We are now less than one month from Key West. I have been reading this forum a little bit each day and I want to say thank you to all of you Key West regulars who were instrumental in my planning our vacation. Without your help I am sure that we would have missed most of the places we are planning on going. I would be most appreciative of any and all input if you see something on here that we missed or something that is on here that we shouldn't do. From all of your input I have no idea how one can see all of the things there is to do in just one week in Key West. We will be arriving on Saturday June 23rd and departing Saturday June 30th.
Day 1: Arrive in Fort Lauderdale around 2 PM and pick up our rental car from Sixt (along with our Sunpass), stopping for a quick burger in Islamarada at Shulas. From your input I know there is better places to stop, but the operative word here is quick. We are also Don Shula fans from way back. We should arrive in Key West before 7:00 PM. We are staying at La Mer at the Southernmost complex. We will probably have our first night's dinner at the Southernmost Cafe on the Beach. If we are not too tired after dinner then we will probably hit Duval Street for a few hours.
Day 2: Since this is the only Sunday we will be in Key West we are doing brunch at Little Palm Island. I didn't mention we are to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary on the 27th so each day will be a celebration of sorts. I loved bellaDonna's photos of Little Palm Island and can't wait to have brunch there. We will just play the rest of the day by ear and will probably hit Mallory Square for the Sunset. From your recommendations we are going to the Tiki Bar for a small dinner and cocktails.
Day 3. Breakfast at La Mer (included each day with our stay) and plan on a day at the beach. Dinner reservations are at La Trattoria and cocktails at Virgilio's, again with your recommendations.
Day 4: Another beach day and getting to know Key West. Dinner day 3 was for my wife. Dinner tonight is for me. Thanks to Pjk we have reservations at A&B Lobster House. As I mentioned in one of my ramblings I am a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
Day 5: Our anniversary so whatever she wants to do. Dinner tonight is at Michaels. Plan on dessert at the Better than Sex dessert restaurant.
Day 6: Probably the beach for 1/2 day and doing the Foridays Sunset/Dinner special at the Hyatt. Looking forward to the best Sunset that I have had in years.
Day 7: Last full day in Key West. Don't have a clue what we will do, but I hope we found something during the week to do for our last night.
Day 8: Early breakfast and back on the road to Fort Lauderdale. Hope we get there early enough to drive around. Our flight back to Dallas is around 5:00.
Thanks again for any input. Forgive me for rambling, but I just wanted to thank any and all on this forum.