This is to be shared with all those who hope to spend as pleasant time as I did in Key West, FL.
It’s always better to fly to Miami, instead of Key West, and then rent a car and drive through all the five islands of the Florida Keys.
I took a flight of 8:30 am from LGA, NY, and reached Miami at 11:45 am. Then we went to rent a car from Enterprise, who has a shuttle bus right outside the airport and will send you back to airport the day you returned the rent car.
Then we drove down, passing Florida City, and then entered the Florida Keys, which is made up of five islands, Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys, and finally Key West. Connecting these islands are 42 bridges, among which is the famous Seven Mile Bridge.
Entering Key West, you’d better lodge in the old town part, which is filled with various attractions, including Hemingway House & Museum. To cover all the attractions, it’s advisable to take Old Town Trolley, which starts at Mallory Square. You can hop on and off at any of 12 stops, and the drivers are narrating all the attractions on the way, and they are humorous and hilarious, while the Conch Tour Train use the recorded narration. Some of the attractions you definitely should miss are Hemingway House, Lighthouse Museum, Southernmost Point, Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Custom House Museum.
We arrived at Key West in the sunset of the first day and stayed at Key Lime Inn, one of the Historic Key West Inn. On our way out for the seafood dinner at Alonzo’s Oyster Bar (700 Front Street, Key West, FL, 33040), we made reservation for Snorkelling of the next day with Fury Water Adventures.
The next morning we had our tour around the city by Trolley, and covered the attractions we were interested. You are suggested to have lunch at Panini Panini, close to Stop 12, whose sandwich and salad are sooooo good. We came back and bought the same stuffs the day when we were leaving for Miami and they were just the same delicious.
The snorkelling started from 3:30pm and we went out to the sea for one hour, dived into the sea to see the various fish for one hour and came back in another hour. The whole snorkelling is frightening but exciting.
That night happened to be Thursday, and on every Thursday, a bar called Cowboy Bull has a “Sexiest Girl” Competition. Girls will ride the machine bull and stay as long as they can to be the sexiest girl. From 9:00pm to 11:00pm the girls are free of any drinks.
The other morning, we went to Mile 0 Sign, which is the starting point of US 1 Route and you cannot miss taking some pictures of this sign, which is said to be the most frequently stolen sign. After a little shopping for souvenir, of course not roosters which the trolley drivers urged the visitors to take since there are too many roosters and their crowing in every morning all over the town is just too noisy, we left for Miami, where we are going to stay for Miami Beach and Bay Tour around the Millionaire’s Row at Bayside Marketplace.
It was just so much fun.