Being able to hop in our own car and head off on a moments notice, is one of those facets of life that we all take for granted. We're all a bit apprehensive about leaving "old Betsy" behind and relying on others to get us where we want to go and when.
So, you're thinking of a vacation to Florida's Southernmost Island, but you're not sure what to expect! The most striking thing about the island that you'll first encounter is that the populace is a little bit of everyone. Famous celebrities to the average Joe. Island natives who've never left the island to world travelers. And every walk of life in-between. Sit back, relax and enjoy...it's island time.
While Key West can't take the crown for the oldest settled city in Florida, it does have one of the more interesting and wide ranging historical pasts of almost any place in the state. Whether you're looking for tales of pirates, shipwrecks, US Presidents or Civil War era historical significance, Key West has a little bit of it all.
Key West is positively a real-life Shangri La! The tiny island is approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide however, it can keep a “history nut” occupied for hours, days…..even weeks! Whether your interest is in the original settlers and inhabitants, politics, nature, architecture, famous residents or visitors including poets, writers, singers or pirates and treasures, marine life or quirky culture, Key West will have something to pique your interest.
Your romantic adventure begins the moment you step aboard the jet powered catamaran of Key West Express. Take in the sunshine and warm ocean breezes from the sundeck as you cut across the Gulf of Mexico enjoying a snack from the galley or refreshing beverage from the bar.
There are so many fun, exciting, and historical things to do in Key West, that even despite challenging times, tourism has stable growth!
Every year, thousands of tourists visit Key West, FL to enjoy the soothing tropical weather while taking in the late 19th-early 20th-century architecture that still dots the city to this day. However, few know of the history of Key West and the various charismatic individuals that inspired the establishment of this island city.
Do you need to take a break from your rigorous daily routine? Are you longing to experience a unique vacation in The Sunshine State? A Florida road trip is a great way to clear your head and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Key West celebrates this annual St. Patrick's Day Event every March 17th.
The original “Bar None Suds Run” was established in 1979 by Rick Dostal and continues to this day! Some of the bars have changed and the “Run” was renamed a “Crawl” but, Saint Patty’s day has always been an event to celebrate and (hopefully) remember. Click on the link below for stories by a few who evidently have some recollections!
With all the different options that you have for a Key West Vacation, what should you do and see on your trip to paradise?