A slender necklace of landfalls off the southern tip of Florida, the Florida Keys are nirvana for anglers, divers, literature lovers, and Jimmy Buffet wannabes. The favorite of many travelers—and the biggest tourist draw—is Key West, the southernmost landfall in the continental United States, known for its sometimes raucous nightlife and sunset celebrations. But the other keys have their own unique atmosphere—from the diving capital Key Largo, to the beautiful beaches of Bahia Hondo, to exclusive (and expensive) Little Palm Island.
Competitive Advantage: With comprehensive coverage of every major key—divided into Upper, Middle, and Lower keys—this guide is the best choice for travelers who want a comprehensive overview of what the Florida Keys have to offer. Compact Format: Fodor's InFocus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry on a trip. New Coverage: New restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife options, and sports outfitters have been added throughout the guide. Color Section: New for this edition, eight pages of gorgeous photographs capture the Keys' top attractions and experiences. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important information. A wide-ranging feature on the top experiences in the Florida Keys helps travelers plan the perfect vacation. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s InFocus Florida Keys offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.