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SthGADawg
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I always wondered if Key West was worth the trip.




yes it is...if you enjoy slowing down and enjoying life a little bit...its awesome...lots of historical and Jimmy Buffett stuff to do...






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TheWhizzinator
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The list goes on and on...how long did you say you would be in the Conch Republic?


We will be there for 3 nights and almost 3 days.






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lsuin92
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when the wife and I plan our yearly vacation, it's always on our list of potential destinations, but it hasn't made the cut yet.

What would make a trip to Key West more appealing than a drivable trip to NW FLA?






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LSUAlum2001
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When will you be going?

I drove down for a day just to check it out. Hung out at the beach for 2 hours or so) without sunscreen in early Feb and I was sunburned bad; I hurt for 2 weeks.

So.. Wear sunscreen.






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trillhog
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What would make a trip to Key West more appealing than a drivable trip to NW FLA?


it's just different. has a island feel and it's old. it's really just a eating and drinking and people watching kind of place, the beach is not legit. go out on a boat for the day



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whit
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I went in '02 during lobster fest. We stayed on the boat fishing and diving for lobster mostly. Probably one of the best trips I've been on.





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TheWhizzinator
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When will you be going?


This month






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777Tiger
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We will be there for 3 nights and almost 3 days.

That's just about right, you will absolutely be ready to leave by then.






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whit
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go out on a boat for the day


This. We would take breaks from diving and fishing to snorkel around all the islands.






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SthGADawg
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Also in Key West:

cemetery - read some of the quirky headstones

Smather's beach

Caroline street

be prepared for the roosters

go to a drag show..its actually hilarious and how i finagled my wife into the titty bar

Louie's Backyard restaurant..pricey but very elegant and romantic...

pirate museum

snorkeling

the fort and the Dry Tortuga's...by plane




on the way down....stop in Islamorada at Bass Pro

get a six pack of beer in Key Largo and cruise with the windows down...stop and take it all in...

you will have a blast...









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roadGator
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I saw there is a direct flight from MSY to Key West on Southwest,


That's a marketing trick. The flight is to Ft. Lauderdale. In traffic, only about 6-7 hours away from Key West at best.






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Y.A. Tittle
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That's a marketing trick. The flight is to Ft. Lauderdale. In traffic, only about 6-7 hours away from Key West at best.


I think you can do it in about half that time usually, and it's a pretty kick arse drive, if you like that sort of thing.

However, it is damn bogus to tout that as a direct flight from New Orleans to Key West.






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TheWhizzinator
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That's a marketing trick. The flight is to Ft. Lauderdale. In traffic, only about 6-7 hours away from Key West at best


You can get to key west just not direct from Nola. We are flying into Ft. Lauderdale and out of Key West for the return flight.






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wickowick
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Southwest is offering direct flights from New Orleans to Key West...





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lsuin92
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That's a marketing trick. The flight is to Ft. Lauderdale. In traffic, only about 6-7 hours away from Key West at best.


No, it's definitely listed as MSY to Key West






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TigerDeacon
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We are going deep sea fishing one day in Key West


Instead of deep sea fishing which you can do just about anywhere, why don't you fish the back country (the flats between the keys and the mainland)? I was there in September and we did a lot of shadowcasting and some shark fishing. Also caught a fair number of resident tarpon. Our guide was great. A different experience.






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lsuin92
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Southwest New Orleans to Key West

direct flights start in March






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TheWhizzinator
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Our guide was great


Do you have his name?






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trillhog
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that article can't be right they are confused. no way on earth southwest flies to key west for 75 different connecting flights

ie.. never mind that's crazy i thought the airport was small but i never actually been there.



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Y.A. Tittle
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that article can't be right they are confused. no way on earth southwest flies to key west for 75 different connecting flights


Not what it says






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