Best of The Florida Keys


Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, The Lower Keys & Key West

MARATHON is located in the heart of the Florida Keys, approximately 50 miles north of Key West and 50 miles south of Key Largo. According to history, Marathon was named during the building of Henry Flagler’s railroad. While building the tracks on this island in the middle of the Florida Keys, a worker made the comment that the job was a marathon. The name stuck. Today Marathon is popular year round for those in search of sport fishing and water related activities. If you’re not off shore, you may choose to swim with a dolphin, visit the historical museum or bask in the sun at Sombrero beach. Of the 42 bridges that connect the Florida Keys, the 7-mile bridge is the longest and can be found on the south side of Marathon. You may recall seeing the bridge in the movie "True Lies" . Marathon is one of two Florida Keys that have airports with flights by major air carriers. Accommodations range from botels (floating motel room with dockage for your boat) to full service luxury resorts. Visit the accommodation section for Marathon to read about and see photos representing places to stay.

DISCOVER MARATHON AND THE MIDDLE KEYS
Visit the LODGING section for Marathon to read about and see photos of places to stay.  Check travel dates and book your accommodation selection right online.  If you are an RV traveler, be sure to check out the RV PARKS offered in the Marathon and Middle Florida Keys area.
Discover state and county PARKS located throughout Marathon and the Middle Keys.  Our parks offer children play areas, hiking trails, swimming, canoeing and so much more.
Our COMMUNITY information can help with relocation, interest in a second home and visitor assistance on locations of local resources.  The Realtor's listed in our web site are knowledgeable of our area, market and best suited for serving your REAL ESTATE needs.
Check out THINGS TO KNOW for fun fact and interesting information to help plan your visit.  You may also want to take a look at area ATTRACTIONS and a few FAMILY FUN ideas to include in your plans.
Your visit won't be complete without spending some time on or in the water.  Whether you'd enjoy a FISHING CHARTER, DIVE or SNORKEL trip, or FAMILY FUN such as canoeing, our waters are beaming with excitement and beauty that only the world of sea life can offer.  As a good friend once told me, "You just can't visit the Keys without trying Key Lime pie."  Most all of our DINING establishments offer their take on the Key Lime pie.  You'll just have to try it for yourself and decide which is your pick... sweet, tart, or that delightful frozen Key Lime pie on a stick (dipped in chocolate, of course).



Marathon - The Heart of the Florida Keys

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