There are some places we go to where we already have preconceived ideas of what we’ll find. Despite there being countless unusual things to do in the Florida Keys and Key West, it remains one of those destinations. Firstly, the weather in the Florida Keys, well, there is all of that sunshine. The most southerly stretch of the Sunshine State is spoilt with long days of sunny rays. And with the tip of Key West just 90 miles from Cuba, it’s a very tropical climate. Then there’s the food – with around 1,700 islands of the Florida Keys and mile upon mile of coast, you’d expect the area to have excellent seafood. Not only will you find the freshest lobster, but also conch, a shellfish from which the locals have penned the Keys’ nickname – the Conch Republic.