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key west to day trip or not?

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key west to day trip or not?

hi guys,

im planning a trip from new orleans to miami and was thinking of going to key west. shoukld i add key west to out itinerary and spend maybe 2-3 nights there or do you see enough in a day trip alot of tour operators do day trips.

also wondering how long we should stay in miami was thinking 4-5 nights. we wont be hitting the clubs more interested in shopping, sightseeing and restaurants. perhaps some water sports or snorkeling.

would it be better to stay near miami beach or south beach?

thanks for your help.

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1. Re: key west to day trip or not?

If you really have a total of 7 to 9 days then I would spend a couple of nights in the Keys. If you only have 4 to 5 nights total, then spend them in Miami Beach, and perhaps make a day trip to the middle Keys, maybe combined with a stop in the Everglades. Going all the way to Key West and back in a day is probably too much driving to be worthwhile.

South Beach is the lowermost 2+ miles of Miami Beach, so the two are not separate, and south beach is area most popular with tourists, with the most to see and do, so I would suggest that as the best place to stay.

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2. Re: key west to day trip or not?

Don't drive to Key West and come back all in one day. It's at least a 4 hr drive. Spend a couple days down there and enjoy it.

Edited: 14 October 2012, 04:44
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thanks guys youve been really helpful

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