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5 must does

One day & night in the Keys, what are 5 things we must do. Beach, boardwalk,etc.

We are in our mid 50s,love to walk,swim and drink a few.

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1. Re: 5 must does

Assuming it's your first visit to KW. Don't think it can all be done in one day, but here's my list:

1) Zach Taylor State Park - Grab you a couple Cuban mix sandwiches and drinks at the Court House Deli on the way in, and then enjoy 'em in the park at a shaded picnic table under the trees overlooking the beach and the harbor entrance. Quick visit to the nicely restored pre-Civil War Fort Zachary Taylor.

2) Hemingway House

3) Schooner Wharf Bar in the afternoon and hope Michael McCloud is performing.

4) Mallory Square for sunset

5) Stroll Duval St in the evening and choose whichever watering holes appeal to you. Our list would include Smokin' Tuna, Capt Tony's, maybe Hog's Breath.

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2. Re: 5 must does

1. A drink and steamers at Alonzo's

2. A drink and steak kebabs at the Boathouse

3. A drink and tuna tataki at the Conch Republic Seafood Co

4. A drink and grouper ceviche at Turtle Kraals

5. A drink and Key West Pinks at the Half Shell Raw Bar.

That takes care of Happy Hour.

Pjk

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3. Re: 5 must does

I'll also assume this is your first visit.

1. Take a trolley tour of the Island

2. Lunch at Lattitudes

3. Mallory Square for a sunset (be sure to find the Catman, sometimes on the side of the Westin)

4. Drinks wherever you hear music you like (Smokin' Tuna, Hogs Breath, Green Parrot, Sloppy Joes, SWB, etc.)

5. Walk the harbor walk at the bight

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4. Re: 5 must does

For attractions, my top 5 (in no particular order) are....

1- Conch Train or Trolley tour - only suggested for first-time visitor

2 - Butterfly Conservancy

3 - Hemingway House

4 - Truman Little Whitehouse

5 - Sunset cruise and Mallory Square visit immediately before or after cruise

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5. Re: 5 must does

Conch train for sure if your first visit

Rent bicycles and ride out to the beach

Mallory Square for sunset and then drinks at the Pier/Captain Tony's later

Happy Hour at Alonzo's

Schooner Wharf Bar with Michael McCloud

ohio
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6. Re: 5 must does

Thanks for all the great info, Going to Miami June 29th and this will be a side trip.

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7. Re: 5 must does

Ha! I would make Miami the side trip and stay in KW ;)

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8. Re: 5 must does

Ditto

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9. Re: 5 must does

Yes, what they said! ^^^^^^

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10. Re: 5 must does

Gotta agree with the others bout making Miami the side trip. You will soon realize why.......