Imagine escaping to a sunny island where you can combine a luxurious, relaxing getaway with a fun-filled family vacation. That fantasy has become many people’s reality as more and more families are discovering the hidden gem that is Marathon, Florida.
Located in the heart of the Florida Keys, Marathon is centered about one hour (50 miles) from the famous Key Largo and Key West. By sea, visitors enjoy the warm tropical water and snorkel, scuba and literally swim with the dolphins. A short drive to Sombrero Beach draws families year-round for its cleanliness, convenience and family-friendly atmosphere. Marathon’s close proximity to the ocean also makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a boating day trip and explore smaller nearby islands from the sea, including Long Key, the Conch Keys, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Boot Key, Crawl Key and Pigeon Key.
Beyond the picturesque sea and beaches, Marathon is well-known for the Seven Mile Bridge, which is the longest bridge throughout the Florida Keys and has been featured in many Hollywood films. One look from your car window and you’ll immediately know why. Driving across the massive bridge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be surrounded by the stunning aquamarine waters that draw travellers from all over the world. It’s also an eye-opening chance to see sections of the original parallel-running bridge that holds immense history.
Marathon is also ideal for family fun by land. Captain Hook’s Marina & Dive Center is a great way to see marine life like nurse sharks, eels and rays free of charge. The Wild Bird Center is another great chance to experience beautiful wild life in a kid-safe environment that all ages can enjoy. Parents and families can also take advantage of many state parks and local playgrounds. Plus, families can enjoy a variety of restaurants and shops that cater to visitors and families year-round.
One thing is clear: Families, couples and explorers alike are finding the ultimate vacation spot in Marathon, Florida to relax, unwind and have fun.
The best way to enjoy the spender of the Florida Keys is by renting at Salty Anglers in Marathon. A beautiful home in a cozy, quiet neighborhood, minutes from Sombrero Beach and just off the ocean, this newly renovated home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a large living room/dining room area. Go to www.WaterViewVacation.com for more information.