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On Island Time In Key West


Key West is an island city which is part of the Florida Keys. Key West is the  southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. It has a laid back feel with snorkling, scuba diving, catamaran rides, and the well known Duval Crawl bar hopping.


My husband (C5,6 quad) and I seem to land in Key West at least once a year. The accessibility is great with curb cut outs, ramped entrances to most shops, accessible Catamaran (The Sebago) and Accessible B&B's and hotels. Our favorite B&B is LaTeDa right on Duval street. No roll in shower but we make due.


Key West is divided into 2 parts, old and new. Old Town is where the shopping and bars are...New town is more on the beach side but since it is an island you're never far from the beaches. For military folk there is the Navy Lodge which is convenient by car to most places. Key West also has The Conch train that is accessible and gives tours and also the trolley where you can get on and off as you please.


Some must see places are: Sloppy Joes Bar & Restaurant  made famous by Ernest Hemmingway, The buoy that sits on  the southernmost point of the US and 90 miles to Cuba , Image result for key west imagesThe butterfly conservatory which shows 50-60 different  species of butterflies from around the world, and the Key West Aquarium.


You are about 2 1/2 hours from South Beach Miami so if you're flying into Miami plan on spending a couple of nights in South Beach (glitz and glam beachside!) and then drive on down through the keys; a very scenic drive...Or Key West has their own airport but transfers would be necessary.


Packing for the keys is easy, swimsuit, shorts, T-shirts, flip flops, and a windbreaker and you're all set.