8 Golden Tips For Your Vacations In Key West
Key West is a famous island with paradise beaches and sea activities placed at the most south point of the Florida Keys and USA itself. It belongs to the Monroe County. Its original name was Cayo Hueso (means “key bone” in Spanish), because their original people used it as a graveyard and therefore there were many bones.
Many people have heard of Key West and desire to go to enjoy their many attractions, but lack of minimum information to arrange their vacations or a short getaway to this beautiful place. For this reason, here we present 8 tips if you want to spend wonderful days in Key West:
1-How to get there
There are three ways to get there: by plane, from many international airports (as Miami or Fort Lauderdale) to the Key West International Airport; by vehicle, driving around 4 hours and a half from Miami; by bus, there is a regular public service from Miami; by boat, there are many public and private services and express boats and ships. According to your expectations and budget you are plenty of choices.
2-Where to stay
There are many good places where to stay, for all kind of necessities, likes, and pockets, for example; Old Town Manor, Garden House Inn, Grand Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast, Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa, Southernmost Hotel, Tropical Inn Key West, Eden House, and so on. It would be advisable to book in forehand, but it is likely to find an available place if not.
3-Where to eat
You can find places to eat or drink for low budgets, mid-range, even high price restaurants. Among many choices, you could pick El Siboney, BO’s Fish Wagon, A&B Lobster House, El Meson de Pepe, Roof Top Café, Nine One Five, Square One, Seven Fish, Hog’s Breath Saloon, and many other ones.
In general, all the year there is a hot weather in Key West, so do not fear about having non sunny days when you go there. According to data records, the temperature goes from 64°F (in January) to 91°F (in August). Besides, rain goes from 1.89inches (in March) to 5.48 inches (in September).
5-What to do at the beach
All the activities you may have dreamed of in the beach, are available in Key West: swimming, snorking, diving to see the underwater life, water sports as ski, fishing, rides in boat, a bonfire at the beach at night, rides in bike, sunbaths, naps under palms, cold beverages under sun panels, having meals next to the beach, and many other ones.
6- Dance and drinks
Dance and drinks are part of the fun when you go anywhere to get relax, and Key West does not lack of discos and pubs. Just take a walk around the city and you will see many good places, at day or night.
7-What to visit or see
Not only there are beach activities, you also can visit places such as: Key West Nature Preserve, Key West cemetery, Southernmost Point, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Ernest Hemingway House, Tennessy Williams house, the Truman Annex (former winter White House), the Naval Air Station Key West, among other interesting places.
In the Caribbean sea, where Key West belongs, the tropical storms are not uncommon, so check the weather reports when planning your vacations and book some extra days in case the ways to leave get closed. Besides, Key West is a popular point for the LGBT people, so do not get surprise for their presence. In addition, crimes are rare but not unheard of, since there are many homeless due to drugs or alcohol, so just keep some of the same security customs you have in a city.
As we saw, from Key West to Miami Airport there are 4 ways of transport (plane, bus, car, boat), you can find available activities to spend terrific days at the beach, and many choices for hotels, restaurants, discos, and interesting places to visit. We hope that these lines will help you in your trip to this paradise.