When is the best time to fly to Marathon?
As a tropical destination, the Florida Keys have distinct seasons, but are warm all year round with temperatures ranging from a glorious 18 – 32 degrees Celsius. Generally, the best season to visit is between December and May, when the weather will be hot, 19 – 24 degrees, (but not too hot) and dry. The rains come in July and August, but this can be a great time to secure discounted accommodation and cheap flights to Marathon. Major events like the Fantasy Fest, held in October, can bring larger crowds, so bargain hunters should avoid those times. The Fantasy Fest is an annual 10- day adult -themed party in paradise which sees revellers flock on flights to Marathon from all over the world to party at one of the wildest and fun loving events across the globe. Expect to see the streets bursting with costumes, parades, drinks and excitement!
The resort town of Marathon is at the heart of the Florida Keys, one of America's great beach destinations and is ideal for sunbathers, fishing lovers and water sports fans alike.
The Florida Keys face onto both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, providing them with access to extraordinarily fertile fishing grounds. Charter a sport fishing craft and head out for the trip of a lifetime, trying to catch species like swordfish and marlin.
The Keys are also blessed with abundant wildlife. Head to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon to learn about some of the region's famous inhabitants or visit the magical exhibits at Crane Point, where experts have created a complete coral reef cave to show how the fishes and corals of the ocean live.
Visitors who take flights to Marathon can enrol on dolphin watching cruises, snorkel on the pristine reefs or take the plunge with a full scuba diving course. Hire kayaks and sedately meander around the coast of the keys or just spend your holiday lazily soaking up the Florida sunshine at well-managed and safe sites like Sombrero Beach.
One of the great perks of visiting Marathon is the food. With so much ocean life in the nearby waters, the seafood of the Keys is incredible, so tuck into shrimp, crab claws - and whatever you can catch yourself.
Slightly away from the town, the Keys have plenty to offer, and visitors will never be bored. See the underwater sculptures and marine life at John Pennekamp State Park or enjoy an evening at the restaurants and bars of vibrant Key West before returning to the relaxing surroundings of Marathon. And, if you rent a car, the casinos, parties and beaches of Miami are just a few hours away, making a day trip simple to arrange.