The village of Marathon lies in the heart of the Florida Keys and is the perfect place to begin an unforgettable Florida Keys vacation getaway. Marathon has something for everyone. There are both champion caliber golf courses and luxury spas where you can indulge in a day of world-class pampering. Upscale shopping areas lie along the coast, Marathon nightspots offer great live music and an energetic atmosphere, and restaurants in Marathon have the finest and freshest seafood you'll find anywhere. But what makes Marathon stand out among all the popular destinations throughout the Florida Keys is its stunning natural beauty and diverse marine life. Come here to explore wilderness areas and preserved marine sanctuaries both on and offshore. Experience close encounters with dolphins and other sea creatures and head home with lasting vacation memories. A private vacation rental is the perfect place to begin your adventures. Find a cabin or vacation home a few steps away from Marathon's white sand beaches and watch the sun rise from your private balcony. Then begin a day of fun and adventure.
Here are a few specific suggestions of things to do in the area:
-Tour the Turtle Hospital: This popular turtle rescue center and wildlife sanctuary is a perfect place to spend the afternoon for visitors of all ages.
-Visit the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center: Miles of scenic trails wind through this seaside nature preserve and large tanks house marine life in the central museum.
-Visit Curry Hammock State Park: Hike or bike the trails of this beautiful state park or pitch a tent on the beach and spend a night beside the ocean and under the stars.
-Go deep sea fishing: Take a charter boat into the deep water with an experienced guide and fish for tuna, marlin, mahi-mahi, and bonefish.
-Drive or walk the Seven Mile Bridge: One of Marathon's most popular attractions is the Seven Mile Bridge, a beautiful place to watch the sunset and spot wildlife like sea turtles and manatees.
-Visit an Island Tiki Bar: Marathon, FL offers a vibrant nightlife and Tiki bars here are fun places to hear steel drum bands and sip tropical drinks served in coconuts.
You'll find plenty of fun things to do and beautiful places to explore in Marathon, and you can see and do it all while staying in your own luxury condo with spectacular views of the ocean. Find a villa or cabin that offers all the space and amenities you need to host an unforgettable vacation for your family and friends. While you're visiting Marathon, explore the other islands of the Florida Keys and Key West as well.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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