Key West Journals

First Time in Key West

A February 2006 trip to Key West by Linds8

Seascape Inn Photo, Key West, Florida More Photos
Quote: I spent a week with my parents and my boyfriend in Key West.

Seascape Inn

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Hotel

Seascape Inn Photo, Key West, Florida
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Although I was apprehensive about staying at a B&B (my parents made the travel plans), it was actually fun. We stayed in the "studio" at the Seascape, with a kitchen and a loft. It was cramped, but there was enough room for the four of us. Our favorite part was the poolside breakfast each morning. Served buffet style, it includes waffles, fruit, bagels, muffins, and even a mimosa if you choose. Keeping you company are the two resident cats.Another attribute of the Seascape is its location. Just half a block from the Hemingway house and not even a block from Duval Street, it was incredibly convenient. We didn't use a car all week. We did, however, choose to rent bikes from the Seascape for a min...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Seascape Inn
420 Olivia Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(800) 765-6438

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Blue Heaven was recommended by one of the owners of the B&B where we stayed. Within walking distance from our B&B, this was my favorite meal of our trip (and we ate out for lunch and dinner for an entire week). The menu offers a wide selection of food, but most of it is Cuban-inspired. I had the vegetable plate, which came with black beans, rice, and cornbread. We ate outside, in a courtyard area, with roosters roaming around freely. The tables are each painted a different color and there are sails hanging to block the sun. The service left something to be desired, but we found this at most restaurants in Key West. The outstanding food made up for the poor service. I would recommend Blue Heaven to an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Blue Heaven Restaurant
729 Thomas St
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-8666

Conch Tour Train

Attraction

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It was way too long and way too cramped. The cars are small, and for a big guy (like my boyfriend), you feel like a sardine. The tour guide speaks so quickly that you have to pay close attention to understand what he is saying. It is about 90 minutes long, but it stops halfway for restroom breaks. We got off there and didn't get back on. Any information that they shared with us on the tour we could have gotten from a local or out of a book, and we would have been much more comfortable on our bikes or walking.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Conch Tour Train
One Key Lime Square
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-5161

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My absolute favorite part of Key West. Inexpensive and gorgeous, it is a wonderful way to spend an hour or two. First, you enter an area devoted to educating you about butterflies, and then you enter the glass dome-enclosed area filled with not only butterflies, but birds as well. There is a pond in the center filled with coy and literally hundreds of butterflies flying freely. The stone path winds around gazebos and benches, and pictures are allowed. Upon leaving, you go through two sets of double doors and are required to look at yourself in the mirror to assure that there are no stowaway butterflies on you or your clothing. After you leave that area, you go into a gift shop area. I'm not a gift-sho...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 27, 2006

Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
1316 Duval
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-2988

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We decided to drive to Key West from Miami. DON'T DO IT!! Everyone will tell you it is about 120 miles, which leads you to believe it shouldn't take you more than 2 hours to drive, but you're mistaken. Along the entire two-lane route (which can make passing difficult), there are small towns, causing you to slow down many times. It took us between 3.5 and 4 hours to make it 120 miles. Next time, we'll fly.