The Historic Seaport has undergone a lot of renovation in the past 10 years. It still manages to retain its quirky seaport feel, which we love. Recently the entire boardwalk was redone in teak. It looks fantastis and should weather much better than PT wood.
During the Christmas holidays they decorated the bight and it was wonderful - nautical, funky, and Christmasy. Several of our favorite watering holes are in that area so we visit often (when there aren't any cruise ships in town). I just wish there was a cheap place to park nearby. We used to ride our bikes downtown, but that was before some dirtbag stole mine. If you rent bikes here, be sure to always lock them up. At least it will slow the thieves down a bit. Anyway, if you come to Key West, be sure to visit the historic seaport. It is a bit of what Key West used to be in the 70's. Please don't judge us by Duval St. I don't even take guests there anymore. It is trashy and cheap in a very expensive kind of way.
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