Experiencing The Culture Of This South Florida Destination
In this case, we’re not taking the basics such as location and safety, but the culture of a place. And few places – in America, at least – have a culture as unique as that of the Florida Keys.
That’s why PubClub.com is providing this list of Top 5 things to know when traveling in the Keys. And we’re starting with a bonus: the Florida Keys are not Key West. They are on the way to Key West but are not part of the Conch Republic.
Florida Keys Travel Essentials
1.) Beer Huggies
These keep your beers cold on those hot Keys days and nights. Bars have them and sometimes give them away for free. Any store sells them for a buck or two, which makes for a useful and cheap souvenir (some people also refer to these devises as beer coozies).
Many bars also serve drinks in plastic cups with their logos, which are another free souvenir.
2.) Mile Markers
You don’t need GPS in the Florida Keys, you need to know the Miler Markers of places to stop to eat and drink, such as MM80.
3.) Oceanside & Bayside
An extension of the mile markers; places are either “oceanside” (on the left side when driving south) or “bayside” (on the right side when driving south).
4.) Conch Fritters & Rum Drinks
These are two essentials to pull off the road and enjoy at the bars and restaurants.
5.) Best Places To Stop On The Overseas Highway
Pull over for the fish sandwich, conch fritters, rum drinks, sunsets & live music. You’ve got to make this trip an adventure and experience all of it. That is part of the Florida Keys drive experience and Florida Keys culture.
Here’s a mile-marker guide to the best of those places in the Florida Keys.