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Florida keys

My family inc kids age 12 and 14 are planning about 5 days in the keys next Easter. I would be really pleased to hear any must do or must stays. We are keen to see the dolphins as well. Many thanks!!

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1. Re: Florida keys

Misie,

my wife and I tok our first visit to Key west last year and we are returning in 3 weeks time it is fantastic how are you getting there ? if driving from the mainland then you are in for a treat once you get to Key largo the scenery is great I actually seen dolphins jumping out of the water while driving over one of the many bridges

Key wet is basically an adult place plent of bars and clubs which are open till late for the kids the wter sports are brill you can hire out canoes snorkel I am hoping this time to be up early enough to take the trip to the dry tortugas which is a full day out but sounds good the rstaurants are also good and eating out isgreat fun just be a bit weary if out late on Duvall st can get a little lively no need to feel scary it does get lively

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2. Re: Florida keys

We are going to the Keys for the third year in a row next Easter also. We are renting a townhouse in Key Largo for two weeks. We travel a lot between the mainland and Key West for our numerous activities. Key West is a must ! Beautiful historic houses, plenty of entertainment, beautiful sunsets...

As for dolphins encounter, I hardly recommend a visit to the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key near Marathon, check their website for detailed info (www.dolphins.org). You will be garanteed of a wonderful day full of emotions.

As for water activities, there is plenty of choice for everyone ! Snorkling, fishing, boating,... You can combine several activities by going a cruise out of Key West (check with Sebago, Carabean Spirit). Keys Divers offer great snorkling trips to John Pennekamp water state park. They are located in Key Largo (web :www.keysdiver.com). They are great with kids.

Bahia Honda State Park and beach is also a must go place. It is about 30 miles north of Key West. Beautiful view on top of the old bridge.

Still another six months to wait.....

Enjoy !

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3. Re: Florida keys

FWIW I always stay at the Pier House, 1 Duval Street, partly because it is within walking distance of pretty much everything except the airport and partly because it has a small beach which, I notice, younger children really like. They can swim in the ocean or in a pool and go out to a float and dive off.

Must do's are getting onto the and into the water, so you should look into the various snorkeling trips that are available, either 1/2 day or the full day trips. Half-dayers are either in the morning, afternoon, or afternoon snorkel/sunset sail combo. Full dayers go out in the middle of the morning and come in around 4:00.

And the kids and you will really like Blue Heaven on Petronia and B.O.'s Fishwagon on Caroline for eats.

Pjk

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