Florida Keys & Key West – The ideal winter home for Canadian snowbirds!
For a complete contrast to Miami and the bustling southeast Florida coast, you can head south and west from Miami to the sleepy and pristine chain of islands known as the Florida Keys, where many Canadian snowbirds spend their winters.
Here you will find the relaxed, get-away-from-it-all paradise where sailing, snorkeling, fishing and beachcombing are the main activities.
Travel the engineering marvel Overseas Highway across some 42 bridges varying in length up to 7 miles long over the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the most beautiful driving routes in North America. Of course you can also fly or sail to the Florida Keys, or take a ferry.
There are actually five regions within the archipelago: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine & the Lower Keys, and Key West. It is safe to say that this is generally the warmest part of the U.S. during winter and the islands are surrounded by beautiful clear waters and white sand beaches.
Key West is the best known of the Florida Keys and is at the very end of the chain of islands, over 150 miles from Miami. Key West has always been a magnet for sailors and there’s a lively town with pretty architecture, as well as lots of bars, restaurants, attractions and boutique shopping.