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Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

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Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

We might be staying in Marathon sometime in late April or early May. Is there an easy way to do a day/evening trip to Key West for some sightseeing and drinks without worry about driving back to Marathon? We aren't looking to stay the night in Key West.

Frozen North
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1. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

get a designated driver.

Key West, Florida
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2. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

Please do not drink and drive back to Marathon! US1 is not the place to take any chances AT ALL.

You canstill have fun. Come down early, have a drink at lunch, make sure that's the limit for the driver, have a fun afternoon and head back to Marathon for sunset with a sober driver and celebrate when you get back.

Altamonte Springs...
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3. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

I meant cab services or shuttles/buses..etc..

Key West
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4. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

US1 is what I consider one of the most dangerous roads in Florida. so far this year 2 people have died in two separate accidents.Last year I believe it was 3 people a month average. Every law enforcement officer in the Keys travels US1 to go anywhere. partying on Duval and driving back to Marathon is not smart unless you have someone drive you.

Key Colony Beach...
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5. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

Cabs will be roughly $150 each way.

Keys Shuttle will be roughly $75 per person - each way.

Bus service quits fairly early back to Marathon if I recall correctly.

A designated driver is your best bet.

Key West
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6. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

sorry by the time I posted that you already posted your reply....Cabs are a bit expensive. The bus does run up the Keys

keywestcity.com/egov/…1340128616_843200.pdf

Check with your hotel there is a "party bus" not sure if it still runs.

Bonez

Altamonte Springs...
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7. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

Thank you for all of your help. I will probably either just get a hotel for one night in Key West or go for a daytrip and celebrate back on marathon.

Marathon, Florida
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8. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

There is a city bus. I am not positive, but think the last pick up in KW is around 1am. You can google the bus schedule to get exact. Drops off and picks up at the airport and a couple of other stops.

Edited: 9:30 pm, January 27, 2013
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9. Re: Staying in Marathon, party in Duval?

I looked at the bus schedule and I believe the last run to Marathon leaves KW about 9-ish and gets back to Marathon at 11 something. I was considering that myself because usually I'm the designated driver, but this year I'm going to be there during my birthday and wondered how I was going to be able to cut loose in KW. lol.

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