiking, or birding. 

  10. Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen
    With a breezy atmosphere and award-winning food, Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. From plentiful breakfast options to churrasco and fresh seafood, this restaurant has it all - complete with a colorful Key Largo flair. Stop by Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen for a slice of their “World Famous Key Lime Pie,” and a big helping of friendly service to see why it’s become a Key Largo staple!

  11. Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill

    Relax by the pool, frozen drink in hand, or dine bayside while enjoying the live entertainment at Jimmy Johnson’s Big Chill. Not just a restaurant, this destination features a sports bar, pool with cabanas, and tiki bar, as well as waterfront dining, making it the perfect vacation destination to unwind and eat!

  12. Hobo’s Cafe
    Death by Chocolate from Hobo's Cafe

    Judging Hobo’s Cafe by its name might give you the wrong impression. If you give it a try, you’ll quickly see that the menu is upscale and the food is fresh and delicious! When you dine at Hobo’s Cafe, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying the premium quality local ingredients that make up their creative menu, as well as their Key Largo hospitality.

  13. DJ’s Diner and Seafood Grill

    For a true look at local dining in Key Largo, DJ’s Diner and Seafood Grill is the place to go. With affordable and delicious homestyle food as well as fresh fish and friendly and efficient service, this diner is a great spot for a quick lunch! Treat yourself to a visit to experience the wonderful simplicity that makes Key Largo such a popular vacation destination.

From having exciting adventures in nature to relaxing waterfront while you dine, Key Largo is sure to exceed your family’s vacation expectations! Whether you stay at a beautiful private resort like Dolphin Point Villas or just come into town for the day, visiting Key Largo will be an experience to remember. Plan your visit to this beautiful island town to see for yourself all it has to offer.

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