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Old 01-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Key West Must do's and must avoids please.

We have an overnight in Key West planned. Can't take the RV on this trip, we have reservations on the Key West Express Catamaran ride from Ft Myers to Key West, plan to stay just one night there. Looking for help with things to do, places that will take a one night stay and maybe things to avoid. We have been there once before and did the Conch trolley.
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I will be spending a couple of weeks there in spring and will be watching the comments from the experienced Key West folks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:42 AM   #3
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I will be spending a couple of weeks there in spring and will be watching the comments from the experienced Key West folks.
#1 don't plan on leaving on a Sunday afternoon. The traffic back north is terrible at that time. #2 Stop at mile marker 98 and get the best Key Lime pie you ever tasted.
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One night is not enough but with more time a trip to Dry Tortugas is nice.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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#1 don't plan on leaving on a Sunday afternoon. The traffic back north is terrible at that time. #2 Stop at mile marker 98 and get the best Key Lime pie you ever tasted.
Any particular place for that best slice Key Lime pie, it's Key Largo isn't it?
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I have Taken the Key West Express a couple of times, it is a great way to get there.
Must do: Hogs Breath Saloon Key Lime Shooter
Must avoid: To many Key Lime Shooters
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #7
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Mallory Square at sunset.
You will see things you never imagined.
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Don't rent a car or scooter.
Do walk the streets and the board walk along the boat docks.
Just explore and be aware of your surroundings. Odd folks abound and are mostly harmless, but there are a few desperate to snatch a tourist’s wallet.
Mallory Square at sunset is a tradition - the treasure museum there is interesting if the weather is bad. There is a butterfly/bird terrarium the corner of Rt 1 and White Street. The White Street pier while you are there.
Key West = Just do whatever comes your way.
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X-2 on Mallory Square, hope the cats and their master are still there. Most any place on Duval St. Check out Michael McCloud, singer, any where you may find him. He's a friend and been there performing for fourty years!
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Mallory Square as mentioned, we like the abience of Schooner Wharf, Michael McCloud as mentioned in the post above, plays there frequently , check out the Key Lime Martini at White Tarpon, which is next to A&B Lobster House... small place, quiet, buth worth the stop. Mangia Mangia has great fresh pasta
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Yep Catman is still at Mallory Square. Was there last night watching the sunset and enjoying all the activities. In marathon Key mile marker 58 ship wreck resturaunt has some of the best key lime, but you can get key lime pie on every street corner.
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X2 and the tour of the Hemingway compound was nice
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Go on a haunted house tour......lots of fun
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All above are good suggestions. I always enjoy a drink at the Green Parrot. Hemingway's house is cool and the butterfly museum for the DW. As for going and coming, Key lime pie at "Ma's Fish Camp" 105 Palm Ave Islamorada, FL 33036 (you can see it from us 1. Key Largo has Mrs Mac's Kitchen at MM 99 southbound and Mrs Mac's II in the median around MM 102. It's My favorite food place in the keys. In Key West you have Garbo's Grill for lunch and the Blue Heaven (great food in an unusual setting for dinner. I would check hotwire.com for a one night stay. Walking Duval St after dark is a must do.
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