We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

key west to day trip or not?

Which Miami hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Adelaide, Australia
4 posts
Save Topic
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.

m
Destination Expert
for Miami, Miami Beach
Level Contributor
6,171 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
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.

Florida
Destination Expert
for Palm Harbor
Level Contributor
1,099 posts
50 reviews
Save Reply
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
Adelaide, Australia
4 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: key west to day trip or not?

thanks guys youve been really helpful

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

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 15 December 2013, 09:18