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Keys Trip - A Few Thoughts

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Keys Trip – A Few Thoughts

Can honestly say that our first trip to the Florida Keys/Key West Jan 30-Feb2 was absolutely great. Our adventure allowed us to experience places, people, food & a part of this country that we’d never seen before, & can’t wait to relive it again. A few comments:

- The drive up and back is a good part of the experience and would highly recommend it

- Downloaded the Tripadvisor app, worked great and linked up with maps to helped us find all kinds of places (used it while walking)

- Recommended to eat; Hogfish Bar & Grill, Turtle Kraals, Paseo Restaurant & Lobo's Mixed Grill

- Enjoyed meeting people at all the places we went to (too many to mention), staff was friendly and the people we were great

- Would highly recommend Santa Maria Suites

- If you run, walk or bike would recommend jumping on the Overseas Trail in Key West, & Old 7 Mile Bridge out to Pidgin Key in Marathon

- Buy a pair of Kino sandals, handmaid, only $16 and they’ll last for ever

- Play the coin toss fish game at Captain Tony’s

- Boogie on the gravel dance floor at Schooner Warf

- Go to the turtle races at Turtle Kraals

- On the drive there and back stop at; Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill in Key Largo, Holliday Isle Tiki Bar & Lorelei Cabana Bar both in Islamorada & Sunset Grill & Tiki Bar in Marathon (next to 7 mile bridge)

PS. Want to thank all those who posted the hundreds of comments/recommendations I read for months leading up to our trip.

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21. Re: Keys Trip – A Few Thoughts

Sounds like you did a lot in a little bit of time! Yep, you'll be back. :)

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22. Re: Keys Trip – A Few Thoughts

Thank you so much for posting this! We also love the drive! This summer will be the first time we're flying to KW.

We walked by Paseo several times, but never made it in. Next time!

Oh, you'll be back. It's addicting!

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23. Re: Keys Trip – A Few Thoughts

We went Paseo for lunch & everything was great, but have heard they run out of pork some times.

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24. Re: Keys Trip – A Few Thoughts

"We walked by Paseo several times, but never made it in. Next time!"

We LOVE Paseo! Went there twice in December and could have gone for lunch every day and would have been quite happy!

Al, thanks for posting your thoughts. I rarely make it in & out of Key West without a visit to Kino's and a stop at Sunset Grille is always a good time. I was surprised how much we all liked the food there.

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25. Re: Keys Trip – A Few Thoughts

Hey there,

Great report, thank you! Question_ did you bike over to Stock Island when you were at Hogfish Grill? taxi?

Just trying to figure out how we are going to make it there.



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