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Schooners Wharf,

I like that better than any place on Duval. My friend has a house about 100 yds. away on Caroline and keeps a boat there. There's a web cam that you can check out the marina on. I'll look for the site. Schoonerswharf.com



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it may have been, i just remember the sky being bright bright orange, and remembering it being one of the most beautiful things i'd ever seen.





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TigerDeacon
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It's not even the southernmost point of Key West. You can look right beside it and see land going further south. It is the southernmost point accessable by car. Also, the marker is made out of a sewer junction. So you cried about standing on the side of the road beside a sewer junction.

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The verbiage is not entirely accurate: it is the southernmost point in the continental US accessible by the general public, but Florida's official southernmost point is Ballast Key, a privately owned island just south and west of Key West. Signs on the island strictly prohibit unauthorized visitors. The buoy is not even the southernmost point on the island of Key West. Land on the Truman Annex property just west-southwest of the buoy is the true southernmost point on the island, but it has no marker since it is U.S. Navy land and cannot be entered by civilian tourists. Also, the private yards directly to the southeast of the buoy and the beach areas of Truman Annex and Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park all lie farther south than the buoy.

Furthermore, if sand bars are included in the equation, then during low tides there are several sand bars farther south than Ballast Key exposed: the southernmost one of which is Sand Key.

The claim on the buoy stating "90 miles to Cuba" is a rounded number, since Cuba, at its closest point is 94 statute (81 nautical) miles due south.







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thanks for ruining it for me dick





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rent a scooter while in k.w. go slow and look into courtyards. there is some neat stuff going on. garden of eden bar is a nude rooftop bar.

butterflies. LINK /

sloppy joe's bar.

take your pic by the southernmost bouy.






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Must find conch fritters.





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Bump for more suggestions





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Jp1LSU
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I've been living in KW for bout 5 years now.
Blue heaven is great for breakfast, lobster benny, etc. line gets long around 9:30, by 10-10:30 long wait.

Schooner is a dive by any standards, ugliest people assembled in one place at any given time.
Close by is half shell raw bar, cheapest happy hour, great oysters feels very louisiana-ish.
Very close to both places is B.O fish wagon. Owned by a former USM football player. Counter service then there are tables to sit at. Great fried grouper sandwiches, poboys, etc.

Dinner my favorites are hot tin roof at ocean key resort, michaels (sort of hidden on Margaret), and we like Prime a lot though it's a steak house.

Sunset key, the private island owned by the Westin hotel has a very popular restaraunt on it called Lattitudes. Everyone that works there knows bout tiger droppings. For dinner reservations are the only way to get over there.

For nightlife the parrot head has the best music its steps from duval street. The duval stroll is the best gameplan.

Margaritaville is a complete waste of a walk/stop.

Best burger is at brazalina (at the bar of the Brazilian steak house)
Scooters are more trouble than they are worth. From downtown/duval st I would walk or cab. If you must, bike, but it's such a small island and you don't want the other stuff to anchor you.

Best desert is by far better than sex. Sit down, full service, romantic. Reservations a must, always crowded. Out of the way, but short cab ride. Desert only place open late, beer, wine, champaigne.

Mallory square is fun, we go bout once every 3 months.
Best view of sunset is gonna be "commotion on the ocean" booze cruise done by a tour company. Live band, mixed crowd, not too rowdy or to stuffy.






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Blue heaven is great for breakfast, lobster benny, etc. line gets long around 9:30, by 10-10:30 long wait.


good dinner as well, like I said before, I highly recomend this place

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Sunset key, the private island owned by the Westin hotel has a very popular restaraunt on it called Lattitudes.




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Margaritaville is a complete waste of a walk/stop
I never understand the commotion

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better than sex


yup

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Scooters are more trouble than they are worth. From downtown/duval st I would walk or cab. If you must, bike


Scooters are good for getting from one side of the island to the next quick, but parking is still a bitch. you can lock up a bike anywhere

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Jp1LSU


ever been to seven fish? I hear its good



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bang OT10s





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Jp1LSU
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7 fish is good, it's in old town. Very small so we don't go often and I haven't been there in almost 3 years. Several people have told me that there is some sort of ownership connection to baton rouge. I've yet to hear people say bad things about it, for whatever reasons it stays sort of obscure.





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failuretocommunicate
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Jp1LSU

This thread has me on the verge of booking flights for a trip in June or July. Where would you recommend staying? You mentioned Sunset Key but at 900 per night i'd expect something other than "garden view" rooms......i'd imagine I could get to little palm island for that. Also, know that it has been mentioned that there is virtually no beach in Key West.....I'm guessing that Sunset Key and Little Palm probably have somewhat of a beach.

Suggestions requested!

TIA






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Where would you recommend staying?


Little Palm island


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......i'd imagine I could get to little palm island for that


Oh wait,

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Suggestions requested!


rent a house in the lower keys, rent a boat, profit. The keys in general are 100x's better on the water. I tow my boat 13 hrs everytime because of it. Unless you are staying only for a few days, you get bored quickly. you can only walk up and down Duval so many times.



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LouisianaLady
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dropping the car off at the airport once we get to the island.


Good plan. I think a shuttle from the airport to our hotel was $8.. as were cabs.

The bigger hotels have shuttles that come from the hotel and pick you up from the airport once you call.






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Jp1LSU
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Failuretocommunicate,

I agree bout the overall value of the guest cottages over at ssk. I find hotels in general to be fairly pricey in KW. I'm guessing ocean key resort, Westin, pier house are all about the same. I think southernmost at the very end of duval has decent rates and a small beach. Casa marina hotel prolly has the best beach. It looks like Middleton library, stucco and tiles, but it's a nice hotel. It's a bit of a ways off duval though.
I've never researched b&b's but there are lots of them.

Funny bout ssk, I just got back from Fiji and for less than ssk we stayed in an overwater burre with glass windows in the floor. There's a few families from the Nola area that stay at ssk once a year.






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Pound a Budweiser while doing doughnuts on Ernest Hemmingways front lawn on a leased moped.





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Tiger n Miami AU83
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rent a house in the lower keys


I rented a house on the golf course (I think about mile marker 2 or 3) last year for Fantasy Fest. Was perfect for my group (6 guys and girls). Also have stayed in a couple of the chain hotels there and they were fine though as already mentioned, there isn't much of a beach anywhere.






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failuretocommunicate
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I had previously looked into casa Marina a few years ago but didn't pull the trigger. I will definitely visit this year with non stop flight this summer....will have to research accommodations.

Thanks






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failuretocommunicate
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I had previously looked into casa Marina a few years ago but didn't pull the trigger. I will definitely visit this year with non stop flight this summer....will have to research accommodations.

Thanks






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i just spent a few days staying in south beach with my wife, and i must say its really not the best place for couples. there are plenty of restaurants and bars, but i think i would have had alot more fun there in my single days.





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