The city of Key West offers plenty for visitors to see and do, from quaint shops and galleries that line Duval Street to world-class restaurants, and fascinating museums and cultural landmarks. But sometimes travelers seek experiences off the beaten path. When visitors to Key West want to break free of the usual tourist stops, the state parks located throughout the Florida Keys can provide the ideal respite.
State Parks in the Keys
There are several state parks that dot the Florida Keys from Biscayne Bay to Key West. Three of the most popular include Bahia Honda State Park, Long Key State Park, and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. All are well-known for their beauty and accessibility to nature, especially fragile marine life like corals.