The Florida Keys is a perfect road trip destination for families, or friends. This week Kim and Tamara talk all about their recent trip to the Florida Keys and Key West, with stops in Key Largo and Key West.
ON THE PODCAST
00:30 – Talking with Kim and Tamara about their time in the Florida Keys
02:31 – Getting to and around the Keys
10:45 – Key Largo – Baker’s Cay Resort
17:35 – Playa Largo Resort
23:00 – Islamorada
30:45 – Driving to Key West
38:20 – Stock Island
42:44 – Places to eat
50:58 – Food Tour and Boat Tour
58:15 – Sunset Celebration
1:02:00 – Island Adventure Tour
1:09:30 – Coming up next
TIPS FOR VISITING THE FLORIDA KEYS
- Keep in mind when you are planning your trip to the Keys that you are going to be driving down through different Keys, you will run into quite a bit of traffic since you will mostly be driving through one lane roads and small beach towns with lights and little shops.
- The Baker’s Cay Resort in Key Largo is a great resort for families or friends. They have great views and while the beach and pool are not close to each other to enable you to easily go back and forth, they are both very nice. This resort offers a complimentary glass of champagne at sunset every night, nicely decorated public spaces, and offers water sport adventures that you can easily access on their dock.
- Playa Largo Resort beach seems to be a bit narrower and part of this you can only access they water by a set of stairs. They also offer a special treat of marshmallows you can roast on bonfires at sunset. The resort pool is nicer than Baker’s Cay and right on the beach.
- If you are at all interested in feeding fish, a great area to visit is Robbies on Islamorada. They have a restaurant is called Hunger Tarpon and you can pay a fee to go out on the docks and buy a bucket of fish to feed the tarpon. Just go early because the parking lot gets very full. Robbies also offers a bunch of different water sports.
- Driving from Key Largo to Key West will probably take you about five hours with a few stops, including lunch.
- The Perry Hotel on Stock Island is a bit outside of downtown Key West, but offers free parking and a shuttle downtown. You can also rent scooters and you will find that you will be able to find decent parking with them.
- Parking in Key West is challenging. For a car, you will find that there are a lot of residential only parking spot that you could get ticketed if you there. The lot parking can also get a bit expensive as well.
- Key West Food Tours provided a fabulous tour around the area. The tour guide Rose was fantastic!
- Mallory Square offers a sunset celebration that starts about an hour before sunset and they have performers to watch as well as bars you can go and have a drink that are all right around the square. You should keep in mind that people will stake out spots to see the sunset early on, so you may want to get there early and do the same otherwise you will be behind a crowd and you will need to hold your camera up over others to get good shots.
- The Fury Island Adventure Tour offers a fantastic experience where you can snorkel, walk around a sandbar, kayaking, and even paddle board. This tour offers a great variation of activities all in one great boat trip.
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