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Key West day trip info?

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Key West day trip info?

Hi-we're an NYC couple (30's) going to South Beach for a few days & planning on renting a car for a day trip to Key West (1st time there); what are some things that we should definitely do / check out?.

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1. Re: Key West day trip info?

Personally, i think it is too far for a day trip. The ride back and forth will take 7 hours without any stops and there are many things to check out along the way.

Any chance of staying over night?

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2. Re: Key West day trip info?

Stop and feed to tarpon at Robbie's, perhaps a picnic lunch at Anne's beach, what are some things that interest you ?

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3. Re: Key West day trip info?

It is a good deal of driving. What's your goal in driving down?

Almost nothing I would recommend could be most enjoyed with a short stay after a 3+ hour drive with another on the back end.

It might be way more fun to stay on SOBE for the day. That's what I'd do.

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4. Re: Key West day trip info?

IMHO not a good idea to do this as a day trip. If you want to see some of what Key West has to offer, you should try and stay for at least one night. It's a long drive both ways and one that should not be rushed as the scenery is spectacular and the speed limit is low.

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5. Re: Key West day trip info?

Ok, thanks for the info; we might just make it to the Upper Keys..

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6. Re: Key West day trip info?

At least drive to the middle Keys - after KL is where the better scenery is. Maybe as far as Islamorada or even the 7 Mile Bridge. We live in the Middle Keys and do day trips to SOBE often. Easy drive. From SOBE to Marathon 2.5 hrs.

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7. Re: Key West day trip info?

Great! Thanks for the advice.

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