Have You Ever been To The Florida Keys And Key West?

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  1. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
    crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years ago


    If you've never been to the Florida Keys then you should plan a trip real soon. Everyone should go to the Florida Keys and Key West at least once in their life.


    The beaches of Key West are beautiful.


    In this photo is Key West from the air.


    The Southern Most Point In The USA. Yes it really is 90 miles from this point to Cuba


    In the above photo is the 7 Mile Bridge on the way down to Key West from Miami.

    Everyone in their lives should visit Key West at least once. You won't believe how wonderful it really is until you go there. Don't live in the USA all your life and never visit Key West.

    In case you don't know Key West is 165 miles south of Miami and you need to drive down and see it real soon.

  2. Bishop55 profile image89
    Bishop55posted 10 years ago

    Nice Hub!  Been there once, it was lovely.  Planning on going back!

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 10 years ago

    no....not the keys...would luv to ride around there though...it looks beautiful

  4. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
    crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years ago

    The Florida Keys and Key West are a wonderful place everyone should visit.


    If you've ever thought of snorkeling or scuba diving you need to visit Key Largo


    Under The Water Around Key Largo Is So Amazing

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image72
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I love it there.

  5. PegCole17 profile image94
    PegCole17posted 10 years ago

    Yes! I grew up there. It was an awesome place to live in the sixties. My Dad was stationed at the Key West Naval base. I was actually born there, but I don't remember that part. LOL

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
      crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It is still a wonderful place to live. Thanks for the replies.

      1. Shyron E Shenko profile image72
        Shyron E Shenkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, my husband's nephew's family lives there.

      2. Shyron E Shenko profile image72
        Shyron E Shenkoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, my husband's nephew's family lives there.

  6. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
    crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years ago




    Every night in Key West at Mallory Square they have a free party for everyone because the sun is setting.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    Yes, I've been there, and it's beautiful.  Snorkeling was amazing, the colors are beautiful.  Driving can be crazy, especially going through heavy traffic areas.  They do the same nightly celebrations at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, artisians, entertainers, etc.  It's modeled after the Key West sunset celebrations.

    Don't forget the sunscreen~ especially if snorkeling or out in the water. 

    Florida has so many great places to visit - or live.  I couldn't live anywhere where the sun doesn't shine almost every day.

  8. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 10 years ago

    I have been there, I didn't care for it. I spent a week in Orlando Florida, and a week in Key West. I liked Orlando a lot better, because there was more to do. I found Key West kinda boring. However, I did enjoy the aquarium, where we watched them feed the sharks. And, we took a glass bottom boat out to the reef, which was pretty interesting. But, most of the side attractions were above our budget.

    I found the city itself kinda dirty, and there were homeless cuban refugees all over the place. The only kind of entertainment was bars. There were no big shopping areas, and nothing really fun to do. I guess I figured it would be more like Hawaii, but, I found it flat and boring, like Muskegon, Michigan with palm trees. It seems almost every inch of land is used with hotels and motels. Kind of reminded me of Sandusky, Ohio which is a huge tourist trap.

    We did get to see some great Sunsets though. I guess I was just expecting it to be better than it was.

    1. crazyhorsesghost profile image71
      crazyhorsesghostposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I love it but some people won't. If your wanting something to do all the time then Orlando would be the place for something happening all the time.

      Key West is a place that is laid back and easy going. I don't think there are any homeless Cubans there now. When were you there.

      If you like scenery, fishing , and sunsets then Key West will be perfect for you.

      I don't myself care for Orlando at all. I like laid back places and all of the Florida Keys including Key West are that. I just simply love Key West.

  9. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 10 years ago

    I was there in 1992. We stayed at the Atlantic shores hotel, which was supposed to be a gay resort hotel, but it was nothing but senior citizens. We also had huge cock roaches in our room. I mean really big bugs. We killed 2 of them while we were there. It was right next door to the historic house, and it did have a nice view of the ocean. But, you had to go out onto their dock to see it.

    We walked all up and down Duval street, and didn't find too much to do. Mostly just bars, and clubs. We did go to see the sideshow at the pier. There was a guy juggling cats, which I thought was just a Steve martin joke. There was some girl doing acrobats hanging from a wire, and a guy doing a flame dance and breathing out fire. But, that was about it.

    I hoped there might be some kind of fun amusement park, even go karts, or miniature golf. but we didn't find anything like that. We did go to the beach, but they had they had a jellyfish warning, so nobody was in the water. It was also only in the 50's most days that we were there, which was another shock, as it was in the 70's in Michigan. This being in March.

    As for the homeless, they were everywhere. People walking down the street with no shoes, carrying a rug on their shoulder, that I'm guessing the must sleep on.  Also saw a woman with a broom trying to chase a bunch of them off her from lawn. They had a tent set up and everything. Most of the homeless we saw were on Duval.

    But, like I said, I think the main reason I didn't like it, was because it was nothing like what people were saying it was. Your pictures show it being a beautiful place, but, that is just a small percentage of what it's really like. It's just a big tourist trap. A lot of the better stuff, and connecting with nature is on the other Island keys. Not Key west itself.


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