7 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2011 3:39 PM by jreyes1266 RSS

Florida Keys

mssippy Silver
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Traveling to the Keys in a couple of weeks--it's our 1st trip.  Any suggestions?

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Location Brand Hotel
Key West, Florida, USA
Marathon, Florida, USA
Florida, USA
  • Re: Florida Keys
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    MSsippy,

     

    You are going to one of my all time favorite places!

     

    I figure you are driving and are in for a real treat if you do!  First of all, take your time and watch your speed.  The road can be crowded and you want to enjoy the sights along the way.

     

    There is really a lot to do in Key West and I would recommend the following:

    Jimmy Buffets, great value and unique place on Duvall street.

    Sloppy Joe's and Hog's Breath Inn, across from each other on Duval street.

    Mallory Square at sunset!  It's wild but wonderful.

     

    All the Marriott properties are very nice and good values.  Consider using their transportation, as parking can be a problem.

     

    Have a great time!

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  • Re: Florida Keys
    profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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    Even though it's been years, I agree with everything Jerry said.  I went snorkeling in Key Largo and took a glass bottom boat, but spent most of the time camping (yes, me -- it was long ago and far away) near the ?7 Mile Bridge?  But along with an ex I spent tons of time in Key West.  It is absolutely fantastic.  You have to watch the sunsets above all, but then there is Hemingway's estate, etc.

     

    Enjoy!

     

    ProfChiara

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  • Re: Florida Keys
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    If you drive from the mainland be prepared for a few spots of dreary smack dab on the road tourist sites, crammed together in an ugly fashion, but then as you head further south you'll magnificent vistas of azure blue waters and wonderful coral reefs starting at or near Marathon Key.  Patience is required if there are RVs on the road, but slow and easy is the best way to get to Key West.

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  • Re: Florida Keys
    mikiegfla Platinum 4 Reviews
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    The new Key West Marriott is very nice but a little out of town.

     

    Ditto for what everyone else has said about the place.

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  • Re: Florida Keys
    southernmom Platinum 4 Reviews
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    Just got back from the Keys Sunday night.  If you have a chance, visit the Marathon airport and go for a ride in the biplane.  It was a once in a lifetime ride!  have fun!

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  • Re: Florida Keys
    mikiegfla Platinum 4 Reviews
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    As a pilot and owner of an aircraft, I fly down to Marathon often for lunch. The ride down there along Miami Beach and the upper keys is great.

     

    I imagine a ride in a biplane with an open cockpit would be even better.

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  • Re: Florida Keys
    jreyes1266 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    MSippy,

    Dont stay at the Fairfield Inn Key West if at all possible.  The rooms were small, poor internet, linen was filthy, and the food court area smelled horribly from the adjacent parking lots dumpsters.

    JR

    Spend the xtra and get a suite from the courtyard or 400ish for the town place Marriott on the water.

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