John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
You don’t have to drive too far to reach the John Pennekamp Park, as it’s perched just along Key Largo. The country’s first underwater park has a variety of activities for visitors to try like kayaking, canoeing, hiking and of course, snorkeling. Visitors can opt for a scuba diving or snorkeling tour of the sea, which is home to colorful coral reefs and the bronze statue of Christ of the Abyss. Rentals for bikes, kayaks and canoes are available on site, as are designated picnic areas and barbecue grills. Swimming is possible at Canon Beach where visitors can even find remnants of a Spanish shipwreck 100 feet (30 metres) off shore.