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The Florida Keys and Key West

Key West Florida

Key West Florida is at the Southern-most point in the United states? It is located at the very Southern end of the Florida keys. It is an island and a city in the Florida Straights. To get there, by car, your journey starts about 25 miles south of Miami, Florida, on US Highway One. You drive from one key to the next key crossing over long bridges. One of them is the famous Seven Mile Bridge. On shore there is everglades and mangrove, while on the bridges you have pretty  views of the water and boats of all sizes. You might even get a glimpse of the protected Key Deer!

Key Largo

The first key is Key Largo, largest of the Florida keys. points of interest include Gilberts Resort and Marina, many gift shops and the John Pennykamp Coral Reef State Park, and Florida Keys National Marine  Sanctuary, where you can take a nice

Beach at John Pennykamp State Park

glass bottom boat tour, on the 75 foot, 140 passenger, Key Largo Princess glass  bottom boat, enjoy a pleasant beach, follow nature trails and view a large aquarium

Key Largo has Deep Sea Fishing,  and plenty of fast food establishments,as well as fine dining. After a refreshment , continue on to your destination, Key West.

Key West

In Key West, there is a big multi-colored stone, depicting the very

most Southern point of the U,S .

Key West has a charm of it’s own. to be enjoyed. Duval Street and Mallory Square is the center of tourist life. Don’t miss a spectacular sunset, viewed from Mallory Square, a tour of old Key West on the Conch Train or Key West Trolley.

Want to know what the weather is like in Key West? Check out the Southern Most Live webcam.Southernmost point webcam

Use your Coastal Travel Vacation package to secure a place to stay and to take advantage of the local cuisine. There are 182 Motels, Hotels, and Bread and Breakfast places to stay in the Keys and Key West. Take advantage of your  Coastal Vacation Travel Package, for the best accommodations, Golf and dining.

 

The Key West sunset is spectacular from Mallory Square. There are many gift shops and plenty of restaurants, night life, charming old homes, Hemming Way House and deep sea fishing, too!

One of the very popular photo op locations is the US 1 mile marker zero sign. It’s a mere 2400 miles to the other end. It is either the beginning, or the end of the  road, depending on how you look at it! Don’t worry, there are many “potty breaks” in between.

Fort Zachary Taylor State  Park is a short distance off-shore, and can be reached via ferry boat ride.  The fort pre-dates the Civil War. Many Cruise Ships also Stop at Key West.

There is a bus trip tour from Miami, but I prefer to drive myself! The Florida Keys and Key West should be on your bucket list.

 

Fantasy Fest Street festival filled with fantasy.

In Conclusion

Whether you are spending a day in Key west or a whole week, there is plenty to see and do. Be sure and take the Conch Train tour or the tram tour of Key West, so you can plan the sights you want to see. It is recommended that you do the “Duval crawl”. Start at one end and stroll and visit the various merchants. Enjoy the music, Stop in Sloppy Joe”s , Hog’s Breath, Captain Tony’s Saloon, just to name a few. We at GB Global Industries would be happy to help you plan your Key West excursion.

PS. we would love your comments and questions.

3 Comments

  1. GB Global Industries LLC on October 8, 2018 at 1:47 am

    The trip to Key West is long and sometimes slow moving, but there are many things to see, along the way.

    Gary from Florida

  2. Deirdre Petrowski on March 28, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Very interesting subject , thanks for posting.

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