Southernmost Point of the USA

00:232 months ago
Take a “southernmost selfie.” Key West’s red, black and yellow Southernmost Point marker isn’t terribly picturesque, but hundreds of visitors take their photos beside it every day. Why? Because the ungainly buoy replica marks the southernmost land mass in the continental United States. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Whitehead Street, its brightly-painted body bears lettering that proclaims it’s just 90 miles from Cuba. What better spot for a selfie?

Related

Recreational Coral Restoration
Things To Do

Recreational Coral Restoration

Divers can work side-by-side with marine scientists to aid in coral reef restoration during recreational coral restoration dives in the Florida Keys. Participants go on working dives that consist of a trip to the coral nursery to clean and prepare corals for planting, and an orientation dive at one of the restoration sites. Class sessions precede dive trips and focus on coral health, corals’ function in marine ecosystems, identification of natural and manmade threats to coral and means to protect the resource in the Florida Keys. Program participants receive hands-on experience in coral restoration and propagation, and learn directly about the impacts on Florida’s reefs and how individual citizens can help.
00:23
Feeding Tarpon
Things To Do

Feeding Tarpon

Activity, fun and relaxation for the whole family includes feeding the hungry tarpon at the docks of Robbie's Marina, at mile marker 77.5.
00:23
Wildlife Sanctuary
Things To Do

Wildlife Sanctuary

Visitors from around the world are drawn to the Florida Keys to experience the island chain’s priceless natural resources. Protection of these resources began over a century ago, demonstrating the region’s commitment to environmental stewardship and a resolve to preserve them for future generations. Only in the Keys can you explore four wildlife refuges.The island chain’s National Key Deer Refuge, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge and Key West National Wildlife Refuge provide a variety of habitats to over 250 species of migratory birds, critical nesting areas for endangered marine turtles, host plants for rare butterflies and natural respite for many more delicate creatures.
00:23
Underwater Wedding
Things To Do

Underwater Wedding

For a truly unique and memorable experience, couples should consider holding their nuptials in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's warm, clear water, surrounded by colorful corals, softly waving sponges and rainbows of reef fish. In the Keys, it's easy. Many dive shops have been arranging underwater weddings for years. They can work with scuba-certified brides and grooms, prepare non-divers in the wedding party for the experience, even help mom and dad enjoy their first undersea excursion. A word of warning, though: it's nearly impossible to wipe away tears while wearing a dive mask, and handkerchief's are of no use under water. And unions of the deep are perfectly legal.
00:23