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Key Largo is a warm, sunny destination in the Florida Keys. Offering world-class diving, delicious cuisine, and thrilling water sports, Key Largo is sure to be memorable, and may just become a favorite vacation getaway. With just one day to play with, here's how to make it count!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

State Parks

Florida Keys Visitor Center

Visitor Centres

Key Largo Parasail

Parasailing & Paragliding, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

State Parks

Lucy

Restaurants

African Queen Canal Cruise

Ships

Harry Harris Park

Beaches, Parks

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Shell World Florida Keys

Gift & Speciality Shops

Old Road Gallery

Art Galleries

Dolphins Plus Bayside

Swim with Dolphins

The Buzzard's Roost

Restaurants

Angela A's City Tips

  • Key Largo is known to offer some of the friendliest service in the Keys, so be sure to tip 15 to 20% at restaurants. Also be sure to tip your tour guides!
  • The climate is very warm, so be sure to drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen.
  • The best way to get around in Key Largo is by car, or you may wish to rent a bicycle.
  • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
    State Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    This beautiful botanical park offers over six miles of hiking trails, and some of these trails are even paved for cyclists or wheelchairs. Visitors may view over 80 protected species of plants and animals as they explore the stunning scenery - best to go early in the morning before the heat of the day really sets in!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
    • There is a nominal fee.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    • Nice place to take a walk 26/03/2019
    • Waste of time 09/03/2019
    • Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
    Address:
    County Road 905
    Key Largo, FL 33070
    Phone:
    +1 305-451-1202
    Other:
  • Florida Keys Visitor Center
    Visitor Centres
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    Angela A Says:

    Be sure to stop in the Visitor Center for maps, brochures, directions, recommendations, or even to use the public restrooms. Plus, check out their display, including a British cannon from the 1700s.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to ask the desk personnel any questions that you may have. They are just full of helpful information!
    • Information on daily accommodations and rates are also available.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent, useful service. 05/05/2019
    • Visitor Center 04/05/2019
    • Florida Keys Visitor Center
    Address:
    106240 Overseas Hwy
    Key Largo, FL 33037-3129
    Phone:
    +1 305-712-6596
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Key Largo Parasail
    Parasailing & Paragliding, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    Key Largo Parasail offers beautiful views, safe equipment, and an unforgettable experience! Guests are in the air for about ten minutes, and they may fly single, tandem, or triple.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Guests may select either a 500 or 1000 foot line.
    • There are no age restrictions.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 133 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • AMAZING! 29/04/2019
    • Parasail 26/04/2019
    • Key Largo Parasail
    Address:
    103900 Overseas Hwy
    Bayside at Sundowners Restaurant
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2816
    Phone:
    +1 877-904-8865 ext. 1
    Price range:
    US$65 - US$65
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
    State Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    This state park offers myriad water activities, including swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. The coral reef is located a few miles offshore, and the snorkeling tour is a great way to experience the diverse, aquatic life. Guests could easily spend an entire day here, or they may choose one or two activities.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try to find the "Christ of the Deep" when snorkeling.
    • Campsites are even available!
    • Check out the glass bottom boat!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • glass bottom boat 26/05/2019
    • Excellent service 23/05/2019
    • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
    Address:
    102601 Overseas Highway
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    Phone:
    +1 305-451-6300
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Lucy
    Restaurants (German, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub)
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    Angela A Says:

    Lucy is one of Key Largo's best restaurants, attracting locals and visitors alike! Serving fun dishes like Chicken 'n' Doughnuts, the casual, artsy atmosphere and memorable food are an undeniable match!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the fish and chips!
    • Check out the outdoor lounge.
    • The pretzels are out of this world!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • German meets Key Largo 29/12/2016
    • Very Surprising Find! 11/12/2016
    • Lucy
    Address:
    99620 Overseas Hwy
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2454
    Phone:
    +1 305-998-4979
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$22
    Other:
  • African Queen Canal Cruise
    Ships
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    Angela A Says:

