Earlier today I made the hotel reservations: my SO and I will be in Key West from 10/16-10/22. Hopefully there will be no hurricanes or tropical storms then. I can’t wait for this trip! It’s our first vacation since last October, and we could both use it.
So is there anything we need to know about Key West other than it’s laid back and no one misses the sunsets? grin I took a cruise in 2003 that had Key West as its first port of call, so I’ve been to the Hemingway house and the Wyland gallery, but my SO has never been there. Is there anything else we should try to see/do? We both like aquariums; is the Key West Aquarium worth a visit? Or will simply drinking all night and sleeping most of the day be time well-spent? Neither of us is into snorkling or other water activities, but we’ll definitely put in some beach time.
We’ll have a car, if that makes a difference. At first we were going to fly into Key West, but when my SO started researching flights he said that the times and the cost both really sucked. So we’ll be flying into Miami, renting a car, and driving the 3.5 hours to Key West. We’ll go right to Key West the day we arrive (10/16), but we’ll spend the night in South Beach (10/22-10/23) before the return flight.
I’d also really appreciate any restaurant recommendations, especially for at least one really good (i.e., expensive) steak place. We definitely like to eat well on vacation.
(. . . and I don’t suppose there’s any floating poker or blackjack down there? :D)
Thanks in advance!