If you love national parks, forts, beaches or just want an adventure, you should find a way to go to Dry Tortugas National Park. You can take a boat or a seaplane to get there. The island experience is basically the Fort and the water.
You can tour the Fort, which is an unbelievable work of engineering. The history is interesting. In addition to the Fort, we got to see a small boat that Cubans used to escape Cuba (refugees often arrive at the island). There is a small visitor center where you can stamp your National Park Passport. The store seems to have limited hours and was closed when I was there.
There are a couple of beaches and good snorkeling. Words don't do justice to how beautiful this place is. White sand beaches, turquoise seas, colorful fish and coral.
Bring a picnic and beverages.
Next time I want to camp there, based on the reviews that include the camping experience. Sounds incredible!
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