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Attractions & Events

Attractions & Events

The Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club has many Florida Keys attractions and places of interest just a short drive away. On the way to Key West, you’ll travel along the Seven Mile Bridge, which is an attraction in itself.

There are plenty of things to do in the Florida Keys and Florida Keys tourism is always booming because of our sun-kissed beachfronts, water sport adventures, fresh seafood restaurants, and spectacular Florida Bay views.

Places to Go

We have a long list of beautiful parks in the Florida Keys, many that maintain ecotourism practices. If you have a love for nature and being outdoors, then don’t miss out on a visit to Tortuga National Park, Bahia Honda State Park, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, Everglades National Park.

Your Florida trip won’t be complete until you stop by some of the other famous and most visited Keys, including Key Largo, the lively village of Islamorada and Florida's southernmost point and major tourist spot, Key West.

Local Attractions

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Stop by the historic residence of famous author Ernest Hemingway when you’re visiting Key West. There are guided tours, a museum, gorgeous gardens, a bookstore and 40 to 50 six-toed cats! Located at 907 Whitehead Street, just across from the Key West Lighthouse, this is a must-do when in the Florida Keys.

Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center

A natural history museum in Key West that features the native animals and plants that live in the Keys, both in the water and on land, a visit to Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center can be a very educational experience for families and friends visiting the Keys.

Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail

If you love to get a good workout in when you’re traveling, get on the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail and take a long bike ride, run or jog. It’s one of the most popular trails in Florida, due to its stunning scenic views.

Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary

Located in Tavernier, Florida, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and releases approximately 1000 birds a year. It is a great experience for families and there are chances to see, interact and learn about the different species of birds.

Harry S. Truman Little White House

Situated in the Truman Annex neighborhood of Old Town, Key West, the Harry S. Truman Little White House was the winter White House for President Harry S. Truman for 175 days. There are tours, a shop, beautiful grounds to stroll across and events to attend throughout the year.

Dolphin Research Center

Dolphin Research Center

The Dolphin Research Center is a non profit research and education center in Grassy Key, Florida. Built on a natural seawater lagoon in the Gulf of Mexico, the center is home to rescued dolphins and sea lions. Offering a number of programs to visitors and the public, including "Swim with the Dolphins" and "Ultimate Trainer for a Day", the center is devoted to education, preservation and helping guests fully appreciate our marine life in Florida.

Curry Hammock

Curry Hammock

Curry Hammock is a State Park located between Key Largo and Key West, protecting areas of mangrove swamps and rockland hammocks. Offering trails for hiking and biking, kiteboarding, kayak rentals, and swimming and snorkeling, this beautiful park, with a stunning white sand beach, is a must see for guests and locals.

Crane Point

Crane Point

A Nature Center and Historic site, Crane Point is a non-profit offering guided tours, a lagoon, a wild bird center, plant nursery and a museum showcasing the history of the Florida Keys.

Display items include a 600 year old dugout canoe and remnants of pirate ships to explore. In an outside children’s area, kids can play on a wooden pirate ship or visit the touch tank to learn more about the Keys marine life.

Sombrero Beach

Sombrero Beach

Both visitors and locals can enjoy the sunny skies at Sombrero Beach; with its turquoise water and soft sand, this is one of Florida’s secret gems. From April to October, Sombrero Beach is one of Florida’s designated turtle nesting zones, home to Loggerhead turtles. The beach offers tours of their Turtle Hospital, where sick or injured turtles are treated before being released back into their natural habitat.

Celebrations and Events

We have events and festivities happening all the time here in Grassy Key. From the Key West Fantasy Fest, Key West Pride and the Seven Mile Bridge Run to the Florida Keys Jazz and Blues Festival and Humphrey Bogart Festival - there is something for everyone, of any age, to enjoy.

And, if you have a passion for food, wine, seafood or beer, check out the Marathon Seafood Festival, Key West BrewFest and the Key West Food and Wine Festival!

More Events to Check Out

Earth Day

The Florida Keys celebrates Earth Day just like the rest of the world on April 22nd every year. The only difference is that the Florida Keys and Key West have the United States’ only living coral barrier reef and is surrounded by the national marine sanctuary.

Florida Keys Celtic Festival

Enjoy family-friendly Irish and Scottish dance performances, Celtic rock, sheep-dog herding, a Children’s Glen with games, face painting and more when you attend this annual event in Marathon, Florida.

Florida Keys Island Fest

Live music, classic cars, a juried art show, music, food and more is what you can expect at this annual festival in the Florida Keys. It is held to raise money for the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.

Hemingway Days

Celebrate the legend of famous author Ernest Hemingway at this annual event in Key West. Events include a three-day marlin fishing tournament, book signings, readings, a 5K run and paddleboard race, a Hemingway look-a-like contest and more.