There are numerous restaurants in Marathon including Cabot's On The Water, waterfront view, fresh seafood and tender steaks. There is award winning cuisine at Hideway Café at Rainbow Bend Resort, "the only thing we overlook is the water." Each April, Marathon holds the annual Seven Mile Bridge Run, in which, 1500 runners race over the longest segmented bridge in the world.
On Key Colony Point, there are two very good fishing charterboat companies; The Main Attraction or The Desperado both at Key Colony Beach Marina to choose from. Besides deep sea fishing and boating, there are 2 golf courses at Sombrero Country Club and Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis. There is Diving and Snorkeling and many Art Galleries and Antique Shops. Marathon is considered the heart of the Florida Keys because of its location ... about the middle of the Florida Keys chain.