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Post by Ilph »

Alright, I'm heading down to Key West next week. I know there's been tons of discussion about what to see and do there, but in this thread I'm asking for everyone to only list ONE thing to see or do. If you could only do ONE thing in Key West, what would it be?

Go.

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Post by sailingagain »

Sunset cruise on the "Floridays".

It's the boat at the Hyatt Marina. It's not as extravagant as some of the HUGE ships that go out, but it's gorgeous and has a really friendly crew. It's more intimate. I feel like it's more bang for your buck.

I'll be out there on the 20th and I intend to do it. :pirate:
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Post by CatLover »

See Dominique the Catman at the Hilton sunset celebration. Obviously! :)

Zee guy is CRAZY!

"Hurry up, Take your time, I yam, I yam, I yam.
Now GO back to ZEEEET!"

When we were snorkeling at the Dry Tortugas last November, a little 8 year old girl kept repeating these words over and over. Cracked me up!

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Post by spainjane »

Blue Heaven for breakfast or lunch...
it's got a great "feel" and great food.
We've been for dinner too, but the atmosphere wasn't the same.

(we went for lunch after checking out the lighthouse and the Hemingway House...same general vicinity)
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Post by tully mars »

Stay in Islamarada,and stay out of KW...its over rated.It was great in the late 70's and early 80's...to many tourist dees dayzzz

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Post by jonesbeach10 »

Eat @ Sloppy Joe's!!! :D Food never gets old!

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Post by Travis McGee »

Have a cocktail outside at Pepe's!

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Post by finz83 »

spainjane wrote:Blue Heaven for breakfast or lunch...
it's got a great "feel" and great food.
We've been for dinner too, but the atmosphere wasn't the same.

(we went for lunch after checking out the lighthouse and the Hemingway House...same general vicinity)
I agree, breakfast definately at the Blue Heaven! :wink:
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Post by SchoolGirlHeart »

Besides all of the good recommendations above, pull up a barstool at Hog's Breath, have a drink, munch on some conch fritters, and listen to some good music.


(and NEXT week?? keep your eyes peeled.... supposedly "Hoot" is shooting in Florida.... never know who might turn up where. :wink: )
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Post by joe_pyrat »

Once you are in Key West: Take the day trip out to Fort Jefferson (Dry Tortugas National Park)
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Here's something to do on the way down US1: Have lunch at Mangrove Mama's at mile marker 20. Try the cracked conch sandwich, a Corona and their key lime pie.
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Ok, but technically I only mentioned one thing to do in Key West. ;)
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Post by ParrotheadGator »

I'm taking the flying boat 1/2 day trip to Dry Tortugas when I get there in a couple weeks :D

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Post by AlbatrossFlyer »

you might get to see a hurricane.....

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Post by AlbatrossFlyer »

SchoolGirlHeart wrote:Besides all of the good recommendations above, pull up a barstool at Hog's Breath, have a drink, munch on some conch fritters, and listen to some good music.


(and NEXT week?? keep your eyes peeled.... supposedly "Hoot" is shooting in Florida.... never know who might turn up where. :wink: )
hoot was filming in FLL/MIA area yesterday. the producer was on the set....

I'd feel bad for you, but I have no soul.....

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Post by joe_pyrat »

ParrotheadGator wrote:I'm taking the flying boat 1/2 day trip to Dry Tortugas when I get there in a couple weeks :D
Here's one to hold you until you get there... ;)

Landing at Fort Jefferson
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Have fun!
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Post by ColdWaterConch »

Wow...Joe P stole my idea, to a T

Day trip out to Ft. Jefferson on the seaplane and Mangrove Mama's.

You guys are making me miss home..... :cry:

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Post by joe_pyrat »

Not to worry, she be just over the horizon on this heading... ;)

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Post by lilsalty »

Go to the Green Parrot (the 1st and last bar on a1a) on a Monday at 5 p.m. to meet up with the Alice Foundation Happy Hour. Their mascot is a monkey (Alice) and it is an official drinking club! We've met up with them with our own mascot (Piglet) a few times when we've been down there! Great bar for live music and pool, and you can bring in delicious BBQ to have with your beers from the Meteor which is steps away.
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Post by ParrotheadGator »

AlbatrossFlyer wrote:you might get to see a hurricane.....
If Dennis takes a turn like some others last year, i'll get to see one this weekend :lol:

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Post by springparrot »

AlbatrossFlyer wrote:
SchoolGirlHeart wrote:Besides all of the good recommendations above, pull up a barstool at Hog's Breath, have a drink, munch on some conch fritters, and listen to some good music.


(and NEXT week?? keep your eyes peeled.... supposedly "Hoot" is shooting in Florida.... never know who might turn up where. :wink: )
hoot was filming in FLL/MIA area yesterday. the producer was on the set....
Cool!

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Post by joe_pyrat »

Bad news folks, seems tourist are being ordered to leave the Keys due to the projected path of Dennis...
Floridaze wrote:Here comes Dennis!!! Hope we don't have any BN's in the Keys on vacation! Good luck to all those who live down there...

http://www.wftv.com/weather/4688919/detail.html
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