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When to go?
The vast majority of traffic enters the Florida Keys via highway A1A. This bottleneck frequently results in complete gridlock. Avoid the standstill and take the Card Sound Road (via the Card Sound Bridge); you'll experience less traffic, less urban development, and therefore more of the original natural beauty of the Florida Keys. As with the rest of Southern Florida, beware the hurricane season and hot and humid weather in summer (the Florida Keys are, after all, the Southernmost point in the United States).

Where to stay?
If you're headed to Key West, the question is whether to stay in a bed and breakfast in Old Town or opt for one of the full service resorts scattered around the island. It really depends on if you want to be near the scene on Duval St. or if you want to be more secluded in tropical paradise. Either way, across the board in the Florida Keys, prices are cheaper in November and the first half of December, when the crowds are smaller, and the weather is perfect.

What to do?
In making the drive from Key Largo to Key West, you're seeing one of the Florida Keys' greatest attractions: the highway hops from island to island with amazing vistas of the ocean and tropical flora and fauna. The Florida Keys are known for incredible snorkeling and diving. The best places in the Upper Keys are near Key Largo at MM 102.5 in the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Key Largo Marine Sanctuary. If you're an angler, head to Islamorada; it's the "Sport fishing Capital of the World." In Key West, rent a bike or scooter - it's the best way to get around town.


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