18 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2015 9:40 AM by eb5147 RSS

Key West Advice

panthers78 Platinum 2 Reviews
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We are flying into Key West in January and we are staying at the Fairfield Inn. Will we need a car to get around the Island or is there a hotel van to take us anywhere we want to go?

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Key West, Florida, USA Fairfield Inn By Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West
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    rb84 Platinum
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    Do you enjoy walking? You're a couple of miles or less from the heart of Duval. There's also transit service in Key West. The hotel does not have a shuttle. If it were me, I would take a taxi to and from the airport and then either walk or use public transit during my stay. Key West is very walkable. Have a great time!

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      jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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      agree and many good restaurants on Duval as well as everything else

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      panthers78 Platinum 2 Reviews
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      Thanks for the advice.

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    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    Rent bikes.  The island is so flat and small you can easily ride a bike anywhere in no time.  Taxi to and from the airport and enjoy a fun time.  Make sure to take in sunsets at Key West Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square.

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      jakeal Gold 15 Reviews
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      I concur with IAHFLYR - rent bikes.  Some places will drop them off for you at the hotel.

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    panthers78,

     

    You have a great trip ahead of you!

     

    The FF is one of the finest FF in the Marriott system and is a very comfortable place.  You can take the shuttle from the hotel to the downtown area, and it runs down Roosevelt regularly.  Please see www.historictours.com

     

    You will find you will not need a car, and if you get one, prepare for difficult parking availability.  In January, you will probably encounter large crowds.  Don't forget to check out previous posts on Key West, and they will help a lot!

     

    Dining will afford you a varied array of places, so think about what kind of food you would like, and you will find it!  Here are some enjoyable places:

     

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    B.O.'s Fishwagon does not look like much, but an inexpensive place for wonderful seafood.  Just off of Duval!

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    Jimmy Buffet's on Duval, is everybit as good as the hype, Go for that "Cheeseburger in Paradise"!

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    For upscale dining, enjoy the Sunset at Louis's Back-Yard!

     

    Don't forget to visit, The Hog's Breath and Sloppy Joe's!  Something going on there at all times!

     

    For sightseeing, you will have wonderful choices that allow you to walk to them from Downtown:

     

    Mallory Square for Sunset fun, The Lighthouse, Deep Sea Fishing?  The Southern most point in the US, and a lot more!

     

    Good luck!

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    Key West, Florida, USA Fairfield Inn By Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West
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      iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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      jerrycoin,

       

      The Fishwagon is a special place for sure as is blueheaven.

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      KatieC Member
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      True! The Cheeseburger in Paradise is THAT GOOD.

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      eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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      Beautiful pictures, jerrycoin!!!

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        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        eb5147,

         

        Thanks!

         

        You may also enjoy these:

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        Chartering a fishing boat for the day, can be a lot of fun!

         

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        Seven Fish is a wonderful place to enjoy that day's catch!  Small place, make sure you have reservations.  Just off Duval, and easily walkable from there.

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        If you drive, make sure you stop and relax, dine, or shop at Zane Grey.  Islamorada, is a nice place to visit along the way.  BTW, Key Largo, is a nice stop as well.  Very "Touristy" with places to visit involving, "The African Queen", and "Key Largo", both "Bogie" movies.

         

        If you do drive, watch your speed, try to go during the day, and try not to go on Sunday Night, or Friday Night.  The trip is over one of the most dangerous highways in The US.  Too many people in a hurry, tired, or whatever.  Just relax, it is one beautiful drive!  BTW, you are 150 miles from the Miami Airport to Key West, it is not that long, if you know exactly how to get there from the airport.  Dolphin TollWay to Turnpike!  South, and get a car that has the toll charges automatically charged to the car, much faster than "Fumbling" for money in the car!  Good luck!

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          eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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          jerrycoin

           

          Nice, but my favorite was the one with the pier in the background.  Thanks for posting all of them, though.

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    panthers78 Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Thanks to everyone for their advice!

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    KatieC Member
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    Great advice here! I love Key West and just want to add this amazing restaurant. Real Key West experience, live music, delicious food. 

     

    blueheaven

     

    Have a wonderful trip!

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      iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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      Hey KatieC, I linked Blue Heaven first!!!! LOL 

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        KatieC Member
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        Oops! Worth mentioning twice, right?

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          iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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          Much more than twice!!!!

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    panthers78 Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Thanks again everyone!

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    fedupplt Platinum 33 Reviews
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    I live in Florida and travel to Key West frequently. The FF, although quite nice,  is about 1.5 to 2 miles from downtown Key West. If you rent bikes, you can meander through  the back roads and find some incredible out of the way, local (you won't find many tourists this route) eating establishments for breakfast and dinner.

    To REALLY enjoy the sunset, take the free 10 minute jitney from Duvall to Sunset Key. Sunset Key is the island you see from Key West. There is a restaurant there open for lunch and dinner where you can watch unobstructed sunsets.

     

    The island has private homes which are rented through another hotel chain. Most of the homes are owned by celebrities. There is also a tennis court and the island is very manageable for walking, seeing the entire island in probably 30 minutes or less.

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