"The Keys and Key West" Florida Favorite Tip by hkgirl

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  Key West at night
by hkgirl

Favorite thing: Driving out to the Keys is a fun experience. You need 2 days, as it's a long drive.

First of all, there is only 1 major highway, Overseas Highway, to the keys, and it was only one-lane. So it was fairly congested (we went in the winter).

Key Largo is very touristy but there's good snorkeling and glass bottom boats to take you out to see the reefs.

Then, the middle keys are not as interesting. There's Bahia Honda Beach that's supposed to be the second best beach in the US. But when we went there was a lot of seaweed. The scenery was breathtaking, but you couldn't swim. We did go sea kayaking and the water was warm and shallow. Highly recommended!

Key West was a riot! There're people crusing all over the place and bars and just some real characters. It's party party party at night, and stuff to see (e.g. Hemingway) during the day as well. We also tasted genuine key lime pies and used key aloe gels. Key West is exotic and not at all like the other keys, but of course it's also very expensive.

Fondest memory: Sunset on Key West is a must for anyone who's ever been around Key West. It's a fun event, and especially when the sun sets, people started cheering. Then, the colorful nightlife begins.

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  • Written Nov 13, 2002
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