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A trip to the Florida Keys can be a dream come true, and you can feel right at home throughout your wonderful vacation when you choose to stay in a lovely beach house in the Keys. With a beach house, you and your loved ones will be able to stretch out and make yourselves comfortable amenities such as a full living area and separate kitchen, a balcony or deck with beach views, a swimming pool or hot tub, a barbecue grill and other thoughtful amenities.
There are dozens of beaches that you can explore while staying in your beach house in the Lower Florida Keys. This is an archipelago of islands that spans across 113 miles, and some people will simply go sightseeing along the islands to see the different views. There are a total of 42 bridges connecting the islands. Some of the top beach spots to explore include Sandspur Beach, Smather's Beach, Dry Tortugas National Park, Sombrero Beach, Zachary Taylor State Park Beach and others.
Throughout the Florida Keys, you will find numerous fascination shops and boutiques that sell everything from t-shirts to cigars and liquor. You may want to plan time to shop along the way as you explore the different keys from your vacation rental, such as Ramrod Key, or you can spend a full day or two shopping at different stores. A few of the top boutiques to look for include Peppers of Key West for foodies, We Cycle for cyclists, Greene Street Cigar Company, Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe, Lobster Trap Art Gallery and others.
The majority of the nightspots that are located in the Keys are on or near the famous Duval Street in Key West. There is no better way to unwind after a fun day exploring beaches, shops and more than with a cool drink, and some of the hot spots to do so include Garden of Eden, Aqua, 801 Bourbon Bar, Virgilio's, Rick's Bar, Red Garter Saloon, Bull & Whistle Bar and others. There are other bars to enjoy on other keys as well.
The weather in the Florida Keys is ideal for spending time out splashing in the water almost year-round. Unlike the rest of Florida, the climate here is a tropical savanna climate that is characterized by two main seasons. These seasons are a very long, hot summer that ranges from June through October, and a cooler season that ranges from November to May. Even the cooler season is not exactly cold, and the average high temperatures in this season are in the 70s. In the warm weather season, the average high is in the 80s. Humidity is common here year-round because of the coastal climate, and the area receives approximately 40 inches of rain per year. Altogether, there is rarely a bad time to visit the Florida Keys
Because of the archipelago's removed located, it can be a bit time-consuming to reach the more remote keys. The best bet is to travel into Miami via air. Then, rent a car, and travel south and west along Highway 1 to reach the keys that you are interested in visiting. If you are driving to the keys, you can travel southward toward Miami along Interstate 95 to connect to Highway 1. Some people will travel to the Keys in their own boat, and this is a wise and scenic option to consider. There are several private boat docks that you can make arrangements with ahead of time for private docking with daily or weekly rates.