Key West Journals

Key West Winter Break

A February 2005 trip to Key West by crookl

Quote: This trip to Key West was my first experience in a non-chain hotel. I had no idea what I was missing! The Angelina Guest House was such a wonderful place to stay that I'd recommend it to anyone!

Angelina Guesthouse

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The rooms here are named. We stayed in an upstairs room named Flo. That room was smaller than a typical US hotel room, but for the price and the location, it’s hard to beat. It’s 2 blocks to Duval Street and almost everything exciting in Key West. There is a small outdoor heated pool, a small beach, a reading library, and at least one shared refrigerator/freezer/kitchenette. We had a private bathroom, but I saw the shared one, and it would have been acceptable. There are a few parking spaces, but I don’t recommend renting a car when bikes and scooters are available. To avoid the $7.50/person airport cab fare, take the red bus for $1/person (or $3/day per person) to the stop at Emma St. and Ange...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2005

Angelina Guesthouse
302 Angela Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-4480

Captain's Corner Dive Center

Attraction | "Key West Scuba Diving"

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I was unable to SCUBA, but my husband went with Captain's Corner dive shop and saw a sea turtle, lobster, and all sorts of other things. For me, the water in February was choppy and cold for snorkeling. I didn't see much besides the tropical fish we saw in Nassau, Bahamas. It is imperative to take a plastic bag with dry clothes to change into after your dive. Between the wind and the sea spray, the temperature drops a lot while you're traveling to/from the drop-off point.

The dive shop was very understanding and didn't try to talk me into SCUBA diving. Maybe next time, I'll be able to clear my ears and see all the cool stuff. http://www.captainscorner.com/

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2005

Captain's Corner Dive Center
125 Ann Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-8918

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Attraction | "Fort Zachary Taylor Beach"

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The water was cool, as expected in February. I wish we'd spent more time here.

The beach is rocky, so take water shoes to protect your feet.

The bathrooms are clean and the food stand is reasonable. They have a strange policy that says trash should be disposed of outside the park, so there are few trash cans.

For more info, see http://www.floridastateparks.org/forttaylor/Activities.cfm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2005

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 292-6713

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I will be posting some pictures tonight, but the most adventurous thing we did during the trip was parasailing. I was reluctant, because when my mom went parasailing in Ft. Meyers, the boat ran out of gas while she was in the air. The parachute glided her gently/safely into the water, but the incident was still in the back of my mind.

Sunset Watersports made us feel at ease, and they were very professional. Parasailing was almost as fun as the skydive I did in New Jersey. For more details, see http://www.sunsetwatersports.info/.