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10 Summer Family Activities in and Around Marathon, Florida

With summer vacation on the horizon, it’s time to choose that perfect family destination and Tranquility Bay Resort offers a range of family-friendly activities onsite and around Marathon, Florida. Here are our top 10 recommendations for family summer fun in the Florida Keys.

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1. Bahia Honda State Park:

The park is celebrated for having one of the world’s top beaches and is home to many rare and unusual plants and animals.

2. Crane Point:

Visitors to this 64-acre protected park may tour the Museum of Natural History, Children’s Museum, Adderley Town Historic Site and Marathon Wild Bird Center, or explore the extensive nature trail system, an ideal stop on your Marathon Key vacation.

3. Pigeon Key

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pigeon Key served as a construction and maintenance camp for the Overseas Railroad during the early 1900s. The remarkable structures that remain provide a window back in time.

4. Dolphin Research Center:

Fun for the entire family, the Dolphin Research Center offers nature lovers, in-water encounters with marine mammals, as well as fascinating insight into their behavior.

5. Turtle Hospital:

Located next door to Tranquility Bay, the Turtle Hospital is dedicated to the health and preservation of sea turtles. The hospital offers guided, educational tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles, something everyone in the family will appreciate on your Marathon FL vacation.

6. Seven Mile Bridge:

The longest bridge in the Keys is located at the southern end of Marathon and measures 35,716 ft. Take a family walk across the bridge and enjoy a majestic Florida Keys sunset.

7. Sombrero Reef:

Mile Marker 50, Oceanside. One of the most beautiful areas within the Keys’ living coral reef, Sombrero Reef is protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries and is popular with eco-tourists who enjoy snorkeling and diving.

8. Sombrero Beach:

This 12.6-acre beach is one of the most popular vacation spots in Marathon. Renovated in 2003, the beach offers creative landscaping, walkways, picnic areas and a roped off swimming area.

9. Coco Plum Beach:

This small, natural beach is an enjoyable stop. It is a quiet, dog-friendly beach with clean-up baggies provided.

10. Tranquility Bay Resort Onsite Activities:

From three onsite swimming pools, a putting green and private beach, to an array of watersports, Tranquility Bay Resort offers all-day fun for the whole family.

Call 855-606-4502 to book your stay at Tranquility Bay Resort today.

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