We are blessed to live in an area that we are a quick road trip away from some amazing places. My boyfriend loves to go somewhere special every year for his birthday. His birthday is in December so it is fun to see Christmas decorations. It makes the trip even more special. When we lived in California we would drive to Las Vegas. Now that we live in Florida we drive to Key West. For his 50th birthday a couple of months ago we flew to Nassau, Bahamas. I will add a post about that trip later. Today I want to share our adventure on Key West.
If you have never driven to Key West…that is a must do. Driving thru little beach towns over bridges of every color of blue water you can imagine. We like to make a stop at a little beach bar before we get to Key West.
As you drive on to the Island you will pass by a commercial area with hotels and homes. Continue to drive down to Duval Street. You will find a couple of blocks of restaurants and stores. Take your time walking up and down both sides of the street. And then drop in to places for a cold beer. We took our time walking the area…viewing old mansions, touring Hemingway’s house (a must do), touring Harry Truman Little White House, stopping by the Southern Most Point, and observing art…and lots of roosters and chickens. Lol! Two places that we like to go back to are The Southern Most House…sitting on the beach with a beer and the outdoor lounge on the sand at Pier House Resort and Spa.
The first visit we stayed downtown on Duval. We both had thoughts of partying all day and night and then it would be convenient to be close to our hotel room. We didn’t realize we had grown out of that phase until it was 9 o’clock pm and we ready to call it a day. Unfortunately, the noise from Duval went on most of the night. Ok. Lesson learned. The next time we went to Key West my boyfriend found a charming B&B a couple of blocks off of Duval. It was so cute!
There are many places we didn’t get a chance to explore. Next time I want to go on a boat ride and spend some time over at the Schooner Wharf.