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key west- end of August?

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key west- end of August?

We are considering a week at the end of August.

It's the only time we can get there this year.

Any thoughts?

I know it's "hurricane season".. Anyone been there at that time?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: key west- end of August?

Besides what you mentioned, its a good time to go. Everything is open and its a little slow because kids are getting ready to go back to school or already have so you will see very few families. Weather wise it will be VERY hot and VERY humid.

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2. Re: key west- end of August?

As one who goes in early September every year, I say yes. Absolutely. Go. It will be hot, humid, slow, beautiful, wonderful. Go.

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3. Re: key west- end of August?

I was there once in August and didn't give storms a thought, but it was very hot & humid and we hit a few T'storms mainly at night. The heat made walking around a chore. We'd linger a little in front of stores that had AC going, but the cool drinks were good. Make sure you stay at a place with a beach or a good pool with some shade.

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4. Re: key west- end of August?

We've been in August and loved it (but then I've loved Key West every time we've gone). Had a little rain one day, but nothing too bad.

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5. Re: key west- end of August?

Been to KW first week of August and another time 1st week in Sept, it's fine. Any tropical location you go to it will be hot. Go catch yourself some lobster and take at least one each fishing trip and snorkel trip. Dont waste time considering and just go ahead and book the trip. I'm going 1st week in

Sept, this year. it will be just as hot where I am coming from. YOu dont know if there is a hurricane threat until a few weeks before. No different than any where else tropical. But I say I would rather be there under a hurricane threat than where I am which is on the north\ south US border east coast. The hurricane parties are worth it alone.

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6. Re: key west- end of August?

We go every year in August. Yes, it's hot and humid. We take it a little slower but, then again, we are on island time! No crowds....No waiting lines anywhere. During the day, walk on the shaded side of Duval St (or any street for that matter). Spend time in the pool. Find the few air-conditioned bars in KW and have a drink or two. Nights are beautiful....still steamy and humid....tropical. Have never encountered a hurricane....only a few quick summer showers....and we've been going in August for 14 years. Guess we've lucked out and managed to pick the right week! :) Although we head down at other times of year also, there's something special about summertime....or maybe it's the heat scorching my brain!!!!LOL

Don't even think about it....just go ahead and book your trip. You'll have a great time!

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7. Re: key west- end of August?

We go every year in August. Yes, it's hot and humid. We take it a little slower but, then again, we are on island time! No crowds....No waiting lines anywhere. During the day, walk on the shaded side of Duval St (or any street for that matter). Spend time in the pool. Find the few air-conditioned bars in KW and have a drink or two. Nights are beautiful....still steamy and humid....tropical. Have never encountered a hurricane....only a few quick summer showers....and we've been going in August for 14 years. Guess we've lucked out and managed to pick the right week! :) Although we head down at other times of year also, there's something special about summertime....or maybe it's the heat scorching my brain!!!!LOL

Don't even think about it....just go ahead and book your trip. You'll have a great time!

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8. Re: key west- end of August?

Sorry about the double post...didn't intend to....problem with being taken to the Facebook page. I unfortunately hit the back button and then tried to go forward. Stupid me....I ended up double posting by accident. SORRY!!!!

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9. Re: key west- end of August?

No sweat - it's a good post and bears repeating, right?

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10. Re: key west- end of August?

Thanks everyone!!

I think it's a go.

SOOOO excited!

<3 Bevvy