I'm not sure what it is, but it seems like there are so many people we know who have recently vacationed in Key West and I can certainly understand why it seems so popular. We took vacation early (June) and headed to the Florida Keys!
|Key West sunset|
We stayed in Sugarloaf Key which is about a 25 minute drive to Key West. We found an awesome and super reasonable place to stay via airbnb. Our host was great and never steered us wrong with her many recommendations.
|The owner of the place we stayed at had goats and chickens in her yard|
|Gators! @ Everglades Holiday Park|
|Bahia Honda beach|
Other places we went to and recommend:
Herbie's Chowder House
Located on Marathon Key, their conch fritters were excellent. They have Key West staples, but also have daily specials. We got some of the best brussel sprouts we'd ever had. They were tossed in some kind of kimchi sauce that was so good!
Geiger Key Marina
You can rent kayaks, paddle boards, etc. here. This was recommended to us by our airbnb host. It's a spot many tourists don't go to since it's off of the main highway going through the Keys. After you're done with your water activities head over to the dock bar right nextdoor. This mango colada was perfect after 2 hrs of kayaking.
|Cooling off after kayaking in the Key West heat|
A Key West tradition. Ernest Hemingway was a regular here. We tried the Sloppy Joe quesadilla that was really good.
I had seen this place on Diner's Drive In's and Drives a couple of years ago. Since the episode aired they have moved locations and are now permenantly behind Grunt's bar. They have a really nice setup with a patio in front and behind the bar so you can have a few drinks and eat some amazing Korean bbq tacos. Ugh, I actually want to eat them right now.
Amigo's Tortilla Bar
I can never pass up going to a place that serves grilled corn aka elote.
|Reminds me of my time in Mexico!|
|One of the t-shirt shops had tank tops for dogs. Of course we got one made for Cooper. Here he is modeling it.|