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Marathon

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Heart of the Florida Keys
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys. A tropical climate, sandy beaches, and excellent watersports make Marathon a vacation favorite with tourists. It is a major sport-fishing destination, and visitors can watch charter boats sailing to and from the marina every day. Colorful reefs teeming with life and nearby shipwrecks attract divers from all over the world. The city’s proud seafaring heritage is celebrated by the numerous waterfront restaurants serving up the catch of the day. In the build up to your vacation in Marathon, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States vacation maker website.
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The Turtle Hospital ©
Wildlife Area
The Turtle Hospital
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Sombrero Beach ©
Beach
Sombrero Beach
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Marathon

Bahia Honda State Park ©
Beach
Bahia Honda State Park Big Pine Key
4.3
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Islamorada
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Theater of the Sea ©
Swim with Dolphins
Theater of the Sea Islamorada
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
State Park
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Key Largo
4.2
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Marathon

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Specialty Museum
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
Church
San Pablo Catholic Church
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters ©
Aquarium
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Old Seven Mile Bridge ©
Bridge
Old Seven Mile Bridge
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

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Dolphin Research Center ©
Wildlife Area
Dolphin Research Center Grassy Key
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sombrero Reef
Reef
Sombrero Reef
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Coco Plum Beach
Beach
Coco Plum Beach
1.0
Duration: 2 hours
Hawks Cay Marina Dockside Store
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hawks Cay Marina Dockside Store
2.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Marathon

Christina's Consignment Boutique ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Christina's Consignment Boutique
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Bayshore Clothing ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bayshore Clothing
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
The Tackle Box ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Tackle Box
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Marathon

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Marathon Garden Club ©
Wildlife Area
Marathon Garden Club
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Marathon

A large resort is an ideal choice for a family vacation. These vacation complexes often have a pool and provide a wide range of activities to keep children entertained. Marathon’s small hotels or inns are good options for a more romantic break. Renting a private waterfront vacation property provides a luxurious home away from home for those with time for a longer visit.
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