Marathon, FL, USA

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Marathon, FL, USA

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The lowdown on Marathon

Year-round sunshine, spectacular landscapes, and idyllic white-sand beaches; it's not hard to understand why the city of Marathon sees visitors return year after year. Holidaymakers flock to this corner of the Florida Keys to swim in the tranquil teal waters, try their hand at daring water sports, and explore one of the most varied ecosystems in the country. Throw in the famously friendly locals, a host of renowned seafood restaurants, and a wide variety of Marathon vacation rentals to choose from, and you've got the perfect recipe for a sun-soaked getaway.

Marathon's ocean blue

Life in Marathon is centered firmly on the ocean, so it's no surprise to learn that the range of water sports on offer here is second to none. When you're done sunbathing and swimming at the beach, you can book a Jet Ski excursion, or even try your hand at kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. For a more peaceful way to enjoy the waters, organize a fishing charter with a local provider—the Marathon area provides optimum conditions for deep-sea and reef fishing alike. After all that activity, you can get a different view of the horizon with a romantic sunset cruise along the Florida Keys coastline.

Splashing around in Marathon

Marathon's oceans are home to some of the most diverse marine life in the country, and there's no shortage of visitor centers in the area celebrating the wildlife that call this corner of Florida home. Families, in particular, will enjoy the chance to interact and swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, located in nearby Grassy Key. Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is another must-visit institution that's just a stone's throw from most Marathon vacation rentals; here, you can feed the stingrays, get up close with the nurse sharks, and swim around a coral reef.

It's always sunny in Marathon

The Sunshine State lives up to its name in Marathon; average highs in the summer months can climb as high as 90°F, which makes it the perfect time to hit the sands. That said, Florida's climate is a tropical one and the hottest months also see slightly more rain, though the showers rarely last for long. To avoid any possibility of wet weather, travel a little later or earlier in the year, when temperatures are still pretty high and precipitation practically non-existent. Marathon vacation rentals are also generally easier to come by outside of the busy summer months.

Marathon's marine marvels

When it comes to natural beauty and biodiversity, few other regions in the United States can compete with the Florida Keys coastline. The incredibly high level of diversity in the area around Marathon is proudly showcased in the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, a facility boasting a natural history museum, a rescue center for birds, and various nature trails. It's also got plenty of features designed for kids and is located within easy reach of central Marathon vacation rentals, making it the ideal setting for a family day out.