5 Reasons to Fall for the Florida Keys This Autumn

Summer never really ends in the Florida Keys, with a year-round tropical temperatures and cool coastal colors. But unlike the summer months, fall here is an oasis of calm – making it the perfect time to escape on a romantic break or seniors’ getaway.

Here are just a few little things that we – and our guests – love about fall in Marathon.

1. Peace and tranquility

The busy family season is over and the children have returned to school, leaving a sense of calm washing over the Keys. Savor the luxury of quiet time as you soak up the autumn sun away from the crowds and noise.

Unwind on our 2.5-acre sandy beach, relax beside the water at our tropical lagoon-style pool, and enjoy a delicious frozen cocktail (or two!) as you watch the golden sunset from the tiki bar. A million miles away has never felt so close.

2. Taste the Keys

If you love the taste of delicious fresh crab, you’re in luck—fall sees the start of the Keys’ Stone Crab Craw season. As well as the annual eating contest here in Marathon, some of your favorite Florida Keys restaurants will be featuring the sweet and succulent claws on their menus, served in melted butter or perhaps with a tangy mustard sauce.

At Butterfly Café, we serve the freshest fish, tropical fruits and local vegetables year-round, making it a total food lover’s paradise.

3. Long weekends in paradise

The summer months may be behind us, but there’s still lots to celebrate in fall. Look forward to the many long weekends on the horizon, from Columbus Day on October 11th and Veteran’s Day on November 11th to Thanksgiving on November 25th – the perfect excuse for an extended stay in laid-back Florida Keys luxury!

Only have time for a day or two in Marathon? Check out our blog on how to spend 48 hours here and plan your perfect staycation.

4. Fall events

Despite the gentler vibe, the Keys are still packed with fun events each fall. From active adventures to delicious Keys food, you’re sure to find something for everyone. See our Calendar of Events for some of our upcoming favorites around Marathon and beyond.

5. Amazing special offers

Fall is a fantastic time to make memories in the Florida Keys and get an unbeatable deal at Tranquility Bay. Discover your perfect getaway that won’t break the budget with a range of packages and offers on our specials page.

View our helpful planning guide and special offers, including our Best Flexible Rate – perfect for if your plans may change – and book your idyllic Florida Keys vacation at Tranquility Bay.

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