Road Trippin’: The Ultimate Guide to a Florida Keys Road Trip

May 23, 2019

We get a lot of questions about how to get to Hawks Cay. We have guests who come by boat or fly to Key West, but we believe the best way to get to Hawks Cay is a road trip through the Florida Keys.  It’s the best way to see the sights and soak up all the Keys-y things along the way.  Guests who fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports or who East Coast road trip to Florida to Hawks Cay Resort, should plan to stop at our favorite must-see attractions on the way down to Mile Maker 61. Whether you’re looking to plan a day off property with your squad or a quick summer road trip for kids, we’ve got you covered with our Florida Keys road trip itinerary.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

As you head down from Miami, up first is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. Check out the first undersea park in the U.S. for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and so much more. For a one-of-a-kind Florida Keys experience, book a tour on a glass bottom boat to view the vibrant aquatic ecosystems.

Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory

For a true Florida Keys sugar fix stop by the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory located in Tavernier on the Overseas Highway. You won’t want to miss out on their award-winning key lime pie, plus other tasty treats like coffee, key lime candies, cookies, and more. Don’t forget a souvenir or two for your family and friends back home.

Robbie’s Marina

A little further down the Overseas Highway in Islamorada is where you’ll find Robbie’s Marina. Here is where you can enjoy fun activities like feeding tarpons, a gamefish that can grow up to eight feet in length, which call the marina home. If you're on a road trip with kids, it’s a great family-friendly spot that is not to be missed!  And be sure to check out the outdoor market too.

Ready to plan a driving trip to the best resort in the Florida Keys? Download our road trip playlist on Spotify, check out our vacation packages and book your stay for the ultimate Florida Keys driving experience!