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Key West

The southernmost point of the United States, the island of Key West spans a mere 2 miles wide by 4 miles long, making it a short and exciting journey from one spot to the next or from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean.

I have been here a couple of times already and I always enjoyed spending time in the Keys.

Mallory Square

Mallory Square,

where hundreds gather for the "Sunset Celebration".

This time I went here with my girls Miry, Becky and Eileen for a little getaway and most important to celebrate Eileen's Bachelorette! Yesssss!!! Girl is getting married.We started our way down to the Keys at 4AM. Yup, I know that's super early and probably the reason why our first stop was at Starbucks to get some caffeine.

After a 4 hour drive we finally got there and we were able to get a early check in.

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and I must admit, the Hotel Staff was amazing!

We rented some bikes and drove all the way through the historic waterfront section of Old Town where it all began. We followed up along nearby Wall Street to Duval Street and then took that north to Front Street for a visit along the Historic Seaport Boardwalk District.

We had dinner at The Waterfront Brewery and of course, we had a bunch of yummy oysters. At the Seaport Boardwalk and on Duval Street you are going to pass a number of

really good restaurants.

During the day you can visit the Key West Shipwreck Museum and get a close look at artifacts from the shipwreck, Isaac Allerton, which sank because of a hurricane in August of 1856.

"A must see" is the Key West Aquarium for a look at area sea life or the Museum of Art & History in the Custom House for a glance at the site of an early post office, Harry S. Truman's "Little White House" for a look at his retreat from the White House, or the Sponge Market for a few sea sponge souvenirs. There's a lot more to do, of course, as this is just a sampling tf the most popular spots.

My favorite spot always has been the Mallory Square on Wall Street on the southwestern edge of Key West where hundreds gather for the "Sunset Celebration", which includes sunset gazing, artists, street performers and more each night.

Whenever you will be in Florida, the Keys should be on your list.

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