Tours for Key Largo
About Key Largo, Miami
Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and is the largest section of the Keys, at 33 miles (53 km) long. It is one of the northernmost of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, and the northernmost of the Keys connected by U.S. Highway 1 (the Overseas Highway). Its earlier Spanish name was Cayo Largo, meaning long islet. Key Largo is connected to the mainland in Miami-Dade County by two routes. The first route is The Overseas Highway, which is U.S. Highway 1 that enters Key Largo at Jewfish Creek near the middle of the island and turns southwest. The second route is Card Sound Road, which connects to the northern part of Key Largo at Card Sound Bridge and runs southeastward to connect with County Road 905, which runs southwest and joins U.S. 1 at about mile marker 106. These routes originate at Florida City on the mainland. Key Largo is a popular tourist destination and calls itself the "Diving Capital of the World" because the living coral reef a few miles offshore attracts thousands of scuba divers and sport-fishing enthusiasts. In 1896, a post office opened on Key Largo called Aiken, located near Sound Point. Key Largo's proximity to the Everglades also makes it a premier destination for kayakers and ecotourists. Automotive and highway pioneer and Miami Beach developer Carl G. Fisher built the Caribbean Club in 1938 as his last project. The island gained fame as the setting for the 1948 film Key Largo, but apart from background filming used for establishing shots, the film was shot on a Warner Brothers sound stage in Hollywood. After the film's success, pressure from local businesses resulted in a change in the name of the post office serving the northern part of the island, from "Rock Harbor" to "Key Largo", on June 1, 1952. After that, every resident north of Tavernier had a Key Largo address and the postmark read "Key Largo". Three census-designated places are on the island of Key Largo: North Key Largo, near the Card Sound Bridge, Key Largo, eight or nine miles from the southern end of the island, and Tavernier, at the southern end of the island. As of 2010, the three places have a combined population of 13,850. None of Key Largo is an incorporated municipality, so it is governed at the local level by Monroe County. Key Largo is situated between Everglades National Park to the northwest and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to the east, the first underwater park in the United States and the site of the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States.Wikipedia
Overview of Key Largo
Walking past the city of Miami, you will come across Key Largo. Key Largo is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Miami.
Attractions like The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, Bayside Marketplace, South Beach, Zoo Miami and Miami Seaquarium are the usual crowd pullers of Miami and you might easily miss out Key Largo amidst these top things to do in Miami.
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Miami is a melting pot of Latin American cultures – combine that with South Florida's restaurant offerings that run the gamut from five-star gourmet restaurants to holes-in-the-wall, and you have an incredible food scene that's as varied as the communities that make up the area. On the South Beach Food and Culture Walking Tour, your guide will offer insight on the food you’ll eat, the restaurants you’ll visit and the neighborhoods you’ll explore. Use this walking tour to get to know Miami by walking its streets and eating its local cuisine.
Discover Miami, its beautiful beaches and distinctive neighborhoods on this hop-on hop-off tour--the perfect way to get around and see it all! Enjoy the beautiful weather and 360-degree views from open-top double-decker buses. Choose from one or two days and tour Miami's most popular sites such as South Beach and Little Havana. For the complete Miami experience, upgrade and add the Biscayne Bay Cruise to enjoy Miami Beach and Fisher Island from the water.
Experience panoramic views of lush vegetation teeming with wildlife as you venture deep into the interior of the Florida tropical wetlands on a Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure. Explore the wilderness as you glide through the water, learning about the areaâs complex ecosystem and history with narration from your bilingual airboat captain and guide. As part of your swamp tour, score an up-close look at wetland reptiles during an alligator wildlife show, and wander through jungle trails filled with crocodilian exhibits before you return to your airboat. Round-trip transport from Miami is included.
Enjoy a small group experience and escape the tourist trap restaurants like locals do. The South Beach Food Tour is a culinary tour that will enhance your knowledge about the history, architecture and social movements of Miami. You will get to try mouthwatering dishes in 5 restaurants and let expert local tour guides take you through the Art Deco District and tell you the story of how Miami has risen from a peripheral town to the worlds most exciting tourist destination. Get to know Miami like a local in just 3-hours of walking around the neighborhoods.
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