Marathon Tourism

Smack in the middle of a long, narrow island in the Florida Keys, with a sparse population of only about 10000, Marathon is a very, very pleasant vacation travel destination. The vacation list of things to do here is topped by the water sports–snorkelling, fishing, boating. Second, it’s the wildlife–turtles and dolphins and all the other fauna in the State Parks. Third is the wonderful sightseeing, whether while you’re cable water-skiing, or you’re cruising over the pretty seven Mile Beach.

The city itself was only incorporated as recently as 1999. It got it’s name from the workers of the Florida East Coast Railroad, who, working night and day trying to complete the project, said that it was getting to be a real ‘Marathon’. The place is also famous as the former home of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

Essential travel information and Marathon tips for your visit


  • Be careful: Once you pass Knights Key Blvd, you begin crossing the Seven Mile Bridge, and if you did not want to get onto it, then you’ve no choice but to take a 14 mile detour.
  • How safe is Marathon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marathon.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marathon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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