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Local Friends & Resources

We are proud to introduce you to some of our favorite locals and activities in the Florida Keys! Supporting locals and shopping small is what makes our island community so special.

Fishing Charters

Captain Danny Lombardo

Captain Danny was born and raised in the Florida Keys. With his knowledge, patience, and expertise you are sure to have a great time on the water! Book your charter today!

Diving & Snorkeling

Florida Keys Dive Center

Dive and snorkel the upper Keys’ best reefs and wrecks,in Pennekamp Park, Key Largo & Islamorada with their experienced and friendly crew. Go diving or snorkeling today!

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

Otherside Boardsports

Fellow locals and the friendly folks over at Otherside Boardsports love showing our unique ecosystem in a fun and thrilling way. Take a tour or book your own board!

Arts & Culture

Morada Way Art District

Home to several talented local artists, our art district is the perfect place to stroll and pick up your next new piece. It is also home to our Third Thursday Art Walks. A must-see if you’re in town! See their event calendar.


History of Diving Museum

Immerse yourself in diving history. The History of Diving Museum tells the story of mankind’s quest to explore, understand and venture under the sea. Learn More.

Florida Keys History Discovery Center

Our islands are teeming with a rich and interesting history. Take the time to learn about how remarkable this place truly is! Learn More.


Windley Key Fossil State Park

One of our most underrated attractions on the island, this state park is full of interesting history, nature trails, and native fauna. Highly recommended if you love nature! Get more information.

Theatre of the Sea

Swim with the dolphins at Theater of the Sea; family owned and operated since 1946 and one of the oldest marine mammal facilities in the world! Get more information.

Bars & Happy Hour

Wahoo’s Bar & Grill

Overlooking the ocean, marina and our famous sandbar, the locals meet up here to chat about their catch of the day. Try their muddled margarita! Check out their menu.

Florida Keys Brewing Co.

Our very own local brewery! Plenty of events and good vibes going on here. We recommend a beer flight and don’t forget your souvenir koozie! See what’s on tap.

Sunset Spots

Papa Joe’s Waterfront

A beloved treasure reborn in 2024 on the historic grounds of the original 1938 site. Papa Joe’s Waterfront offers unmatched sunset views over both the Atlantic and Bay—Providing the BEST sunsets in the Upper Keys. Check out their live webcam.

Morada Bay Beach Cafe

Overlooking the Florida Bay on a white sandy beach, this is one of our favorite spots to watch the sunset. Morada Bay is also home to our lively Full Moon parties! Reserve your spot.

Lorelei Restuarant & Cabana Bar

Good music, the best frozen cocktails and a great view. Look for the mermaid! Reserve your spot.


Chef Michael’s

Peace, love and hogfish. Freshest fish in Islamorada and the perfect spot for date night. Check out their menu.

Lazy Day’s

Great view, large menu and Lazy Days style fish. We don’t need to say anymore!  Check out their menu.


There are no malls on the islands, but we have a wide selection of boutique shops to fill your heart’s desire.

  • Village Square at the Trading Post
  • Sandal Factory
  • Shell World
  • Wild Lily

Beaches & Parks

While technically there are no natural beaches in the Upper Keys, you can travel along the Overseas Highway and find several picturesque spots that make you feel worlds away.

  • Founder’s Park, Islamorada
  • Sombrero Beach, Marathon
  • Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key
  • Smather’s Beach, Key West


You’ve fallen in love and want to get married at one of the top wedding destinations in the United States. We don’t blame you! We have a few local friends who can help you out!

  • Keys Planning & Events
  • Florida Keys Wedding Center