When you travel south from Miami, Key Largo is the first of the Florida Keys you’ll encounter. Fortunately, you don’t need deep pockets to enjoy the best attractions in Key Largo. State parks and local restaurants offer plenty of budget-friendly activities to do in Key Largo.
Visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
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The underwater park at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is one reason Key Largo is known as the dive capital of the world. If renting dive equipment and taking lessons are not in your budget, snorkeling is a cheaper alternative. Snorkelers can easily see the Christ of the Abyss statue, one of the park’s main attractions. If you prefer to stay dry and save money, take a glass bottom boat tour. Renting a kayak or paddleboard will be easy on your wallet, too. Enjoy the park’s tropical scenery and wildlife as you paddle along 50 miles of nautical trails.
Book a Budget-Friendly Key Largo Hotel
Key Largo has its share of elegant resorts. However, there are plenty of affordable places to stay. The Hampton Inn Key Largo Manatee Bay offers low prices along with amenities you’d find at high-end hotels. Rooms have balconies or patios that overlook the pool or tropical garden. You’ll also save money on meals since your stay includes a free hot breakfast each morning.
The Bayside Inn Key Largo also offers complimentary breakfast. Enjoy a room with a bayside view, an outdoor pool, and an affordable price. Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort is a quaint house on the bay that offers scuba diving lessons from beginner level to dive master certification. Guests can also enjoy the heated pool and waterfront deck. To find a hotel that fits your budget, check out budget-friendly Key Largo hotels.
Bike or Walk the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
You can walk or bicycle along 70 miles of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail for free. Trail access opens at 8 a.m. every day of the year. The trail starts in Key Largo and winds its way down to Key West. You can take a break along the way at Key Largo Community Park or go for a swim in the ocean at Harry Harris Park. The whole family can practice their geocaching skills while traveling on the trail as well.
Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets and Cocktails
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Experience a breathtaking Key Largo sunset. Key Largo is home to many restaurants and pubs that offer ocean views and happy hour drink specials. The aptly named Sunset Bar at the Bayside Grille Restaurant has drink specials and live music starting at 4 p.m. Every sunset is cause for celebration at Snook’s Bayside Restaurant. The Sunset Horn sounds to alert visitors that it’s time to grab a front-row seat at the Grand Tiki Bar and watch the sunset.
State parks and trails, natural beauty, and affordable hotels make Key Largo the perfect destination for budget-conscious travelers. Book your Key Largo trip today.