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Key West

Updated on July 26, 2013

Key West Florida


Key West is the perfect vacation destination. The weather is amazing year round, the views are breathtaking and there so much to choose from. It's a great spot for Spring break, honeymoons, family vacations, or getaways with friends.

I've been 3 times and I'm sure I'll get back there again. We usually go in February because it's a nice break from the snow we have here. We've flown in to Miami and driven the whole length of the Keys and we've also flown right into Key West.

Where To Stay

Travelers Palm Inn and Guesthouses

The guesthouses are located on Catherine Street. Prices vary by room and time of year. They have cottages that sleep 2, 4 and 6 people.

We first stayed here in 2002. We were traveling with our then 7 month old daughter so we wanted to stay somewhere with a good amount of space, with a kitchen and two bedrooms. We chose their Conch Cottage. It had what we needed. The cottage was a little dirtier than we hoped but the yard more than made up for it. It's a beautiful quiet place not too far from Duval Street. There is a large inground pool, a barbeque area, and lots of greenery. The Conch Cottage also has it's own private deck area. It also has central air.

In 2004 we went back and this time we chose their Captain's Quarters. It was much larger than the Conch Cottage and we had plenty of room for the 5 of us that stayed there. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a lot of space in the kitchen and living room area. It shares the same yard as the Conch Cottage as well as the other 2 cottages on the grounds. The deck is right off of the pool area so it's less private, but it's a really nice place.

They also have accommodations at Center Court Historic Inn & Cottages.

The First Thing To Do In Key West

Ride the Old Town Trolley Tour.

This little open air trolley takes you all over Key West. A tour guide tells you about the history of the Island and many of the attractions you can see there. The Conch Tour Train has tours everyday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. The whole tour is about 90 minutes long but you can get on and off the train at various spots to check out the gift shops or get a bite to eat. Children under 4 ride free.

Some areas you'll see are Mallory Square, Historic Key West Seaport, Simonton Row, La Concha Crowne Plaza, Bahama Village Market, Key West Welcome Center, Casa Marina Resort, Southernmost Trolley Stop, and Duval St.

It will help you figure out what you'd like to do for the rest of your trip. :)

Where To Eat

Commodore Waterfront Restaurant

We go here every time we are in Key West. They have great steaks and seafood as fresh as you can get it. The location, overlooking the yachts at the Historic seaport, is beautiful.


Crabby Dicks'

This restaurant and bar overlooks Duval Street . You can sit on the large outdoor dining deck or inside in the air-conditioned dining room. It's open for lunch and dinner. This is another stop we make on every trip.


Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe

You should go more for the experience than the food. If you are a Jimmy Buffet fan you have to go at least once. It's a fun little place with live music and great Margaritas.

   

   

   

   

   

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Map Of Key West

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Mallory Square:
1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL

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Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden:
One Free-School Lane, Key West, Florida 33040

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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory:
1316 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040

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Hemingway Home & Museum:
907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040

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Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Cafe:
500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

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Crabby Dicks':
712 DUVAL STREET, Key West, FL

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Travelers Palm Guesthouses:
815 Catherine Street, Key West, FL

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For anything you've ever wanted to know about Key West...

there's Wikipedia

To read the full article click the link below. You'll find everything from the island's history to it's geography to it's attractions and more.

Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida on the North American continent at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. Key West is home to the southernmost point in the Continental United States; the island is about 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.

Key West is politically within the limits of the city of Key West, Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city also occupies nearby islands and portions of nearby islands.

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Been to Key West? Going soon? - Tell us about it

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      MasterDripper 

      5 years ago

      we are planning a trip to parrot bay...we will look for some of these places...cheers and thanks

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      OrlandoTipster 

      6 years ago

      On my hit list

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      Paul 

      6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Shellfish and pie in Key West is on my bucketlist.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Key West, Florida sounds and looks like a great destination!

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      Nathalie Roy 

      6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Never been to Key West, maybe one day.

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      kimbesa 

      6 years ago from USA

      I've only been there once, and loved it! Wanna go back (especially in January)!

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      Anthony Altorenna 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Awesome tips. Key West is on my list of 'Must Visit' places.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      this is a great lens, we're thinking of a trip to Key West, this is very helpful, thanks!

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      Louis Wery 

      7 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Fun overview of Key West. Loved your personal tips! Blessed.

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      BradKamer 

      8 years ago

      Got married there ten years ago at Ocean Key Resort and the end of Duval. I love KW and look forward to a return visit. Nice Lens.

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      Bruceman 

      10 years ago

      Welcome to the group Christene. I know we only have three lenses so far but the standard is outstanding.Kind regards Bruce.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      10 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I love the hens & chicks. Welcome to All Things Travel. I'm also giving you a Squid Angel Blessing.

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      GrowWear 

      10 years ago

      Key West, in 2007, was my favorite vacation of all time. The views are spectacular. We took over 2000 pix -- even one of Mile Marker 0. Can't wait to go again!

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      Teacher Adez7 

      10 years ago

      Hi Christine, I love this lens. I have never been here, but I now have a reason to go and visit some family. THanks 5*'s from me for a job well done.

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