Key West Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Party Hearty

    fellow seniors, be careful in jimmy buffet Margaretville, because if you are too noisy they will ask you to leave. that what happen to me. let me tell you the whole story. you can agree or not, this...

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  • 2. Parking

    I would recommend arriving in Key West during the week if you can, I did and was luck to find street parking, but it is extremely difficult to find, even on a wednesday, if you can't you will have to...

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  • 3. Animal Watch

    There are enormous iguanas all over Key West - and the first few times you see one, they are a little freaky... The strange part is that they blend into the environment so well, unless you hear one...

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  • 4. Gay Lifestyle

    If you haven't been to Key West before then you might find yourself surprised when you step into some of the bars on the east end of Duval, where it is the unofficial but obvious "Gay side". While on...

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  • 5. Price Scams

    I'm responding to the people who had concerns. I live in the Keys year round. Be sure to ask the pedicab their rate before getting in (the prices Fluctuate and Varies from cabbie to cabbie) sorry to...

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  • 6. Traffic

    Key West is a 2 mile by 4 mile island. The Old Town section (the interesting part) is less than half that size. Perfect size for walking and bike riding. Park the car and get some exercize! You'll see...

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  • 7. Panhandlers

    Been there once, which was enough. Panhandlers, drunks, druggies all over the place. Beaches are full of them. Why does Key West allow this??? If approached, CALL THE POLICE. Don't let kids near...

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  • 8. Cruise ships

    The passengers become a shopping guide on board and subsequently lots of them center at Duval Street. Jewellery stores have special offers for cruise ship passengers, and it can be very busy there....

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  • 9. Book Ahead

    Originally a number of yrs ago,The total entrants for The sail boat race was 6 thousand. The next year it was 3 thousand and The year after that was 1500. And this year even less. Mt Gay used sponsor...

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  • 10. Water Hazards

    My friend and I booked a snorkling trip out at the big reef. Unfortunetly, there were many jelly fish in the area (more than usual) and my friend was stung. The trip was suppose to be 2 hours at the...

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  • 11. Sunburn

    Well, at least you can't say it "snuck up on you". It doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to know that it's hot and sunny in Key West. So, for dermatology's sake, please take care of yourselves in the...

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  • 12. T-Shirt Sharks

    I went to Paradise T-shirts & was taken into an office to finalize the custom shirts & the price. The price was much higher than he had originally quoted. Avoid this place! Next, I went to the T-Shirt...

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  • 13. Seasickness

    Well if you do get sea sick on a boat like this, make sure your friends won't make fun of you like in this picture. Deb, the one standing is pointing and laughing at her friend Lisa because Lisa is...

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  • 14. Bahama Village

    If your idea of safety is suburban, Bahama Village may seem threatening. People are on the street, voice can get raised in greetings, dominoes click into the night. But, as a resident of the area I...

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  • 15. Take your Picture?

    Word to the wise: Taking photos for tourists is a local moneymaking scheme, so the "helpful" people who offer their photography services will most likely expect...

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  • 16. Paradise Lost -- Most perverse city in Florida

    As laid back and friendly as Key West can be, this island of beauty can also be a dangerous temptress. Historically, Key West has attracted people living on the...

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  • 17. Take a GOOD map

    The Free maps they hand out in Key West are misleading, incomplete and not to scale. While the streets may be mostly on a grid, it is not a square grid. Some...

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  • 18. be aware

    key west all in all is a very safe town for tourists but with all tourist towns in florida you should take certain precautions. watch your valuables and beware...

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  • 19. Dangerous side streets after dark

    Like most popular destinations, Key West can be pretty shady at night. If you stay in the Duval/Mallory Square area you shouldn't encounter many problems since...

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  • 20. Time Share Tours, Beware

    Time Share Tours, my wife and I wasted a morning touring one of these places. We were promised, 7 nights at one of the condos or at one of the hotels (Sheraton...

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  • 21. Bacteria on the Beaches

    Due to all the hurricanes in 2005 most of the beaches have bacteria warning signs up. You'll notice the smell and brown look in the water. This is only for...

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  • 22. The airport. NOBODY HOME most of the time

    You know the old joke about being in a little town where they roll up the sidewalks at night? Well the Key West International Airport is like that. The only...

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  • 23. Non-swimsuit types in swimsuits

    If you've watched any Travel Channel videos on Florida and the Keys, you'd probably assume that everyone running around has a terrific tan, a great bod and THE...

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  • 24. Another tip to keep an open mind

    Some places in Key West hype up public nudity (inside their establishments, of course). Some of these places include topless beaches (hotel guests only) and...

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  • 25. Robert the Doll

    Outside the East Martello tower entrance was a goofy looking larger than life sized sailor cutout. I took a picture. Later when I got into the museum, there was...

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