Key West is by far my favorite Florida Key! It’s The Southernmost Point in the United States and filled with so many attractions/activities to do on this island. It’s flourished with palm trees and full of historic buildings/houses that are rich in charter and hold a story. If only walls could talk…
We drove Route 1 from Miami, crossing a 113 mile long highway primarily over water. It took about 3 and a half hours and all you saw was water and palm trees when you were passing through the other islands.
Being about only 7 miles wide, we walked all over Key West to explore the beaches, local shops, and discover the tropical atmosphere. We stumbled upon Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park which was conveniently not crowded and we found an awesome destinations sign that told us how far we were from other locations.
Eventually we got one of those futuristic electric golf carts to ride up and down Duval Street, the main strip of restaurants and stores. We had the best seafood here as expected but the best place we ate at was Better Than Sex, a dessert bar with literally the best sweets. Best part was the names of the items, my friend Kaylie and I got the Peanut Butter Perversion, Better Than Sex (Master Chef Winner 2009), and the Banana Bazooka. So. Good.
We also had the chance to spend the day on an all inclusive catamaran featuring paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling (which we enjoyed until a 5 ft shark showed up), jet skies, water trampoline and toys, banana boating, and much more.
I also went parasailing with Kaylie and it was our second time doing it together. Best view I’ve had 1000 feet in the air, you can see right to the bottom of the ocean because the water is so clear. With that said we can also see any animal, like sea turtles and fish!
At night, we explored Duval Street (which is full of night life) and made friends with a bartender. He showed us some tricks and told us the best places to go on the island. It was definitely a night we will always remember!
Key West was good to us and I can’t wait for my next trip! The people in Key West live in beach mode, very chill and love to have a good time. No one is in a rush, you can walk outside and hear someone playing the steel drums, chickens roam the island and it’s normal to walk around in your swimsuit. It doesn’t get much better than that!