The three best places to visit on your travels down to the Florida Keys would have to be: Robbie’s of Islamorada, The Rain Barrel, and Sombrero Reef. See why these places are the best to see!
When you drive down the turnpike towards the Florida Keys, there are a few places you must not forget to stop and see before reaching your final destination. The very first island or key that needs to have a looking over with your favorite Lomographic camera is Islamorada. Islamorada is home to Robbie’s of Islamorada, which also happens to be the home of one of the largest fishes I have ever seen: the Tarpon. These guys are huge, and practically jump out of the water to be fed. Just get a dollar and you’ll be able to feed these guys to your heart’s content, just beware that your camera, or sunglasses don’t get eaten up too!
After you’ve tried the Tarpon feeding frenzy, you can mosey on down to The Rain Barrel, a quaint little art community filled with some of the best finds. From handmade jewelry to seashell wind chimes, pottery to paintings, you’ll surely find something interesting and unique at this lovely community of artists. If you’re lucky, you can even meet some of the artists and watch them while they work as well.
The final must-see destination on your travels down the Florida Keys is a beautiful protected reef known locally as Sombrero Reef. Here you will find some of the most beautiful fishes ever, with colors so bright and vivid you have to do a double take to see if what you saw was real. Swim with French Angel fish and Damsel, Sergeant Majors, and Filefish, even Stingrays! You will not be disappointed by the sights, just be sure you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, these are the most ideal times to see some of the best fishes on the reef.
So don’t bother with the tourist attractions, and t-shirt stores that litter the sides of the road down to Key West, just stop at these 3 places and you won’t regret it!