Key West advice

Discussion in 'General' started by acorn27, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. acorn27

    acorn27 4 out of 3 people in the world struggle with math

    My wife and I are going to be in the Keys Wednesday through Sunday. We have a work project going during the day, but I'm looking for recommendations for stuff to do afternoon/evenings, places to eat, etc. We will most likely be looking for chill things to do, places to relax, get a nice meal, hit a beach, etc. We're too old for the big party scene!

    We are staying just north of the Naval Air Station, about 10 miles north of the end of the road. I should also add that we are flying in/out of Miami. So if there is anything not to miss there or on the way, let's hear it.
  2. BrianC636

    BrianC636 Well-Known Member

    Red Buoy coffee company, they have fantastic doughnuts and try the 2 different types key lime pie. We preferred the Kermit’s key lime pie.
  3. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Dry tortugas to explore and snorkel

    It's a full day trip that far out though
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  4. acorn27

    acorn27 4 out of 3 people in the world struggle with math

    I've heard of that place. We might have a full day to ourselves on Saturday so that might be a good option.
  5. omatter34

    omatter34 Well-Known Member

    There really isn't much for nice beaches in the area that I know of. Go walk around downtown and Duval, it's only crazy party area certain times of year, or if you are looking for one. Plenty of food in the area and fun to walk around the historic areas.
  6. acorn27

    acorn27 4 out of 3 people in the world struggle with math

    I've read that Bahia Honda state park and Smathers Beach are two nice beaches to check out.
  7. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Ft taylor for the beach and my blue heaven for breakfast.

    Mallory SQ for sunset

    You're welcome
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  8. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Its awesome.
  9. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Well-Known Member

    Can you still feed the tarpon at Robbie's Marina?
  10. David-imoddavid

    David-imoddavid Well-Known Member

    Wife and I did that a while back - well worth the trip.

    The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is good also.

    If you're driving down from Miami be prepared to slow down - the life and driving pace there is a lot more laid back.
  11. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Well, the drive from Miami to Key West still sucks. If you have time take Card Sound Rd when you get to the Keys instead of A1A...its an interesting alternative. Stop for lunch at the Cracked Conch Cafe in Marathon and wave at the guys at the CG station for me.

    Other than that, I only visited Key West to drink. Fogarty's is a really good restaurant.
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  12. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    I was by there a couple months ago and I think yes. If I remember right they were doing some renovation work, but stuff was still open
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  13. omatter34

    omatter34 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I was referring to the area surrounding Key West itself.
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  14. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Truth is after all so poorly lit. -N.P.

    Get dinner at Lorelei's on the beach in Islamorada and enjoy a wonderful sunset :)
  15. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    I know what I forgot to mention.
    Stop in at the Florida Keys Brewing Company on islamorada. Get drunk and make the wife drive the rest of the way
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  16. kangasj

    kangasj Well-Known Member

    Shit, we sailed out there and spent about a 1.5 weeks. The fishing and snorkeling was amazing. Really enjoyed it.
  17. sbkidd

    sbkidd Active Member

    I'm riding bicycles from Orlando to Key West in a couple of weeks, i'll remember that one.
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  18. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Truth is after all so poorly lit. -N.P.

    I'd love to do that ride on a bicycle. I did it on a Harley a few years ago and it was nice.
  19. Rebel635

    Rebel635 Well-Known Member

    You want to be pleasantly surprised? Have no clue what Key West is. Be in FLL for a week and decide to drive down to the keys cuz you wanna be on those famous bridges.

    That was me and my buddy Xmas break. We decided to drive down for the shit of it. Timed it to catch the sunset but had no idea key west was....that!
    Randomly decided to stay the night ( thanks ihg points) and had an awesome time.

    Those are the best. Zero expectations.
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  20. David-imoddavid

    David-imoddavid Well-Known Member

    Dramamine for the ride the the tortugas

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