Florida Keys

Southernmost point - Florida Keys

Florida Keys

The three hour drive through the Florida Keys is surely America's most unique motor journey. No other place in America combines the scenic ocean views of the Overseas Highway with a local community that is proud to show off its history and natural wonders.

  • Key Largo
  • Islamorada
  • Marathon
  • Big Pine & the lower keys
  • Key West

 

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Highlights
Discover a city where real estate titles date back to the Kings of Spain. Stroll the palm-lined streets and discover gingerbread mansions, tin-roofed conch houses, the John Audubon House and Ernest Hemingway's home. Walk in the footsteps of Thomas Edison, Lou Gehrig, Harry Truman, and Tennessee Williams. Gaze at the fabled treasure of the galleon Atocha. Discover tomorrow's fine art treasures by Key West's well-known and unknown artists.
Geography/Environment
The Keys stretch some 200 sun-drenched miles from Biscayne Bay to the Dry Tortugas, encompassing innumerable islands, reefs, lakes, bays, and beaches. From the largest island, Key Largo, to the tip of Key West, they're linked by 43 bridges scattered along the 126-mile Overseas Highway.

The Keys environment ranges from the fragility of America's only living coral reefs to the seemingly impenetrable mangrove fortresses of the back country. Hugging the shores are crystal clear waters that beckon you to explore their living tapestry of undersea life.

Activities
  • Museums, Parks, Beaches
  • Sunset Cruises, Island Tours
  • Ecotours/Kayaking
  • Dolphin Encounters
  • Watersports
  • Theaters
  • Art Galleries/Antique Shops
  • Parks
  • Beaches
Climate and Weather
Wherever you are right now, chances are the weather is better here in the Florida Keys. That's true even on a summer day. The hottest it's ever been in Key West is 97ºF, and that was way back in 1880. At the peak of summer, the average high is 89ºF

Other Important Information
Destination Wedding Information
  • $88.50 fee for marriage license
  • Photo ID required
  • Pick up license at the clerks office at: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, 500 WHITEHEAD ST., KEY WEST, FLORIDA 33040, 305.294.4641 Please note: The clerks office is closed weekends and holidays.
  • The marriage license can be from any county in the state of FLORIDA ONLY!!
  • Both parties must be 18 years of age or older.
  • If you are divorced or there was a death of previous spouse, the date of divorce or death is necessary.
  • You may be from out of state.
  • No blood test is required.
  • There is no waiting period for non-Florida residents. (This also includes non-residents from other countries.)
  • If one or more parties is a Florida Resident, a three day waiting period applies.
  • The waiting period may be waived and a $32.50 deduction off the fee may apply with the completion of a Marital Course obtained by:
    *A Psychologist licensed under FL statutes, Chapter 490
    *A Clinical Social Worker, Marriage Therapist, or Mental Health Therapist licensed under FL Statutes, Chapter 491
    *An Official Religious Representative recognized under FL Statute 496.404 (20)
  • For an additional fee of $20.00 you can be married in the clerk of Court's office.
  • A Public Notary or Ordained Minister can also legally perform the wedding ceremony.