A July 2003 trip
to Key West by Jypsies32
Quote: Avalon B&B on the quiet end of Duvall is an excellent choice for low-key types. It's across from the new Butterfly Emporium. The Harry Truman Little Whitehouse tour is interesting.
Near Avalon, there is a deli type store around the corner (can't remember the name, sorry) and they had excellent pasta salads, olives etc. They also had a traditional Cuban coffee kiosk right before it.
We also did the typical things you do, like visiting Sloppy Joe's bar. I was disappointed because the Hemingway Festival was beginning the Sunday we left. They have a look-alike contest and that would have been fun to see. The Key West Art Museum has a Hemingway exhibit that we went to and enjoyed and of course, the sun set down at the pier is lovely (lovelier in November, but still lovely).
We WOULD go to Key West again in the summer. It was really nice and the cost was a little cheaper.
If you go in the summer, prepare to be HOT. Bathing suits and shorts are acceptable attire everywhere. Carry a water bottle or some such thing.
There isn't a lot of beach in Key West unless you want to bike or ride to the park. This wasn't a problem for us as we live by the beach, but might be a bummer otherwise.
Take lots of clothes unless you want to do laundry. You'll get sweaty and walking around in dirty clothing in the heat is not too much fun.
Hotel | "Avalon"
Coffee and continental breakfast every day on front porch. Small refrigerator in room. Maid service is cozy but good.
TV, too. Rooms are small, but that wasn't a concern. Short on closet space however.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2004
Avalon Bed & Breakfast
1317 Duval Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Attraction | "Renting Bicycles"
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 10, 2004
Key West, Florida
Pawleys Island, South Carolina