Off the coast of Miami, and just south of Miami Beach, is the barrier island known as Key Biscayne.
Although close to cities like Port Charlotte and Cape Coral, Gasparilla Island boasts a far more relaxed atmosphere.
Just off the coast of Sarasota is Siesta Key, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico.
As you head south of Miami and begin exploring the Florida Keys, one of the first you’ll see is Key Largo.
South of Tampa and St. Petersburg is another barrier island in Florida, known as Anna Maria Island.
If you take a bridge leading off of mainland Florida from Naples, you’ll get to Marco Island.
Roughly one third of the way between Miami and Key West is Islamorada, a city that is technically located on several different islands.
On the western coast of Florida, in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is Sanibel Island.
In the northeastern part of the Sunshine State is Amelia Island, a barrier island in the Sea Islands Chain.
Whether it is January or July, you can expect Key West to be in full swing.