    The African Queen Canal Cruise is a 90-minute adventure that takes visitors down the Port Largo Canals. Dinner cruises are also available.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This steamship was in the 1951 film of the same name, starring Bogart and Hepburn.
    • The cruises depart from the Marina del Mar.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoyable time 26/05/2019
    • Colorful captain. 25/05/2019
    • African Queen Canal Cruise
    Address:
    U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100
    Holiday Inn Docks
    Key Largo, FL
    Phone:
    +1 305-451-8080
    Hours:
    Mon
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Harry Harris Park
    Beaches, Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Harry Harris Park offers guests a nice, man-made beach on the Atlantic Ocean that is great for sunbathing and swimming, as the waves are shallow, due to a coral rock barrier. Visit for a few hours, or for the entire afternoon! This is a public beach, so just don't expect a beach club atmosphere and you will have a wonderful time!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are facilities with showers, picnic tables, grills, and more.
    • There is also a convenient children's playground.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Key Largo
    • Great Beach 16/04/2018
    • Great safe beach at the keys 04/04/2018
    • Harry Harris Park
    Address:
    Mile Marker 92.5
    Oceanside, Tavernier Key
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    Phone:
    +1 305-852-7161
    Other:
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Angela A Says:

    This fantastic center offers visitors a chance to learn more about injured birds in Key Largo, while getting up close and personal with them! Guests walk down a boardwalk, stopping to visit the birds and read informational plaques.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to follow the boardwalk to the end, where there are magnificent views of Florida Bay!
    • A donation is requested, in lieu of an admission fee.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Tavernier
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great 26/05/2019
    • Bird sanctuary 26/05/2019
    • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
    Address:
    93600 Overseas Hwy
    Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2815
    Phone:
    +1 305-852-4486
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Shell World Florida Keys
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Angela A Says:

    Shell World is a phenomenal gift shop that offers souvenirs, t-shirts, and you guessed it — shells! The prices are reasonable, so be sure to browse to your heart's content.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Make sure you have ample time to really take a look at all of the offerings!
    • They ship!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 15 Shopping in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • HUGE 07/05/2019
    • Huge Gift Shop 02/05/2019
    • Shell World Florida Keys
    Address:
    97600 Overseas Highway
    Key Largo, FL
    Phone:
    +1 305-852-8245
    Other:
  • Old Road Gallery
    Art Galleries
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    Angela A Says:

    A visit to the Old Road Gallery is a must when anywhere near Key Largo! This incredible space showcases plenty of art, including pottery, sculptures, glass, and paintings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to give yourself time to explore! Don't miss the art displayed in the outdoor gardens!
    • Be sure to check out the one-of-a-kind jewelry.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Islamorada
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Repeat Visitors 01/05/2019
    • A great gallery with local art and pottery 15/04/2019
    • Old Road Gallery
    Address:
    88888 Old Highway
    Islamorada, FL 33070
    Phone:
    +1 305-852-8935
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Dolphins Plus Bayside
    Swim with Dolphins
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    Angela A Says:

    Dolphin Cove offers a truly unforgettable experience, inviting guests to interact with dolphins in their natural habitat! Visitors may swim with the dolphins, or spend time with them in shallow water, which is great for young children.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The last swim of the day often provides guests with more "alone" time with the dolphins.
    • Be sure to make reservations in advance!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 37 things to do in Key Largo
    • Great Place to Meet Dolphins 09/05/2019
    • A DREAM COMING TRUE 02/05/2019
    • Dolphins Plus Bayside
    Address:
    101900 Overseas Hwy
    Bay Side
    Key Largo, FL 33037-2668
    Phone:
    +1 866-860-7946
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Buzzard's Roost
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Grill, Seafood)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Buzzard's Roost is located at the Garden Cove Marina, and offers lunch, dinner, and a fantastic Sunday brunch. They offer creative, waterside dining, or guests may opt to dine inside in air-conditioned comfort.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out their happy hour specials.
    • They offer burgers, sandwiches, seafood, chicken, and steaks.
    • The Cracked Conch (pronounced conk) is wonderful!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 114 restaurants in Key Largo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fodd and service 19/05/2019
    • On the way to Marathon 18/05/2019
    • The Buzzard's Roost
    Address:
    21 Garden Cove Dr
    Key Largo, FL 33037-5005
    Phone:
    +1 305-453-3746
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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