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Key West Vacation
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:23:47 PM »
I decided to write a TR about my Key West FL vacation because I believe that it is a place that many people will find to be the perfect spot for a vacation.

My wife & I decided to take a 5 day vacation at the end of February, we planned on taking along our 8 month old son and we wanted to stay in the US, we ultimately choose Key West FL a place that is a beautiful island, very quiet with a lot of activities and some really nice beaches too, although Key West has a small airport on the island we decided to land at Fort Lauderdale for a few reasons number one being that tickets are a lot cheaper coming in from NYC to FLL then to Key West, another reason was that we wanted to take the stunning 3-1/2 hour drive through the Florida Keys down to Key West, which was truly amazing (the only 3-1/2 hour drive I didn't mind :)) )

In my next post I will begin writing about all the details of my trip, stay tuned.....
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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 09:00:04 AM »
Please keep it coming! And with pictures :)

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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 09:10:47 AM »
I decided to write a TR about my Key West FL vacation because I believe that it is a place that many people will find to be the perfect spot for a vacation.

My wife & I decided to take a 5 day vacation at the end of February, we planned on taking along our 8 month old son and we wanted to stay in the US, we ultimately choose Key West FL a place that is a beautiful island, very quiet with a lot of activities and some really nice beaches too, although Key West has a small airport on the island we decided to land at Fort Lauderdale for a few reasons number one being that tickets are a lot cheaper coming in from NYC to FLL then to Key West, another reason was that we wanted to take the stunning 3-1/2 hour drive through the Florida Keys down to Key West, which was truly amazing (the only 3-1/2 hour drive I didn't mind :)) )

In my next post I will begin writing about all the details of my trip, stay tuned.....
The drive really is great! Must be done during the day time of course.
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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 09:35:25 AM »
It’s a beautiful drive but be prepared to drive for about 25-35 MPH for 4 hours

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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 09:54:06 AM »
We took a Sunday morning flight from LGA to FLL we landed at about 1pm and we rented a car at Hertz car rental. We brought along Pomegranate meals for supper and we took along the regular basics for breakfast and lunch, there is one little Israeli shop in Key West, that has some sandwiches and falafel....  Israeli style, but we decided to bring along our own food. We left the airport in Fort lauderdale and began our drive down to Key West, the entire drive is about 3-1/2 hours, the final 2 hours of the drive is really beautiful (it is a one lane road so you might be driving a bit slower then u would like to..) you are basically surrounded by water on both sides (crystal clear water) and at many spots along the drive it is possible to pull over and go into the water for a swim or just to relax, it is absolutely stunning, (for those who love to go fishing there is an area called Islamorada which is known as the fishing capital of the world) we ended leaving FLL airport late enough (due to some issues with renting our car) to be able to watch a beautiful sunset at the end of our drive while arriving at Key West, we checked into our hotel, Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Grand Key, a nice island resort, very decent prices, really clean and great service, we ate our Pom meal, relaxed a bit at the pool and that was it for the day.       

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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 09:56:25 AM »
Thanks keep on writing planning a trip there in June

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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 10:50:50 AM »
Monday morning we woke up to a beautiful day, I went to the Chabad house to daven shachris, regarding minyan, Monday and Thursday & Shabbat there is a pretty big chance of having a minyan, mid week really depends on the season.
We ate breakfast in our room & went down to the pool for a nice morning swim, a while later we headed over to the concierge of the hotel to choose something nice to do for the day, the staff were amazing and very helpful, almost all activities on the island offer hotel pickup and drop off, we decided to first head over to Smathers beach which came highly recommended (Fort Zachary Taylor beach, was pretty highly recommended too, although we never got to it) at Smathers beach we got free chairs and umbrellas from our hotel & we stayed there for a pretty long time, DW and I love water sports and Key West is full of all kinds, but with a baby it gets a bit complicated, we took a stunning boat ride in the afternoon, which for one price gave us 3 amazing activities, we got to go search and find some dolphins, we then went snorkeling at a really nice spot and then on the way back we got to watch a beautiful & most amazing sunset! it was really great value for your money, And there was free beer and soda too!!!!! after that long boat ride we decided to go back to our hotel for supper and that was it for Monday.  I tried attaching some photos but it says that that is it too big, any advice?

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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 01:30:49 PM »
I tried attaching some photos but it says that that is it too big, any advice?
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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 02:50:15 PM »
please keep it coming!

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Re: Key West Vacation
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 01:44:10 PM »
Will you be posting pics?