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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
"Explore Key West while hopping on and off at any of our designated trolley sightseeing stops. Visit over 50 points of interest with this all day pass as our expert guides provide live narration and entertainment with stories only locals could tell! Audubon House) LaConcha Hotel (Margaritaville Oldest House Museum) Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (Fort Zachary Taylor State Park U.S.S Mohawk) Higgs Beach (White Street Fishing Pier West Martello Tower) Southernmost Point (Southernmost House Mansion Upper Duval Street Shopping) Ernest Hemingway House Museum (Lighthouse Museum Bahama Village) Key West Bight (Schooner Wharf
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Key West Day Tour from Miami
"The Key West Tour from Miami includes hotel pick-up. Hotel pick-up times may vary from 5:45 am to 7:00 am depending on location. This tour includes round-trip transportation from Miami to Key West. The bus tour to Key West is a great way to enjoy th the road popularly referred to as the Overseas Highway. This 125-mile road trip stretch the crystalline emerald waters and lush tropical landscapes of the Florida Keys. And with so much to see and do en route you consider this to be the nation’s most charming routes. The US Highway begins with mile marker zero in the central location of Old Town Key West and runs north towards Miami. While you take in the sights while driving to Key West you can explore both populated and deserted land including the well known Seven Mile Bridge. About Key West: Key West a petite island city is a viable part of the Florida Keys and the state's southernmost pinnacle. Located approximately 90 miles north of Cuba
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Key West Ghost Walking Tour
"Florida’s Key West has a history full of pirates wreckers smugglers and other sinister characters. On this nighttime ghost walking tour explore Key West’s haunted side with your expert guide and prepare to be spooked! As you wander down dimly lit streets and eerie alleys listen as your guide tells first-hand stories and legends of Key West's most infamous haunted places. Learn of ghosts and ghouls as you visit the Hard Rock Cafe Banyan Resort Eaton Lodge
From $21.00

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House and Garden Tours

When we lived in Key West, I went on a house and garden tour. There were a couple old homes and some new ones. I was particularly impressed with one house where they had painted the floor boards of the deck in graduated shades of blue.

When we went back this winter, I found that they had house and garden tour about once a month. One of them coincided with our rental car week, but circumstances made it impossible for us to join the tour. I was able to photograph the outside fence of this house which was on the tour (and also was for sale). Photos are not usually allowed inside, but you can photograph the outsides. Since the insides have been drastically modified, the only reasonably authentic part of the houses is the outside.

Check with the Key West Citizen or go to the Chamber of Commerce Website to see when and where the tours will be. Generally they include 5 homes and gardens and run from 10a.m. to 4p.m. but the next one is Friday, December 17, 2004 thru Saturday, December 18, 2004, 5p.m. to 8p.m. You can see the houses on your own or make reservations on the complimentary Conch Tour trains that will take visitors to all five houses on this tour. Tickets: $20

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Mar 24, 2013

Hemingway Haunt

Key West is not a "hurry hurry" place. Its chock full of free spirits. Do not go with an agenda...take time to just stroll around, smell the wonderful flowers and fauna that grow wild. The architecture is beautiful and the ocean is a deep blue/turquoise. I highly recommend the Hemingway House as a tourist stop. The tour was very thorough and we were able to see where Ernest did his writing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us much insight into his personality, his personal demons, not just the usual "upbeat" report you may get at other home tours. He was a tortured soul, but very well liked in the Keys. There is a coin pressed into the cement that surrounds the pool he had built for his last wife in back of his home...he pressed it there when the cement was still wet, saying "You've taken my last penny". The six-toed kitties are all over his property. The story is he recieved a six toed kitty from a sailing friend. They have since mulitiplied!

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Mar 20, 2006
 
 
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Duval Street

Galleries, shops, bars and big beautiful homes with huge porches. Key West is a small island city with a very diverse population. It's a wealthy community, with plenty of regulars just trying to make...
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West Martello Tower

When we lived in Key West there in the late 60s, they hosted a flower show in the winter. If you go at the time of the flower show they have some amazing flowers that you can see in addition to the...
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St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church

Saint Mary Star of the Sea was established in 1851, making it the oldest Catholic parish in Key West and the fifth oldest in the state. The present church was completed in 1905 (the first church was...
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Cemetery

On the grounds of Hemingway House is a unique cemetery for the six toed cats that live there. Hemingway named his cats after famous people, and that tradition has continued - as can be seen by reading...
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Butterfly Conservatory

Before we cruised to Key West, I had done a lot of research about what to see. I fell in love online with the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. It was our first stop in Key West (CityView Trolley...
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Southernmost Point

It's free and easy to find .. and a must do if your there. . We have only been there twice and don't know that we will return but it was a lot of fun. a party place year round. After that you have to...
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