"Spend a Day or Two in Key West" Miami Beach Off The Beaten Path Tip by chrissyalex

Miami Beach Off The Beaten Path: 64 reviews and 79 photos

  Key West Lighthouse
by chrissyalex

There are one day and overnight trips available to Key West from Miami Beach. It really is a great place . I took the day trip, but once I was there,I really wished I had booked the overnight. This beautiful ride is about 3 and half hours from Miami Beach , but if you take the tour it will be 4 hours., because there is a 30 minute stop each way for refreshments in Islamorada and on the return in Key Largo.Once you arrive in Key West, you are free to spend your time as you like.
There really is alot to see and do on this tiny island surrounded by clear blue water It is really pretty with its cute, little white houses and many nice shops with unique artsy gifts. You can visit the Southernmost point of the USA which is only 90 miles from Cuba, see the cats at Hemingway's House,visit the Audobon House and Tropical Gardens, climb the stairs of the lighthouse for some beautiful views, take the Conch tour train for an interesting overview of the island and try of piece of the famous Key Lime pie.
A trip to the Key West cemetery is interesting as there are some tombstones with very unique epitaphs, but it takes awhile to find these stones.
There are also many other things to see here such as an aquarium .more museums, small beaches and boat tours to other islands in the Keys, which I unfortunately did not have time to see.

Phone: 305/949-9180
Website: http://www.miaminicetours.com

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  • Updated Jul 4, 2003
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