my husband and i are arriving monday morning for my third, his second trip to KW. the first time, i was 22 on vacation with girlfriends, and LOVED it, but we NEVER left the 200 block of duval. the second time around, i wanted to branch out a little, but never got the chance. (what was originally supposed to be a group trip turned into a few people backing out, and us getting stuck on vacation with one of my husbands single friends.) i had wanted to start off the week with the conch train as an "overview" of everything i missed by staying on duval my first time around, so i had an idea on what else was out there. my husbands friend kind of hijacked the vacation, and when a bartender told him the conch train was too touristy, he refused to go, and made me feel pretty stupid about wanting to go. (i pointed out that we arent FROM key west, so we ARE tourists, as uncool as people make it sound! so why be afraid of doing things?) LOL and we ended up stickng around duval for most of the trip anyway. so my first question is, this being my third time in key west, would it still be worth it to do this kind of tour? does it give enough of a tour out of the duval area that it would feel like ive seen a lot that i havent seen before??
also, if i am thinking about a sunset dinner at latitudes, how far in advance do i need to make a reservation?? is a couple days in advance okay, or should i already have called?? if i can wait until we are actually there, that would be good, but would hate to wait too long.