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Things to do:
Drive from Miami over the keys/ocean
Stop on the way: Bahia Honda State Park
Walk Old 7 Mile Bridge
Water sports
Mams kosher restaurant, closes early
Dry Tortugas Fort and snorkeling
Hemingway House
Truman's House
Southernmost point in US
Sunset on west side of island - street performers
Mallory Square for sunset
Duval street - rowdy
Train tour around island
Fort Zachary Taylor
Islamorada - Anne's Beach
Lighthouse Museum
Shipwreck Museum
Mel Fisher's treasures 
free rum distillery
Florida Eco Keys discovery center
Blue Hole, see tons of animals (alligator, iguanas, birds, salamanders, lizards and deer)
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Author Topic: Key West Master Thread  (Read 11167 times)

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 25, 2018, 11:52:39 AM »
Anyone been in KW recently (since the hurricane)?
A colleague of mine was there 2 weeks ago and said they have pretty much cleaned everything and its fully operational. The drive into the keys on Route 1 still had tons of debris on the shoulder of the road.
"I've done some things I'm not proud of, and the things I am proud of are pretty disgusting"

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 25, 2018, 11:59:07 AM »
A colleague of mine was there 2 weeks ago and said they have pretty much cleaned everything and its fully operational. The drive into the keys on Route 1 still had tons of debris on the shoulder of the road.
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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 22, 2018, 09:30:29 PM »
Has anyone been to Dry Tortugas National Park?

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 22, 2018, 09:38:37 PM »
Has anyone been to Dry Tortugas National Park?

Haven't been, but could probably answer your questions about it.

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2018, 09:40:58 PM »
Haven't been, but could probably answer your questions about it.

I'm planning to do a day trip there in May. Is that enough time? We would take the ferry from Key West, not a plane.

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 22, 2018, 09:43:32 PM »
A day trip is perfect.

If you're up for an adventure, camp there overnight.

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 22, 2018, 09:54:30 PM »
A day trip is perfect.

If you're up for an adventure, camp there overnight.

I'm not going with someone adventurous enough for camping :-)

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2018, 04:20:56 PM »
I'm not going with someone adventurous enough for camping :-)

Has anyone done a day cruise from Miami beach down to Keywest and back same day?

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: May 29, 2018, 09:20:57 AM »
I stayed at The Saint Hotel in Key west (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/eywak-the-saint-hotel-key-west-autograph-collection/) - it's a Marriott property located in the downtown area. It's a beautiful boutique hotel and our room had direct access to the pool. We asked them to get us Thomas's English muffins for breakfast and they did (plus fruit and coffee). They were very accommodating.  The rooms are small but really nice. It's great for walking everywhere but it is not at the beach. We didn't rent a car and walked to all the attractions.

I think Mallory Square for sunset is completely overhyped.

Dry Tortugas was a great day trip. It's a long ferry ride there and back, the fort is really interesting and you can snorkel - it's not the biodiversity of other places I've been, but it was really interesting to see how the coral is expanding to the moat walls around the fort. 

Lighthouse Museum was fun to climb and get a good view of the city and surrounding areas.

I really enjoyed Hemingway's house even though I do not appreciate a single piece of literature that he ever wrote.

The Shipwreck Museum is currently closed for renovations. We did stop in at Mel Fisher's treasures and the staff told us about all the different shipwrecks around Key West and the stuff they found.

We also went to a free rum distillery where you can get information on how they make rum.

We stopped in at the Florida Eco Keys discovery center which is free. It's small and perfectly good for little kids.

On the way to Miami, we drove to Blue Hole and saw a ton of animals (alligator, iguanas, birds, salamanders, lizards and deer). It was a great, quick stop.

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: May 29, 2018, 09:22:57 AM »
Was it all rebuilt after the last hurricane?
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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: May 29, 2018, 09:24:20 AM »
Was it all rebuilt after the last hurricane?

I have nothing to compare it to, but everything seemed to be in good working condition.

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2018, 11:35:01 AM »
Nice TR - thanks.

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Re: Key West Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: May 29, 2018, 02:49:17 PM »
I have nothing to compare it to, but everything seemed to be in good working condition.

Thanks.  Nice trip report.  Glad to hear that you had a nice time.
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