Things to Do in the Florida Keys During Spring Break
The Florida Keys are a tropical paradise, beckoning to spring breakers from around the state and the country. These islands are just off the southern tip of Florida and are easily accessible by car from the Overseas Highway and Seven Mile Bridge, stretching from Key Largo to Key West. If their warm waters, sandy beaches, and diverse marine life are not enough to attract you, then the lively culture, thrilling history, and brilliant characters just might be. Here at Mangrove Marina, here are our top seven covid-friendly spring break recommendations.
Best Activities for Spring Break in the Florida Keys
7. Bahia Honda State Park
Located on the Lower Florida Keys, the Bahia Honda is one of the most family-friendly activities in the Keys. This lush park is surrounded by clear water, exotic wildlife, and relaxed beaches beckoning to be explored. Make your home base our houseboat rentals at the Marina, and then head to the Bahia Honda State Park where you can snorkel right to the reef. Check out the hiking trails with your family or picnic on the beach.
6. Dry Tortugas
If you love learning about history and you love exploring the world around you, Dry Tortugas allows you an opportunity like no other to combine your passions. Just 70 miles off Key West, Dry Tortugas is anything but dry. These small islands are virtually covered by water and formerly the home of historic Fort Jefferson. You can tour the fort, which dates to the mid-19th century, or snorkel and dive among the reefs, shallows, and wrecks of this beautiful marine wonderland. It is one of the most perfect family friendly activities in the Keys!
5. The Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary
Learn about the diverse birds that make their home in the Florida Key area here at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary makes it their job to rescue and restore wild birds to health and release them into the wild. The sanctuary is open to the public with COVID protocols, including mandatory masks and social distancing.
4. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Fort Taylor was built in 1898 and is home to the numerous sea-coast cannons dating as far back as the Civil War. Its coral sand beaches are lovely to see but painful to the feet, so make sure you wear water shoes if you plan to swim, snorkel, or dive.
3. The Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park
The Botanical State Garden preserves more than 80 species of plants and animals, including the American crocodile, which is endangered. With more than six miles of self-guided nature trails, many of which are paved, the park offers incredible bird-watching and nature-loving opportunities for people of most ability levels.
2. Theater of the Sea
Theater of the Sea offers a front-row seat to some of Florida’s most incredible marine shows, with rays, sea lions, sharks, turtles, and alligators. Here, you can get up close and personal with vibrant seal life at one of the world’s oldest marine mammal facilities.
1. Mangrove Marina
Rent a houseboat at Mangrove Marina for your spring break in the Florida Keys. At Mangrove Marina, our luxury houseboats can serve as the starting point for all your spring break activities. You can barbecue at your Tiki hut, grab drinks with your friends at the Fin & Juice Bar and Lounge, or relax on the deck of your own private houseboat. The marina has everything you need to rest, relax, and really get away from it all. Just over an hour’s drive from Miami, we make it easy to stay socially distant in comfort and style.
Because of COVID, some restrictions may be necessary at some locations, including facial masks or coverings indoors at some facilities where social distancing cannot be maintained. Visit Mangrove Marina today to learn more about reserving one of our luxurious houseboat rentals or plan your spring break getaway today!