Shop, dine and play in Florida City. The metropolis is a gateway to the sun-drenched Atlantic Coast, where you’ll find iconic cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Visit quirky attractions like a castle built from coral and head south to explore wildlife-rich Everglades National Park.
Things to do in Florida City
Score huge discounts at Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace. Lofty palms and Spanish-style architecture give the open-air mall a Mediterranean feel. Browse stores by iconic American brands like Adidas, Coach, Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger.
Florida City is a gateway to Everglades National Park. Perched on the southern tip of the Sunshine State, the park protects over 600,000 hectares of mangroves, wetlands, waterways and pine flatwoods. Boat tours take you deep into the park and offer a chance to spot rare and endangered animals like the Florida panther, West Indian manatee and leatherback turtle. You’re guaranteed to see enormous American alligators basking on the muddy banks and herons wading in the shallows.
From fresh-squeezed orange juice to succulent Key West pink shrimp, there’s plenty to love about the Florida food scene. Try creative brews at the quirky taproom and order local specialties like crispy conch fritters from mom-and-pop diners. Cuban sandwiches stuffed with ham, roasted pork, pickles, Swiss cheese and mustard are another local favourite. Save room for a slice of homemade key lime pie.
The sheer size and scale of Coral Castle will take your breath away. Created by an eccentric Latvian artist, the castle was singlehandedly built with more than 1,000 tonnes of coral rock. Peer into the enormous Throne Room, admire towering sculptures and learn about the mystery that swirls around the castle.
Getting around Florida City
Downtown Florida City is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Florida City and explore Miami-Dade County at your own pace. Downtown Miami and Miami Beach are less than an hour’s drive from Florida City. Miami International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.