Seven Mile Bridge (old and new) © www.fla-keys.com
Located roughly at the midpoint of the Florida Keys, Marathon is a popular holiday destination for families in Florida. The bustling town has a number of good restaurants and hotels, as well as interesting historical attractions like the museums of Pigeon Key and Crane Point, including the Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys and the Florida Keys Children's Museum. There are plenty of places to enjoy nature around Marathon, including Curry Hammock State Park, and many excellent snorkelling and dive sites around Sombrero Beach. Children can enjoy up-close interactions with marine life at Dolphin Connection, the Dolphin Research Center, and Turtle Hospital. The Old Seven-Mile Bridge is a popular spot for activities like bicycling, rollerblading and fishing, while there is a nine-hole golf course on Key Colony Beach.