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Where in the Keys to stay the night??

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Where in the Keys to stay the night??

We will be visiting the Keys for two nights end of January.

I am planning to stay one night in Key West and another night (before or after) somewhere along the Keys.

So far from reading this forum I know there are Marathon, Islamorada, and Key largo.

Where in the Keys should I stay where there is activity? I am going to spend one day exploring the Keys (but mainly focusing on areas around accommodation) and one day Key West.

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1. Re: Where in the Keys to stay the night??

I'd suggest Marathon. It's a beautiful 1 hour drive from Key West, and a 1 hour drive from the other end of the keys - Key Largo.

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2. Re: Where in the Keys to stay the night??

Be sure to book ahead whichever key you decide. One night in Jan can be kind of hard to find. We love Key Largo for snorkeling and fishing. Ck out John Pennekamp Park. There are lots of options for lodging, Bayside Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Key Lime Sailing Club...all walkable to a handful of restaurants, marina with boat ride/trip options from glass bottomed boat, pirate ship, fishing, African Queen canal trip etc....Islamorada is a fun place to stay if you enjoy small shops etc. Ck out the Bass Outdoor World there for a very unique building, awesome view of the Florida Bay and tarpon/shark feeding lagoon. Good food on the water also. Lots of Mom & Pop Old Fla style hotel options. Look on specific TA forum for suggestions.

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3. Re: Where in the Keys to stay the night??

I'd spend both nights in KW. You can still do a snorkel at Pennekamp or Bahia HOnda, see the 7 mile bridge, etc. But for 2 nights no sure I would move locations.

4. Re: Where in the Keys to stay the night??

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