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November 11, 2007
From journal Spring Break in Paradise
April 15, 2004
From journal Key West -- April 2004
Auckland, United Kingdom
December 31, 2002
As well as hordes of tourists lining the seafront, the square is also filled with street performers, food stands, and little crafts stalls. Some of the street performers are pretty entertaining--especially the trained cats, which do some amazing tricks. Look out as well for the dog with the cat lying on top of him and the mouse lying on top of the cat. Bizarre!
If you're lucky, sunset is quite a spectacular sight--watching a great ball of fire sink below the waves, the sailing ships silhouetted black against the horizon. To get a good place, though, you will need to arrive earlier, especially on the weekend, and be prepared for disappointment--often the sun just fades away behind the clouds.
From journal Key West times
August 22, 2001
From journal Key West Experience
March 20, 2001
There were entertainers and groups of people gathered around them, street vendors selling everything from candles to pina coladas to hot dogs. There was even a karaoke booth, where you could sing and get a free t-shirt. One entertainer that caught our eye was the Cat Guy in front of the Holiday Inn. He was either CRAZY or on drugs, but very entertaining. I don't think anyone really knew what to think of him, but everyone seemed entranced. The cats do some pretty neat tricks also. There is a another cat guy on the pier next to the hotel. He's a little more normal and has a few more cats that you can go pet if you like. We liked the cats named "Lisa" and "Batman". :)
Mallory Square itself is located in between/in front of some of the grandest hotels on the island and there's a nearby marina. It was neat to see all the boats out for a sunset sail.
We finally found a spot on a bridge with a big pole in our line of sight, but it was the best we could find. When the sun finally set, it slipped behind a cloud at the last minute, preventing it from fully reflecting off the water. There were no other clouds in the sky, so it was a little dissapointing.
It was definitely something you should do once on your visit, but there are better places on the island to watch the sunset. It's a free, entertaining, vacation-type event to do.
From journal Spring Break in Key West
Manhattan County, New York
November 27, 2011
Liverpool, New York
August 17, 2008
From journal Weekend Wedding in Key West
by two cruisers
August 20, 2006
The party atmosphere was fun. People were just there for a good time. The art work and crafts for sale varied in quality as did the routines of the street performers. After sunset the crowd wanders up Duval street in search of liquid rewards for their arduous labor.
From journal Key West Kudos
August 18, 2006
From journal Key West with the Whole Family 2006
Key West, Florida
June 28, 2006
From journal Florida Keys