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Key West and Florida Keys Sunset
If you are looking for an out of the way, relaxed , little piece of paradise with the most amazing sunsets then Key West might just be it. The locals lovingly refer to it as Key Weird and for good reason. Although charming in its architecure and historic value the cultural diversity along with the laid back feel encourages folks from all over to visit , stay, and stay a little longer. The lifestyle is so easy and casual that it attracts free spirits, retirees, artists and people just trying to find themselves. Here we say its something in the water but whatever it is we'll keep it .
Key West happens to be the last little thread of island chain in the Florida Keys . It is also the southernmost point in the U.S. It is situated just 90 miles from Cuba and has all the Caribbean influences you crave when dreaming of vacation islands like the Bahamas, Puerto Rico or Jamaica. If driving down, once you get past Miami and come in to the Keys it is all one road heading directly South to mile marker 0 - Key West . Along the way you will come upon the lesser known keys compared to Key West but just as fabulous each with its own bragging right. Key Largo for example, is the very first key in the chain of Florida Keys and is considered the Diving Capital of the World. Islamorada is considered the Sportfishing Capital of the World and Marathon being in the center of the keys is known as the Heart of the Keys. The views at any time of day are just spectacular but if you can catch a sunset atop the 7 mile bridge thats the real Keys deal. The Atlantic Ocean view on the left side and the Gulf Bayside view on the right. What could be more perfect ?
Just knowing you are headed to Key West will put you in a great mood. Don't forget to turn on the radio a little louder than you normally would and sing like you don't have a care in the world. You're on vacation , baby !
Key West Vacation Rentals
Florida Condo Rentals in Key West and elsewhere. Just type in the city Key West to find great prices and the accomodations most comfortable for your family. Beats staying in a small hotel room and usually the prices are comparable. Hope you come visit the Florida Keys and Key West soon. For a small town there's sure an incredible amount of ways to have fun, climate like nowhere else and natural beauty beyond words.
10 Best Things to do in Key West
1. Beaches - Smathers Beach - 2 mile long beach with concession stands, restrooms, volleyball net and the watersport rentals.
Fort Zachary - a historic state park , best for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and pinics
2. Take a tour of old Key West on The Conch Train
3. Visit Mel Fishers Museum - video and artifacts from sunken ship treasures
4. Visit Hemingways House
5. Catch the sunset at Mallory Square - live performers nightly
6. Duval Crawl - start at one end of Duval St and visit as many bars as you can along the way
7. Sunset Cruise
8. Fishing Charter
9. Dry Tortugas via ferry approx 70 miles from Key West
10. Visit Casa Cayo Hueso and take in the Cuban culture- see Cuban cigars being rolled, eat authentic Cuban food and listen to lively music.