I think that Duval Street in Key West is a Tourist Trap. it has may shops that are fun to brouse but everything is way overpriced. there are a couple of side streets that also have good souvineers for alot less money. if you go on duval street, do not i repeat DO NOT buy clothes there without checking elsewere. there are shirts all up the keys and one or 2 streets over that say the usuall, SOUTHERNMOST POINT or other things. please look elsewhere first.
I call Key West a Tourist Trap because it is so crowded. Driving is difficult, parking nearly impossible. I was also a little disturbed to see a man urinating in public. I have three daughters - PLEASE, he could have used the restroom that was only 30 yards away. I snapped this picture as we circled the block for the fourth time.
I know that there are alot of places in the florida keys that supposedly say that you can pet dolphins. i have been to a couple of them and the real good I found was Theater of the Seas that is located about MM 85. there you can swim with dolphins, sea lions, and sting rays. this, however, is a more pricey place. you will also need to buy you way into the park, but you can touch them, and they will jump through hoops that you hold up along with other things
'Pet the dolphins'. $100 to swim in a pool with dolphins you CANNOT pet. $10 if you don't get in the water and just watch other people swim in a murky pool.