If you live in Alton, you can hop on the Florida Turnpike and drive south past Miami and onto the Florida keyes and you will be in Islamorada. It takes two hours.
A great place to stay is the Cheeka Lodge and Spa. Simply stated, it has everything. Go for the weekend. Key West is just an hour further along the way!
Yes, Alton is 3 miles from everywhere as Kolter says, but also 2 hours from paradise. Ask us about it all. Marion@MarionSuro.com.