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5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

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Usa, Japan
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5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

Wednesday: Land at airport at 8pm, pick up car at National and drive to the hotel Check in to Hotel: 9pm

Thursday: Breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Key West (leave hotel at 10am) Drive to lunch place is 3 hours.

Lunch (1:30pm - 2:15 pm): Square Grouper Bar & Grill 22658 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key, FL

Activity: Double Dip Sunset Cruise/Snorkel (4:30pm - 8:00pm)

Dinner: Santiago's Bodega

Friday: Morning: Yoga @ Ft Zachary Taylor State Park (8:15am to 9 am)

Go rent a scooter and then head over to: Pepe’s Café and Steakhouse

Activity: Some ideas Foot massage Visit the southernmost point Drive around town

Dinner: Latitudes Restaurant (Westin Sunset Key)

After dinner go to hang out Mallory Square 300 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

Saturday: Drive back to Miami. On the way: Stop 1 MM 36-38: Bahia Honda State Park,

Shell World - Local department store with unique gifts not found anywhere else.

Mandalay Oceanfront Grill & Tiki

Activity: Everglades Alligator Farm (3hrs from Key West

Dinner: Kon Chau (Dim sum)

Activity: Hard Rock Casino for gambling

Sunday: Miami South beach Day

Lunch: Go to south beach and hang out here. Have lunch there: Need help with restaurant pick; Go to Art Deco and Little Havana.

Dinner: South Beach Dinner (8pm 9:30pm) need help with restaurant pick

Monday: Return flight at 12:45pm

New Jersey
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1. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

FWIW by the time you get back from the snorkeling trip you will probably be very tired. So much so that once you go back to wherever you are staying and change you might be more interested in snoozing than eating.

Pjk

Marathon, Florida
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2. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

One thing I noticed - if you're going to dinner at Lattitudes and then want to go to Mallory Sq after - go to Mallory before/during sunset, not much to see or do after that.

Your drive to Square Grouper should be longer - as you are missing a lot by whizzing by in between Key Largo and Cudjoe.

It hurts me reading your specific times for lunch and other activities - the Keys and South FL are more about relaxing and go with the flow. See what intrigues you when you are here and go with it. (Yes, it's good to have ideas of where you want to go and where you want to eat - to a point)

A few of my favorite places in SOBE - La Sandwicherie (prosciutto and mozz sandwich esp) Yardbird - say yes to the Chicken! And in the design district we can't get enough of Michael's Genuine Food and Drink.

Usa, Japan
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3. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

Thanks for the suggestion. I agree with you.

Our plan was to head to dinner straight from the cruise when it comes back at 8pm. We will not be snorkeling much and really wanted to see the sunset.

Usa, Japan
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4. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

@Destination Expert

We will be watching the sunset from the latitudes restaurant. I read that at night there are dancers and activities in Mallory sq. May be go to the bar and hang out there for a little bit.

I will need to research what places I can stop and see between Key Largo and Cudjoe.

You are right, vacation should be more of relaxing and taking it easy. Those times are not set in stone just an approximate so that we do not miss the 4:30pm cruise.

I'll read the restaurants you suggested, my wife is vegetarian and need to make sure that they have some items for her.

Thanks

Upstate New York
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5. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

I would lunch at Islamorada or Marathon. By the time you get to Summerland, you are almost all the way to KW. And you might want to get out, stretch, and look at the water before then.

New Jersey
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6. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

One more thing. That Double Dip is usually geared for people who want to snorkel a lot. But there are snorkel / sunset sail combos which are at approx the same time but with only one snorkel stop. Both Fury, who does the Double Dip, and Sebago have one of these and they would be more comfortable for you.

hth

Pjk

Usa, Japan
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7. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

good point. I'll check out some restaurants in the places you mentioned.

Usa, Japan
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8. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

Did not know that. Thanks. I'll call up Fury and see what other ship options are available.

Thanks again

9. Re: 5 day Miami/Key West itinerary. Need your suggestion

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