Introduction to Marathon, Florida
There is an interesting story behind the naming of this city. It is said that when workers were toiling day and night to complete the Florida East Coast Railroad, someone remarked that the project was like a Marathon. The comment stuck and was kept in mind while naming the local station. The city is fairly new and was incorporated in 1999.
Marathon and nearby Attractions
- Sombrero Beach
- Coco Plum Beach
- Marathon Community Park
- Jesse Hobbs Park
- Rotary Children’s Park
- Seven-Mile Bridge
- Crane Point Hammock
- Events Field
Things To Do In Marathon
The pristine and turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf are highly alluring and have turned Marathon into a highly desirable vacation spot. The popular activities include boating, fishing and snorkeling. The area also has great beaches and parks that assure fun filled and memorable vacations.
Regional air service is provided by Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Miami International Airport provides air travel options for those wanting to travel more broadly.
Marathon Higher Education
The University of Miami is the closest major university (it is based on Coral Gables).