A Day’s Drive in Islamorada

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This week, A Day’s Drive in Islamorada offers a little something for everyone. Islamorada is an incorporated village located on five islands: Plantation Key, Tea Table Key, Windley Key, and Lower and Upper Matecumbe. Whether the Keys are a place for you to visit family and friends or a quick getaway, there is no question the turquoise and crystal blue waters, paired with amazing sunsets, provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure.

SEE: SEASIDE GLASSWORKS
Why not add a little ocean-inspired glass art to your collection? Owner and artist Stephanie Martin perfectly captures the colorful sea life that exists here in the beautiful Florida Keys. Her use of illuminating colors matched with intricate details is amazing. Perhaps you’ll be so inspired, you will sign up to take one of several classes the studio offers – Make your very own work of art or jewelry design. Seaside Glassworks is must-see gallery/art studio located at 81902 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada.

DO: KEY AQUASPORTS
A new and exciting adventure awaits you and your family in Islamorada. Key Aquasports, located at 74560 Overseas Hwy. offers several eco-friendly paddleboard and kayaking guided tours and rentals as well as sunrise and twilight paddleboard and kayaking options. For the land-lovers out there, bicycle rentals are available too – after all, biking to the beach is great exercise. Key Aquasports also provides bonus options, like fishing poles with shrimp rig, tackle box and bait and even underwater lighting kits to enhance this memorable Keys experience. Key Aquasports will deliver to other locations. MARK UNDERWOOD/Contributed

EAT: LORELEI RESTAURANT & CABANA BAR
Look for the giant mermaid and you won’t miss one of Islamorada’s favorite hotspots. Excellent food, great music and entertainment, and a sunset dreams are made of. What more could you ask for, you say? Perhaps a cocktail? Margarita? Rum Runner? Bushwacker? Key Lime Coladas? Voted best sunset of the year as stated on their website. Lorelei, located at 96 Madeira Road, is calling your name. Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m.

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