Florida Keys, FL
Islands with Attitude
Get out your funkiest swimsuits and sunglasses, slather on the sunscreen, and pop a Jimmy Buffett CD in the car stereo. A family adventure in the Florida Keys is like no other.
Pigeon Key, copyright Florida Keys
& Key West Media
As you head south on the Overseas Highway (aka U.S. Highway 1) to "Margaritaville," crank up the volume. A ride through this string of tiny islands goes best with loud music. (Besides, it'll drown out the sounds of fighting in the backseat.)
Since the trip is long -- about four hours from Miami -- some advance planning is necessary to keep the peace. But there are plenty of great stops along the way. And, once you reach wild and wacky Key West, another surprise awaits -- the nightly sunset celebration.